UMK Creative

Creative Services of Ulla-Maija Kivimäki


What our clients say about our work

I had the pleasure of working with Ulla-Maija on projects for the past three years. During this time she created a beautiful website for me, edited photos, videos and audios, and consulted me about bringing my music and photography in front of a global audience. I highly recommend her as someone who is very experienced, knowledgeable and easy to work with.

Edo Costantini

Composer, Musician and Photographer, Bedford, New York, USA

I speak for everyone at Kindness+Love when I tell you how pleased we are with the web site you designed for us. K+L needed a site that addressed varies aspects of our movement. Ulla-Maija has met those needs and then some! We have had nothing but rave compliments about the site and it continues to evolve. I personally want to thank you Ulla-Maija and your company for bringing our ideas to life and promptly meeting each of our requests for the site during its development. Highly recommended !”

Liza Clymer

Founder, Kindness+Love Art Movement, Bedford, New York, USA

“I have been working with Ulla-Maija Kivimaki for over a decade and she always exceeds my expectations. Ulla-Maija is extraordinarily talented and creative and whether building a client’s website, producing social media, designing unique email campaigns and invitations or digital advertisements, Ulla-Maija’s attention to detail is outstanding. CMB Communications works with local press and national publications and Ulla-Maija’s patience and professionalism make it possible for us to meet every deadline. She is a delight to work with and it’s an absolute pleasure to recommend Amalam Media.”

Christine M Biddle

Owner, CMB Communications, Public Relations & Development, Pound Ridge, New York, USA

Ulla-Maija Kivimaki helps move projects forward in every conceivable way. In a single year, she created my website, made a complicated pitch deck presentation for a film proposal, set up social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Vimeo, as well as international email campaigns. She is not only a wizard at tech problem solving, but also has great integrity and intelligence and is a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to everyone I know.

Vanessa H Smith

Filmmaker, Bedford, New York, USA

After realizing that my business was in dire need of a website, I turned to Ulla-Maija Kivimaki and I could not have been happier with my choice. From our first consultation until completion, Ulla-Maija offered the utmost professionalism and creativity to insure all my needs were met. Ulla-Maija was readily available to answer my questions, discuss the evolution of the site, and always welcomed my suggestions and comments. A true professional, and one I would highly recommend to friends and colleagues.

Joe Bartell

Composer & Producer, Bartell Music Co., Nutley, New Jersey, USA

“Ulla-Maija Kivimaki has the rare ability to blend superior tech skills with creative talent.

My clients are designers, antiquarians, and artists and whether creating a web design, advertising, or a digital mail campaign, Ulla-Maija deftly identifies keywords and images to best present the unique brands I represent. As someone unfamiliar with the vocabulary and capabilities of the digital world, I am especially grateful for Ulla-Maija’s patience; she explains every facet and possibility in easy-to-understand language and enables clients to visualize all the options. Ulla-Maija meets every challenge calmly and never fails to produce the most creative solutions. She will create a digital campaign and web development that will shine a spotlight on your brand.”

Holly Oliphant

Owner, Holland Creative, New York, New York, USA

Ulla-Maija Kivimaki did a fantastic job creating my website. Faced with a number of challenges, Ulla-Maija rose to the occasion and went above and beyond to create a top-notch product.  She took care of everything from the design aesthetic to organizing the site for easy access and efficiency. She photographed items and guided me in writing the copy, offering a complete service. Additionally, she maintains the site for me, sifting through junk emails and making additions to keep the website fresh and current. I was so nervous to even begin the process of creating a website, but Ulla-Maija made it effortless, and the end result was beyond professional. I have referred Ulla-Maija to friends and colleagues and she has never disappointed. I wish every professional service I had in my life was as capable and diligent as Ulla-Maija.

Audrey Zinman

Decoupage Artist, Bedford, New York, USA

We started working with Ulla-Maija in 2012 to create our website for our new business Biddle and Bellidora Communications. Since that time, she has been the go-to for all our event email campaigns. Her great client service and expertise have been so helpful to us and our clients. 

