Miika Puputti
Creative Director at Namics

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17 years of digital experience design in various fields and clients has taught me to always keep learning and being interested in new things. By heart I am a problem solver, always interested in making things better. The digital field is very close to my heart and I love the good vibe and attitude of people involved in that industry. As a manager I give room to the team and listen and lead by example.
I have a good sense for team building and creating co-operation across competences.

Motto: Be real, be positive and help others to reach greatness.

  • 18 years of experience in digital & advertising field

  • Background in front end development

  • Over 10 Years of graphic design experience

  • Deep understanding of business and service design

  • Specialties: Mobile web, Responsive web design, Concepts, User Experience, Design, Management

Always try to work as closely as possible to the boundary of your abilities: Do this because its is the only way of discovering how that boundary should be moved forward.
— Alex Cornell

Work experience

Creative Director, Namics
Feb 2017 – Present

Creative Direction for the Frankfurt creative team and project work for clients: ABB, Daimler, Continental, Boehringer Ingelheim and Brüder Schlau.

Creative Director, Razorfish Germany
May 2014 – Jan 2017

Managing a creative team and creating digital marketing for clients such as: DHL, Audi, Dubai Tourism, McKinsey, Hyundai, Hugo Boss, DPDHL, Marriott and Coke.

Design Director, Management team member at Frantic
April 2010 - May 2014

My responsibilities include the overall design quality of the company and management of the 12 designers at Frantic, which includes regular one to one meetings and competence team meetings. Leading the development of Frantic's design process and re-aligning the designer profile has been an ongoing project of mine. I participate in client projects as a designer in concept, UX, and service design. I'm also a member of the Frantic management team. I also give presentations about design & UX at internal trainings and events, the local IXDA sessions, Frantic's client events and seminars and at the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. With the efforts of the management team In two years Frantic has made it's name to be the leading responsive website agency in Finland.

Some clients: Sanoma Magazines, Helsingin Sanomat, Danone, YLE, Kokoomus, Talentum, MTV3, UPM, WWF, Radio Nova, Muurame, Pfizer, Finnair.

Graphic Designer, Digital Media at Recommended Finland
December 2001 - April 2010 (8 years 5 months)

Designing and building online services for international B2B brands and public sector clients. I was the lead designer on the online team, and was responsible for new business in digital cases. Projects ranged from large public sector websites and services to finnish B2B companies. Large amount of projects included designing elements for CMS systems together with integrators.

Some clients: Finnish tax administration, Rakennustieto, Kela, M-real, Evira, Sello shopping centre, The Prime Minister's office, European Union.

Designer at Base One
2008 - 2008 (less than a year)

2 weeks of intense working with the design team at one of the best B2B agencies in UK, working with the creative director and other designers on clients such as Saab, Symantec, British Gas.

Web Designer at 2ndhead
March 2001 - December 2001 (10 months)

Designing website elements and UI development for SanomaWSOY's mobile portal 2ndhead, the first WAP-portal in Finland.

Sitebuilder at Evia
April 2000 - February 2001 (11 months)

HTML development for such clients as:

SanomaWSOY, Alko, Finvera, Corenso, Vattenfall.


Education

Munkkiniemen Yhteiskoulu

1991 – 1997


Personal information

Born in: June 22, 1977

I live with my wife Mirka, my daughter Olivia and our dog Bono. Offscreen I can be found playing guitar, cooking for family & friends, at the gym or on the running trail.

Language Skills

Finnish - Mother tongue
English - Excellent
Swedish - Conversational Level
German - Conversational Level

Recommendations

Jesse Pitkanen

Producer at Buena

Miika is one of the most talented digital professionals I have ever met. He is not only a great designer, but a visionary leader and team member that lifts others performances to next level. Miika's passionate attitude towards the art of web design is exceptional!

January 20, 2014, Jesse worked directly with Miika at Frantic

Tommi Pelkonen

Creative Agency Lead at Google

Miika is a real talent in digital thinking. His passion for no-compromise design makes digital services to be really made for the users. Miika played a critical role in making Frantic a responsive design-company. Miika works hard, but with great team attitude. Nice chap to work with, always!

March 8, 2013, Tommi managed Miika indirectly at Frantic

Miemo Penttinen

entrepreneur | designer | photographer

Miika has a great passion for design in general and the digital industry as a whole. With that passion he's able to push himself and his co-workers to always reaching a bit higher and further. And being in the constant know of all the latest developments of the industry sure doesn't hurt in that quest either.

September 1, 2012, Miemo managed Miika at Frantic

Ari Joutsi

Digital Marketing Expert at Tulos Helsinki Oy

I got to work with Miika when he managed a major site redesign for our company. Miika is a top-class designer and managed the project beyond all expectations! He's a skilled professional and a great guy to work with! Remember to follow Miika's tweets for great insights: @miikap

June 25, 2012, Ari was Miika's client

Antti Kaukinen

Co-founder at OiOi

Miika is very enthusiastic Designer, who has a high work morale and the right attitude for surfing on the edge of the digital and social media. He was a good colleague to work with, and a really nice and friendly guy!

January 3, 2011, Antti worked directly with Miika at Frantic

 Speaking at the  22th Golden Drum Festival
 Talking at the Frankfurt UX Congress - " What's Behind the Corner for UX? "

Talking at the Frankfurt UX Congress - "What's Behind the Corner for UX?"

 Guest panelist @ Frantic Future Day 2015

Guest panelist @ Frantic Future Day 2015

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 Visiting Apple's HQ

Visiting Apple's HQ

 I was featured in Offscreen #7 in a day in a life of.

I was featured in Offscreen #7 in a day in a life of.

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