About me

My name is Samuli Nivala, I'm a visual designer based in Helsinki, Finland.

I have about 10 years of experience working in creative agencies. I’m a self-taught design all-rounder who understands both print and digital principles. I excel in digital enviroment, I've been making websites since I was 13 years old. The companies I have worked for are some of the biggest companies in Finland, such as Valio, Nokia, F-Secure, UPM & Mehiläinen.

I consider myself a lifelong learner - I'm excited about the knowledge that I can become smarter, healthier and stronger every day.
When I’m not working, I like to learn about health, do strength training, read autobiographies and investing books.

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Expertise

UI Design
Web/App Design
Interaction Design
Digital Marketing
Prototyping
Branding
Logo Design
HTML/CSS
Generative Art / Processing

Experience

2015-2016
Monami Agency
Senior Designer

No-nonsense global digital agency with a passion for bringing to life remarkable experiences and stories. We work closely with awesome startups and brands that are challenging the status quo.

Clients include Virgin Mobile, OnePlus, Supercell, F-Secure and Mercedes-Benz.


2012-2015
Buena
Designer / Co-founder / Partner / Board member

I was one of the founding partners in a Finnish digital agency called Buena. I was leading the visual design in various projects with my fellow designer Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen. Buena stands out as a friendly and easy to approach small digital studio.

Buena's clients include Valio, Nordcloud, Solita, Viking Line & Lejos.

 

2007-2011
Valve
Junior Designer, Graphic Designer, Art Director
Valve is a creative agency with a flair for outstanding digital experiences.

 

2007
Finnish Defence Forces
Graphic Designer

Served my military service as a graphic designer. I was one of the designers of the in-house web/multimedia team responsible for the digital presence of the Finnish Defence Forces.

Contact

Phone: +358 41 4361460
Email: samulinivala@gmail.com