Ruta (Danyte) Jakute bio

Ruta Jakute is a web designer, startup marketer and creative learning facilitator. Ruta lives in the forest, with 2 white dogs and a botanist (Lithuania and Ireland).

Ruta’s purpose is to co-create value. She loves helping people to create meaning out of nothing, with playfulness and grounding.

Inspired by nature, Ruta follows questions and ignites curiosity in everyone she meets. To every project, she brings enthusiasm and structure. She loves both worlds – helping entrepreneurs to make the point through websites, and activating creativity in communities and nonprofitsย through facilitation.

She believes a sense of wonder is the bridge into the future. One day, Ruta envisions co-hosting a network of STEAM explorers with local branches around the Earth. Co-exist, she says!

Ruta loves collaborations. She is open to freelance projects as a web designer and online facilitator.

Why not invite Ruta to a virtual idea coffee?

Ruta (Danyte) Jakute bio

Ruta Jakute is a web designer and experiential learning facilitator. She lives with 2 white dogs and a botanist in the forest in Lithuania and Ireland.

Ruta’s purpose is to co-create value. She loves helping people to create meaning out of nothing, with playfulness and grounding.

Inspired by nature, Ruta follows questions and ignites curiosity in everyone she meets. To every project, she brings enthusiasm and structure. She loves both worlds – helping entrepreneurs to make the point through websites, and activating creativity in communities and nonprofitsย through facilitation.

She believes a sense of wonder is the bridge into the future. One day, Ruta envisions co-hosting a network of STEAM explorers with local branches around the Earth. Co-exist, she says!

A story fuelled by questions..

Ruta promotes an idea โ€” life is for exploration. But how to open the gate into curiosity? Knock knock. Ruta activates creative energy and helps to bring ideas to life. Structure turns chaos into play!

‘Oh, I practise what I preach.’ she says. Ruta’s life is quite an experiment indeed, a true story fuelled by questions: How do people grow. How do ideas spread. How might we co-exist.

Hats is a nice metaphor to explain her journey.

The first hat is a Facilitator, before Ruta knew such a role exists! The story goes – ‘How do people grow?’ (2008) ignited her passion for facilitation. After graduating in business in Lithuania, in 2010, Ruta moved to Dublin, Ireland. Here, she worked in EdTech, run educators communities and hackathons, mentored startups on marketing, hosted design sprint workshops and trained new facilitators, made online courses for entrepreneurs (with LearnDash) and taught websites how-to. Since 2021, Ruta is present in Lithuania, where she co-designs workshops on 21st century competencies aka soft skills. Bringing people on the journey of discovery makes her heart sing! Even when Ruta makes websites, her Irish clients receive discovery sessions prior web design.

The second hat is a Web Designer. But Ruta fell in love with technology through questioning ‘How do ideas spread?’ (2010) and digging into marketing prior web design. This explains why she makes websites with a marketing mindset. Yes, to positioning! Making the point is a challenge she accepts with joy. Ruta loves co-designing websites that are clear, secure, fast, beautiful. Accessibility matters. Since 2015, Ruta makes websites with Elementor for WordPress, which equips entrepreneurs with digital skills of updating their ecommerce websites. Also, curiosity led Ruta to co-create a knowledge network with WeFindX (2015), but that’s a story for a virtual coffee!

The third hat is a creator and philosopher. ‘How might we co-exist?’ pushed Ruta out of the city of Dublin (2019) into the wilderness of West Cork and Lithuanian forests. This quest opened the doors into worlds of regeneration, living systems and experimentation with conceptual art (in Design Science Studio).

Ruta practises an ecosystem approach to work; she loves collaborations between cultures, disciplines, industries. Knowledge travels! She make websites with a brand designer in Argentina and business coaches in Ireland, France, United Kingdom (helping sensitive entrepreneurs to establish online). Also, Ruta is active in public sector through facilitation projects with Kurybines Jungtys (LT) and Ladder (IE). Yes to inclusion and participatory design!

The world is an open space where everyone co-creates value. Every creative action makes ripples in our connected world.

Ruta loves idea coffees with strangers on the web:
https://calendly.com/rutaio

How do ideas spread?

On the quest to find out how ideas spread, Ruta self-taught herself marketing and web design, and got involved in tech startups and business…

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How do people grow?

On the parallel quest to find out how people grow, Ruta fell in love with lifelong learning.

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How might we coexist?

At some point in life, Ruta fell inside a black hole. She came out with a new set of values that living systems breathe.

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