I’m Eric. Finnish American hybrid brand and product designer. As a kid, I was always drawing - comic characters, skate parks, and custom Nike's. My dad was an engineer, so we were often tinkering with computers - he taught me how they worked, and how to build one from scratch. These two experiences collided later on in my life to send me down the path of becoming a graphic designer. Led by optimism and wonder - I create original, contemporary experiences with intention and reason to exist. I’m interested in work that is human focussed - centered in collaboration, thoughtfulness, and clarity.
I’ve worked with companies big and small - across the US from Washington, San Francisco, Boston, Portland, New York and more. I have 10+ years of cross-disciplinary experience in the areas of Brand, Product, Systems, and UX/UI. I've worked with bold brands such as Apple, Nike, Google, and Burton Snowboards - collaborated with agencies Huge, Elephant, This and Turnstyle - and worked with many start-ups including Duolingo, Wistia, and Treehouse. I also keep a steady stream of personal projects going to try out new things and continue developing my perspective as a designer and artist.