I started my business Carole Bellidora Communications and again she was helpful to me with my new endeavor. Last year I published my husband’s book An Animal Alphabet by Emery Westfall. She helped me with the layout, publishing collaboration and editing, and basically held my hand through this process! She created a beautiful website, Mail Chimp campaign and newspaper ad for the book. Thank You!!

Carole Bellidora Westfall

Carole Bellidora Communications, Inc., Event Development & PR , New York, New York, USA

“I was introduced to Ulla-Maija by a friend who uses her to do her website. When we first spoke I felt extremely comfortable working with her. She worked with me to build a beautiful website for my new business. Ulla-Maija is extremely knowledgeable, and took care of everything, choosing the right tools including content, software, hosting, email, payment options, SEO and more. She was patient and answered every question I had. She used her skills and worked with me to design a website that reflects my vision and that works across all platforms. As my business grows I look forward to working with Ulla-Maija on updating the site.”

Barbara Hodes

Owner, NYC Private Shopping Tour, New York, New York, USA

“I have worked with Ulla-Maija for the past five years and found her to be absolutely reliable in managing my website and securely preserving my work and files. She has always been readily available for any changes and additions that I needed to make. She photographed me and in a very short session captured my personality in portraits that I am very pleased with. I am happy to have found a website designer & producer who understood my mission and presented it in a refined and personal setting.”

Steven J. Rosen/ Satyaraja Dasa

Author & Publisher, New York, New York, USA

“Ulla-Maija is very creative, professional, easy to work with and meticulous over details. She upgraded our Oasis tutor program presentations including online newsletters and invitations. On her own initiative, she guided us to use electronic mailings efficiently. She also designed and printed a beautiful 50th anniversary book for our group and suggested the addition of an online version and created our blog. She skillfully restored photos and documents to bring them back to life and made the project a great success.

She exceeded our expectations and I highly recommend her services.”

John Dunnicliff

Oasis Tutoring, Oasis Foundation, San Diego, California, USA

“The Yoga Society of New York came to Ulla-Maija with a multi-faceted project that required creativity and skills in several areas. We wanted to raise funds to produce a “50th Anniversary Souvenir” book and to fundraise for our building projects. Ulla-Maija created a fundraising system to solicit advertisement sales for the book and to receive donations through an anniversary website which she designed.

She also designed and managed promotion campaigns for the project, including emailings and printed materials, such as postcards and posters. She used her skills as a graphic designer and photographer to design a beautiful cover, take new photos, restore and retouch old photos, and to collaborate on the production of the printed book.

We recommend her highly for complex projects that require such a wide variety of skills to succeed.

We have enjoyed working with her on many projects during the past 12 years and will continue to do so in the future.”

Carol Rollinger

President, Yoga Society of New York, Inc., Monroe, New York, USA

“Ulla-Maija understood the spirit of my work and created a very personal website that I love. She restored my videos and photos beautifully and with her attention to detail and her expertise in branding and marketing she gave me a website beyond what I imagined. She is extremely collaborative, highly resourceful, inventive, and a joy to work with.”

Mary Michele Rutherfurd

Metaphysical Consultant & Newspaper Columnist Miami, Florida, USA

“One of the things about her that impressed me most back in the day (1980s) was that she was the first person I ever knew who had an Apple computer and she was incredible at figuring out everything it could do. It was amazing, and she just got better at it.

Few weeks ago my son visited the Apple store’s Genius Bar in White Plains trying to get his Macbook Pro resuscitated but to no avail. However, after a few quiet moments with Ms. Ulla-Maija, this very same machine was up and running better than ever. And now a brand-new career for a woman who hit the top on a few of them.

But besides tweaking whatever might ail your Mac, Ulla-Maija is the go-to girl for expanding your computer horizons, whether it’s setting up websites, choosing software, social media, computer protection, looking for creative solutions you didn’t know existed, etc.

Seek no further. Contact this extraordinary person who is on my Top 10 Hit Parade of human beings. I mean it!”

Michael Millius

Columnist, Bedford-Katonah Record-Review Newspaper, Bedford, New York, USA


Ulla-Maija Kivimäki

Amalam Media Publishing

Bedford, NY, USA


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