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Hi there! My name is Sebastian Ervi. I am a Finn who was born in Germany, grew up in France and studied in both Paris and London. My passion for photography and design started when I was 16, after realising that I didn't want to become an engineer anymore. Since then, my interest hasn't stopped growing and has recently expanded to art direction and immersive experiences. My devotion for music (especially rock, punk, alternative) has led me to work as a photographer in the music industry, and I would be keen to participate in the future of music experiences (the topic I have chosen for my final major project). Be it through design or photography, my goal has always been to convey emotions.
My best quality is probably my curiosity! Some of my other interests are mixology, international cuisine and car racing.
Concert Photographer (freelance)
November 2017 to Present
Live photography and videography for bands and solo artists. Photographer and writer for music blogs.
Digital Product Designer at Le Figaro (apprenticeship)
November 2019 to September 2020
Collaborative definition and ideation of new features and components with the design team, while communicating them visually through wireframes and prototypes to POs, PMs and Developers on Sketch & Abstract. Redesign of the newspaper's app user interface based on Le Figaro's new branding and Design System. Maintenance of the brand’s Design System.
Digital Designer at Trustpair (apprenticeship)
September 2019 to October 2019
Branding, visual communication, photography and videography for the fintech startup.
UI Designer at Lavigo.io (freelance)
July 2019 to August 2019
UI Design for a mobile app and a desktop dashboard, based on wireframes that I helped to improve to provide a better experience for Lavigo users.
Event Photographer at Poletech
September 2017 to June 2019
Event photography for clients and school events.
UX & UI Designer at Invoxia (internship)
September 2018 to February 2019
Design and improvement of Invoxia Smart Trackers App's UI and UX in collaboration with Product and Tech teams.
Graphic designer at Agence oz& (internship)
May 2018 to July 2018
UI Design for Siemens and Lufthansa. Graphic Design and Motion Design for the agency's branding.
Designer at Digitalist Group Helsinki (internship)
July 2017 to August 2017
Introduction to UX/UI Design and Service Design.
MA User Experience Design at University of the Arts London (LCC)
October 2020 to December 2021
MA User Experience Design at LCC is a design-led, professionally focused program that equips students with the specialist skills to conceive, prototype and realise human experiences in an interactive digital context.
Bachelor in Digital Media (Year 3) at IESA Multimédia
October 2019 to June 2020
Year 3 of my Bachelor's degree, major in UX Design with an apprenticeship program.
Bachelor in Digital Media (Years 1 & 2) at IIM Léonard de Vinci
September 2017 to June 2019
Years 1 and 2 of my Bachelor's degree, with multi-disciplinary knowledge of the digital industry on Year 1, and design (digital and print) skills on Year 2.
Baccalauréat Scientifique at Lycée Stanislas-Cannes
Mention Très Bien (Highest Honors).