CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 20 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.

Poster design workshop, 20.-24.11. Vilnius Academy of Arts

Poster design workshop with graphic designer Esa Ojala (Helsinki, Finland)


2017 November 20 – 24th (arrival on 19th of November and departure on 25th of November)
CIRRUS seats: 3
VAA Vilnius faculty, Graphic design department, Maironio str. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania
Level: BA students
CIRRUS grant: 330 EUR travel (660 Iceland) + 70 EUR weekly allowance

Please send a motivation letter to Asta Jackute by e-mail:

Application deadline: 9th of November, 2017.
Decisions on selection are announced by November 10th, 2017.


Graphic Design department of Vilnius Academy of Arts is hosting Cirrus express course/workshop on poster design. The workshop consists of joint lectures. Students will create a contemporary posters using different materials and techniques.


3 students will be selected from Cirrus network partner schools.


About lecturer

Esa Ojala ( is one of the founders of the Finnish design school creating the projects of visual communication design that meets the highest international standards.
The designer leads international workshops at Finnish design schools, including Aalto University, and awarded for the merits of Finnish design and culture throughout the world (State Design Award 1990; Best Graphic Designer of the Year 2000, etc.), which published important essays on contemporary graphic design (Essa Ojala’s POSTERS 2000; Esa Ojala IDENTITIES (2006).





Monday 20th

09:00 – 12:00 Presentation lecture of the workshop.

12:00 – 13:00 A break.

13:00 – 17:00 Students are working


Tuesday 21st Wednesday 22nd Thursday 23rd


09:00 – 12:00 A brief discussions and work in creative process.

12:00 – 13:00 A break.

13:00 – 17:00 Students are working


Friday 24th

09:00 – 12:00 Workshop continues

12:00 – 13:00 A break

13:00 – 17:00 The continuation of the work; final talk and presentation on the final works. Closing of the workshop.