I was born in Turku, Finland and moved to Sweden at the age of nine. I speak both languages fluently and consider myself a Scandinavian. 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 an 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.