We are HEI Schools - Anne

Lifelong learning is at the core of what we teach our children - growing and learning something new everyday.

At HEI Schools we focus on learning about each child as an individual. With a growing staff, we are asking our HEI Schools team about themselves in the same way as the children. Today we are talking to Anne Rusanen who is our Co-founder and Head of Design. Please get to know Anne!

HEI_AnneNew.jpg

Things I enjoy at HEI Schools…

I love the energy and talent of the people I am privileged to work with. Everything is possible and we are motivated together to create this meaningful, world changing project. We are all designers in our own right, driven together by disruptive thinking. I truly believe we have the capability to challenge the way children are educated and change lives to permanently impact the world.

Things I enjoy at home…

In a hectic world, I enjoy spending quality time at home with my son. As a contrast to my busy work life, I want to do things slowly and wonder together with him as much as possible. At home I try to mute my phone and live in the moment. After work, we cook and sit together at the dinner table and talk a lot. He is a funny, bright 8 year old and teaches me something new everyday.

Things I can do well at HEI Schools...

I love to inspire people and make their thoughts and ideas fly. The best compliment I have ever had for the design of HEI Schools is that it just FEELS good. I consider this simple sounding compliment to be a major success. Our small team has executed the entire branding and design of our product from a concept level to what it is today.



Things I can do well at home…

I try to practise more down beat time at home and I have picked up painting again. Painting with oil colors truly teaches me patience, since you have to wait weeks for paint to dry between layers. The finished piece is less of a goal than the journey itself.

At HEI Schools we are currently practicing...

To focus and dream at the same time. Our pace of conquering the world is quite hectic–we are learning to keep our feet on the ground and head in the sky.

At home we are currently practicing…

Rapping. I am apparently not that cool, but definitely give it a go.



Iiris Halme