Visual design since 2012.

Graphic, UI/UX and Web design

About Sofia

Welcome to my online portfolio website. I am Sofia Herkiä, a designer (Graphic, UX / UI) from Espoo, Finland.

I worked for over 4 years in a software company Nordhealth, in several positions (as a Web Developer, UI/UX Designer and as a Visual Designer part of a marketing team). Currently I work as UI/UX Designer in a software company Funidata.

In 2023, I completed my postgraduate studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Service Design.

In 2017 I completed my degree in Business Information Technology at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.

In 2012 I graduated from Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (Nowadays known as Xamk). I studied media communication and my specialization was in graphic design.

From this website you can find few of my works. 

Please note that not all of my works are presented here due to confidentiality.


Skillset in general

  • Designing printed materials for retail environments
  • Image editing 
  • Photography
  • Creating visual content for social media and websites 
  • Layout design for various mediums 
  • Comprehensive exhibition stand design for events and fairs
  • Proficiency in developing and maintaining WordPress-based websites for client businesses.
  • The overhaul of the company and its product marketing websites included a migration from Drupal to WordPress content management system.
  • Getting to know Hubspot as a CRM and website platform
  • High fidelity prototypes
  • User flows
  • Mockups

Usability testing using Leanlab and prototypes, different types of surveys, workshops, and interviews.

  • Creation of the visual identity, brand, and marketing for the new software products from the ground up.

In my current position, I have been able to learn and consider accessibility issues as part of the planning process. My Master’s thesis from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences studied the implementation of accessibility in information graphics. I discovered how heuristic evaluation can be utilized to identify shortcomings in the accessibility of infographics, especially from the perspective of users with color vision deficiencies

  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Illustrator
    • Indesign
    • Photoshop
    • Express
    • After Effects
  • UI / UX Software
    • Figma
    • Axure
  • CMS
    • WordPress
    • Drupal
    • Hubspot
  • Other
    •  Mailchimp

Sofia Herkiä 2024