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Markko Karu

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Experience
Tallinn, Estonia
Mar 2014Present
Consultant
I help companies to visualize their processes and value propositions, creating models, presentations, identities and interfaces for various products and services.
Tallinn, Estonia
Apr 2009Mar 2014
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.
Estonia
Sep 2011
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.
Tallinn, Estonia
Feb 2005Apr 2009
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.
Tallinn, Estonia
Mar 2002Feb 2005
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.
Tallinn, Estonia
Apr 1996Feb 2002
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.
Awards
2012
Silver for mobile app design
2011
Startup event Garage48 Tartu winner
2010
Silver in Corporate Identity
2007
British Council
Finalist for the Young Design Entrepeneur of the Year
2005
Silver Egg in printed media category
2004
Music Video of the Year
2003
Bronze Egg for corporate graphics
2001
Bronze Egg for corporate graphics
Languages
 
English (Advanced), Estonian (Native), Finnish (Conversational), Russian (Beginner), German (Beginner)