Laura Meskanen-Kundu

UI/UX Designer

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Wage Watch

Neotopia South Korea Hackathon

Redesigning trash sorting

Service & UI/UX Design

UNA - web design

App design for medical software

Sensual Mathematics

Heureka Exhibit

Kide Science

App design

Defacto

Service Design

Redesigning Aalto Events

Product Design & UI/UX 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

Neljäs väri

Video Production with 8mm film

About

Currently studying New Media Design and Production focusing on UI and UX design with a USchool minor. Experience as a front-end developer at Canter creating webapps and graphic designs. Free time goes into personal projects from crafts, woodworks and, as a founder of Helsinki Design meetup, organizing events.
More info on linkedin

Aalto Masters in New Media Design and Production

Final year

At Aalto University New Media department experimenting with EEG, interactive art and electronics.

USchool Minor

Focus in UI & UX Design

Broadening my knowlidge about design at USchool and developing human-centered design skills in the domain of interactive products and services.

Multicultural

globetrotter

Grew up in Thailand, attended International schools, married an Indian and Finnish by nationality.

Resume


    Timeline   History

  • The meetup brings likeminded people together every first Wednesday of the month. 2 to 3 design practitioners will give concise talks on the latest design trends to get your mind pumped and thinking about the cutting edge of what's happening now.

  • I got accepted to attend the summer at Kyushu University exploring the Japanese way of working and seeing the research done at Hiroyuki Matsuguma's game lab.

  • May 2017 - SEP 2017

    Digia - UI/UX Designer

    Spent the summer at the Digia office designing web interfaces and sites for multitude of clients. Hands on experience on scalable interfaces and big goverment size projects in media software.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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