Arja Karhumaa is a graphic designer and teacher with a strong interest in design research, writing and critical practice, as well as 15 years of professional experience in design. A former board member of the Grafia association, she is now a part of the editorial board and a regular contributor to Grafia magazine. She has participated in several design competition juries in Finland, including the national Best of the Year Competition. She teaches graphic design at Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki and has also given workshops internationally. She runs her own design studio based in Helsinki, concentrating on publication design and visual identities, mainly for clients in culture and communication.