Pixel wizard since C64 Koala Painter and Amiga Deluxe Paint. Packed with two decades of digital product design experience. UX Director and Team Coach at Housemarque.
I am a passionate design professional with strong know-how on game industry, game design, business design, UI/UX, lean design, branding and visual design. I've got lots of experience in hiring talented designers and artists, building company culture and creating an environment that makes sharing of ideas and expertise easy. I've been told that I'm exceptionally positive and empathetic person, someone who people love to work with.
I’ve worked in a bunch of different roles: helping scale a successful design team from a couple of members to almost 100 passionate specialists, designing digital products, consulting in long and brief projects, creating brands, supporting company culture, recruiting new talent, coding coffee script, facilitating workshops, throwing LAN parties, helping younger employees to grow, starting new business units, etc. My passion is in solving complex problems by choosing the right tools and getting the job done.
I'm happily married and a proud father of two cool kids. We live in Laajasalo, about 10 kilometres south-east from the center of Helsinki. When I'm not riding my bike or reading science fiction, I'm probably helping daughter with her art projects or watching Star Trek with my son. I've been playing video games since I got my first computer — the legendary Commodore VIC-20 — at the age of seven.
Stuff I’m involved with:
UX Director and Team Coach at Finland’s oldest game studio Housemarque.
Trained voluntary support person for Finnish mental health organization MIELI.
Founder of the non-discriminatory safe gaming community Safepoint.
Founder of the Finnish game dev community Games Finland.
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