Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi joined Marimekko in 1953 to design clothing and printed fabrics for clothing and interior decoration. She had a major impact on the formation of Marimekko's original line of fashions and the development of its industrial production. The fabrics she created were something completely new and avant-garde in 1950s Finland. In 1953, she designed the striped Piccolo fabric, and from it the Jokapoika shirt in 1956; Jokapoika has been in continual production ever since. Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi worked at Marimekko until 1960.