Helping you innovate more & stress less
We've spent the past two years on a listening tour, curiously and intently learning from innovation managers just like you.
We wanted to figure out how we could be the most helpful to you. To allow you to do what you cannot quite accomplish today.
We learned that you have an insatiable appetite to innovate, but are short on the man power to give innovation the attention it deserves.
Now, that's something we can help with!
We're happy to supply you with more innovation bandwidth by doing the front-end ideation and concepting work we've become known for over the past 10+ years.
But, we know you've got a full plate so we're on a mission to make it easy and hassle-free to work with us. That way we'll actually help you get more done... not add yet another thing for you to manage.
What is Knack?
We are an industrial design studio with a focus on front-end innovation.
What exactly do we mean by that?
Well, we help innovation managers at hardware brands uncover, generate, develop, illustrate, evaluate, and refine innovative product ideas.
Who is on our team?
Our Founder and Design Director, Kelly leads the team and will be your single point of contact.
She composes our team of specialists specific to your product challenge and then directs your project from start to finish.
Our core team is made up of industrial designers with an incredible knack for developing and visually communicating innovative product ideas.
We have also built close relationships with design researchers, engineers, and manufacturing specialists we bring onto our team when their expertise benefits our project.
How we work
Believe it or not, we've been a 100% virtual team from the start. Way before COVID forced the world to work this way. For almost 10 years now.
Why? In short, it allows us to have the most talented team in the world. (That sounds like an exaggeration, but it is not. Our crew is truly the best of the best at what they do.)
Being virtual has also allowed us to work with the best clients in the world... without wasting their time and money on travel.
It just works really well.
Meet your design director, Kelly.
Over her 10+ year career, she has seen and worked behind the curtains of dozens of big brand product innovation teams.
Her transportation design education exposed her to the power of visual communication and she's leveraged it heavily throughout her corporate and consulting industrial design career to help companies design better products.
While her expertise is ultra-focused, her experiences are incredibly diverse. She's designed a wide variety of products; from one-off yachts for individuals to medical devices for a Fortune 500 company to consumer electronics and housewares, and everything in between. This variety has afforded her a large and deep pool of understanding to cross-reference and pull into new projects.
What else we're up to...
2018 ADS Community Design Award
Thrice Featured on Coroflot
2017 Core77's "Above the Fold" Feature