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Markko Karu

Tallinn, Estonia

Work Experience

Markko Karu Design

Consultant

I help companies to visualize their processes and value propositions, creating models, presentations, identities and interfaces for various products and services.
March 2014 - Present Tallinn, Estonia

Brand Manual

Partner

Brand Manual is a branding & service design consultancy. We work with companies to create new brands and design the products, services, spaces and interfaces that make the experience real for customers. My tasks in the company are related with research, concepting and visualization.
April 2009 - March 2014 Tallinn, Estonia

Qminder

Co-founder / COO

Qminder a startup company for eliminating waiting lines with the use of smartphone app. The company started from Garage48 Tartu hackathlon and is currently a Seedcamp company.
September 2011 Estonia

Velvet Creative Alliance

Founding Partner / Creative Director

Building up a multidisciplinary design company with inspiring work climate and reputation, managing a design unit, working as brand consultant, creative director and graphic designer.
February 2005 - April 2009 Tallinn, Estonia

Tangomango

Owner

Tangomango started as my freelance project that grew to a respectable animation and design company, which eventually merged to start an Estonian leading design company, Velvet.
March 2002 - February 2005 Tallinn, Estonia

TBWA/Guvatrak

Creative Director

Worked as Designer, Art Director and Creative Director, managing the creative team of a vibrant advertising agency which became a member of TBWA in 2000. Worked with adidas, Absolut (Absolut Tallinn was our project), IBM, Estonian Road Safety Office, Estonian Rail, Tallinn Harbour, Tallinn Airport.
April 1996 - February 2002 Tallinn, Estonia

Languages

English (Advanced),
Estonian (Native),
Finnish (Conversational),
Russian (Beginner),
German (Beginner),

Awards

Art Director's Club (ADC) - International

Silver for mobile app design

2012

Garage48

Startup event Garage48 Tartu winner

2011

Art Director's Club (ADC) - International

Silver in Corporate Identity

2010

British Council

Finalist for the Young Design Entrepeneur of the Year

2007

Estonian Association Of Advertising Agencies

Bronze Egg in packaging

2007

Estonian Association Of Advertising Agencies

Golden Egg in packaging

2006

Estonian Association Of Advertising Agencies

Silver Egg in printed media category

2005

Estonian Music Awards

Music Video of the Year

2004

Estonian Association Of Advertising Agencies

Bronze Egg for corporate graphics

2003

Estonian Association Of Advertising Agencies

Bronze Egg for corporate graphics

2001