Teemu Korpilahti

I'm a concept, user experience and interface designer with a keen interest in analytics. More than ten years of work in a variety of roles, have given me good insight into the design and development of online services.

I'm currently working as a design director at Crasman, and I'm also a part time doctoral student at the Department of Visual Communication Design, in Aalto University.


Design Director at Crasman, January 2018 - Present

In addition to working as a superior to a team of thirteen experts, my work has concentrated on developing the design maturity of our company in such fields as human centric design, analytics, and accessibility. In select key accounts, my work consists of design management and concept design. I've had a key role in building a continuous and agile design process in these clients. I also participate in new business acquisition and sales as a design specialist. Key accounts include such companies as Autotalo Laakkonen and subsidiaries of Kesko.

Lead Designer at Crasman, May 2015 - January 2018

Prior to working as a Design Director, I worked in the role of Lead Designer. During this time my responsibilities were much the same, with the exception that I didn't have supervisory responsibility over the team and didn't participate in the work of the excecutive management team.

Account Manager at Crasman, February 2012 - May 2015

In this role, I was in charge of account and project management for the online services of such clients as Finavia, Alma Media, and the Finnish Unicef. The projects we delivered included both design and technical development of services.

Rich Media and User Experience at Bolder, March 2010 - January 2012

During my time at Bolder, I was mostly involved with the technical side of UX, working with front-end development, Flash, and ActionScript.

Researcher at University of Art and Design Helsinki, October 2008 - June 2011

Working at Crucible Studio, I designed and developed interfaces for interactive storytelling installations, in close collaboration with media artists. In addition I participated in the evaluation of software products, which were developed in the EU funded Salero project.

Web Designer at Crasman, February 2006 - August 2007

Fresh from school, I came to work for Crasman for the first time. My work included both visual design and technical development of client websites.


MA in New Media at University of Art and Design Helsinki, 2007 - 2009

BA in Multimedia at Lahti Polytechnic, Design Institute, 2001 - 2006

Recent Publications

The Things That Make Us Remember

Korpilahti, T.: The Things That Make Us Remember, https://bragelaboratorium.com/2019/06/09/the-things-that-make-us-remember/, (2019)

Approaches to Interface Icon Classification

Korpilahti, T.: Approaches to Interface Icon Classification. In: Kurosu, M. (ed.) Human-Computer Interaction. Theories, Methods, and Human Issues - 20th International Conference, {HCI} International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part {I}. pp. 126–137. Springer (2018)

A Practical Approach to Icon Taxonomy

Korpilahti, T.: A Practical Approach to Icon Taxonomy. In: Stephanidis, C. (ed.) HCI International 2016 -- Posters’ Extended Abstracts. pp. 259–263. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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Feel free to contact me by email or phone +358 50 320 9280.