I was born in January of 1987, during a horrible snowstrom (so my father says) in Kotka, Finland. Since the very early days I have always been really into computers, games and techology. I started BASIC programming on Commodore 64 in the year 1998, when the machine was already ancient! Since then I have done a lot of small web and game projects by myself using PC and it's programming languages like QBasic and Visual Basic. Despite my longish history with programming, I still heavily prefer the design and artistic side to projects. I have been using Windows OS'es from the version 3.1 to the latest (but certainly not the greatest) version 10. I have also been using MS DOS 6 and Amiga Workbench 1.3 back in the 90's.
Today, I live in Helsinki, Finland and as my main OS I use Linux Mint while I try to gather others to my open source crusade (my friends have had enough of my Linux propaganda, though).
8/2011 – 6/2015 Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, Kouvola, viestinnän ko., digital media (medianomi), Degree Programme in Media Communication
8/2006 - 12/2008 Vocational school of Etelä-Kymenlaakso (Ekami), Degree in Information Technology
8/2003 – 2/2006 Upper secondary school of Karhula (Kotka)
2019 - Menestystarinat - Employee of the year
2015 - Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences - Stipend, on my work on Wolf Track
2014 - Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences - Stipend, on my work on Wolf Track
Finnish – native
English – very good
Swedish – basics
08/2006 – 05/2007 “Computer users A-driving license” (IT Basics, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Access, IE6 Webmail)
Photoshop, Gimp, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, Unity3D, 3ds Max, project managment, scrum, communications, client projects.
HTML/CSS, PHP – Good
Good movies, good books, playing videogames, jogging, football (both on and off the pitch), tennis, emotional dancing, collecting random stuff and decorating my house to my liking 24/7.
email: laurikuparinen [at] protonmail.com
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