Tiina-Liisa graduated in 2011 with BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design from Canterbury School of Architecture. Her schooling has encompassed many disciplines (fine arts, arts and crafts, industrial design), that all contribute to her sense of self; working and way of thinking.

Although her approach to design is academic; very much research driven, she enjoys hands on practice as an equally important part of a design processes. For her, characteristic design methodology is exploration of an idea for a concept rather than figurative representation of a concept; where a drawing becomes an instigator instead of a concept.

Tiina-Liisa’s design projects often have political undertones, as she finds herself subconsciously criticizing current social system and its structures. Derived from her interest in architectural semiotics, she believes that architecture is made by design and by use, as we bring our experience along with our practice.