Hello there! I'm Mervi Emilia Eskelinen, a Digital Craftswoman. I'm a geek and a dreamer. Sometimes I use the pseudonym tasselflower. I have an Etsy shop called tasselflower crafts for digital designs.
I'm from Finland, which is a country in Northern Europe. I live in the capital city Helsinki, yet I'm originally from a small place called Maaninka. I like to call myself an urban country girl. Or city country girl. Something like that. My native language is Finnish. Therefore please forgive the mistakes I make in English.
As a kid I wanted to be a vet (cause I love animals) and later a writer (cause I love books). In school I dreamed about being an actor. Being on a stage was breathtaking, as it was scary and so great at the same time. I like to think I was rather good at it. I was also very much interested in drawing, painting and crafts. I still am.
During the Finnish high school aka lukio I got really into all the things Internet. I know that's not a real sentence, but I don't know how else to really say that. I sent emails, I roamed over websites, I talked with strangers through IRC and finally at some point created my first, Geocities based site. It was really terrible.
After lukio I first worked for a while in different jobs. Some of it was website stuffs too, but mostly it was customer service and such. Year later I started to study Computer Science. In 2005 I finally realized that wasn't exactly my thing and I applied for something more "me".
My bachelor's thesis was published 2009 and it's titled Sosiaalinen media business to business -markkinoinnissa (Social Media in Business to Business Marketing; abstract in English, the rest in Finnish). I created it in co-operation with digital media agency Gyllene Skor and received an excellent grade of it. Spring 2010 I graduated as Bachelor of Culture and Arts/Medianomi (AMK) from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
I work as a freelancer. I make websites, newsletters, logos and also dwell with social media and marketing. If you want to work with me, check out info and contact me through Made In Helmikuu. Recently I've been working as the webgoddess of a new website for listing, searching, finding and rating Finnish beauty professionals. The site is called Stylebook.
I also have a small boutique on Etsy, tasselflower crafts. In my boutique I sell handmade digital goods such as Photoshop brushes, logos, blog banners, clipart, to do -lists and patterns.
Besides work my life includes running, adoring cats, photographing (see Flickr and Instagram) and roaming around the web. I drink tea, watch television shows and movies, listen music (see Spotify and Last.fm), read books and enjoy design.
Want to know more?
Check out 50 things, 31 things I like and other blog posts. For info about this site, see About this site.