Though born in Brighton, UK, Sanna Annukka considers Finland to be her spiritual home. She spent many childhood summers with her family in Northern Finland, where she would camp in the wilderness, pick berries, fish for wild salmon and help out on the family farm. This is where she discovered her love for Finnish nature and culture, and her work continues to draw inspiration from the images and feelings of those experiences. Because of this, her work carries a folkloric feel in pattern, color, and mythology but with a modern eye.
A graduate of the University of Brighton, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in illustration. Shortly after graduating she began selling silk screen prints of her artwork in a small London shop. Her work caught the eye of the British band Keane, who featured her artwork for the cover of their second album. Soon after, Annukka found herself creating patterns for the Marimekko design house. Sanna still lives in Brighton, England working as a printmaker and textile designer.