I have been teaching in universities since 2007 in Finland, Germany, and in the United Kingdom. I have held both lecture series and studio classes (hands-on learning), as well as online courses. In my classes I have had young people from all over the world as well as mature students. I have held courses for both undergraduates and postgraduates. I have also been a supervisor in undergraduate and postgraduate thesis/dissertation projects.
While I thoroughly like all teaching, I enjoy most teaching theoretical topics, research methods, history etc. I have a talent for making difficult things understandable to students. They call my classes fun, engaging and helpful. So it seems to be a win–win for everyone. Some of the subjects I have taught include:
- Communication theory
- Design theory
- Media communication
- Introduction to visual culture
- History of visual communication
- History of typography
- Graphic design
- Newspaper design
- Infographic design
- Research methods
- Web & print publishing for journalists
- Social media for designers and journalists
- Branding & design management
- Advertising, marketing, and media
- Social media marketing
Training, workshops, and consulting
I also run workshops and training sessions for a range of clients. For example, the images below are from a workshop on information graphics which was a part of the TypeTalks3 conference in Brno.
For corporate clients I offer training and sparring sessions in various areas of visual communication, design, and branding. For example, I have advised newspapers in their redesign process, and product design & cosmetics companies on branding and design issues.
If you are interested in a workshop, training sessions, or consulting, contact me directly. We can then discuss what you need and how I can help. If you need something which I cannot provide, I will guide you to the right person.