Monica Javanainen


Presenting: Monica


This series of blogs presents you the members of JCO’s cool team. In a nutshell Monica!

Tell us about yourself – what do you do at JCO?

I am JCO’s creative director and one of the two owners. I also run our Piphyllan art gallery and am a board member of Tammisaari’s entrepreneur association.

What did you do before JCO?

I worked at Otavamedia as a producer for a few years and at a couple of advertising agencies before that. And before these, my life was all about business and music.

What has been your coolest project at JCO?

We are working on a couple of very cool projects right now. I really enjoyed the work we did for Tanssin talo – Dance House: a dance test. The aim was to make it both entertaining and informative, and, of course, stunningly good-looking. We succeeded, and the test quickly became popular in social media.

What do you do when not working?

I like to draw, paint, and learn lots of new things using my lovely tools. My favourite is Photoshop. I also read a lot (I enjoy the feel of a traditional book in my hands). I mostly go for books about the power of our mind, subconscious, and how to live a happy life, but also works on visual communications. Other than these, I listen to music, run, meditate, garden (mostly peonies), and cook. And come up with new projects and events if I have too much time on my hands.

What drives you mad?


Three favourite online services or apps you like to use?

Instagram, Slack, Spotify.

Best about Raasepori?

Tammisaari, the nature, and being so close to the sea.

Which software are you running on your computer right now?

Photoshop, Lightroom, Chrome, Slack, Trello, Pipedrive, Thunderbird, Active Collab, Google Docs, and Twitter.


Image: Sami Jämsén

Next week we’ll tell you about Java! Stay tuned!

Hilkka Kandelin