Discover the best industrial designers for your product ideas! Industrial designers are responsible for taking your product idea and turning it into a clear set of specifications for a factory to produce. Our comprehensive list of experienced professionals will help you take your concept from concept to reality.
Industrial designers work mainly on functional products, hard goods, devices, electronics, wearables, custom packaging, luggage, bags, custom hardware, jewelry and accessories and much more. They may also work on products that have mixed materials, such as an item that combines wood, plastic or metal with and fabric. We've compiled a list of our favorite designers across a range of product types. Use it to find the partner who will take you from 0 to 1 and bring your idea to life!
The Industrial Designer List features 15 designers in the USA and China.
This resource contains the following information to help you find the best industrial design partner:
- Vendor name
- Contact Information
*Some suppliers prefer you contact them directly to discuss minimums.
If you have an item that is simpler and made purely from fabric (ex: socks, a bathing suit, or a pillow case) you would work with what's called a Technical Designer or a Patternmaker - see that list here.
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How do you choose the factories that go on your lists?
We connect with factories in many different ways including in-person visits, industry contacts, trade shows and more. Suppliers do not pay to be included on our lists. Each list is designed to be an all-in-one resource for manufacturing your product idea. It is important to note that vetting a specific supplier for quality, price, and professionalism is ultimately your responsibility. If you need help narrowing down your supplier choices, the Supplier Vetting Checklist is a helpful resource. You can also use the Pre-Production Checklist to ensure you take the right steps prior to production and protect your investment.
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Our lists do not focus on just one country. You will find suppliers from all over the world! We also have a strong focus on small batch manufacturing to serve newer makers.
Another main difference is that our lists have many bonus sublists to help you produce your product completely, including design partners, materials and component suppliers, packaging suppliers and more. Read the description of each list to see what is included.
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The difference is that they are thorough!! Each template and checklist contains detailed video instructions for how to complete each step, along with suggested tools and resources to help you execute your workflow. We refer to our resources as "info-rich"... each one is a mini masterclass in whatever area you are focused on!
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