I’ve been working with video most of my life. Hailing from Finland I studied media production design in the Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences. Already as a student I initiated an educational online broadcast concept, and after graduating in 2004, stayed back teaching in an experimental audio-visual production training environment. Since 2007 I’ve lived in Berlin as an independent visual effects designer working on diverse projects, ranging from music videos and image spots to advertisements and feature films.

My main tool is my After Effects workstation in the center of Berlin. I work in English, German or Finnish.

In my free time I also do event visualizations in a cultural association.


Mikko Ruostila 2018
Photo: Udo Eberl