I appreciate you dropping by here at this tiny little nook of the internet. Since you somehow stumbled upon this page, you must be wondering who I am, and what I do. Well, alright, I’ll tell a little bit about myself.
Let’s start with the elephant in the room, my strange name. My name is Juho-Taneli Henell. It’s a bit of a tongue-twister, I’ll admit that. To keep things simple, just call me Juho. It’s basically the Finnish variation of the name John, but please, stick with Juho.
I’ve somehow always been interested in design and branding, and it was clear for me at a very young age that this is what I wanted to do for a living.
When I was a little kid, still sitting in my stroller, I shouted out every the name of the car brand of each car as they drove past. Some years later I got my first atlas from Ukki, my grandfather. I was thrilled, curious and intrigued by it, and all I did was read in it. I was especially interested in flags, which are like logos for countries. I read in it so much that I ultimately knew and remembered every flag and capital city of every single country in the world. I knew that the capital city of Mauritania is Nouakchott, and that Nepal is the only country in the world with a non-quadrilateral flag. Soon after I turned 14, I sold my very first logo design to a business selling curtains in California.
Ever since that day I’ve worked with companies of all sizes all around the world. My work can be seen anywhere from under the northern lights of Lapland, to the urban streets of Brussels, to the sky above Florida. Some of the more well known companies I’ve worked with include Lufthansa, Seagate and Buzzsumo.
When I’m not working I enjoy reading. Especially books about self-development, marketing and sci-fi novels. I’m also a big fan of gaming, and you’ll find me quite often playing The Witcher 3 or FIFA on my Playstation. When I was in high-school I got a burn for photography. It helps me relax, and often brings me inspiration. You’ll usually find me and my camera on top of a mountain somewhere. I’m also a fan of a good whisky, so if you happen to be in Bergen and want a drink, let me know.
Music has always been a big part of my life. If you’re ever in need of new music, do check out this Spotify playlist. It is my collection of songs and tunes from 2010 all the way to this point. I’m sure you’ll find something of interest there.. for better or worse 🙃
If you’re looking for someone who can help your business grow through the value of branding and design, or if you just want to hang out and talk, do get in touch. It’ll be a pleasure to hear from you.