Hi! I’m Eveliina,
Helsinki based color & material driven designer with a sustainability mindset. I find heritable and timeless designs sustainable and that is truly what I value in my design-thinking. Best design is something that one can cherish for decades and it lasts. The second best design is something that one can recycle or dispose responsibly if it’s something that one doesn’t cherish anymore. In this matter the material is for serving the purpose.
In my own design work I always keep material choices in the core and how materials can serve the designed purpose. To achieve this aim, I utilize my material knowledge and enjoy experimenting by prototyping, sketching and 3D modeling. I constantly look for new, more sustainable material options for my design work and I’m also keen on myself to experiment with new materials. Environmental aspects are always attached to my design work I find new sustainable material innovations as one of the most effective ways to solve ecological problems that we are facing today.
Since this passion of mine, I have done many material research projects together with researchers and chemical engineers. Multidisciplinary working is something that I highly esteem and I find it as the most fruitful way of working – I dare to claim that the best new innovations are created in these type of teams.
I’m is currently working on my Master’s degree in Aalto University, Contemporary Design (Prev. Product and Spatial Design) as my major and I have my Bachelors degree from Design, Aalto University. Right now I’m in the process of making my MA thesis work and will be graduating in Spring 2020.
EXPERIENCE & WORK HISTORY
Aalto University – MA Thesis Worker, Multidisciplinary research project about pigment producing microorganisms, 2019 – present
Fiskars Oy Ab, Iittala – Freelance Designer, 2018 – 2019
VTT Technical Reseach Centre of Finland Ltd – Designer & Research trainee, 2019
Converse Inc. – Designer & Sustainability Consultat 2018
Aalto University – Freelance Graphic Designer, 2017 – 2018
AWARDS & AKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Habitare Design Competition, 2019 – Finalist & Mention, Keveä
Wood U Make it Happen, Innovation competition organized by Finnish Wood Industries, 2018 – 2nd Award, Kaarni
Wanted Design New York, 2018 – Mention, Calla
Art Goes Metsä, 2018 – Mention, Outa
Makkaratalon kukitus – Citycenter 50 year Anniversary, 2017 – 1st Award, KITE + DART
WHAT I DO BEST
COLOR & MATERIAL DESIGN
PROTOTYPING & 3D MODELING
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROCESS MANAGEMENT
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN & RESEARCH
TOOLS THAT I USE
Adobe programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere), Rhinoceros 3D, Keyshot, Keyword, MacOS, Microsoft Office and WordPress, paper & pen.