Permanent staff

Our staff are experienced professionals in science and media, each with talent across multiple fields.

Helena Telkänranta

Founder and CEO

Helena's work in public communication of animal behaviour, cognition and other biological sciences spans decades and has been recognised with multiple awards. She has also carried out research on animal behaviour and emotions at the universities of Helsinki, Finland, and Bristol, UK, and founded the research company Arador Innovations. At Animal Mind Productions, Helena leads the planning and production of the projects, coordinates cooperation with partners and co-writes the scripts.

Maija Karala

Science writer and illustrator

Maija is a biologist with a versatile career in public communication of science: writing, illustrations and lecturing. At Animal Mind Productions, Maija gathers and organises information from scientific publications and other sources, in addition to producing comics and other illustrations. Maija belongs to the development team of our ongoing project on science comics and games, as well as that of our future documentary film project.

Ville Sinkkonen

Concept artist and 3D artist

Ville is a versatile artist with a background in drawings, paintings, game development, virtual reality and more. At Animal Mind Productions, Ville creates 3D models and other assets for game development, as well as illustrations such as science comics. Ville belongs to the development team of our ongoing project on science comics and games, as well as that of our future virtual reality project.

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