who, me?

With all due respect to specialists – you certainly are a treasure – I’m not one. I design graphics, code websites, compose music, write articles, and happily present my work to an audience, if need be. In other words, I like to branch out and learn.

A big part of design is context. I talk to people – I do user interviews, surveys and prototype testing to find out what that context is. I don’t do decisions just from the top of my head. Besides, I think about how the business works and why the company does things the way it does.

So, all in all: if you need someone who’s the world’s best in C programming, don’t ask me. Or ask, I might know someone. But if you’re looking for a person to design, code and write a snazzy report among other things, that would be me.

Let’s be in touch:
aleksi [at] aleksitaipale.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/taipalealeksi

skills

Programming

  • AngularJS
  • Bootstrap
  • CSS
  • D3.js
  • Django
  • Drupal
  • Foundation
  • HTML
  • Java
  • PHP
  • Processing
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • SASS
  • Scala
  • Sonic Pi
  • WordPress

Graphic Design

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blender

Music Production

  • Ableton Live 9
  • Audacity
  • Logic Pro 9
  • Sonic Pi

Writing

  • Finnish (native)
  • English (full professional proficiency)
  • French (professional working proficiency)
  • Swedish (limited working proficiency)

testimonials

Besides good technical skills Aleksi’s written and oral communication skills in both Finnish and English are excellent. Aleksi showed active dedication towards his tasks and I can warmly recommend him for similar positions.

tapio nurminen
CEO at Flo Apps Ltd.

Aleksi Taipale has a very proactive, independent and innovative approach, and the SISu website has improved significantly. He is talented and a very motivated team player with excellent social skills who can collaborate fluently in an international and multi-disciplinary environment (i.e. geneticists, MDs, IT-technicians). Aleksi has presented a capability to learn quickly and adapt new technologies by applying his skills in the field of genomics.

aarno palotie
Professor, Research director at Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine

projects

A showcase of work I’ve done
  • Graphic Design
  • Programming
  • User Interface Design
Teaching music programming to youth in Finland & Tanzania
  • Programming
  • Writing
Genomic search engine
  • Graphic Design
  • Programming
  • User Interface Design
  • Writing
Woozy festive spirit for the whole family
  • Graphic Design
Everything from graffiti to film analysis
  • Graphic Design
Synkooppi op. 124, 3/2016
  • Writing
The effects of flipped classroom teaching
  • Writing
10 weeks, 10 songs, 10 album covers
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
Visual style for personal techno project
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
Ylioppilaslehti Aino, 2/2015
  • Writing