Taru Muhonen, Designer in Berlin, Germany
Taru Muhonen

Designer in Berlin, Germany

Member since March 22, 2019
Taru has over five years of experience working as a designer in startups and digital agencies. She can take the design all the way from initial stakeholder interviews to working, high-fidelity prototypes in various platforms. During the last three years, she has focused on virtual and augmented reality design, working in a game engine to produce high-quality immersive experiences for both consumers and businesses.
Taru is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Interaction Designer, Co-founder

    2016 - 2019
    Teatime Research
    • Created a wide range of different types of immersive experiences mainly for B2B customers.
    • Involved in over 20+ VR and AR projects, using devices ranging from HTC Vive to AR-enabled smartphones.
    • Created low-fidelity mockups, prototypes, and final assets in a game engine (Unity).
    • Held customer interviews and was involved in projects in various different industries, such as architecture and engineering.
    • Traveled abroad to showcase virtual reality experiences (Taipei, Taiwan).
    Technologies: Mixed Reality (MR), Microsoft, ARCore, HTC Vive, Git, Blender, Substance Designer, Unity, Adobe Experience Design (XD)
  • UX Designer

    2015 - 2016
    • Led UX, UI, and service design for mobile and web applications for customers ranging from local startups to multinational companies.
    • Acted as CTO for Futulabs for 1 month for the internal initiative for emerging technologies.
    • Converted UI of an existing Android and iPhone application to Windows Phone, following the platform user interface guidelines.
    • Used Futurice's Lean Service Creation framework to advance the Spice program - the internal initiative for promoting open source development and contributions.
    • Designed a smart transit pilot application that was published for iOS and Android.
    Technologies: Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch


  • Master's Degree in Human-Technology Interaction
    2014 - 2018
    University of Tampere - Tampere, Finland
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2011 - 2014
    University of Tampere - Tampere, Finland



Berlin, Germany

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