I have experience working with clients on various graphic design projects. Over the span of over ten years as a professional graphic designer, I have gained extensive experience working with vector graphics and content layouts. I developed an understanding of how design elements between text and images support each other, which has become an invaluable skill later in my career when presenting my work.
One of my projects was for a client involved in two separate cases; a youth association and a software company. The client wanted to use vibrant colors and clear, simplistic illustrations in their materials, appearing similar, yet distinct from each other. I produced branding materials from a logo to business cards, flyers, and document templates that reflected their modern and innovative approach. Through these projects, I honed my skills in creating visually appealing and effective designs that align with a client's specific brand and message.
A research group in University of Eastern Finland was studying bruxism and they needed a clear and simple instruction pamphlet targeted for their research participants. My co-worker and I tried the measuring instruments and experimented with the setup to understand which parts were the most challenging for participants. Based on our findings, we included additional detailed steps in the instructions to ensure the participants had a clear understanding of the process. This project allowed me to apply my design skills to create user-friendly materials for a scientific study.
I served my military service at the Defense Forces Communications Department as a graphic designer in 2012. My work consisted of photo editing, illustration, editorial design and preparing material for print. I also held video training for garrison officers about basic photo editing.
During my internship at Kuopio Community College I designed the layout for their operational report. The readability was in forefront since the document was printed both in A4 as well as A5 handout size.