My name is Mervi Eskelinen. I am an artist and online presence goddess. I'm here to help you stand out from the crowd. I make websites, online marketing and branding. Often I draw, write fiction and dream poetry. I like cats, television, movies, music and tea.
Born somewhere in rural Finland, partially raised by a cat (he tried, at least), I learned to secretly believe in faeries and other creatures of the forest. In 1994, for my 13th birthday, I was given my first computer. It was a used 386, Intel inside, running Windows 3.11. Four years later, during Finnish high-school lukio, I made my first website at GeoCities. After graduating from lukio, I moved to Helsinki, our capital city. I like to say I'm an urban country girl.
I've been a web designer and developer for almost two decades. At first it was a hobby. Soon, alongside my first real job, I was neck deep in making, tweaking, fixing and updating websites.
I built my first blogging content management systems from scratch, thus familiarising myself with databases, coding and design. For a second I studied computer science before switching to digital media. During my studies I became a freelancer, learned to enjoy marketing, and got involved with social media. I even made my thesis about utilising social media in business-to-business marketing. Eventually I was slapped with a degree, Bachelor of Culture and Arts.
In all these years I have grown into a multi-talent of online presences. I add branding, web design, social media, search engine optimisation, user experience management, marketing and personality in a colourful mix. It's kind of like making magic potions. I offer consultation and coaching around branding, marketing and web. Additionally I design fabulous brands. I'm here to help you!