Client, Partner & corporate news for Design 1st

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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Design 1st Response to COVID-19

To the Design 1st Community, Our thoughts are with you as we settle into new routines for work. To do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have cancelled all unnecessary travel and setup our 30 person team to work remotely. You can see some of the team smiling on our weekly company-wide call below: Here is how we are continuing to support you: Our team continues to provide all services, meeting virtually in the same way we work today with our clients. We are committed to providing […]
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Joylux raises $5M Series A Funding

Design 1st client Joylux rang in the new year with a bang, receiving $5 Million in Series A funding and launching their flagship vSculpt device in the US this January. The Series A funding round follows a $500,000 seed investment in 2016, providing capital support for the global launch of vScuplt -- an intimate female wellness device. What is vSculpt? vSculpt is a connected medical device that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor muscle using sonic vibrations. Founded by entrepreneur Colette Courtion in 2015, vScuplt aims to replace the traditional […]
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