Tarja Toikka

Tarja Toikka is a visual designer, teacher, education planner and a design researcher. The theme of her doctoral thesis is design thinking applied in enhancing expertise. Tarja re-joined academia after working hands on in media business for some 16 years as art director, concept designer and producer. Tarja has 10 years teaching experience in higher education and she has ”Teacher’s pedagogical qualification (60 cr) in Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Tarja had her MA in graphic design in the University of Art and Design Helsinki, but her career did not follow the conventional print media path of a graphic designer, since as a young designer she worked 7 years in AV productions and later in the early 90’s she pioneered in multimedia design and publishing.


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