Bio

A brief history of me

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).

Education

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)

Honours

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

Spoken languages

Finnish – native
English – very good
Swedish – basics

Additional courses

08/2006 – 05/2007 “Computer users A-driving license” (IT Basics, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Access, IE6 Webmail)

Skills

Photoshop, Gimp, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, Unity3D, 3ds Max, project managment, scrum, communications, client projects.

Programming skills

HTML/CSS, PHP – Good
JavaScript/jQuery - Basics

Hobbies

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.

Contact me

email: laurikuparinen [at] protonmail.com
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