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Visual concepts, branding, holistic design solutions
Make things move
Conquer new digital grounds
lllustration and all it’s possibilities
Visualizing stories and moods
A bottle of black ink and a brush
Coffee and good discussion
Web design, AEL Institute, Helsinki
Graphic design, BA, Aalto University
Fine and Media arts, BA, Tampere Polytechnic
Thanks for sharing your precious time with me. I’m Heidi, a versatile visual designer based in Helsinki, Finland. I am open-minded and I have a great curiosity for new things and mediums. I have this positive ‘can do’ attitude that keeps me feel young and makes me go further.
I have a classical graphic design background, so my approach to design is that it’s problem solving – that design is thinking made visible. I am also strongly a concept thinker, because I think it’s the key in all design. I think good design has a deep relation to the content, strategy and goals – that’s what makes it relevant. Visual communication and design is moving fast forward, so I try to keep myself updated. I’ve collaborated with many professionals from various fields, from culture to commercial, from technology projects to motion and broadcast and from branding to print and book design. I have worked as a consultant in small and big teams provided by the client. I have also been in visual lead roles, so I can take the pressure. I have worked with developers and I’m familiar with projects that use agile methods and prototyping. I love to build holistic concepts, no matter what platform. I’m interested in technology and I adapt to many kinds of projects – I have a curious mind. It’s obvious that designers have to constantly evolve and almost every project brings something new to the table. I am a person easy to work with and I like to collaborate with people who have a passion in what they do.
I love to illustrate. It’s a field I’d love to dive deeper, I hope I could do that in the future at some point. There are so many possibilities in illustration, in addition to editorial and marketing field. It can be involved in branding and in tech projects too. It has lots of possibilities when used in spatial design or on live stage especially in motion. I think there is a lot to be explored in illustration in relation to motion design that doesn’t have to involve classical storytelling. Many of my work under “illustration” label were delivered in very tight schedule. I feel I have more to offer when there is a bit more time. If an illustration have to be published today or tomorrow, it surely has its limitations. A really good illustration usually takes some time, but it’s totally worth it.
Dream, fly, aim for the things that make you grow and be happy. If I can help you with that, even better.
I have worked for example with Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company), Svenska Yle, Otava, Éditions Milan Music (FR), Senate Properties, Sub, The City of Helsinki, Design Forum Finland, Finnish-Japanese Institute, Bufo, Långfilm Productions, Futurefilm, Sandrew Metronome, Klockriketeatern, Viirus, Critical Academy, Jewelry Art Association, Museum of Cultures, Aalto University, Nelonen / I have made work through awarded competition for Wsoy, Sony BMG, A-lehdet, Visit Finland, Finnish Post, Lahti Poster Triennial