About us

Ida-Kajsa and Aar贸n Blanco taking a selfie with the sea and the sun as background

Productions with love from a small island in the Finnish archipelago 馃挌

More than 12 years ago, Ida and I magically crossed paths on a mild winter's day in the city of Seville, in the south of Spain.

During our first years together, we lived in many different places: Salamanca, Lima (Peru), Menorca, the Basque Country... all these moves taught us to be flexible, to adapt quickly to new circumstances, to explore ourselves and to live simply. In all these places, Ida and I worked mainly as waiters, and it was in this job that we realised how much we loved using our talents and cheerful character to serve and help other people.

In 2016 we moved to the island of Korpo, where Ida was born, for a summer job as restaurant manager at Sk盲rg氓rdscentrum
Korpostr枚m. That summer changed everything for me as I went from being a devoted city dweller to falling in love with the sky, the forest, the sea and the community of this small island. After spending the winter in Bilbao on an internship for Ida's jewellery studies, we moved to Korpo permanently more than 6 years ago.

Not long after we settled on the island, while Ida and I were working in service businesses on the island and just before we had our first child, we started Korpo Bladet, a passion project with the idea of helping the people of this island to develop a sense of community and togetherness. This beautiful and well respected project helped us to understand that we wanted to use our talents and creativity to help other entrepreneurs like us. For this reason, after two years of working as a waiter at the local restaurant and hotel Hjalmars, I decided to start Ubuntu Productions together with Ida-Kajsa.

We have a preference for working with small and medium sized businesses (or associations) that have a positive mission and want to use their time and energy to help humanity move towards a more balanced and peaceful existence, that's why we have chosen to incorporate the Ubuntu philosophy, a message of unity and community, into the core of our business.

When you choose to work with us, you choose to be part of the Ubuntu experience, which aims to help you and us feel uplifted and empowered to build a more positive and kind future.

Aar贸n Blanco Tejedor

responsibility

We love responsibility! Taking responsibility allows us to learn, grow and contribute to the world in a meaningful way. Here are some of the things we do to help create a kinder and more positive world.

We like to maintain positive communication with our customers and suppliers. We understand that we are all human beings with dreams, challenges, fears and struggles. We believe that everyone does their best and deserves to be treated with respect and love. Only then can we use our work together to develop a kinder humanity.

For many years the dominant culture has told us that the real and exciting life is in the cities. We have discovered that living in the countryside can be exciting and fulfilling in many ways that are difficult to experience in the city. We value silence and nature, our creativity can only be at its best when surrounded by both.

We live in a small and rural community, and as an act of responsibility to this community, we use the services of local entrepreneurs as much as possible to supply the services we require.

Associations unleash the true power of communities. By coming together to work towards common goals that we are passionate about, we can bring hope and opportunity to a local and rural environment like ours. We participate in a number of associations and use our energy and time to help improve our community.

We see no point in overusing or wasting energy unnecessarily. We follow simple principles of efficiency and energy saving. We heat our home and office mostly with local and sustainably sourced firewood, switch off lights when we are not in a room, turn off computers when not in use and so on. Sustainability into the deep future is the core of our activities.

We have purchased about 90% of all our office and photography equipment second-hand from various Finnish online marketplaces. We are very proud of this, as it allows us to minimise the carbon footprint of the equipment needed to provide the best quality service possible.

We try to use our bikes as much as possible. As soon as spring arrives and the ground is free of ice, we bike many days a week to take our children to kindergarten. This allows us to offset much of the carbon produced by our activities.

We have moved to a completely paperless accounting system. Wherever possible, we order digital invoices for the products and services we use, and we avoid using unnecessary paper for printing. In this way we help to reduce the deforestation needed to feed the enourmous paper industry.

Why to choose
Ubuntu Productions?

We have extensive experience in the fields we work in. We have created dozens of websites that serve our clients well, we have been publishing a magazine since 2017 and have worked on a variety of graphic design projects, and we have photographed events, places and products extensively over the years. We like to use our creativity and skills to help others, and we specialise in offering quality services that focus on simplicity, together with a positive and exceptional service.

Through our experience in a variety of service-oriented businesses, we have developed the flexibility to adapt effectively to new situations and projects, and to deliver professional services of the highest quality. We believe that by putting our heart and soul into every project, we can ensure that our clients receive the greatest value for their investment and be proud of the work we do.

We like to maintain positive communication with our customers and suppliers. We understand that we are all human beings with dreams, challenges, fears and struggles. We believe that everyone does their best and deserves to be treated with respect and love. Only then can we use our work together to develop a kinder humanity.

For many years the dominant culture has told us that the real and exciting life is in the cities. We have discovered that living in the countryside can be exciting and fulfilling in many ways that are difficult to experience in the city. We value silence and nature, our creativity can only be at its best when surrounded by both. By using our services, you are supporting young life and entrepreneurship in a rural environment.

