who, me?

A Swiss Army knife of digital design, I create graphics, code websites, compose music, write articles, and happily present my work to an audience, if need be.

For me, design is about questioning: the why, how and what. Rather than answering those questions just from the top of my head, I talk to people. I interview users, conduct surveys and test prototypes. Knowing both the users as well as the business usually leads to better results than just winging it.

If you’re looking for the Debussy of databases, don’t ask me. Or ask, I might know someone. But if you need 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
http://github.com/aleksitaipale

skills

Programming

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

Graphic Design

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blender
  • JustInMind

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

Website for Aalto University’s biggest strategic initiative
  • Graphic Design
  • Programming
  • User Interface Design
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