Writing, Art and Marketing
Ulpu-Maria Lehtinen

Who?

  • A communications professional and a writer

What?

  • Marketing, copywriting, journalism, screenwriting
  • Large international brands & small local businesses
  • Almost every field imaginable (B2B & B2C)
  • Working on a fantasy trilogy (YA). My first novel Kalmanperhon kutsu – written in Finnish – will be published in August 2022 by publishing house S & S. The next novels will be published in 2023 and 2024.
Kalmanperhon-kutsu-novel-romaani-kansikuva
Kalmanperhon kutsu

Where?

  • Based in Tampere, Finland (If that’s not in your neighborhood, don’t be discouraged. Distant work is business as usual for me.)

Things I can help with

Marketing

  • Copywriting across all channels
  • Campaigns – ideas & execution
  • Marketing strategies
  • Content strategies
  • Brand concepts
  • Workshops
  • Website planning
  • Press releases
  • Editorials
  • Blog posts
  • mail marketing
  • Social media
  • SEO
  • B2B & B2C

Screenwriting

  • Video scripts
  • Brand videos
  • Script doctoring

Journalism

  • Articles
  • Interviews

Languages

  • Native Finnish
  • Fluent English

Want to know more? I am happy to answer any questions and share more detailed references & recommendations. See also my CV below.

CV

Career

Freelance writer
Marketing projects, concepts and copywriting 2020-

Copywriter / Senior copywriter
Marketing Company Bermuda 2016-2020

Marketing and Communications specialist
Winled Oy 2016

Copywriter
iGame Group 2014-2016

Journalist, Storyteller, Teacher
Various Employers 2004-2013
Worked as a screenwriter-storyliner on a television drama, journalist in several newspapers and teacher for schools and creative writing courses.

Education

MA in Screenwriting
University of Salford 2011

Bachelor of Media Studies / Film & television
Tampere University of Applied Sciences 2012

Bachelor of Humanities / Journalism & history
Tampere University 2008

Fine Arts / 1-year course
Liminka School of Art 2003-2004


Publications (coming soon)

Kalmanperhon kutsu (August 2022)
A fantasy novel, 1st book of Kalmanperho-trilogy

Pimeyden paimen (2023)
A fantasy novel, 2nd book of Kalmanperho-trilogy

Hyönteisten hovi (2024)
A fantasy novel, 3rd book of Kalmanperho-trilogy

For more info see Art-me.



Who?

  • Author and comic artist
  • Passionate about stories and visual arts

What?

  • Almost True Stories, a comic from an almost real life. Published online since September 2020.
  • Working on a fantasy trilogy (YA). My first novel Kalmanperhon kutsu – written in Finnish – will be published in August 2022 by publishing house S & S. The next novels will be published in 2023 and 2024.

Where?

  • Based in Tampere, Finland (If that’s not in your neighborhood, don’t be discouraged. Distant work and co-operations are business as usual for me.)

Fiction writing


My love of stories has led me to study screenwriting both in Tampere University of Applied Sciences and University of Manchester. In 2016-2019 I attended a 3-year creative writing course Viita Academy. My favourite genre is speculative fiction/fantasy, especially when served with with some psychological or social elements. Humour always works for me as well.

Coming soon (in August 2022): Kalmanperhon kutsu – a fantasy novel for YA audiences which starts a new trilogy.


Comics

I’ve always read comics. It was at the back of my mind for a long time that it would be cool to make them. But things were busy. Finally in 2020 I had my first chance to start publishing online. With some indispensable help from a great web developer Matti Tanskanen I got this site up and running.

Why comics, you might ask? It’s because I truly believe there’s something about comics. They are accessible to pretty much everyone. They can, at their best, say quite a lot with very little. They can ask questions and wonder who we are and where we’re heading, as individuals and as a culture even. They can comfort us with humorous angles when the world seems grim and unjust. Those are the underlying reasons, I guess, why I’m so fascinated by them.

So, now I sit here drawing my comic Almost True Stories whenever I can. Hope you like it!

Art

I like to draw and paint with watercolors. I haven’t had too much time for that lately, because life and other things, but some day in the future I am planning to add here a little exhibition of some of my works.

CV

Publications (coming soon)

Kalmanperhon kutsu (August 2022)
A fantasy novel, 1st book of Kalmanperho-trilogy

Pimeyden paimen (2023)
A fantasy novel, 2nd book of Kalmanperho-trilogy

Hyönteisten hovi (2024)
A fantasy novel, 3rd book of Kalmanperho-trilogy

Courses

Art of Comics
Helsinki Comics Center / Autumn 2020

Viita Academy / Creative writing / 3-year course
Tampere Adult Education College 2016-2019

Webcomics course for advanced & professionals
Helsinki Comics Center / Autumn 2018

Drawing comics
Tampere Adult Education College / Evening course 2016-2017

Fine Arts / 1-year course
Liminka School of Art 2003-2004

Education

MA in Screenwriting
University of Salford 2011

Bachelor of Media Studies / Film & television
Tampere University of Applied Sciences 2012

Bachelor of Humanities / Journalism & history
Tampere University 2008

Career

Freelance Writer & Comic Artist
2020-
Freelance-copywriting, creating comic Almost True Stories, Kalmanperho-trilogy published with publishing house S & S.

Copywriter & Marketing and Communications Specialist
2014-2020
Modern digital marketing from video scripts and brand renewals to campaigns.

Journalist, Storyteller, Teacher
2004-2013
Worked as a screenwriter-storyliner on a television drama, journalist in several newspapers and teacher for schools and creative writing courses.

For more info see Marketing-Me.