One of my first ever projects at Linja was my dissertation in industrial design on gamification at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. While I was writing it, I had to learn about what motivates people in work and life. Since then I’ve always tried to design products and services that are functional and effective, but that also bring joy and meaning to people in life and work.

I’ve continued studying on the side, getting both a master’s degree in service design and a business degree at Aalto University. They call me the philosopher here at Linja because I take inspiration from design psychology, semiotics, and all kinds of marketing and service value creation models. I strongly believe I’ve grown over the past 3 years at Linja from a design school graduate to what Eljas calls a “holistic and delivering” design master.