My name is Ako

My name – say it as you like it.  I’m a Video Producer and Photographer, creating and capturing narratives. I provide expertise and solutions in visual communications.

I’m really savy on the visual storytelling, my strengths are video marketing, organization wide video enablement, motion graphics, live video, product videos, interviews, events, and more. 

My timeline

The beginning
My first DV camera to capture friends doing extreme sports at the local skatepark of Jekabpils, Latvia.
The choice
Passion for visual arts in the digital world got me into a lot of smaller gigs, while studying Multimedia Design (professional High School), in Latvia. My first photography award in International Heritage Photographic Experience contest.
Moving to Copenhagen, Denmark. A lot of street photography and "not so pleasant" jobs, in a 5 year stretch, allowed me to expand my creative circle and begin freelancing full-time.
TwentyThree, SaaS, B2B
High pace of production led to the first in-house producers job at a Copenhagen based Marketing Technology company that provides a video marketing solution. Got to live in San Francisco for a year and move back to Copenhagen.
Virgin year at the Burning Man
Community in San Francisco opened doors to be present at the most amazing festival on the planet earth. The years theme was Metamorphosis, on point!
Templafy, SaaS, B2B
Natural progression, an amazing case customer scale-up, at the time, used the previous product I worked for to succeed with their video marketing efforts and hired me as an in-house Video Specialist.
Thursday, August 27, 2018
2019 - present