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My origin story, and what I do now

My name is Mervi Emilia. I am an artist and online presence strategist. I want to help you stand out from the online crowd. Often I draw, write fiction and dream poetry. I like cats, television, movies, pretty boys, tea and saving the world.

Mervi Emilia, Online presence management 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. 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 to a colourful mix. It's kind of like making magic potions. I offer packages of coaching, branding and websites. I also do other, tailored consultations, sub contracting and such to multiple clients. Whatever your online presence needs are, I'm here to help.

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On the side of my services you can find all sorts of free things on this site. On my blog I write about work, web design, SEO, marketing, blogging, branding, social media and life. Things I know and do. Here are some of my favourites:


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Mervi Emilia