Lotta Nieminen keeps her eye on the whole. Characters and environments are built up out of basic geometric shapes and forms. Tree canopies and human heads are often plain circles, houses and cityscapes different configurations of simple polygons, as though sprung from the elementary vision of an imaginative child. This style evokes an innocent nostalgia, a sense of bemused observation of the macro. Her backgrounds for the Google Calendar app portray clean human icons in symbolic seasonal landscapes – enjoying a day on the ice, prepping to go camping, driving cross country. Her maps, be they for visitors to Finland or to teach children about geography, effectively engage and inform the user by condensing information down to the most relevant and recognizable symbology, via harmonious composition and a welcoming color pallette. Lotta grew up in Helsinki and now works in New York City. Visit her website here. Check out Lotta on social:Behance, Twitter, Instagram, and Dribbble.