Olli Suoranta (born in August 24, 1990) is a Finnish Frontend Designer-Developer / Multi-Instrumentalist. He has contributed to companies such as Aiwo, Paytrail (by Nets), Star Arcade, Solteq and Mega Cat Studios.
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Olli spent his early years by creating games and applications with ‘Klik n Play’, geocities and HTML editors. He produced music with cheap instruments (incl. Casio SK-1), cassette tapes and ‘Hip Hop eJay’. He experimented with various forms of animation with legos, cut-outs and webcams. By learning and experimenting without internet by using the power of Windows 95, multimedia spectacles were created and then forgotten..
Later, after misadventures in the realm of electricity and automation, as a newly graduated 'Automation Technician' he took steps towards something more near to heart and soon graduated from ‘Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences’ as a 'Software Engineer (B.E.)'. Bunch of time was spent by watching Star Trek, having LAN parties, making music as a freelancer and learning Linux, Vim and LAMP servers among other things.
About three years of backend development at work made he to leap towards his natural interests, leading him into the world of UX. Nowadays he is passionate about designing and implementing accessible user experiences for all users. He is especially fascinated by decluttering, design, privacy, human-condition, open-source movement and all that jazz..
On his spare time Olli is creating songs, soundscapes and smithereens with varied gear and instruments. His main influences and inspirations arise from CD-ROM based video game systems, deliberate limitations and music genres such as ambient, techno, funk and fusion jazz..
Currently Olli is working at Aiwo Digital as an UI Developer.