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Curriculum Vitae

Inka Saini

Concepts & Spaces, Interior Architect SIO



  • Education 


Aalto University, School of Art, Design & Architecture, Spatial Design, Master of Arts (MA), 2013


The Bucks New University, High Wycombe, UK, Spatial Design, Bachelor of Arts (BA), 2007


Insitut d’Arts Visuels, Orléans, France, Erasmus Exchange, 02/2006-06/2006


The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK, Full-Time Foundation Diploma 2004

Etelä-Tapiola High School, Espoo, Finland 2002

The Southbank International School, Notting Hill, London, 1999


  • Work Experience 


03/2018 – Pinto Design, Concepts & Spaces, International Clients and Projects

(maternity leave 07/21-)

10/14-03/2018 ­– Malja BTL Oy, Creative Event & Sponsorship Agency, Spatial & Concept Designer


05-12/2017 – SAFA (The Finnish Association of Architects), 100 Skabaa Stadissa, Project Coordinator

01/2015 – Travis Price Architects, Washington DC, Associate Architect

01/2010 – WKIS, design collaborations with Wilhelmiina Kosonen. 


01/2010 – Freelance: Tmi Inka Saini. Concept Design, Spatial Design, Exhibition & Expo Design, Art Directing

(AD for Olari Gymnastics Club)

10/2009-10/2014 ­­– Vesa Honkonen Architects, Junior Designer

09/2007-07/2009 ­­– BBUK Studio (Landscape Architecture), London, Designer, Studio Assistant

2005-2007 ­­– Marimekko, Kämp Flagship Store, Helsinki, Sales Assistant (holidays)

01/2006 & 05/05-06/05 ­­– Channel 4, Elstree & Borehamwood Studios, London, Assistant to the Art Director of Big Brother & Celebrity Big Brother



  • Other Notable Works


2016 Spirit of Place/ Spirit of Design project: The Mhuysqa Offering in Tenjo, Colombia. Student project led by FAIA Architect Travis Price (Washington DC)

2012 Helsinki WDC Pavilion, Wood Studio, Aalto University of Art, Design & Architecture (group project)

2011 AWAKE, ARGOS Young Designers Event, Stockmann Flagship Store (group project)

2011 Spirit of Place/ Spirit of Design project: A Memorial to the Magar Ancestors in Namje-Thumki, Nepal. Student project led by FAIA Architect Travis Price (Washington DC)

2010 Spirit of Place/ Spirit of Design project: Kalevalakehto in Seurasaari, Helsinki. Student project led by FAIA Architect Travis Price (Washington DC)



  • Exhibitions 


2012-2013 TANGO Exhibition (Issues of creativity social design and sustainability, and promoted intergenerational dialogue in Finland, France and Italy), Nantes, France 03/13 and Design Museum Helsinki 04-05/13, Exhibition Architect together with Henri Halla-aho

2010 Habitare, Tomorrow @ Home (group project)

2010 ACSI, Aalto Camp for Societal Innovation, Dipoli, Helsinki



  • Short introduction


Experienced international design professional (since 2007 in Helsinki, London and Washington DC) with a passion for well-being and the human mind. Skilled in spatial and concept design, fascinated by service design, and at best when using both creative and leadership skills. Personal goal to keep on creating, using the understanding of storytelling, as both a modern design tool and a humanist philosophy for life. Background from a national team gymnast to a yoga teacher (RYT200), and from an entrepreneur to the owner of a little yoga studio for children.

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