While that doesn’t make it any easier to pronounce, it’s at least easier to write.
I’m Finnish, hence the weird name, but I’ve lived in Norway pretty much my whole life. I’m currently living a little bit here and a little bit there traveling around the world. You could call me a digital nomad, or homeless, both would be correct.
The last ten years I’ve juggled between creating strategies, designing visual identities, and websites alongside all the administrative stuff that comes with running a branding agency. While that has been an amazing and educational experience I’ve decided to take a step back and focus on the one thing that got me into business in the first place: designing logos and visual identities.
I sold my first logo when was 14 years old. Fast forward and I’ve now had the pleasure of working with well over 300 businesses of all sizes from all around the world. I’m a designer that understands business, and an entrepreneur that understands the value of design.
I believe design doesn’t need to be complex. This also aligns with my fundamental belief that good design is timeless. I want my work to look as good in fifty years as it does today. In other words, my work is simpler, but better.
When I’m not designing I spend way too much time thinking about and watching football. I’ve recently developed a deep passion for Fantasy Premier League. I don’t have a favourite team in the Premier League as my heart belongs to AC Milan. However, I do love an underdog so I’m rooting for Norwich to stay up this season.
When I’m not tinkering with my FPL team or watching football, I like to play video games. Fun fact: The game Trackmania is the reason I’m a designer today. I’ve started playing it back in 2005 and I still occasionally play it today. Other games I enjoy are The Witcher 3, Red Dead Redemption, and the occasional Warzone match with my buddies. I’m also one of the very few people that actually still enjoy playing FIFA, but that’s simply because I love football. When I’m not gaming I like to swing kettlebells around and take pictures.
I also have an addiction to everything related to crypto, NFTs and those sort of things. But, that’s a story for another time.
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