Prototyping Dreams

Hey! I’m Ruta. My name means a friend, a medicinal herb and a road. 

I love playing with questions and hats. Call me a designer and facilitator. Sense maker, in short.

I help people to activate creative energy and bring ideas to life. Making the point, together!

Following questions...

Communities & Ecosystems

I fall in love with communities back in 2012, when I got involved in a startup ecosystem in Dublin. Since then, I ignited communities of entrepreneurs, educators, edtech enthusiasts, creators, and more. I also have seen how communities I’m part of bring me to the worlds I did not know existed. So I always wonder about communities, how do they form, how to ignite them where they don’t exist, and more.

Entrepreneurship & Impact

Entrepreneurship is quite a mindset, that I learned also back in 2012. 

Learning & Facilitation

Following questions...

How do people grow?

There’s a Universe inside all of us.

But we forget about our nature.

Expedition, anyone?

How do ideas birth?

Creative energy is wild. Exciting! And confusing?

Box, please!

I offer structure for bringing ideas to life.

How might we coexist?

Structure turns chaos into play

Learn Soft Skills

Welcome creativity to your life, discover more about your true self and nurture soft skills. My workshops are hands-on, even if we connect over a video call.

Your Voice Online

Claim your space online. Choose me as your Web Designer, if you seek a friendly tech guidance and a professional authentic website that grows with you!

Human behind this storytelling

I’m 2in1 kinda human. I’m a web developer and a creative learning facilitator.

So yes, I love activating curiosity in everyone I meet, as much as I love making web projects flow easily.

Thanks to a background in tech startups, I love making things happen.

On the other hand, I’m fascinated by people, which helps to empathise with your audience.

My toolkit

My background blends the opposite forces: structure and non-linear thinking. But I love making up “spells for nurturing ideas”!

Any vision gets closer to reality when it’s seen. No matter a size or a domain of a dream, making that first step is essential, even if that would be the first sentence about the idea voiced to a stranger or the first version of a website forwarded as a link to a friend.

It turns out the dream gets closer and closer to a real thing in steps and with feedback loops. This is ‘Prototyping Dreams’!

The journey of creating something out of nothing is shaky. So here, calling in the opposite forces helps with taming the creativity wave.

I call it a ‘Soft and Punchy’ toolkit, where self-care and empathy helps to find the common ground, but decision-making with critical thinking helps to move forward.

Whether I use creativity in business, technology, arts or community, I love small and doable projects or cycles of milestones. This is how a ‘Turbo Snail’ creates!

In the moment of curiosity, let’s capture the feeling and take that step. Speed matters here. Instead of letting an inner critic to imagine all the possibilities why it wouldn’t work, cultivating the gut feeling and rapid spontaneous action is key.

I call it ‘Chancing’, as ‘taking a chance in life’.

Creativity doesn’t appear in the vacuum. A dialogue with a stranger, holding an object in my hand, a stupid question, all work like prompts and gates into the world of creating.

I call it ‘every idea needs a mirror’ which means interaction fuels the creative process.

It turns out that creating something out of nothing is a cycle. Nah, it wasn’t a waste spending that time on 2 passion projects. Exploration time fuels deeper understanding of self and more interesting ideas.

Welcome to the process of ‘Deep Roots, Sweet Fruits’!

From my journal

Regeneration, What?

This post is about how in search of co-existence I discovered a movement of regeneration, which flipped me

Butterfly Effect

After a long pause, I’m reconnecting with communities, online and face-to-face. Seeing people. Weaving those connections and networks,

Thinking with Hands

When I lived in Ireland, I used to facilitate workshops for communities. We called these sessions ‘sprints on


Often when I don’t understand, when something doesn’t make sense, I don’t feel it yet, and I don’t