Mihkel Alatalo

About Me

Over 25 years experience in graphic design.

My Experience includes various graphic design jobs such as: advertising design, print design, illustration, animation, corporate identity, packaging layout design, UI/UX design, website creation and administration.

Over the years, I have worked in the following positions: Planner, Production AD, Senior UI / UX Designer, Visual Designer, Art Director, Vice President of Technology.

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Experience

UI/UX designer

Dec 2018 – Present OptiSoft

UI/UX design a line of software systems for optimal planning that consistently covers the main production processes of a forestry enterprise from forest management and logging to shipment of finished goods.

Vice President Of Technology

Okt 2013 – Present OOO Gubernia

Project Management and UI/UX design of several Internet projects, one of them is the creation of a network of regional news sites in North-West Russia. Graphic design and layout of periodicals.
• GubDaily.ru (Russian infotainment site on WordPress) – project Management and administration. The maximum number of users per day is 900,000.
• Runaruna.ru (Karelian socio-political site) – project Management, ui/ux design and administration. The maximum number of users per day is 100,000.
• Rep.ru (Russian infotainment site) – project Management, ui/ux design and administration. The maximum number of users per day is 500,000.

Head of Internet Projects

Okt 2008 – Nov 2012 Information Agency “Republic of Karelia”

Design and administration of the information and political site “Respublika” rk.karelia.ru Design and layout printing products.

Graphic Designer

Okt 2007 – Aug 2008 OOO Svetovaja Reklama

Layout printing products and outdoor advertising.

Graphic Designer

Aug 2003 – Sep 2007 OOO Modern Plus

Design and administration of the informational-political site “Stolica na Onego” stolicaonego.ru. Create a series of 14 animations. Design and layout printing products.

Graphic Designer

Dec 2002 – Jul 2003 TOO KB Proekt

Layout printing products and outdoor advertising.

Art Director

Publishing “Guberniya” Jun 1997 – Oct 2002

Design and layout of periodicals:
• “Stolica” – weekly (24 pages), information and entertainment newspaper of the Republic of Karelia
• “Gubernia” – weekly (24 pages), the largest socio-political newspaper of the Republic of Karelia
• “Reporter” – daily (8 pages), information-political newspaper of the Republic of Karelia
• “Gubernia-Express” weekly (4 pages), a free, advertising application for the newspaper “Gubernia”
• ”Onega” – weekly (4 pages), newspaper of the Onega Tractor Plant
• “Teenager” – weekly (4 pages), youth newspaper Also my responsibilities include the layout of advertising in these publications.

Graphic Designer

Dec 1996 – Jun 1997 TOO FineLine

”Fine line” is an advertising and publishing company. My duties included the layout of periodicals:
• “VSE” (“Всё”) is a weekly (32-page) advertising newspaper of non-stateless announcements, while the largest such newspaper in the Republic of Karelia.
• “Ladoga” – a weekly (4-page) regional newspaper.
Also layout: business cards, brochures, catalogs, labels, flyers, booklets and books.

Maker-up designer

Maker-up designer Publishing “Periodicals”

The layout of the magazine in Finnish “Carelia” https://carelia-lehti.ru/

Graphic Designer

Oct 1995 – Feb 1996 Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU)

The beginning of the preparation of the electronic version of Dostoevsky’s Gospel under the direction of V. Zakharov, dean of the Faculty of Philology, which included the creation of the Tobolsk font based on the original Gospel headset of the time.

Graphic Designer

Oct 1994 – Apr 1995 Mediapaja

Layout of advertisements, booklets, posters, etc. Layout of my first book (Pertti Kemppinen, 72 sheets).

Graphic Designer

Jun 1993 – Sep 1993 Keskilaakso OY

”Rajalehti – По обе стороны” – a free advertising and information newspaper in Russian and Finnish for traversing the Russian-Finnish border. Creation of a logo of style and also the name of the newspaper. Layout of the first number.

Skills & Endorsements

UI/UX design

Graphic design

Publishing

XD CC

Photoshop CC

Illustrator CC

InDesign CC

Animate CC

Acrobat DC

Muse CC

CorelDraw

Bootstrap Studio

Figma

Toon Boom Animation

css3

scss

html5

javasscript

Bootstrap 4

WordPress

SEO

Character Animation

Languages

Russian

Finnish

English

Hobbies

Drawing

Mosaic

Volleyball

Education

Graafinen sunnitelu

1992 – 1993 Kymenlaakson opisto

Suomen kielen ja kulttuurin linja

1990 – 1991 Itä-Karjalan Kansanopisto

Frontend website development for Opti-soft company
Frontend website development for Opti-soft company
Frontend, UI/UX design
Customization and launch of an online store based on the WordPress engine
Customization and launch of an online store based on the WordPress engine
Wordpress
Socio-political Website Responsive Design. Runaruna.ru
Socio-political Website Responsive Design. Runaruna.ru
UI/UX design
Infotainment Website Responsive Design. Rep.ru
Infotainment Website Responsive Design. Rep.ru
UI/UX design
Socio-political Website Site customization, launch and administration. GubDaily.ru
Socio-political Website Site customization, launch and administration. GubDaily.ru
Frontend, Wordpress
Rosneft. Electronic Document Interchange App. interfaces
Rosneft. Electronic Document Interchange App. interfaces
UI/UX design