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Web Design & Branding in the making

Do you dream of functional and visually beautiful websites that give you a strong online presence? As a designer I combine both my visual creativity and technical skills to make great and affordable websites to individuals and small businesses.

Designing a complete brand identity is more than just making a logo. I get inspiration from values the customer represents. I start with collecting core words that best describe them and the reflect the uniqueness of services or products. Sketches are then developed into a visual identity which consists of a colour scheme, typography and overall style that provide consistency across the entire brand image.

See below for few examples, both Finnish and English language sites.

MINDVENTURE

INSPIRATION:
Northern Lights

CORE VALUES:
Innovative
Balanced
Aware

Mindventure is a health care business which offers high quality therapy services, supervision of work and education. They are based in Northern Finland and adventure therapy is one of the core therapies. The owner had a vision of Northern Lights and nature photography as source of color scheme and visual language.

PRODUCTS:
website, logo, business cards, folder, power point slides, set up of domain and mailboxes, social media integration

TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION PROJECT

CORE ATTRIBUTES:
Dissociative mind
Hope
Consciousness

Dissociation.fi is a trauma and dissociation project and community. Their work is based on empowerment and consciousness through story telling and peer support. Even the subject is heavy and dark, I chose bright colors to emphasize beauty and hope also. Creative outlook visualizes the odd states of mind one falls into having dissociative disorder.

PRODUCTS:
website, business cards, roll-up, book layout, ebook, videos, social media integration, set up of domain and mailboxes.

More of this project in my portfolio pages.

IL PARADISO INTEGRALE

CORE ATTRIBUTES:
Italian countryside
Warmth
Holidays
Global Connections

Il Paradiso Integrale is a Cultural Association located in Italy and in the whole world via weekly online events. They invite people to join them for a holidays in the most beautiful Italian countryside in Umbria. The warmth and beauty of the place is shown via original photos taken both by me and the owner. The wider philosophical framework of the place is introduced but more intensively on their sister site for their online webcasts, the Wisdom Factory.

PRODUCTS:
website, logos, business cards, reconstructing their other site for webcasts: Wisdom Factory and coaching the design process so that the owner learns the design basics & photo touching

SCRAPS OF HOPE RESEARCH

CORE ATTRIBUTES:
Street ethnography
Visual ethnography
Art

SCRAPS OF HOPE is Academy of Finland researcher Marjaana Jauhola´s visual portfolio of her ethnographic research in Aceh, Indonesia, following everyday lives of people in the aftermath of the tsunami and years of armed conflict. I chose this website to have the spirit of graffiti walls and improvised homes instead of more traditional way of showcasing the academic work. The intro video below has the same style, too.

More of this project in my portfolio pages

PRODUCTS:
website, 12 mini documentaries. Below a short intro.

VOB eBOOK

VOB (Videos on Book) is a publishing platform in which you can enrich your book reading experience with videos. Concept is exceptionally well suited for longer, book length publications. This webpage is one of earlier presentations of the concept and I am myself one of the concept creators. In near future this will be made into a mobile app.

PRODUCTS:
website, VOB ebook platform design, content creation for VOB

Contact: seija@heartwavesdesign.com