Maris Staris: Building bridges between business and creativity

Maris is a branding and advertising professional from Marupe, Latvia. He has an academic education in design, and more than 20 years of work experience in the marketing field. As a creative director he has developed brand identities, advertising campaigns and brand communication projects to clients like Linstow Center Management. He’s able to lead projects from start to finish: from research, strategy and design concept to implementation, guidelines and analysis. The past two years he’s been doing creative directing of integrated marketing campaigns for Latvian State service digitalization, among other things.

“My mission is to be a bridge between business and creative industry professionals,” Maris says.

After several hundred completed projects Maris is looking for new professional challenges. Therefore, he applied to Talent Call Turku. He’s inspired by the idea of working with brands in the Turku region, increasing their appeal and popularity and hence, helping them reach their business goals. But he’s looking for more than just career opportunities:

“This is a chance for my whole family to get to know the country, its culture, people and possibilities.”

As one of the winners of Talent Call Turku, Maris will visit Southwest Finland with his wife Ilze, who works in a bank and hosts splendid home parties, and two daughters, Sofija and Betija. Sofija is a potential inventor with amazing imagination and Betija a performer who lights up any room.

The family loves nature in all seasons and cherishes creativity in all of its forms. If stars are aligned, their hobbies from nature exploring to folk dance will continue in the shores and stages of lively city of Turku.

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