Skills

Skills

Project Management

Skilled in both agile and traditional practices, methodologies and tools of project management from planning to completion. Experienced in maintaining a clear focus on project goals, objectives and constraints while keeping the team motivated and productive. History of getting things done.

UX, UI, concept & interaction design

Respectable knowledge of usability and accessibility. Versatile skillset in interaction design, information architecture, user interface design, prototyping, concept design, user experience design and usability testing.

Writing, editing and communications skills

Experienced in content strategy, communications, copywriting, creative writing and editing, both in Finnish and in English. Fluent in Finnish and in English with intermediate and basic language skills in Swedish and in German, respectively. 

Graphic design

Fluent in the principles of graphic design and in the use of related skills and applications (namely Adobe Creative Suite). Able to sketch and visualize ideas quickly.

Web development

Wide-ranging experience in web and user interface development. Mastery of HTML(5), CSS and JavaScript (and popular libraries). Adept in Ajax, MVC frameworks, Ruby/Rails, LAMP, CMS / template systems, version control (SVN, Git), SEO, standards based design and cross-browser/platform testing with all of its quirks. Some knowledge of BDD/TDD, Python and Flash/ActionScript/Flex.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2004 - Present

Writer, critic

Freelancer

Movie critic and short fiction writer, contributing to various journals. Member of Finnish Critics' Association.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

Producer, board member, co-founder

Boost Turku Entrepreneurship Society

Worked on Boost communications, marketing, Startup Journey accelerator program (UX & business development coaching), international relations and partnerships.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

Consultant

Union of Baltic Cities

Working on implementation of UBC's communications and marketing strategy.

Mar 2010 - Jul 2011

Producer

Turku 2011 Foundation

Project management, producing, concept / UI + UX design and content strategy of Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture digital services.

Sep 2006 - May 2010

Designer, developer, founder

am Design

Small design studio, focused on providing web development and UX services. Part of Temp* design collective.

Nov 2008 - Mar 2010

UI designer, developer

One Did It Ltd

UI lead in an ecological social media startup. Duties in front-end development and UI, UX and concept design.

May 2005 - May 2006

Developer, designer, editor

Peri Center of Photography / Arts Council of South-Western Finland

Worked as a web designer in creating Katse, a now-discontinued webzine of fine art photography and various other websites.

Education

Education
Sep 2001 - Present

MA/BA

University of Turku

Majors in comparative literature and statistics, minors in media studies, philosophy and creative writing. Other studies in cultural history and computer science.