Simo mietiskelee
20. 06. 2006
Name: Simo Santavirta
Day of birth: 23.02.1983
Current residence: Helsinki, Finland
Job: Developer @ FWD Helsinki
Contact: simo[a]simppa.fi, ircnet/qnet /msg jac or jacp
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I have always loved painting, drawing and building stuff. I’ve been experimenting with computer graphics since 1997 and earned my living by building stuff related to Internet for a decade. During these years I have done layouts, graphics, application development, but mostly advertising campaigns as a creative and developer. I like reading about astronomy, psychology and philosophy. I constantly polish my skills about mathematics as a visual tool. A life long toil for my skills gives me tremendous satisfaction.

Work History:
01.12.2007 – Today FWD Helsinki – Lead Developer (everything web related)
01.04.2005 – 31.11.2007 Valve Branding Oy – Developer (everything web related)
01.06.2004 – 31.03.2005 Freelancer – Graphics Designer, Flash Developer (web & print)
08.09.2003 – 08.04.2004 Finnish Defence Staff – Graphic Designer (graphics, html, flash, video)
01.10.2001 – 31.08.2004 Kooda Oy Graphic Designer (graphics, flash, html)
11.07.2001 – 11.09.2001 SAM Finland Oy Trainee (graphics, flash, html)

Programs that I mostly use:
– Adobe Flash Builder
– Adobe CS+

– ActionScript 1-3
– html,xml,css,
– JavaScript

– Finnish (native)
– English

I’ve worked with:
From biggest to smallest brands in Finland. For example:
Nokia, UPM-Kymmene, Valio, Tapiola, Helsingin Seurakuntayhtymä, Sulake,
Olvi, Okry, Kärkimedia, Helsingin Sanomat, Pelastakaa Lapset, HKL,
YTV, Area, Finnmatkat, Air Finland, Tallink Silja, Henkel, WidSets, Panimoliitto,
Sonera, PlusTV, Pfizer, Aku Ankka, Muxlim, Koskenkorva, Fortum etc..

Awards at Work:
www.armo.fi – GrandOne 2006 Paras kuluttajakampanja kunniamaininta
www.armo.fi – GrandOne 2006 Paras design kunniamaininta
www.tosi-internet.net – GrandOne 2006 Paras viraalikampanja kunniamaininta
www.armo.fi – Grafia 2006 Vuoden huiput Kultahuippu Digimediat-sarja
www.armo.fi – Grafia 2006 Vuoden huiput Kultahuippu Innovatiivinen mainonta
www.habbochrismas.com – Grafia Vuoden 2006 huiput Kunniamaininta Digimediat-sarja
www.upmforestlife.com – the Favourite Web Awards, site of the day 28. April 2007
www.upmforestlife.com – Cannes Lions Cyber 2007 sortlist
www.upmforestlife.com – London International Awards 2007 Finalist
www.upmforestlife.com – International Davey Awards GOLD on Branding
www.upmforestlife.com – International Davey Awards GOLD on Education
www.upmforestlife.com – International Davey Awards SILVER on Self promotion
www.upmforestlife.com – Europe’s Premier Creative Awards SILVER on B2B
www.upmforestlife.com – European Excellence Awards Winner
www.upmforestlife.com – GrandOne 2008 Best Design (GOLD)
www.upmforestlife.com – GrandOne 2008 Best B2B (GOLD)
www.upmforestlife.com – International Webby Awards 2008 (GOLD Corporate Communications)

Personal awards:
simppa.fi cosmos – the Favourite Web Awards (thefwa), site of the day 23. May 2006
simppa.fi cosmos – DOPE Award 12.7.2006
simppa.fi cosmos – Coolstop’s Best of the Cool Daily Pick for 14.7.2006

Assembly 2000 – 3rd in Flashdemo
Flashscene.org 2006 – 1st in 4kb Challenge
Assembly 2006 – 3rd in Browserdemo
Flashscene.org 2007 – 3rd in 32kb Challenge
Assembly 2008 – 1th in Real Wild demo
Assembly 2009 – 3rd in Real Wild demo

Some recognitions:
www.pipedope.net – featured site at flashmove.com 2002
jac portfolio – featured site at flashmove.com 2002
www.simppa.fi – London International Awards 2004 – Interactive media | Self-promotion finalist
NewWebPick e-Magazine Issue 05 (2006) – Global Young Digital Designers