About

Born in Karl-Marx-Stadt and based in Helsinki, I am a multidisciplinary designer with a background in graphic design. My current focus is shared between product, interaction and generative design.

In design, I strive for conceptual clarity and rigour. Most importantly, however, the concept must evoke an emotional response in the user. The choice of form and technology are subservient to this.

I draw most often inspiration from nature and natural phenomena. During the design process, I try to harness the latest technology and relevant scientific knowledge.

I believe the best projects are ones where one has to dive headlong onto unknown territory. This both forces one to rapidly expand one’s own learning, and creates opportunities for novel results by transferring knowledge between domains. In this vein, I’m currently researching the use of machine learning in font creation.

I’ve worked with a variety of clients from big to small: Stockmann department store, the City of Helsinki and Hotel St. George to name a few. A more thorough list can be found at the bottom of the page.

Kalle Järvenpää with Hukka the dog in Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki. Photo by Tiiu Kaitalo

Kalle Järvenpää with Hukka the dog in Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki. Photo by Tiiu Kaitalo

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