My name is Jason and I'm a graphic designer/photographer from Joensuu, Finland. I was born in Cape Town, South Africa where I studied and received my diploma as a graphic designer. Around 7 years ago, I moved to Finland to learn more about my Finnish roots, to work and to develop my career as a creative person.
INSPIRED TO DESIGN
Graphic design has always been important to me, and I always do my best to create something visually striking or captivating. Over the last 15 years or so, I have worked with many organisations, companies and artists. I always look to exceed expectations with my work and love learning new skills in order to expand my capabilities as a creative person. I have experience with software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and many more.
PHOTOGRAPHY IS LIFE
Photography is one of my greatest passions in life. Mastering my skills as a photographer has become a lifelong journey of mine, and I always use my camera and visual eye to the best of my abilities. I keep active with my photography on social media, and my photos have been published/featured on websites such as National Geographic, BBC News, Fstoppers (Instagram), Yle Sää and Sanomalehti Karjalainen.
Thank you for visiting and hope that you enjoy my work!
Recent posts from my blog
This summer has been a bit slow for me in terms of photography. Although the season has many unique and interesting weather conditions, I found myself staying up late for the midnight sunsets only a handful of times. July was definitely not my best month for photos, but it was still a blast to be […]
Summer is here and so are the amazing colours that come with it. The days feel long due to the sun only setting around 11pm, so staying awake until late is crucial if one enjoys the golden hour style of photography. I managed to get a few nice landscapes and did a couple of fun […]
The weather is getting warmer and the nights shorter here in Finland. This month was quite rewarding, I captured my first good lighting photo and continued to develop my skills in my home studio. Below are some photos from May 2019. Landscapes/Nature: Above: The last bit of snow sits on an island in early May. […]
April was a bit of a mixed bag. The lakes have been thawing nicely and I have managed to get out into the nature, but in the end there were only one or two landscape photos that I thought were useable. It’s that time of the year where the scenery is mostly brown and patches […]
March. Yeah, March was quite snowy. I spent more time indoors developing my portrait photography than being out in the snow. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but I’m sure that when the lakes thaw and some water starts to show I’ll be back out there doing my usual business. I think […]
February marked the beginning of my journey into portrait photography. I spent a lot of my free time watching videos about lighting and shadows, trying to understand what I would need in order to start practicing. At the end of the month I bought myself a couple of softboxes and a strobe light. I figured […]
The start of this year has been quite interesting for my photography. I’ve attempted some more heavily-edited fine art kind of stuff, as well as some more food and product photography. Unfortunately, many of my shoots this month have been unsuccessful, and I’ve often returned home feeling like some kind of lost ice man with […]
I’ve been living here in Joensuu for just over 2 years now, and there’s one place that I just keep coming back to. ”Voiluoto”, is the name of this tiny island just off the shore of Kukkosensaari/Kalmoniemi. It is an easy walk from the centre of town to this place (maybe 20 minutes or so), […]
2018 was an incredible year for photography. I learnt a lot and am forever grateful that I managed to spend so much time with nature. With each sunset, sunrise and starry night burnt brightly into memory, I will move forward with a goal to experience them all over again in 2019. Below are photos from […]
MY EVER-EXPANDING SKILL SET
- Poster, flyer and other print design
- Digital design for web banners, social media and other online advertisements
- Logo design
- Vector art & illustration
- Video editing
- Landscape & cityscape
- Product & item
- Travel & outdoors
- Exhibition & event
OTHER SKILLS INCLUDE:
- Music production and composition
- Writing & blogging