During my 15+ years in the digital industry I’ve gathered a considerable & diverse skill set ranging from strategic thinking to comprehensive design skills and excellent technological understanding.
I love to look at things from high up to see the big picture. I'm very good at seeing patterns and forming models of complicated things. I also totally dig the details, and love tweaking them hands-on. As Charles Eams put it: “The details are not the details. They make the design.”
“Miemo is one of the best service designers in Finland, a brilliant photographer, a great man and a smashing fashionista!”
"Miemo could be described as a digital jack-of-all-trades, but that would not do justice to his strategic skills"
I’ve worked in core design roles in major projects for international corporations like Nokia, Nordea, Neste Oil and Merck & Co, established Finnish organizations like Sanoma, MTV3 and Aalto University, interesting startups like Foodie, Nopsa Travels & Clove Wearable and art institutions like Kunsthalle Helsinki — with project domains spanning news, customer service, health, wearables, maps, food, shopping, travel, teleconferencing, ...
For the past few years I’ve worked as co-founder and head of product in couple of startups, currently helping millions of aspirational young people in emerging markets to learn practical skills on their mobiles with Funzi.
Grand One honorary mention "Best UX design" 2009, finalist "Best Consumer Campaign" 2012 & "Best Mobile Service" 2016, Uutisraivaaja Media Innovation Contest finalist 2013, Category winner Apps4Finland 2013, 2nd place Apps4Europe 2014, Winner "Best Social Enterprise in Finland" Nordic Startup Awards 2015, Nominee "Best Humanitarian Tech of the Year" The Europas 2016, Winner "Best Free ICT / App Product" GESS Education Awards 2017