We partner with teams to deliver fresh thinking and award winning products for passionate audiences. We collaborate with top-notch creative professionals in design and engineering fields to add horsepower to your team.
Our work has been honored with top-tier international awards (iF Gold, IDSA Gold, Red Dot, Good Design) and credited with numerous design and utility patents. We love to uncover insights, chase down factories, and ultimately deliver the best experience possible for the end user.
Through our past in-house experiences we have helped General Electric envision future product lines, Hydro Flask establish an award-winning design language, and Cooper Hewitt make learning about design interactive.
Always Learning. Always Growing.
Our Collective Experience
Before joining Open Design, we held roles that span medical, appliances, and CPG categories at GE, Hydro Flask, Kaleidoscope and internships at Nendo, Dell, and Ethicon Endo-surgery.
We have worked independently with GE Appliances, Sacred Heart, Mizu, Tools4Boards, Silipint, Bauer and more.
iF Finalist - Tools4Boards Orb Edger Kit
Red Dot Honorable Mention - Tools4Boards Edge Tuner
iF Award - Hydro Flask Growler
ISPO DESIGN FINALIST - Tools4Boards Velo Vise
IDSA GOLD Award - GE Micro Kitchen
Open Design can take any product brief and deliver thoughtful, collaborative, and user centered designs that seamlessly connect with overall brand ethos. I had the pleasure of growing our relationship with the team. In addition to product design, they helped us with graphic design, packaging design, and consumer insights.
The designers at Open Design are among the best I’ve worked with, which includes incredible talent at YETI Coolers and Mountain Hardwear.
Meet the Team
Sally has 10+ years of passionately putting users first. A self-described CAD ninja, no technical or surfacing challenge is too great.
Ryan's greatest satisfaction is in seeing products long outlive their expected life and continue to bring joy every day. Ryan has had roles at Nendo, GE and Hydro Flask working to bring high end, American made and sustainable products to life.
Built for You
Tribe of Talent
Depending on the task, the Open Design assembles a team, remotely. So that you have precisely the right talent working for you.