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 1.877.235.1004 Toll-free
 +1.613.235.1004 International

Head Office
314 Athlone Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Z 5M4


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Your first point of contact - Ian Kayser, VP of Operations


Get Started with Our Confidentiality Agreement

If you would like to talk to us immediately on a potential product, we protect each other by signing a mutual Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

We can then share information trusting that each party will not disclose the discussion to others.


  1. Download, print and sign the NDA > Download the NDA form here…
  2. Return via email to > send the signed NDA to us by email - select here
  3. Or return via fax to 613.235.2004
  4. Now we can talk freely. Contact us at your convenience, or suggest the best time for us to call you by entering it in the form above.


At Design 1st you will work alongside the industry’s most innovative minds on high-impact projects in an energetic and collaborative culture that fosters creative, practical solutions to new product ideas.

Want to Join Our Team?

We hire talented designers, engineers and human factors enthusiasts, providing a supportive work environment that our employees enhance, and our clients love. Our integrated team manages every step of our clients product development process, from concept through to electronics design, manufacturing setup and production support.

If you’re an experienced product designer, engineer or total hands-on crazy (and highly motivated), looking to work alongside Canada’s most talented designers and engineers please contact us at:

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