CV

Education

2019- Master of Arts, Contemporary Design, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and      Architecture

2016 Furniture designer, Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Degree programme in Design, Furniture Design, Institute of Design, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland

2015 Erasmus+ student exchange, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Cracow, Poland

2008 Artisan Carpenter, Jyväskylä Technical College, Finland

2003 Matriculation Examination, High School, Oulainen, Finland

 

Additional courses

2021 Maunula media workshop, movie script, direction and editing, Helsingin Työväenopisto

2012 Crafts workshops, Taitokeskus, Jyväskylä Crafts and Design School

2011 Crafts Instructor studies, Taitokeskus, Jyväskylä Crafts and Design School

 

Work experience

2021 Sustainable design intern, Niimaar Circular Design, Helsinki

01-10/2018 Design trainee / modelmaker, Studio Tolvanen Oy

05-08/2016 Carpenter/manufacturer, Isku Oy

2011 Instructor of Handicrafts, Various workshops, Jyväskylä Crafts and Design School

08/10-05/11 School assistant in Handicrafts, Viitaniemi Middle School, City of Jyväskylä

2008 Artisan trainee, Upholstery Company A.Paananen, Jyväskylä

2008 Artisan trainee, The Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä

2007 Design and realization of custom-built furniture to private homes

 

Projects

2016 No Sauna – Burning Stereotypes -exhibition, team of visual responsibility and social media

2016 Workshops with asylum seekers in Hennala refugee Center, Lahti

2015 Fair stand design and building in a team, Habitare Furniture Fair, Helsinki

2014 ArchiCamp, Group leader in a Youth Architecture Camp, Lion’s Club, Lahti

2014 Designers’ Village -workshop in Messilä Skiing Center, Hollola, Pro Puu ry

2012 Valo Virtaa & Tapahtumien Polku -Environmental Light Art Installation, Taitokeskus, Jyväskylä Crafts and Design School

 

Voluntary Work

2020 Photographer, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki

2018 Landscape design, Flow Festival, Helsinki

2017 Backstage building, Flow Festival, Helsinki

2017 Decoration designer, Faces Etnofestival, Fiskars, Raasepori, Finland

2017 Decorator, Maailma kylässä/ World Village festival 2017, Helsinki

2017 Carpenter, The Jungle Hostel, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

2016 Designer, The Oceano – An Ayurvedic Beach Retreat, Varkala, Intia

2016 Photographer, Hampi Children’s Trust, Hampi, Karnataka, India

 

Exhibitions

2019 Critical Design Practices: Beyond a pen, Väre, Aalto University, Espoo

2018-19 Glass of 2018, Artek 2nd Cycle, Helsinki

2018 Protoshop, Habitare Fair, Helsinki

2018 Rajamailla, Taidetalo Väinölä, Oulainen

2016 Ecodesign, Habitare Furniture Fair, Helsinki

2016 No Sauna, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy

2015 Spring exhibition, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Industrial Design, Cracow, Poland

2014 Christmas market, Lahti Institute of Design

2014 Helsinki Design Week MI14 -exhibition, Teurastamo

2014 Finnish Craft and Design Fair, MI14 -exhibition, Tampere

2014 Designer’s Village, Pro Puu ry, Lahti

2013 LED-lighting -exhibition, Institute of Design, Lahti

 

Achievements

2018 ”The newcomer of the year 2019” by Deko Magazine

2013 Finalist, Anno-rug design contest of Kodin Ykkönen, with a rug called “Mehiko”

 

Publications

2018/12 Deko Magazine: ”Vuoden valinnat 2019” (The Choices of the year 2019”)

2018/10 Dezeen: ”11 Finnish designers present ingenious products for small-scale living”

2018/9 Avotakka: ”Lupaava alku” (promising start)

2018/7 Pyhäjokiseutu: ”Oulais­te­lais­läh­töisen nuoren naulakkoratkaisu Habitare-messuille” & ”Naulakkoratkaisussa nähdään oivallus”

2018/2 Pyhäjokiseutu: ”Ensimmäinen yhteisnäyttely: Niemisen siskokset toivat töitään kotiseudulle”

2016/4 Tekninen Opettaja: ”Nuoret suunnittelijat” (Young designers)

2016/5 Vosgesparis: ‘‘Finland goes Milan | Wild Weird Wonderful & more’’

2016/4 Etelä-Suomen Sanomat: ‘‘Milanon Design Weekillä on myös Lahden Muotoiluinstituutista ponnistavia muotoilijoita’’