We design innovation that makes consumers
happy and clients profitable
We are a South Australian based Design Company for product
design and all things product development.
We provide innovation solutions with a consumer focused approach.
We listen, and ask the right questions to achieve the best outcomes for all our clients.
Design Brains help their clients achieve their objectives with compelling innovations and attractive design propositions, and we do this whilst also delivering new intellectual property as part of the commission. Each project is a partnership, based on clear understanding of the objectives that need to be achieved.
We have the creative and technical confidence to deliver solutions that keeps our clients ahead in their fields, we can draw on international staff from our Adelaide or HK offices and additional alliance partners from around the world.
"With innovation being the buzz word of today, you need to know how to achieve it through clever design and delivery. We assist Universities with teaching students the fundamentals of good design and product delivery, with the emphasis on customer satisfaction.
We teach that until the design is manufactured, sold and fully appreciated by its target audience then true innovation has not occurred."
Des Burns, Managing Director, Design Brains
Have the right Strategy
We place foremost importance on unlocking the customer’s insights on the vision they have for a project or a product design. We take that vision and thrive on creating an outcome that the client could have never imagined could exist.
As a creative business, we strive to design premium quality into all our designs, we never settle for average. Our goal is to create products with value and meaning, which contribute a real improvement for the user.
We put great store in our ability to help start-ups with their dream, a great idea is a great start, but turning that idea into a fully commercialised product takes a series of steps. Step one is to let Design Brains start you on your journey of success, and guide you through the process.
The cornerstone to most of our projects is to help our clients with three main challenges: defend your brand or process, differentiate your business from competitors and disrupt the status quo in your target markets.
We keep our clients regularly updated on project status, ensuring the buy-in is agreed along all the stages of successful product development.
All our clients receive a weekly project status statement on the progress of the project. We believe clear communication engagement, gets better end results.
Along the design journey it is critical we help identify and communicate the possible gaps in the client’s concepts or design offerings: pinpointing improved opportunities that can lead to future business success is a skill we have.
Work Together, Stay Together
To deliver the best solutions is sometimes about compromise when necessary and courage when required. Getting the right balance is communicating to the client clear options and visions that will deliver the right result.
We are hands on designers and engineers with the skills to make things, not just draw things. We understand the transformation steps of a design concept to a viable money making product.
It is essential for us at Design Brains to have good working relationships with our clients, being on the same page and sharing the same passion is is important to us. It ensures great designs are created, along with good working relationships.
Co-creation of Design
On some occasions the real value we can add is working with your current creative team: providing a new set of eyes over a design problem or review a design solution. When you are in the zone focusing on your project it is easy not to see the wood for the trees, or even lose some direction along the way. Our team can help you review the potential issues or just clarify a design option or process.
We can offer on-site contractors at your business to help you with extra resource requirements when needed.
We have built up a comprehensive database of knowledge from product legal compliance, right through to marketing intelligence and ergonomics.
All these aspects are critical to align and get right, especially when entering into the larger overseas markets of Europe and USA.
By sharing ideas and knowledge with in-turn shard assets like rapid prototyping and product validation, we can provide the client with the right amount of co-creation support that is needed.
This could be as simple as one-day design review, managing a brainstorming workshop, right through to providing full design support up to market release.
Sometimes a fresh set of eyes, is all that it takes to turn a good idea into a great money-making product.
Flexible Services with Open Book Pricing..
Our services are fully tailored to meet your requirements. We offer both fixed price contracts to hourly rates. We even have a subscription service for those that need a monthly engineering resource but do not want to carry the permanent overhead.
We can offer onsite contractors if required with their own CAD workstation.
Our overheads are low and we pride ourselves on offering the lowest cost design services, (Starting at $80/h) that brings true value to your business
We Love Design: It shouldn't cost the earth..