Client, Partner & corporate news for Design 1st

Design 1st Demonstrates Significant Momentum in 2020

Ability to Turn Touchable Ideas into Commercialized Products Fuels Growth Across North America  January 19, 2021 - Design 1st, one of the most trusted full-service product design-engineering firms across North America, today announced the company experienced strong growth in 2020 across North America with an increase of 16% in project bookings and over 10% in profitability compared to the previous fiscal year. This growth reinforces the organizational need for senior hands-on new product design experts that provide the risk assessment early, and are skilled in the end to end technical and service capabilities […]
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Design 1st Featured in CBC News Investigation on Product Idea Dispute

CBC Go Public 's Investigative Team Asked Design 1st For Expert Opinion   Design 1st President Kevin Bailey gave expert analysis on CBC Go Public's investigation of an inventor’s complaint that Tim Horton’s took their idea. CBC Go Public's Investigative Report Featuring Design 1st President Kevin Bailey (2:18min) Ahead of the interview with CBC Dragons' Den host Diane Buckner, Kevin ran an in-house experiment looking at how likely it would be for separate individuals to come up with similar product designs. The experiment gave three Design 1st product designers the challenge of […]
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Design 1st Named Clutch 2020 Top Global Design Agency

Recognized for Product Design industry expertise and ability to deliver  December 3, 2020 - Design 1st, one of the most trusted full-service product design-engineering firms across North America, today announced it was recognized by ratings and review platform Clutch as one of the top B2B Creative & Design Agencies for 2020. Design 1st was named a Leader in the Product Designers category.   For the listing, Clutch released rankings for the top 210 creative and design companies on their platform. Results showcase the top 15 companies across 14 categories. Companies were selected for Leaders Awards based […]
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Design 1st Joins IoTerra Marketplace

November 3, 2020 - Ioterra is pleased to announce a partnership with Design 1st, one of the most trusted connected product design-engineering firms across North America. After collaborating recently within a crowdfunding conference to provide a prize for startups, there was a recognized opportunity to provide Design 1st’s specialized services within the Ioterra marketplace. For over 25 years, Design 1st has been helping entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprise organizations transform ideas into winning products. With expertise across all aspects of industrial design and engineering combined with a philosophy of incorporating human behavior science, Design […]
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Sponsoring ACIDO Rocket 2020: Design Competition

Design 1st is an annual sponsor of ACIDO’s ‘Rocket’ Industrial Design Competition. The event features the work of Ontario’s top industrial design graduates and is a good way to get a pulse on how new technology is impacting hardware. For 2020, Design 1st sponsored the ACIDO “Market Research Award” recognizing the top project that uncovered user needs, behaviors, and feedback through primary and secondary research. This year's award was won by SingYu Lam from OCAD for his work on FRAME: Encouraging Death Reflection Through a Digital And Physical Experience. Project […]
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