I was born and raised near Helsinki city, on the countryside of Klaukkala. I have always liked art and computers. Around 17 years old I started to learn Photoshop, and it immediately opened my eyes that, with the Photoshop, possibilities are endless. Portfolio is available on request, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In year 2000 I went to Laurea Applied Sciences school, major Ecommerce. One course changed my way of thinking. It was about web design. I could finally combine my photoshop skills to world wide web. I picked up things pretty quickly and began doing some freelance work. First sites and projects i did for my friends and to small companies. So, this all began of passion for computers & art, and combining them to a experience different than printed media.
My style is nowadays very clean and minimalistic. My passion is to make complex things to simple things. I focus on delivering layouts & UI design so simple that every people can use it. I also think that that details and first impressions matter. So therefore every design needs to look good, no matter what you're designing. If a user gets the good feeling of application, he is more willing to use it. It's that simple.
Born in small city near Helsinki. Life was simple and contained lots of skateboarding, snowboarding and soccer. Good times.
Before joining the army, i got interested more on Photoshop & sketching and website building. This was the era i did some of my first works to customers. I was quick at learning Photoshop and some HTML coding. But, still visual design where i was best of. And making sites easy to use for everybody was my main goal, and still is.
It all started with Photoshop, started sketching and crafting different layouts to friends and early clients. I noticed that possibilities with photoshop and the internet were endless. So i immediately started to learn basics of HTML and CSS. I did lots different projects and my school started, at the same time i was a part time web designer at a local network provider.
My major was ecommerce, which was at that time only a margin business. We were taught some coding skills, flash animations, basics of web etc. Still, i ended up as doing freelance stuff at my spare time. Web design was a hobby already.
After few years of self teaching, i decided to contact SGN Group, they were hiring web designer, and they eventually chose me. At SGN i did websites with PHP and mySql, and later to Finnish CMS system Crasmanager, developed by Crasman. I did websites and Flash campaigns for numerous brands, including Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Vespa etc, round 70 different website projects. Journey with SGN lasted for a good 3.5 years, and gave me a very good solid web design experience, because projects varied so much.
Okay, so after 3 years at SGN Logica contacted me. I wasn't sure what they were expecting, but mentioned that they needed someone with good frontend skills and passion for visual layouts for their team. So, a perfect job description for me. At Logica i did artwork & layout to biggest clients in Finland, and learned a lot how big companies operate. At Logica I was Art Director / Web designer, Enterprise Content Management and Portals. Designed stuff for the biggest brands in Finland and did work with numerous intranet projects, projects were mainly using Sharepoint and Episerver, large scale external and internal websites.
After successful projects at Logica and some awards for innovative product use, i decided that was time for something new. My friend tipped me about this new job, at DMP, Digital Media partners. It was one time change, so i decided to switch to DMP. After all, this is one change to be building something totally new and be a part of success story. You can learn more of DMP (now Grano), visit grano.fi. Buzzwords: Campaign sites to web & mobile, video, UI design.
Adage role was a Senior UX designer. Adage is one the first usability companies here in Finland, and they have a great reputation, so l was honored to work there. Current job contains UI design, visual design, responsive design, business intelligence design and practically everything that contains a screen.
I'm currently at Tieto, working as a Senior visual designer.