Nordkapp is an advanced design studio.

Our job is to uncover the optimal futures for our clients, and make them real and actionable by bridging foresight, strategy, products, services and technology.

What have we been up to lately?


What are we great at?

We excel at helping you to...

1/ Make better choices about your future

Designing just the surface — for desirability and feasibility of is not enough anymore. With strategic design, we are able to uncover the long term benefits and futures worth building based on both customer needs as well as business realities.

2/ Innovate better experiences

Our expertise in Service Design allows us to work closely with internal teams to provide them with tools and methodologies to uncover key insights and guide them to steer the direction of their project.

3/ Build capability to sustain innovation

Through our years of experience in design thinking and iterative innovation processes gives us the ability design better and more meaningful products and services and then transfer that skill to the teams.

Strategic design — Capability building — Design driven innovation

How can we help?

Ari Heinonen

Ari Heinonen VP, Growth and Business Development +358 50 386 6348

Vesa Härkönen

Vesa Härkönen Managing Director +358 50 350 2540

Are you looking for new challenges?

Currently, we’re looking for 3 experienced service designers and 2 visual product designers.

Send us an open letter describing your skills and ambitions, accompanied with a CV and portfolio. We will get back to you.

You can apply at

Your future is at stake here.

Nordkapp Future Labs is where physical and digital prototyping shake hands with agile ways of working. The lab, run by senior designers and engineers, explores and builds new objects, concepts and spaces to learn, and quickly validate concepts with real people in real context.

The labs capabilities can easily be included into any project we are working on, including but not limited to probing new ideas, devices, service models and technologies.

Mika Nenonen

Mika Nenonen Industrial design +358 44 986 89 86  

Ari Heinonen

Ari Heinonen VP, Growth and Business Development +358 50 386 6348

Who do we work with?

It’s still the same product as before. But such a well executed design around it helps consumers to navigate and buy into the story. This we see very clearly in the sales numbers.
Udo Szabo, VP Product & Marketing, Beddit (Now Apple)
  • Fortum—Service and product design for service ecosystem around solar energy, electric cars, mobility and new energy.

  • Beddit—Product design, strategy and purpose leading up to acquisition by Apple.

    Solving sleep case study

    Apple acquires Beddit

  • Umbra—Product and service design for Umbra’s augmented reality tools and customer portal.

    Umbra Composit case study

  • University of Helsinki—Product design and data visualisation for a service visualising Finnish higher education.


  • Telia—Digital transformation, organisational, product and service design.

    Telia case study

  • ING Group—Product design and strategy around financial services and personal wealth.

    ING Beleggen case study

  • Amer Sports—Product design for Suunto, platform design and assessment for Movesense.

  • Basware—Product design for complex financial software.

  • Nokia—Forward-looking service concepts and prototypes on new technologies.

  • Rightware—Product Design for future automotive concepts and interfaces.

  • Santander Consumer Bank—Design for organisational change through future concept incubation.

  • Veikkaus—Design partnership since 2011 developing a holistic design language system.

    Veikkaus case study

  • YLE—Service design for overarching identity system and organisational change through concept incubation.

  • Undisclosed—Roughly over half of our work is not public. Sorry :(

What’s happening at Nordkapp?

Industry recognition

  • 3 Red Dot 
Communication Design Awards

  • One time Webby Awards Nominee, 2 times Webby Awards Honoree

  • 3 times on IxDA Awards shortlist

  • 1 gold, 4 silver medals in Vuoden Huiput, several shortlist entries

  • 4 Grand One wins, several shortlist entries

  • 3 gold medals


major design awards

Would you like to know more?

Let’s talk

Sales and new business

Ilkka Haavisto Business Development Director +358 40 511 9038
Ari Heinonen VP, Growth and Business Development +358 50 386 6348
Mikko Eerola Head of Business Development, Europe
 +358 40 589 9776

Talks and media

Sami Niemelä Creative Director +358 50 528 9265

General inquiries

Vesa Härkönen Managing Director +358 50 350 2540