Oscar Blide

Oscar Blide, Haltian team

SW Trainee & UX Designer

In spring 2019, I was looking for a summer job. Finding a job seemed a bit challenging because I’m a swede and I don’t speak Finnish. I decided to make a LinkedIn post about my job hunt and as a result, Tuomo Kalajanniska from Haltian found me.

I study Information Technology, more specifically Web Development at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Previously, I have worked as a graphic designer for various companies for over 9 years.  Even though I have many years of experience in the designing field and I’m passionate about it, coding is the thing that has given me more. Thanks to coding, I get to see how my design comes to life.

My Finnish skills were not an issue here: we are an international company and English works great.

With a passion for both programming and graphics, I became interested in Haltian. Fortunate for me, my Finnish skills were not an issue here: we are an international company and English works great.  For some reason, many have not yet tried to speak Swedish with me other than when Finland won the world championship in ice-hockey. I wonder why?