What do I do?

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

Languages

English
Full professional proficiency
Finnish
Partial professional proficiency
Swedish
Native proficiency

Skills Highlights

Website design & creation
HTML, CSS, WordPress
Partial working proficiency
Branding & Visibility
Storytelling, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Management Tools
Full working proficiency
Photography
Photoshop, Lightroom
Partial working proficiency

What have I done?

Experience Highlights

Currently I’m recruited in a work try-out position at Troja, Turku. Meanwhile I’m part-time studying organization and management as well as marketing at the Open University of Åbo Akademi.

Other Extracurricular Activity

04/2016 - 05/2016
Civil Service Training
Finland
04/2016
Voluntary pollution control - oil spill
Finland
04/2016
First Aid
Finland
04/2016
Fire extinguishing training course
Finland

Get to know me

I believe a good way for you to get to know me is by reading my blog, where I capture some of my life experiences, general thoughts and ideas. I post more regularly on Twitter tho. Hope you enjoy reading!

Visit my blog

Often I feel like an alien in society, looking around and feeling as if I was born yesterday, baffled (sometimes positively; sometimes negatively) by the way we live and the tools we use in doing so.

I'm thankful for this perspective, for it might be the very determining factor.

As a freelancer or entrepreneur, your creativity isn't tied back by regulatory inertia in the way big organisations' often is.

For example, unlike me, Coca-Cola probably wouldn't add a :-DDDD in the middle of their tweet for the sake of making a point.

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Timeline

2017
21/11/2017

Cork Institute of Technology – Uncompleted

Honours Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology.

Commenced and dropped out after two months upon realizing that the rigid nature of the institute and program was not for me.

I’m very grateful for having the possibility to try it out, because by trying and failing, I have learned much about myself.
20/11/2017

Co-owner of Backaro B&B (full-time, during summer)

Co-owner of a nine-room Bed and Breakfast in the Finnish archipelago (website: Backaro B&B). Thanks to the responsibility I have had in prior life experiences, running a B&B has been one of my most exciting projects to date. Tasks change all the time according to what we evaluate as most urgent. I might be responsible for:
  • Online marketing:
    • Creation of business website, blog and online booking system
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Social media: creating content for blog, Youtube and Facebook
  • Managing bookings (phone, email, online booking system)
  • Insuring our guests’ comfort by thoroughly maintaining the interior/exterior every day, and preparing a sturdy breakfast every morning for guests and other visitors
20/11/2017

Kårkulla (part-time)

Care taker of disabled individuals.
20/11/2017

Civil Service – Elderly Home (full-time)

Played a key role in the care taking of the elders as well as arrangement of events. Other tasks include IT-support and gardening.

What I learned: thanks to the CEO’s trust in me, I learned to take greater responsibility in a more entrepreneurial fashion. I also learned a lot about compassion towards others.

“[Emanuel] displayed a very special sensitivity in the interactions with people” - Ann-Mari Backman
20/11/2017

Isaksson’s Greenhouse (full-time)

Main tasks: picking vegetables, area maintenance
18/11/2017

Katedralskolan – Completed

Upper secondary school in Finland
17/11/2017

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17/11/2017

Museum guide (full-time)

Guiding and general maintenance, which include the following tasks:

  • Guide individuals and groups (up to 90 persons) around the museum area
  • Simple financial management
  • Property maintenance indoors and outdoors: cleaning, lawn care, painting, minor construction work, bilge dewatering

What I learned: acquired confidence to lead and present ideas and concepts in front of big groups, handle bigger sums of money, as well as practical maintenance skills - all of which has proven invaluable in my current position as a BnB co-owner.    

Timeline

2017
21/11/2017

Cork Institute of Technology – Uncompleted

Honours Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology.

Commenced and dropped out after two months upon realizing that the rigid nature of the institute and program was not for me.

I’m very grateful for having the possibility to try it out, because by trying and failing, I have learned much about myself.
20/11/2017

Co-owner of Backaro B&B (full-time, during summer)

Co-owner of a nine-room Bed and Breakfast in the Finnish archipelago (website: Backaro B&B). Thanks to the responsibility I have had in prior life experiences, running a B&B has been one of my most exciting projects to date. Tasks change all the time according to what we evaluate as most urgent. I might be responsible for:
  • Online marketing:
    • Creation of business website, blog and online booking system
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Social media: creating content for blog, Youtube and Facebook
  • Managing bookings (phone, email, online booking system)
  • Insuring our guests’ comfort by thoroughly maintaining the interior/exterior every day, and preparing a sturdy breakfast every morning for guests and other visitors
20/11/2017

Kårkulla (part-time)

Care taker of disabled individuals.
20/11/2017

Civil Service – Elderly Home (full-time)

Played a key role in the care taking of the elders as well as arrangement of events. Other tasks include IT-support and gardening.

What I learned: thanks to the CEO’s trust in me, I learned to take greater responsibility in a more entrepreneurial fashion. I also learned a lot about compassion towards others.

“[Emanuel] displayed a very special sensitivity in the interactions with people” - Ann-Mari Backman
20/11/2017

Isaksson’s Greenhouse (full-time)

Main tasks: picking vegetables, area maintenance
18/11/2017

Katedralskolan – Completed

Upper secondary school in Finland
17/11/2017

.

17/11/2017

Museum guide (full-time)

Guiding and general maintenance, which include the following tasks:

  • Guide individuals and groups (up to 90 persons) around the museum area
  • Simple financial management
  • Property maintenance indoors and outdoors: cleaning, lawn care, painting, minor construction work, bilge dewatering

What I learned: acquired confidence to lead and present ideas and concepts in front of big groups, handle bigger sums of money, as well as practical maintenance skills - all of which has proven invaluable in my current position as a BnB co-owner.