Aalto ARTS Alumni Career Event

Mentoring, career tips, discussions around commercializing creative work, and much more. Welcome!
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Are you a talented, cinematic, and fabulous young alum who graduated from Aalto ARTS, and has felt that the working life after studies has been a bit bumpy or harder than you thought?

No worries! Come to the Aalto ARTS Alumni Career Event to hear advice and tips for your own career and to say hi to your old classmates! There will definitely be interesting discussions, fun activities, beneficial mentoring, excellent company, and good food. 

Included in the program, among other things:

  • Career coaching – ARTS Mentors' speed mentoring sessions 
  • Advice for younger creatives – "Don't repeat my mistakes" speaker panel
  • Commercialization of creative work – Lecture on "What is sales margin and how is it calculated"
  • Complaints corner – Peer support and meme therapy
  • “Quid pro quo”-market – Exchange of services
  • Various program tables where you can greet people in your field
  • Kipsari’s refreshments and food

We have designed the event program together with ARTS alumni. 

Mentors for the event include:

  • Anna-Kaisa Armenti – Interior architecture (Workplace Expert, Service Designer, Agile Work)
  • Henrik Ilvesmäki – Architecture, studying abroad at Harvard (Founder, Studio Ilvesmäki)
  • Päivi Lonka – Fashion business (previously Chief Sales Officer, Marimekko)
  • Jani Niipola – Fashion journalism (Executive Director, Fashion Finland)
  • Kalle Kanerva – New media, branding, strategy, marketing (CEO Io_Works)
  • Katja Soini – Sustainability and strategy (Strategy and Sustainability Director AFRY & Chair of the Board, Ornamo)
  • Markus Toivanen – Industrial and packaging design (Chief Design Offier / Partner, Subsoccer Oyj)
  • Anna Brotkin – Screenwriting, TV and movies (Creator of beloved series 'Aikuiset')
  • Outi Pyy – Sustainability and fashion business (Head of Sustainability, IVALO.COM)
  • Johanna Vuorio – Design business (CEO, Nikari and Woodnotes) 
  • Marja-Liisa Niinikoski – Sustainability, fashion (CEO, Finnish Fashion and Textile association)
  • Annukka Vähäsöyrinki - Leadership, cultural politics, international cultural collaboration (Director, Artists' Association of Finland)
  • Luca Acito - design, user experience (UX Strategist, Fiskars Group)
  • Sebastian Hurmerinta - creative direction, branding, visual design (Creative Director, SEK)
  • Hanna-Riikka Heikkilä - visual art, illustration, print design (Art Director & Print Designer, Papu Design Oy) 
  • Rosa Joensuu -salaries, immaterial rights, design contracts (Juristi, Ornamo ry)

We kindly request that you sign up as soon as possible so we can secure a sufficient amount of catering for our event.

See you at Kipsari!

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