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Creative Director, Designer
Public Sector & International Organisations, Private Sector
Belgium, Finland, Netherlands

Heini Lehtinen is a Brussels-based creative director and founder of design and research office Raven & Wood Agency. Specialised in spatial health, she is working on built environments, which support well-being and connect us to ourselves, other people, our environment, time and energy.

Her concept, design for connectedness, approaches spatial health from both theoretical and practical perspectives – research informs design.

Lehtinen has a background in fashion and design journalism and communication, starting from 2003. She is a co-editor of the book ‘Studio Time: Future Thinking in Art and Design’ (2018) with Jan Boelen and Ils Huygens for Z33 Research in Belgium, a co-curator of ‘Enter and Encounter’ (2017) exhibition for the Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland, and a co-founder of Fictional Journal (2016), an online publication for cultural-societal design. She has previously worked as an editor-in-chief of We Are Helsinki magazine and Helsinki Design Week Magazine, and as a co-founder and editor-in-chief of fashion trade publication Her articles and essays have been published in several magazines, online publications and catalogues.

Lehtinen’s studies include BA degrees in Production and Management of Services (Fashion), and in Interior and Lighting Design, respectively in Turku and Helsinki, Finland. She holds a Master of Design degree in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

English, Finnish


Design as Contextual Diplomacy
Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands

PechaKucha Metropolia
Helsinki Design Week 2017, Finland



Conflict Management and Design
Public talk with Crisis Management Initiative CMI
Design Museum, Finland



Future-Proof Design
Public talk
Helsinki Design Week 2017, Finland

What Is Contemporary Design?
Public talk
Design Museum, Finland



Worked as a design journalist for 10+ years.

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