Work, education and other professional history so far.

Modern digital banking for freelancers and entrepreneurs

Managing all designers and leading all design operations within the company. Defining long-term design strategy and establishing disciplined ways of working. Overseeing the work of external design agencies and consultants. Hiring, retaining and mentoring design talents in multiple geographic locations.

We put your business on the map

Founded and managed a design consultancy with a focus on maps and location based services. Employed and led a team of up to three consultants for five years. Delivered dozens of projects to clients ranging from cities to ministries and airports to universities.

  • Winner, ‘Most Potential Innovation’ category; The Mayor’s Innovation Competition, City of Espoo; Budjetoi puisto – Budget Your Park, in collaboration with WSP; 2015
  • Winner, ‘Public Services and Active Citizens’ category; Open Finland Challenge 2015; Budjetoi puisto – Budget Your Park, in collaboration with WSP; 2015
  • Winner, Category for Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Organizations; Quality Innovation of the Year competition, Laatukeskus – Excellence Finland; Budjetoi puisto – Budget Your Park, in collaboration with WSP; 2015
  • Winner, ‘Prototyping for organisational change’ category; Service Design Award, Service Design Network; Helsinki Airport Travellab project, in collaboration with Hellon and Ida Kukkapuro; 2015
  • Winner, Service Design category; Vuoden Huiput – Best of Finnish creative design, Grafia ry; Helsinki Airport Travellab project, in collaboration with Hellon and Ida Kukkapuro; 2015
  • Winner, ‘Citizen Voice’ category; Apps4Finland 2013 Competition; Helsinki Youth Department Service Renewal; 2013
  • Winner, ‘City of the Youth’ category; Apps4Finland 2013 Competition; Helsinki Youth Department Service Renewal; 2013

Get your site together

Accounted for all areas of design from UX to UI, branding to marketing and copywriting to illustration. Helped to establish product vision together with the co-founders. Defined high-level design concepts and patterns, and helped to develop the frontend of the initial product.

A day on which anyone can open a restaurant

Designed and developed the festival’s first website and map-based registration system. Led the work of ca. 40 volunteers who created four mobile apps and localized the service in 18 languages. Worked as the vice president of the board and helped the festival expand from Finland to over 80 countries.

  • Finnish Travel Award; Finnish Fair Foundation; 2014
  • Social Media Event of the Year; Some Awards Finland, Aller Media; 2013
  • Winner, ‘Company excelling in mobile services utilization’ category; Best Mobile Service in Finland Competition, Teleforum Ry; 2012
  • Best Event; Best of Helsinki vote, Helsinki City Tourism and Convention Bureau; 2012
  • Gadget of the year; Glorian Ruoka & Viini magazine; 2012
  • Cultural Act of the Year; Awarded by Helsinki City Library and Cultural Committee; 2012
  • Finland Prize; Ministry of Education and Culture Finland; 2011

Tekla BIMsight

Led a team responsible for creating a new software product, Tekla BIMsight. Turned business requirements into detailed designs and specifications. Prioritised the tasks of ca. 12 developers as a product owner, coordinated the work of external agencies and acted as a manager to four direct reports.

  • Winner, Business Tools and Software category; Most Innovative Product competition, World of Concrete Exhibition; 2012
  • Gold Innovation Award; Batimat International Building Exhibition; 2011
  • Hottest Technology Product; Modern Steel Construction magazine; 2011

Rethinking Computer-aided Urban Planning

Completed Master’s degree in architecture with a major in urban planning and minor in computer science. In the diploma work explored ways of speeding up the architectural design process using artificial intelligence. Developed several applications to demonstrate the findings in practice.

Life between buildings and computers

Bought a handbook on HTML3 and learned how to code. Created websites and digital services as a freelancer for the following 12+ years. Graduated as an architect but ended up leading a product development team in an IT company. Went on exploring.

Contact

To hire me, request an appearance or discuss a project, please contact me via jyrki@jyrkivanamo.com, +358 50 547 0020 or LinkedIn.

With kind regards,

Jyrki Vanamo