Arto Viitanen, Designer in Porvoo, Finland

Arto Viitanen


Porvoo, Finland
Toptal Member Since
June 9, 2017

Arto is the former Head of Design at Idean, Palo Alto, with 10+ years of UX design experience (and hundreds of projects). He has a versatile background in business, programming, and design, which makes him a good fit for concept creation and MVP projects. His clients praise his efficiency.

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Work Experience

2014 - PRESENT

Freelence Designer

  • Contracted primarily for startups.
  • Worked with value creation strategy and marketability.
  • Designed UX/UI/services for 20+ products and services.
  • Branded early-stage companies.
  • Contributed to several AI and machine learning projects.
  • Engaged with a multitude of business domains, including medical, real estate, financial, VR, knowledge management, and many more.
Technologies: Webflow, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite
2010 - 2014

Head of Design

Idean Enterprises
  • Managed projects and spearheaded design in dozens of projects with clients ranging from several Fortune 500 companies to early-stage startups.
  • Managed a portfolio of clients and oversaw the processes and quality in project deliveries.
  • Provided not only UX design but also user research, illustration, visual design, animation, and video.
  • Mentored at several startup accelerators.
  • Helped grow the company from 5 to 50 employees and through acquisition.
  • Developed several workshop methods and processes used widely at the company.
Technologies: Android Studio, WordPress, Axure, InVision, Pixate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
2006 - 2010


  • Handled all levels of tasks including fundraising, business development, sales, recruitment, financials, concept design, UX design, and overall leadership.
  • Developed mobile applications primarily before the iPhone. We were funded by Accel Partners and managed to sign partnerships with several big European carriers and phone manufacturers.
  • Had more than 300,000 installations for our J2ME cartoon generator app (very similar to Snapchat these days) and we were pre-installed on several Sony Ericsson phone models.
Technologies: J2ME, iOS, Android


1999 - 2007

Master's Degree in Industrial Management/Design Business Management/Computer Science

Aalto University - Espoo, Finland


GoAnimate - 5 yearsSketch - 2 yearsWebflow CMS - 2 years




Porvoo, Finland