Laura Meskanen-Kundu

artist, designer and front-end developer

Hi, I'm a engineer-designer, based in Helsinki.
The world wants professional who knows left and right.
Art and Science

Bachelor in Media Engineer

Majored in Printing & Front-End Development

These studies give qualifications to work with products and services for information, education, news, entertainment, marketing and advertising.

Aalto Arts master's Student

Final year of studies

I've loved to draw and paint since I was little. Now I am broadening my knowlidge about design at the Aalto University New Media department focusing on UI/UX design and interactive media.

Multicultural

Traveler & global citizen

I grew up in Thailand, attended English speaking schools, married to an Indian and Finnish by nationality.

Kide Science

App design

Sensual Mathematics - Heureka Exhibit

Large art installations

Wage Watch - Neotopia South Korea Hackathon

Mobile App, Product Design

TuneOut - Junction 2017

Spotify API & JavaScript

Out/Side/In - Sleepless 48 docs

Film Hackathon

Propaganda - Game Jam 2017

Game Hackathon

Lend2Friend - lending books

Video, javascript, graphics

Soft Robotics - DADA workshop

Arduino & Chemistry

Real time sounds from Wikipedia

JavaScript & Pure Data

Bodily interaction

open frameworks & experimental art

Tinkering

Electronics, Wood Works & Fabrics

Defacto

Service Design

Photo Inspiration

Photography & Photoshop

Web Design

Illustration & Design

8mm film course

Video Production with film

Trash can labels

Photoshop & Illustrator

Wedding Cards

Printing

Eco Packaging

Packaging Design

About

Currently I'm studying New Media Design and Production focusing on UI and UX design. I have experience being a front-end developer at Canter creating webapps and graphic designs. On my free time I make videos, do photography and design printed products. I have a huge passion towards learning new things and trying out latest technologies. I believe that places me strongly capable of solving current problems in the industry. I bring dedication and hard work with an aptitude for details.
More info here & on linkedin

  • While still in Middle School I was the graphics designer, editor and researcher as part of a team on a video project exploring underage drinking culture. We placed 1st in the youth category of DocPoint 2005, Helsinki Documentary Film Festival with a piece called Your Choice.

  • Aug 2005 - Jun 2008

    The English School graduate

    Stood first in class
    Matriculated Eximia Cum Laude Approbatur (E)
    in English, Finnish, Health, Psychology, Long Math, Biology and with an Art diploma.

  • Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

    Assistant Producer - Metro TV

    Learned new skills on the team for MetroTV, a student built, maintained and broadcasted internet channel. MetroTV ran for two years.

  • Worked as a front-end developer for the custom team building products for outside companies with the Rovio Angry Birds branding in mind. I was lucky enough to be the only front-end developer on a small game we made for Pepsi Co. called Angry Birds Tazos for South America.

  • Majored in front-end development and printing. Wrote my final year thesis on D3.js and its use on functional visualization of data. The official paper here: https://www.theseus.fi, the project webpage: 3milyears.lauramk.me and github repo: https://github.com/laurames/d3-and-data

  • Jan 2015 - Sep 2016

    Front-End Developer
    at Canter Oy

    B2B web projects for customers like Etra, Leipuri and Maritim. Creating marking material and mockups for companies own products and client projects using Adobe software. Doing Adobe Indesign print automation for large scale printed products.

  • Experimenting with electronics and performance art, working with eeg signals, exploring the combination of art and math... A master's program where I've been able to expand my horizons to the extreme! Otaniemi Stories, South Korea exhibition project: Wage Watch

  • Be Part
    Of My
    Story!

My Skills

Technical skills that I keep improving on:

Design Tools
(Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, etc.)

HTML5 & CSS3

JavaScript
(pure javaScript, D3.js)

I have a huge passion towards learning new things and trying out latest technologies. I believe that places me strongly capable of solving current problems in the industry. I bring dedication and hard work with an aptitude for details. Therefore, my educational background, design knowledge and passion for learning new things can be harnessed for a mutually enriching experience.

Contact Me

I currently live in the capital city region of Finland