Profile: Mikko

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About Mikko : He has always been like design industry´s Bear Grylls, if you will. Especially interested in challenging himself to overcome technical and design specific hurdles. He has always been an inventor by his trait as well. Never been inside the industry but alone wolf.
To throw himself right into the middle of brainstorming is something that he enjoys a lot. Whether that call comes as a challenge from his clients or as an invitation from his own jet-engine mindset that constantly is sensing weak signals and monitors if there is a spot on the market for some novel invention in some specific area. He is a big fan of science and future technologies.
To come up with a new and interesting solution by his own, next proceeding iterations and then finally seeing that idea matured into new, real life invention, gives him the great joy and pleasure of accomplishment.

Inventing some better solutions is the ultimate motivation driver.

Functionality, user friendliness and hard working attitude, that whole combination wrapped with beautiful design, creates also nice symbiosis with his own clientele under MikonCAD.
STATEMENT OF ART:
For me, designing is like creating a puzzle game from every aspect.
You come up with an idea then iterate the idea by sketching and tweaking to the final form and function. It takes time, trial and errors and of course contributed effort.

I am deeply in love with product design and curious to find out how things work, also from the mechanical part. Then come up with my own idea for a better solution. From the very first core loop to the final level of completion of the game itself.

Art will do it´s part when I create documentation and finish the photo realistic renderings. When showcasing my designs to the public, I like to remain that artistic touch in materials, background and stage lightnings. There is strong dynamic appearance in the finalization to be seen that strongly characterize the visual artist inside me.

"There is always a way to get away".

ORGANIZATION:
MikonCAD

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Graphic designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
STUDIES

14.01-28.02.2014
Game Design Monetisation -Program

5.02.2012- 23.08.2013
Faktia CAD -Program

25.08.2011- 02.03.2012
Aalto Protomo professional Development

19.09.2007-23.11.2007
Spinno Entrepreneur program. Technopolis Ventures Oy

18.02-9.06.2003
Tampere Polytechnic School:
Audio visual broadcasting to become a Graphic designer
Graphic designer, Journalist and innovator in major web portal venture project MyWeb.

8.12.2001 - 15.4.2002.
Rich media course: Practical training period and internet pages for Eeva Susi Ry.

25.08.1997 - 31.05.1999.
Turku- and Imatra Polytechnic School: Visual artist and mainly metal graphics.

31.05.1995 - 30.5.1997
Imatra Vocational School: Technical drawer, focusing on building drawing

31.5.1994 -30.5.1995
Kuusamo School of Art: Art studies focusing on metal graphics

1989 -1993
Pohjois- Tapiola High school: Graduate

EXPERIENCE:
15.06.2009- 
RUFFNEKK Fight gear -garment and products-brand has been established.
AD and part-time business developer.

1.05.2009-20.07.2011
Blues Juniors
Espoo Hockey Team, main webmaster and web AD. Part-time deal.

20.05.2008- 31.12.2008
Songcommunity Ltd.
Founder, investor, Artistic Leader, business and sales. Concept designer, concept dev. & music editor.

09.08.2007-
Design Management RUFFNEKK Oy Ltd. CEO. 
Own company. Innovator, graphic design, 3D -concept modeling, CAD and Entrepreneur.

1.04.2004-26.8.2007
Company Visual Concept.
Graphic design and 3D modeling.

1.05.2004-31.07.2005
Member of cooperative society.
Dream Hobby magazine: Full-time business developer (web and print) AD, marketing and sales.

1.04.2004- On hold
Establishing my own company, Visual Concept. part-time employer.

1.11 - 31.11.02
Sound and Picture Ltd.
Graphic designer, coder, production assistant. Full-time employer.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Finnish as mother language, English as secondary.

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Carrara, MOI 3D, Fusion 360. Carrara and Moi, advanced. Learning Fusion. Also Keyshot, Poser and ZBrush. Very much newbie when it comes to ZBrush. Mediate.

HOBBIES:
Studying 3D and CAD-modeling, stay up to date of new inventions, gymnastic and cooking.

CLIENTELE:
Citycon, Senseg, Motocut and Grönmark Filtrations.
My biggest clients. 3D-conceptual design, complete company imago creations for Motocut. Also some CAD. Under my own company years 2004-2011.

REGISTRATION DATE:
2016-04-01 10:04:16

COUNTRY:
Estonia

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Young

Awards received by Mikko


Style Provocateur Secondary Cellphone

A' Design Award Winner for Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Category in 2016
Mikko Mäkelä for Mikocad

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