Our business goal is not to get bigger and bigger, but to build a healthy work life around our personal lives and goals. By choosing to be a small family business, we can be sure that we will be able to adapt quickly and flexibly to new situations and be in direct contact with our clients, focusing on offering creative solutions to their challenges. When you use our services, you are supporting a creative and positive family business.

meet the team

Aaron on a ferry looking trought the window to the sunny sea

Aar贸n

Aar贸n is a creative and kind person, and a bit of a perfectionist at work. He loves using his many talents to help other good businesses and associations reach a wider audience.
Aaron on a ferry looking trought the window to the sunny sea

Aar贸n Blanco Tejedor

Websites, Branding, Design, Photography

Aar贸n is the son of a family of internal migrants in northern Spain. He never met his grandparents and was never baptised. These three peculiar circumstances shaped Aar贸n into an adventurous and unrooted soul, always curious and open to new ideas.

After moving, studying and working in various places, he met Ida-Kajsa in Seville and they began a life journey together that took them to many different places in Peru, Spain and Finland. The first summer Aar贸n spent in Korpo, working as a waiter at Sk盲rg氓rdscentrum Korpostr枚m, he fell in love with the island, and as soon as they moved here, he felt a spiritual transformation inside: he finally felt rooted in a place surrounded by nature, and his creativity exploded.

Always humanistic and now deeply connected to his creativity, Aar贸n realised that he wanted to focus on using his natural talents and hardworking spirit to help other positive companies and associations achieve their goals.

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work by the UPV/EHU in Vitoria, Spain
  • Master’s degree in Emotional Intelligence by Universidad Juan Carlos I in Madrid, Spain
  • Courses in web development: Divi Business Expert Course by Wp Gears
  • Courses in various subjects: Fundamentals of Neuroscience Parts 1, 2 & 3 by HardvardX, Introduction to Biology – The Secret of Life by MITx, Poetry in America: Whitman by HardvardX, Transforming Business, Society, and Self by MITx
  • 2008-2009: Salesperson at Leroy Merlin, Vitoria, Spain
  • 2010: Volunteer in Arena y Esteras, Villa el Salvador, Peru
  • 2011 – 2019: Waiter in Bossa Nova Steakhouse (Eken盲s), Sk盲rg氓rdscentrum Korpostr枚m (Korpo), Hjalmars Resaurant and Hotel (Korpo)
  • 2017: “A love song” photography exhibition in Hjalmars Resaurant and Hotel (Korpo)
  • 2018: “Essence” photography exhibition in Hotel Nestor & Restaurant back pocket (Korpo), with 聽subsequent exhibitions in 聽La Bottega 13 (Helsinki) and Hang枚 municipal library.
  • 2019 – present: Founder and CEO at Ubuntu Productions, Korpo
  • Web development and design
  • Photography and videography
  • Cycling and kayaking
  • Cultivating a peaceful life
  • Gardening
  • Teaching
  • Transition of local communities to clean energy & energy efficiency
  • Astrophysics
  • Peaceful movies
  • Reggae music
Ida Kajsa looking to towards the camera and holding her hair on a windy day by the sea

Ida-Kajsa

Born into a farming family, she values hard work and making creative use of available resources to achieve the best results. Ida-Kajsa is deeply committed to working for the community.
Ida Kajsa looking to towards the camera and holding her hair on a windy day by the sea

Ida-Kajsa Johansson

Graphic design, Photography, Korpo bladet

Ida-Kajsa, who is native to this Finnish archipelago where we live, wanted to explore different cultures and learn new things at a young age. At the age of 19, she followed her heart and moved to Spain to learn Spanish. While there, she founded a company in Internet Marketing, which served as the basis for her current work at Ubuntu Productions. After leading the company for several years, Ida-Kajsa and Aar贸n met during a business trip and began a lifelong journey together.

This journey took them to many different places in Peru, Spain and Finland. During these years, Ida-Kajsa studied to become a goldsmith and did internships in different parts of Spain with the goldsmiths she admired. At the same time she studied to become a yoga teacher in the south of Spain. While working the summer season as manager of the restaurant side of Sk盲rg氓rdscentrum Korpostr枚m, they decided to move to Korpo, a dream that Ida-Kajsa had held in her soul for a long time.

After moving to the island, giving birth to two incredibly beautiful and energetic children and battling breast cancer, she is more determined than ever to fight for a world where women and rural communities have a voice and work towards a more balanced and compassionate humanity. She works with several local associations like Pro Korpo, F脰SS and Folkh盲lsan, and is the director, content creator and designer of the monthly rural magazine Pro Korpo Bladet.

  • MBA (Master in Business Administration) by European School of Business in Salamanca, Spain.
  • Goldsmith by Axxell in Eken盲s, Finland.
  • Yoga instructor by Tao Centre Yoga School in Malaga, Spain.
  • Rural development and community building.
  • Networking and connecting people.
  • All about gardening and feeding my family with local, organic and home-made meals, Martha power!
  • Hand-made products made with soul and taste.
  • Yoga, nature, silence.
Adrian Gajdzik wearing a black suit in front of a wooden panel

Adrian

Adrian is a Wordpress, Oxygen, Bricks and Pinegrow expert. He loves working with great efficiency and communication.
Adrian Gajdzik wearing a black suit in front of a wooden panel

Adrian

Web developer partner
Linda and Satu with a camera and a laptop in front of Aura river in Turku

Abo Creatives

Abo Creatives is a creative agency specialized in restaurants and local entrepreneurs on the Turku region in Finland. They offer a creative, joyful and quality service.
Linda and Satu with a camera and a laptop in front of Aura river in Turku

Abo Creatives

Creative partner

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