CV

STINA OVASKAINEN
I bring with me years of expertise gained while working in-house for the brands Somsola Shop and Harmoniahuone, as well as co-founding Nordic brand VALO lifestyle. This has made me detail oriented, organised, flexible and able to meet even the tightest deadlines or budgets.

Working for small companies granted me the priviledge of being involved in projects all the way from early planning and organisation stages through to developing the final outcome. Collaborating on a majority of my work related projects has taught me to listen to and learn from others, becoming inventive in blending together different visual aesthetics or preferences to create something new, and exciting.

WORK EXPERIENCE
2017 GOUSTO
Freelance Graphic Designer
A freelance project working on a re-design of their visual identity.
2017 NOT ON THE HIGH STREET
Freelance Digital Designer
Designing customer emails, front page banners and social media content.
2017 ACHICA
Freelance Graphic & Packaging Designer
A week long freelance project designing a logo and packaging for a new product line to launch this year.
2005-present (part-time) SOMSOLA SHOP
Graphic & Digital Designer
Work in all areas of the company from creating and running the original online shop, to customer service at the shop on- and offline including B2C trade shows.
Key Achievements:
- Creating and launching one of the first and biggest Finnish online shops specialising in minerals
- Improving the site and campaign materials to help increase online sales and press coverage
2015-2017 VALO LIFESTYLE
Co-Founder, Graphic & Digital Designer
Creating and working on all areas for the company from founding and running our online shop using Shopify, to designing print marketing materials, Facebook ads, through to photography and working at pop up shops as well as market stalls. All designs and materials were created in collaboration with my co-founder Mira Ovaskainen.
Key Achievements:
- Press and social media visibility for the stationery line
- Creating a strong, cohesive brand identity which seamlessly translates from digital through to print
- First page ranking on Google for VALO through SEO
- Gaining stockists such as Wolf & Badger and Not On The High Street
2005-2016 HARMONIAHUONE LTD
Graphic & Digital Designer
Working in all areas of the company from launching the original course website and updating it a number of times over the years, most recently re-designing the whole website and logo.
Key Achievements:
- Design of the book ‘Kivillä Hoitaminen’ by Sari McGlinn
2015 ABSOLUTE BEAUTY
Freelance Logo & Digital Designer
Designing a logo for the blog ‘Absolute Beauty’, branding advice and updating her website design.
2014 ELLA HALLER ZWIERCHOWSKA
Freelance Identity, Logo & Digital Designer
Designing the photographer’s graphic identity, branding materials from print to web and updating her website design.

EXPERIENCE IN
DIGITAL
Wireframing / Website Design / E-Commerce / Email Design / Advertisements / Banners  / Social Media / Gif Animation
PRINT
Branding & Identity design / Brochures / Invitations / Posters / Display Banners / Editorial Design / Stationery
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
Art Direction / Mood Boards / Photography / Retouching / Videography / Video Editing / Colour Grading

SKILLS
PROGRAMMES
Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Premier Pro / After Effects / Dreamweaver / HTML & CSS / Microsoft Office Suite
TRADITIONAL
Illustration / Sketching / Screen, Woodblock & Linocut Printing / Typography / Book Binding / Letterpress
LANGUAGES
Finnish / English

HOBBIES
Photography / Drawing / Comic-Con / Movies / HIIT / Boxing / Hiking / Travel

SOCIAL

CONTACT
stina.ovaskainen@gmail.com