Companies or Startups
without a product development team

We are fully-staffed to be your new product development team, taking your initial product concept and filling in all the details to allow third-party manufacturers to quote and produce the final product.
We work closely with your business and market strategy team to look at alternative designs, then select a high value minimum risk option that meets the user needs and business objectives. Our process goes one step at a time, focused on the planning and critical elements to assess and integrate elements of the design, then we document the many details that make-up the specifications for a third-party to produce your product predictably and reliably, in higher quantities.

We Help Companies and Startups Solve Product Design and Development Challenges

We help companies overcome a wide range of product development challenges, including helping you find low-cost and time-efficient ways to get a specific part of your product designed. Here are some of our speciality capabilities:


User and market research and testing

Risk identification

Design for Manufacturing

Clients value our vast experience across many technologies and product development processes.

Supply planning

Prototype apps for cloud connected product

Proof of concept models

Manufacturing Cost Analysis

Clients value our vast experience across many technologies and product development processes.

We help secure hard-to-find parts through our established supplier network which enables you to achieve differentiated product that users and buyers embrace.

From early-stage planning, to exploring new features, to testing hypotheses, our specialist teams provide you with feasible options so you can make difficult trade-off decisions that lead to low-risk and high-value product development, designed to fit into your business strategy.

Projects We Have Done with Companies and Startups
That Do Not Have In-House Development Teams

Explore projects we have helped develop for companies without in-house design teams.

Our Product Development Process

Companies who chose Design 1st to help fulfill a part of the product development.

Companies and Start Ups WITHout an in-house hardware product development team