Ossi Honkanen

Ossi Honkanen

Associate Creative Director at hasan & partners
Helsinki Area, Finland, Finland

About me

I'm a multi-disciplinary marketing and advertising creative. I've worked for the leading agencies in Finland and currently hold the dual position of Senior Creative and Manager of Innovation at hasan & partners.

As a Creative, I'm involved in everything from strategy and creating campaigns to overseeing production. My background is in Art Direction and digital campaigns, but I've grown to be an across-the-board talent. I'm an avid learner and I spend a lot of time immersing myself in different techniques, technologies and subjects.

In my role as Manager of Innovation I aim to bring about technological innovation in the agency. I stay aware of emergent technologies and business models and help teams by bringing solutions to them.

I work with clients from both B2C and B2B sectors. Current and past clients include DNA, Sanoma, Tallink Silja, Fazer, Helsingin Sanomat, Plan and Radio Helsinki, to name a few.

Specialties: advertising, online advertising, integrated campaigns, presentation, radio advertising, social media, digital media

Positions

Creative Team
Helsinki, Finland
October 2009 - Present (11 years 11 months)
At hasan&partners I'm working as a creative with a slight emphasis on interactive and social media. My creative input is somewhat visually-biased, but I get around, doing my fair share of concepting, UxD, copywriting etc.

I am also tasked with building a framework and toolset for cross-genre innovation within the agency.
Senior Art Director
Helsinki, Finland
June 2007 - June 2009 (2 years)
During my time at TBWA\PHS I used almost every trick in the book. I did on-line campaigns, nifty one-shot web ads, fell in love with radio, grinded out tactical direct mailers, did film, did print, combined everything for integrated campaigns and learned a lot.

I was active in several NB-pitches, with a great success rate. Many of these became turn-around cases for the clients.
Graphic Designer
Helsinki, Finland
September 2006 - May 2007 (8 months)
All aspects of digital and B2B advertising, as well as production of digital marketing campaigns.
Production AD
Helsinki, Finland
2005 - 2006 (1 year)
Refinement and production of digital and b2b campaigns both online and offline.

Education

Graphic Designer,Design

2007 - 2009 (2 years)

Other professional activities

On Going Places

Author
2012 - Present (9 years 8 months)
On Going Places is a mash-up of a literary project, media art and a social experiment. The process is as interesting as the end result itself.

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