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Design 1st is a full-service industrial design and engineering firm that develops physical products from concept through to volume production.

  • Gold Verified
  • $25,000+
  • $150 - $199 / hr
  • 10 - 49
  • Founded 1996

2 Languages that we service

  • English
  • French

1 Timezone that we service

EST
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Average Review Rating
4.7
Total Reviews
10
Most Common Project Size
$200,000 to $999,999
Average Referral Rating
4.9 /5

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    Overall Review Rating

    4.7
    • Quality

      4.7 /5
    • Schedule

      4.4 /5
    • Cost

      4.6 /5
    • Willing to Refer

      4.9 /5
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    Product Design for Device Management Solutions Company

    • Product Design
    • Confidential
    • Sep. 2021 - Ongoing
    5.0
    Quality
    5.0
    Schedule
    5.0
    Cost
    5.0
    Willing to Refer
    4.5

    "Design 1st's unique ability to have a solution for everything really stands out to us."

    Oct 3, 2023

    Design 1st has helped a device management solutions company create the design of their product. The team handles the whole process, from conceptualization to production. They also help procure prototype parts.

    System Design for Agriculture Equipment Manufacturer

    • Product Design
    • Confidential
    • Sep. - Oct. 2022
    4.5
    Quality
    4.0
    Schedule
    4.5
    Cost
    3.5
    Willing to Refer
    4.5

    "All items were delivered on time and within budget."

    Mar 16, 2023

    Design 1st was hired by an agriculture equipment manufacturer to design an existing airflow system. After examining the materials, they offered recommendations and managed simulation and design.

    Product Design for Personal Care & Beauty Company

    • Other Design Product Design
    • $50,000 to $199,999
    • May 2020 - May 2021
    4.5
    Quality
    4.5
    Schedule
    4.0
    Cost
    4.5
    Willing to Refer
    5.0

    "Their design skills were their strong point."

    May 9, 2022

    Design 1st was hired by a personal care and beauty firm to redesign their existing product. They resolved the product's functionality issue, and they supported the client in putting the product on the market.

    Electronic, Mechanical & Firmware Design for Financial Firm

    • UX/UI Design
    • $1,000,000 to $9,999,999
    • Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
    4.5
    Quality
    4.5
    Schedule
    4.0
    Cost
    5.0
    Willing to Refer
    5.0

    "On top of providing conceptualization services, they're capable of providing services up to production support."

    Dec 9, 2021

    Design 1st is managing a financial firm's electronic, mechanical, and firmware design projects using embedded systems, C, and C++. So far, they completed two projects and are working on the third one now.

    Food Storage Product Design for Travel Accessories Company

    • Other Design Product Design
    • $50,000 to $199,999
    • Feb. 2018 - July 2019
    4.5
    Quality
    4.5
    Schedule
    4.0
    Cost
    4.0
    Willing to Refer
    5.0

    “Design 1st had a unique approach to problem-solving.”

    Nov 16, 2021

    Design 1st designed and developed a food storage product for a travel accessories manufacturer. The team’s work involved creating CAD renderings, 3D models, and multiple design concepts for the product. 

    Luxury Product Development for Adult Toy Company

    • Other Design
    • $200,000 to $999,999
    • June 2014 - Ongoing
    5.0
    Quality
    5.0
    Schedule
    4.5
    Cost
    5.0
    Willing to Refer
    5.0

    "Our working relationship is strong and very collaborative, and we continue to rely on them and their expertise."

    May 26, 2021

    Design 1st has developed a luxury product for an adult toy firm. Currently, they guide the firm in marketing and manufacturer collaborations. The team has also organized and implemented user testing programs. 

    Product Development & Engineering for Biotech Company

    • Custom Software Development Other Design
    • $200,000 to $999,999
    • Feb. 2021 - Ongoing
    4.5
    Quality
    5.0
    Schedule
    3.5
    Cost
    4.0
    Willing to Refer
    5.0

    "Their creative, product design, and mechanical engineering services also stand out."

    Apr 22, 2021

    Design 1st is designing and developing a wearable biotech product. They're responsible for the physical design and aesthetics of the product, as well as the electrical engineering of the sensors.

    Product Design & Manufacturing for Child Safety Product Firm

    • Other Design
    • $200,000 to $999,999
    • Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
    4.5
    Quality
    4.5
    Schedule
    4.0
    Cost
    4.5
    Willing to Refer
    5.0

    “We wouldn’t have been able to get to market without Design 1st”

    Mar 26, 2021

    Design 1st is helping a child safety product company with design and manufacturing services. The team offers concept and product design. They also provide software design services.

    Product Prototype Design for R&D Company

    • Other Design
    • $200,000 to $999,999
    • Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
    5.0
    Quality
    5.0
    Schedule
    5.0
    Cost
    5.0
    Willing to Refer
    5.0

    "The team is able to make good forward progress independent of micromanagement."

    Aug 17, 2020

    Design 1st is collaborating with the internal team to design prototypes for atmospheric water generators. The team is structuring them to ensure a seamless transition to high-volume production.

    Product Design Services for Mining Technology Co

    • Other Design
    • $200,000 to $999,999
    • Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
    5.0
    Quality
    5.0
    Schedule
    5.0
    Cost
    5.0
    Willing to Refer
    5.0

    "We've been very pleased with the team at Design1st."

    Jul 2, 2020

    Design 1st provided design services to support the development of a new product for a mining technology manufacturer. After creating concept designs and prototypes, they supported assembly and manufacturing.

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    Verified Client Reviews
    10
    Overall Review Rating
    4.7
    Source
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    Last Updated
    March 28, 2024
    Business Entity
    Business Entity Name Design1st Inc.
    Source Government of Canada Federal Corporation Information
    Jurisdiction of Formation Canada
    Date of Formation December 16, 1996
    Status Active
    Last Updated June 29, 2021
    ID 885857995RC0001
    Payment & Legal Filings
    International Credit Risk Assessment Very Low Risk
    Source Creditsafe
    Last Updated August 29, 2020

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