Kari Korkman
CEO, Founder

Kari Korkman, M.Sc. (Econ.), is the founder and director of Helsinki Design Week and the President of World Design Weeks. He has been involved in a large number of product development projects and launches since the beginning of the 90s and has produced and curated a number of design exhibitions and events. Kari has received much recognition for his achievements in the design business and for activating city culture. Kari spends his spare time racing with his old wooden sailboat named Raili.

Petra Majander
Marketing Director

Helsinki Design Week’s Marketing Director Petra Majander has studied cultural production and marketing communication management. She has built a career on various marketing and communication positions within culture, publishing and media. Petra is developing the marketing communication of the festival and Helsinki Design Weekly, its online publication, as well as working for Helsinki Design Week’s internationalization and mediatization. Petra loves Mrs. Armi Ratia, balloons and early morning swimming. In her leisure time Petra is there where the sun shines, being happy and carefree.

Moona Tikka

Moona Tikka
Executive Producer

Moona Tikka works as Helsinki Design Week’s Executive Producer. She holds a Master’s of Art in service design and has previously worked with city events, design and modern art. Moona is interested in utilizing design thinking broadly and believes strongly in design’s ability to solve worldwide problems. She is in charge of productions and partnerships, among her other responsibilities. In her free time Moona does yoga, goes to dance classes and dreams of becoming a musician.

 

Anni Korkman
Editor in Chief, Helsinki Design Weekly

Anni Korkman is the Editor in Chief of Helsinki Design Weekly and a Master of Arts in Innovation Management. She has been a part of the Helsinki Design Week team from the beginning and is interested in Experience Design. In her spare time Anni likes swimming in the sea.

Helena Fernström
Producer

Helena Fernström works with productions and plays a part in making Helsinki Design Week’s programme even more diverse and international. Helena has worked also with the World Design Weeks network since it was founded. She is a Master of Arts who during her free time enjoys teaching French, dancing and quality movies and not-so-quality jokes.

 

Jenny Järvinen
Producer

Jenny is a Bachelor of Art and Design and continues studies in the field of Behavioral Sciences in the University of Helsinki. She likes to spend her free time with her dogs or skiing and swimming with friends in the nature.  

Veera Moilanen

Producer, Architecture Day, Open Studios and Little Market

Aino-Maija Kupias

Marketing & Communications Intern

Sarita Kinnunen

Assistant Producer

Sara Mäkinen

Assistant Producer, Coordinator of the Volunteer Programme

 

Martina Wuoristo-Huhta (leave of absence)
Executive Producer

Martina works as the Executive Producer for Helsinki Design Week. She is a MSc. (Econ.) specialized in marketing and cultural management. Martina has been at the service of Helsinki Design Week since 2010 and she is in charge of productions and administration. In her spare time she likes to dance and spend time with friends and her garage band.

Ansa
Just a dog

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