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About

Sampo Noponen
Species: H. sapiens
Age: 28 yrs.
Occupation: Digital Designer
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)
Alma mater: University of Jyväskylä
Location: 60.1699° N, 24.9384° E
Facial features: Fake moustache

Who is this guy, anyway?

Sampo Noponen is a creative digital designer based in Helsinki, Finland. He is currently working for MEOM, where he vigorously, yet meticulously designs interfaces of websites and other digital products.

Mr. Noponen aspires to create delightful websites and applications that pique visitors curiosity. He sees great potential in illustrations, smooth transitions, playful interactions, and of course — a dry sense of humour. He is keenly interested in aesthetics, cognitive psychology and experiential qualities of interaction. In addition, he is equipped with some front-end development skills.

Designers are problem solvers. Sampo would be particularly pleased if he could, somehow, dedicate his time and effort to the biggest problem of all: global warming.

Would you be interested for collaboration? Feel free to contact him for any kind of project.  Or would you like to have a coffee and talk about design of everyday things?
You can contact him via LinkedIn or email.

About this website

Present website was designed by Sampo’s subconsciousness. His consciousness is not aware of where the ideas came from. The website was developed by himself and with a little help from the following tools and technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, WordPress, Vue.js, Tailwind and GSAP animations.

Works

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Finnish Brain Foundation

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Finnish Brain Foundation

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The Finnish Brain Foundation pursues for decreasing the suffering caused by diseases of the brain or nervous system. They aim to achieve that by funding high quality research with donations. Moreover, they collaborate with researchers for increasing the understanding of brain health and research.

I was responsible for redesigning client's website accordingly new visual identity, and project coordination. Our team strived to create an intuitive and informative online service that enables visitors to make donations with ease. In the end, the project was more about communicating with the client and developers than the actual process of designing layouts. As a brain is such a fascinating topic, it was great that this project enabled me to delve into different ways of how things can go wrong in our neural circuits!

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Laillisetpalvelut.fi

Laillisetpalvelut.fi

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Laillisetpalvelut.fi

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As a part of European wide Agorateka portal, Laillisetpalvelut.fi is a website with a purpose to inform public regarding digital services that offer legal content.

In this project, I was part of design team and main developer of the website. The most challenging and interesting aspect of the website was designing and building a filter system (with Vue.js) for browsing listed online services. Before this project I had never designed or developed a filter system of any kind, and I had never used Vue before. I took this project as an interesting challenge.

How to recognise pirate services -page

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JYUOpen

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The Open University (JYUOpen) is an independent institute at the University of Jyväskylä that is, surprisingly, open for everyone. University offers studies in nearly 50 subjects, and they have a strong focus in web-based learning environments.

Trimedia designed and implemented an amusement park themed online course for the JYUOpen, called 'Orientation to continuous learning'. My task was to design and implement animations that were placed among learning materials to lighten up the learning process. I intended to create humorous mini-stories that were on some level relevant to the content. End result might not serve as pinnacle of modern web animation, but hey, this was first time I used After Effects.

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Zero Waste Finland

Zero Waste Finland

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Zero Waste Finland is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable development and zero waste ideology in Finland. Association has launched annual theme month called 'Zero Waste Syyskuu'.

I volunteered to design a poster for the 2019 theme month. Additionally, work included several images that were used in social media. I took a materialistic approach to this task and I created different objects that symbolise sustainability and ecological lifestyle.

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HERO

HERO

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HERO (Helsingin seudun erilaiset oppijat ry) is an interest group whose purpose is to increase well-being of people whose lives are affected by any sort of learning disabilities.

In addition to designing and implementing a new website for a HERO, this project entailed designing a new graphic identity for the organisation. Accessibility was particularly important aspect in this project.

HERO logo

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Bonus: TV Stand

Bonus: TV Stand

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For years, I was searching for a simple and beautiful TV stand for our living room. Alas, I just couldn't find sufficiently elegant piece of furniture from the Finnish markets, used or new. Eventually I was left with only one option: carve the darned thing yourself.

I could design the TV stand myself, but I did not have necessary woodworking skills to realise it. Luckily, I have a brother who does, and we spent few weekends in our father's workshop building the stand. My aim was to produce a contemporary piece mingled with Mid-Century modern vibes. Our living room's vintage speakers dictated the measurements of the object. The frame is made of estonian oak and sliding doors are simple 8 mm sheets of plywood. I was quite happy with the end-result, considering the fact that my brother built the thing without the help of professional tools.

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