I was born in Turku, Finland but moved to Sweden at the age of nine. I speak both languages fluently and consider myself a Scandinavian. Though my last name (Laine) is Finnish, and means "wave".
Currently I am working full time as a designer at Leica Camera AG, Germany. Privileged to devote my craft building  creative tools, not only because I have understanding for what the tools mean to creatives but also because I believe that photography is a powerful medium of art and ultimately unites us.
My most significant work so far is the LEICA Q, for which I was lead designer. The project included industrial design of the camera, hand grip, protector and leather bag.