Portrait of Mikael Vesavuori

Mikael Vesavuori (*Sweden, 1986) is a Digital Designer with an arts background (MFA, Valand Academy 2013), who just happens to love excellent user experiences and innovative, smooth services. He works as a Frontend Developer at Sogeti and is co-founder of Gothenburg-based design collaboration Being.

People are more than their screens – I still believe in harnessing the power of touch, the senses, as well as physical embodied dimensions. Design should provide beautiful, functional and truly empathic moments in a world saturated by ever-pervasive novelty and cognitive overload. The work I do aims at significantly impacting a service/product and its values while always in relentless pursuit of providing rich experiences and never backing down from being highly aesthetically explorative in doing so.

Over the years I’ve worked with folks like the University of Gothenburg, the Karlskrona world heritage, Märta-Måås Fjetterström and Valand Academy by giving workshops and lectures, crafting long-term visual communications, building unique brand identities based on research, developing web applications, and conducting strategic communications/UX analysis.

On Medium and Twitter I write about designing for meaningful experiences and how these could change the way we live. My visual explorations live on Tumblr and my code is shared on Github. Feel free to get in touch on phone, email, Facebook or LinkedIn.