The award-winning Finnish designer Maija Louekari (born 1982) received her Master's in design and B.A. in interior decoration from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She made her big break after winning a design competition organized by the University of Art and Design Helsinki and Marimekko in 2003. The resulting print, Hetkiä (Moments), was picked up by Marimekko and Louekari has been designing textiles for the Finnish design house ever since. Louekari draws inspirations for her designs from the people, sounds, feelings and visuals that surround her everyday life. Louekari's most recent project from Marimekko diverged from her usual textile design to dinnerware for the tableware collection In Good Company (2009).