Work

Holvi – modern digital banking for freelancers and entrepreneurs

Summary

  • Leading all areas of design within the organization and managing a team of ca. 10 direct reports.
  • Shaping long-term design strategy and communicating it internally and externally.
  • Overseeing the work of all designers and other creatives, external design agencies and consultants.
  • Hiring, retaining and mentoring talents in multiple geographic locations.

Mapdon – we put your business on the map

Summary

  • Founded and managed a design consultancy with a focus on maps and location based services.
  • Employed and led a team of three in-house designers and a network of external consultants.
  • Delivered dozens of projects to clients ranging from cities to ministries and airports to universities.

Recognition

  • 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

Wanderfeel – get your site together

Summary

  • Accounted for all areas of design from branding to product design in an early stage startup.
  • Designed the visual identity, produced all brand assets and developed the marketing site.
  • Defined high-level information architecture, key user flows and design language of the product.
  • Designed and partly developed the frontend of the product.

Restaurant Day – a day on which anyone can open a restaurant

Summary

  • Designed and developed the festival’s website and map-based registration system.
  • Led a team of ca. 40 volunteers contributing to the design, development, maintenance and localization of the festival’s website and mobile apps.
  • Worked as the vice president of the board and helped the festival expand from Finland to nearly 100 countries.

Recognition

  • 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 – replacing pen and paper with a digital model

Summary

  • Led a product development team responsible for creating a new software product from scratch.
  • Defined high-level information architecture, key user flows and design language of the product.
  • Managed four direct reports and coordinated the work of external agencies and consultants.
  • Prioritised the tasks of ca. 12 developers as a product owner.

Recognition

  • 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

Master’s thesis – rethinking computer-aided urban planning

Summary

  • Completed Master’s degree in architecture with a major in urban planning and minor in computer science.
  • Explored ways of improving the architectural design process using artificial intelligence and other new technologies.
  • Developed several applications to demonstrate the ideas in practice.

The early years – life between buildings and computers

Summary

  • Bought a handbook on HTML3 and learned how to code in 1997.
  • 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