Aivan is a Nordic design and innovation agency.

We ideate, design and deliver compelling products, services, spaces and identities that help our clients to distinguish their brands and grow their businesses.

Our immodest aim in everything that we do: creating competitive advantage and industry leadership for our clients while helping them re-define their respective markets and add real value to their customers’ lives.
We design, in other words, for tangible market success, but also for something more elusive, though no less tangible: market significance.

Our approach

The brand environment of today is characterized by constant disruption, where brands must re-orient towards a quickly shifting, multi-platform, multi-channel landscape. No single design approach can hope to keep pace.

What is needed, instead, is a multiplicity of integrated approaches for a more holistic point of view that looks across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and that approaches brand problems from new, sometimes unexpected directions.
At Aivan, we are fortunate to have assembled a multi-disciplinary group of designers with diverse experience, knowledge and interests. This range of expertise and interests produces an understanding of your brand and business that is more than a mere sum of its parts – it is a holistic understanding that allows us to create meaningful concepts and powerful experiences that help to realize the potential in your brand and business.

Our process

No matter how disruptive the external environment, we always begin our design process from the same internal starting point: a fundamental brand empathy, which places your brand and customer at the core of everything that follows.

We prefer to work in close collaboration with the client to understand the brand in its own language and according to its own terms. This collaboration extends in-house, as we put together just the right team for the job at hand. When required, we also work closely with outside experts, including our clients’ customers, business and marketing strategists, ethnographers, engineers and craftsmen – anyone who can bring a relevant voice to the discussion.
Context-specific design problems demand a context-aware design perspective, one that is not bound to a series of steps that are applied to all cases regardless of context. In fact, according to our clients, it is our competence combined with our unaffected flexibility and gentle non-conformity that makes us a productive partner to collaborate with.

Our offering

We offer the following services that help both private and public organizations to innovate and grow, whether they are start-ups or globally established companies.

If you would like to discuss a possible project, know more about what we have done, and how we can help you, please get in touch:

Ms. Minka Koukkunen, CEO
+358 40 158 5505 minka@aivan.fi

Strategic Design

We help companies to see and feel the possibilities of their business strategy and to find ideal solutions that will transform their offerings into reality.

Research & Insight
Brand Strategy
Brand Architecture
Brand Communication
Concept Development

Service Design

We use service design as an integrated tool to increase customer understanding. We create channel-free concepts that will add customer value and reinforce holistic brand experiences.

Service Map
Customer Journey Map
Customer Profiles
Service Prototype
Digital Prototype
UX Design
Visual Design

Product Design

Creating beautifully realized products, that are both technologically possible and economically viable, is our core business. Our method for designing these products is based on our deep understanding of both the brand and its users.

2D/3D Sketching
Prototyping
CMD
UI Design
Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing Coordination

Brand Identity

We create identities to serve as a clear expression of the brand’s strategic position and core values. Based on customer insight, we differentiate brands by creating a unique look and feel, a unique tone and voice, which will appeal to the current generation of customers, as well as identify the next generation.

Naming
Identity Design
Art Direction
Tone of Voice
Brand Guidelines

Branded Spaces

Branded space should capture the soul of brand, and allow the customer to explore it fully, with all her senses. We specialize in brand enhancing, commercial spaces and environments, including retail, interiors, events and exhibitions.

Retail
Interior
Event & Exhibition

Graphic Design

We offer various printed and digital products that further develop and extend brand reach, ensuring unique and cohesive brand experiences.

Print
Digital
Packaging
POS
Signage

Aivan MADAM is our digital design and marketing agency that helps companies grow by combining product & service design with marketing insight. MADAM creates meaningful customer experiences and concepts in digital channels that help your company to thrive.

www.aivanmadam.fi

Navia is our subsidiary with a strict focus: designing the best boats in the world. With several prestigious boat design awards under its belt, the Navia crew works tirelessly for creating modern vessels that add real value – superior brand and user experience, combined with ruthless business logic.

www.naviadesign.fi

Selected clients

Consumer

Amphion
Arina
Axopar Boats
Bella Boats
Design Forum Finland
Diacor
Fazer
Finnkino
Fiskars
Frantsila
Fuji Finland
Gummerus
Hackman
Hartwall
HOK
Iittala
Johnsson & Johnsson
Kone
Kokkipuoti
Korpinen
Lumi
Marino
Martela
Nautor’s Swan
OBH-Nordica
OP
Otava
Paragon Yachts
Piiroinen
Pohjola Sairaala
Prisma
Ramirent
Rautakirja
Reima
SIS.Deli+Café
Samuji
Sanoma
Santander Consumer Finance
Serla
Silver Boats
SOK / Sokos
Tammi
Tapiovaara
Unmonday
Veho
Woodnotes
WSOY
XO Boats

B2B

Aller
Clear Channel
EVLI
FIS
Frictape
Hangon Satama
Halton
Huhtamäki
JCDecaux
Reaktor
Wärtsilä

Public & Institutions

Bischofberger Collection
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Hangon Matkailutoimisto
Helsingin Diakonissalaitos
Kiasma
Suomen Pankki
WeeGee Exhibition Center
Zabludowicz Collection

Ventures

Alme Solution
Ateljee
CybernCam
Evervest
FatCloth
Helsinki12
Hitseed
HOUM/IO
North Engine Crossfit
Oceanvolt
OsCare Medical
Unmonday

Our immodest aim in everything that we do: creating competitive advantage and industry leadership for our clients.

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