Juho works with various creative technologies such as 3D printing, parametric design, nanomaterials and automation.
Since the early 90's Juho has used various 3D CAD packages such as Alias, Rhinoceros, 3D Max, Maya, Blender, Modo, Softimage, Houdini, Pixar Renderman etc. He is skilled in Class A surfaces in Alias.
The platforms he has used include such as Silicon Graphics IRIX, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, DOS and Windows.
Juho has used 3D printing since 1999. Ever since it has been a standard tool in his design projects. He is familiar with various 3D printing materials ranging from plastics to metals.
He was also a member of "Shapeways Crew" a group of dedicated Shapeways community members who are creative leaders and visionaries.
Juho has given consulting services to various companies and entities including the Osaka City government regarding 3D printing.
Parametric design, algorithms and AI offer endless new possibilities in both 2D and 3D. Parametric design offers easy mass customization of designs no matter what the output media is. Dozens or hundreds or thousands of design variations, applications, touchpoints or keyvisuals can be created in a moment or on demand. Juho uses these technologies in the creative workflow and also in final deliverables.
He also uses tools such as Python, Raspberry Pi and Arduino for creating unique creative technology solutions for clients.
Influenced by his architect father and jewelry designer sculptor mother, Juho was raised with a plethora of traditional creative tools around him. He created something at home every day. Not only would he draw but he learned how to cast objects in plaster and silicone when very young. Juho still uses everything from a pen or a paint brush to a glue gun when sketching new ideas.
Besides his industrial design activities Juho Viitasalo has worked with the research and development of nanomaterials. This includes areas such as molecular powders, superconductors and graphene.
Nanomaterials offer exciting possibilities for industrial design and product development in the future. Heat dissipation, antimicrobial and antiviral coatings are a few interesting examples.