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Universe.

Viljami S. Design is a digital product design studio based in Helsinki, Finland. We help our clients succeed through innovative thinking and craftsmanship.

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We’re a tiny but mighty studio.* We’ve handcrafted websites
and apps for more than one hundred clients over 13 years.

Design isn’t just about the look and feel. Design is how it works, and we believe the best way to focus on this is to work as close to the end result as possible. That’s why we start all our projects with simple sketches, and quickly transition into design­ing working prototypes in code. This is done by the same designers who started the work, which ensures that our original design intent is carried all the way to the end product.

Our core belief is that the products we design should work across anything that can access the web. Whether it’s a laptop, a smartphone, a watch, or even a browser integrated into a car’s dashboard. Previously, we worked in Silicon Valley designing digital products for everyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Today, we’re focused on helping our own clients to succeed in their businesses. Have a project in mind?

We’re passionate about what we do. Below you can find
a few of the projects we’ve been working with.

Reimagining static website hosting

Introducing a better way to host websites on Amazon S3.

Creating a tool

Simulating typeface legibility under different viewing conditions.

Rethinking feature detection

A fast and simple feature detection library in 1kb.

Designing a website

A photographer and sculptor creating modern, conceptual art.

Not convinced yet? See how we approach design systems on this website & our blog.

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Upstatic, made by Viljami S. Design

Upstatic is a tool that makes deploying websites to Amazon S3 as easy as pushing changes to GitHub. Upstatic automatically configures everything for you so you don’t have to. We’re respon­sible for the identity, copy­writing, IA/UX/UI design, and development for the website.

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Legibility App, made by Viljami S. Design

Legibility App is a free tool for typeface and UI designers for evaluating typeface legibility under different viewing con­di­tions. Inspired by a recent talk of ours, called Typography for User Interfaces, the Legibil­ity App works by applying a level of filters—like vision, blur, over­glow, and pixelation—on top of text.

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Feature.js, made by Viljami S. Design

Feature.js is a fast, simple, and light­weight browser feature detection library. It has no dependencies and weighs only 1kb mini­fied and gzipped. In addition to creating the library itself, we’re respon­sible for the identity, copywriting, design, and devel­op­ment of the website. You can view the source code here.

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Askos.fi, made by Viljami S. Design

Asko Salminen is a Finnish artist who creates modern sculptures and concep­tual art, often combined with strong black & white photography. Along with the web­site concept, design, and develop­ment, we wrote an article about the media queries used: Scaling with EM units.

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Our open source tools are well known in the industry.
Here are some of the orga­ni­za­tions that use them.

Viljami S. Design’s open source tools are used by these organizations

We write* about design, tools, processes and more.
It’s our way of thinking & sharing knowledge.

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We’d love to hear from you. We’re available for both
local and remote projects around the world.

  1. Choose project scope
  2. $30K
  3. 6 months