Hi. I’m Jari.

 

A passionate visual effects artist and graphic designer, living in Finland near Helsinki.

 

I started my career in the late 80’s. I decided to change my Industrial Design studies to a fascinating world of digital image manipulation. The first revolutionary digital tools were just starting to emerge, time before Photoshop or desktop computers. They were heavy, immensely expensive and accessible only to a select few. I felt strangely at home with these beasts, said goodbye to studies in University of Industrial Arts and was soon working full time painting strange things to the television screen.

 

1987… Provideo Oy - Graphic Designer and VFX Artist

1994… Factory Post Oy - Senior VFX Artist

2001… Generator Post Oy - Senior VFX Artist

2014... Postwork Productions Oy - Founder, VFX Artist

 

I have worn many hats and gained a lot of valuable experience working professionally across three decades with numerous clients and projects, including feature films, TV commercials, title animations, program idents, music and corporate videos; all the while witnessing the development of technology. During these years I have seen a lot of changes in tools, business and people. Things have been revolutionised over and over again, but creativity and vision still remain as important as ever.

 

After working in big post houses, an brilliant opportunity arose to start my own business. This new direction now allows me to serve any client, big or small, and create engaging work for all interesting projects.

 

 

So, hello...

 

Who I am

 

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