Nice to meet you.
I’M BHAKTI KULMALA
and I am obsessed with designing exceptional websites.
I’m a web & graphic designer, developer, art maker, and an all-around vision-tangible-izer. I help entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, consultants, businesses, and non-profits create a rocking, professional online presence. A great website that looks amazing on all devices is a given for gaining visibility and credibility for your cause, project, or business. Check out my portfolio here to see some of my work.
I’m originally from Finland and moved back to my Arctic roots in July 2015 after living in the United States for eight years, most recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. I spend my days designing and developing websites, and creating graphics for online and print. I’m entirely self-taught – instead of attending college I went to India on spiritual exploration and am so thankful I did! An expanded, wide variety of design solutions are available to tap into when creating with a conscious approach. Sensitive attention to detail and the subtleties allows me to design your online presence so that it resonates with your audience, communicates your message visually and viscerally, and is a powerful tool for marketing your services.
When I’m not at my desk you’ll find me doing yoga, eating amazing vegan food my husband cooks, photographing, playing the piano, reading fashion magazines, books on spirituality and home decor, exploring Helsinki’s boutiques & museums, taking walks by the sea, reading in a cafe, and instagramming!
really is something I FREAKING LOVE DOING.
I created my first site in mid-90s as a 12-13 year old. Internet was not in every home then so I remember booking the library computer for hours on end to tweak the websites I created just for fun. Making websites gave me the same feeling I got when I was lost in painting, drawing, playing piano, or writing poems. It was creative expression in the same way and put me in the ‘zone’ or ‘flow’ where I lost track of time. Without any technical or design knowledge, I relied on my intuition and aesthetic sensibility to bring forth an idea or vision so that it could be not just seen but experienced.
My goal still is to not just design something pretty but to create something that stops you and moves you into action while looking amazing.
I founded my web & graphic design studio in Philadelphia in 2011 (Lotus Root Studio) and continue serving you through my company, now named Bhakti Creative, globally & locally in Helsinki, Finland. Our core team includes me and my software engineer husband Daniel.
Bhakti Creative sponsors a child in India to aid with education & healthcare efforts in her village. We also do some pro bono websites every year for non-profits or other projects for causes in vegetarianism/animal rights, ecology and yoga/spirituality.