A shipmaster by trade and a free spirit by heart, Tuuli Tiilikainen is a fresh breeze of air. She’s a hard-working soul with a calm but determined demeanor, a true support pillar in any team. Tuuli joined us first as an associate, but now with graduation in vicinity she transforms into a fully-fledged consultant.
Tuuli’s education comes from Haaga-Helia’s business and information technology program, where she has studied software development, which has enabled Tuuli to nurture her interest in human-computer interaction from a user-experience angle. Her research helps companies understand what the next generations will expect from UX and what kind of services young adults (18-25) crave.
“The reality is that as a female developer you have a lot of open doors in the job market, but finding a job with actual meaning - something that feels right - is another thing. Columbia Road is a place where I can grow and learn from the very best. I enjoy being a consultant, to help others succeed,” Tuuli muses.
“While we had Tuuli here as an associate it quickly became clear that she’s a keeper. Tuuli has a strong business mindset and understanding, but on a very humane level. She drives projects towards the business goals with the end-user in mind,” Lauri Eloranta, Managing Partner at Columbia Road says appraisingly.
On her free time Tuuli loves to travel. Especially Latin America is close to her heart - no wonder she speaks fluent Spanish. She’s also very much a sea person, every summer she drives passenger vessels between the Helsinki islands and sails the archipelago. Her favorite pastime is to read and her ultimate book lover’s dream is the Hiltunen second-hand bookshop located in Helsinki harbor.