Mika Hämäläinen

Mika Hämäläinen

20+ Years digital & start-ups, CTIO - Sek & Grey, co-founder - Satama Interactive...

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.

Mika is an out-of-the-box professional. Concept, visuals, coding, UI, facilitation, brainstorming techniques, etc. – Mika can do all of that at the same time. This leads to exceptional thinking but concrete results. Mika creates energy in team work and activates people’s brains. That’s why I love to work with him.

Vesa Ilmarinen, Digitalization Executive. Co-author of the book “Digitalisaatio – yritysjohdon käsikirja”

Contact

WhatsApp +358406747730

Skype: eqsign

Background and workplaces

2017 -Go-founder, UX Consultant, Digital Discovery Oy
2002 -Founder, Venture Investor, Business Consultant, eQsign Ltd
2014 -2015Chief Technology&Innovations Officer, SEK&Grey
1997 -2000Co-founder, Creative Director, Satama Interactive Ltd
1995 -2000Founder, CEO, Interweb Design Ltd
1996 -1999Co-Founder, Netbooking Ltd
1995 -1997Lecturer, University of Arts and Design Helsinki

Education

  • Taideteollinen korkeakoulu - Konstindustriella högskolan / University of Art and Design - MA Student Media Lab / Art Education

Background and Expertise

  • User and Customer Experience Design
  • Starting, managing and inspiring Creative Teams
  • Comprehensive understanding of variety of design methods
  • Extensive technological and programming skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of variety of problem solving techniques and methods
  • Managing complexity

Skills

  • Business and Service Design
  • Concept and UX design
  • Facilitating Ideation Workshops
  • Creative Team management
  • Lean In-Browser Prototyping
  • Visual Design and UI
  • Front-dev skills

Testimonials

  • Mika is always looking for new approaches to make things better. Even though he is a strategic thinker he always wants to know how things work in practice.
    - Jari Aalto-Setälä , CEO at SEK part of Grey
  • Mika is a true digital experience powerhouse. It was an honour to work alongside him developing SEK&Grey digital offer. His uncompromising attitude for the best user experience gave me a new understanding for the quality and complexity of todays service design.
    - Jari Ullakko , Creative Director at SEK part of Grey
  • When we needed to see what the future of marketing could look like we hired Mika. We got the answer and much more. Mika is a passionate service developer with high ambition level, a colleague whom I learned something everyday.
    - Topi Lintukangas , CEO at SEK part of Grey
  • Mika is one of the most upique people whom I know. He is inspiring and surprising, demanding too, but most demanding towards himself. He has an ability to constantly produce great, bold ideas and find new perspective even to the things that have always been out there. People are often either seers or doers but Mika is both. He is eager to test and verify innovative ideas in practice. He is eager and anxious to move forward, which makes him exemplary hardworking and agile. Every time I work with him I am grateful to have an opportunity to learn something new and get enthusiastic. I have seen the same happening among clients.
    - Eeva-liisa Ylälahti , Co-founder LEWL OY
  • Mika is unlike any other professional I've come across in my 15+ years of working in consulting, digitalisation and IT. His razor sharp thinking, endless curiosity and exceptionally multidisciplinary skill set combined with articulative and argumentative way of communicating make him the renaissance man he is - the MacGyver of the digital age. Customers love him, as do colleagues, and so will you once you have the chance to work with him.
    - Perttu Monthan , Co-founder LEWL OY
  • Mika is an out-of-the-box professional. Concept, visuals, coding, UI, facilitation, brainstorming techniques, etc. - Mika can do all of that at the same time. This leads to exceptional thinking but concrete results. Mika creates energy in team work and activates people's brains. That's why I love to work with him.
    - Vesa Ilmarinen , Digitalization Executive. Co-author of the book "Digitalisaatio - yritysjohdon käsikirja"
  • Working with Mika taught me a LOT, both the substance of creating brilliant web sites and concepts and how to deal with a variety of clients. He was and is extremely sharp, blunt and to-the-point - great inspiration and fun to work with. Would love to do it all over again with the teams we had!
    - Sallamaari Muhonen , Executive producer, Satama Interactive
  • Mika is a visionary enthusiast, with a huge capacity for work, the ability to perform operatively, while never losing sight of the wider, strategic objectives.
    - Anders Kurtén , Marketing Manager . Interweb Design
  • Mika is a excellent thinker and creative problem solver. We´ve known each other for a long time and I havent ever come to a task that he havent been able to solve.
    - Antti Leino , Chief Designer, Satama Interactive