q. Is it necessary to go through every stage of your process?

No, we are able to tailor each project proposal to your specific needs however we wouldn’t recommend it. We’ve spent time designing our process to ensure that it is the best way to take a product from early sketches all the way through to market.

q. Do you always establish long term partnerships with your clients?

This really depends on you. We’re geared up to come on board as your in house design team if you think that would be beneficial to your project. If we feel that the idea is a really strong one then we will always do our best to work out ways to reduce our costs and help get it off the ground.

q. What can I expect to get as a final deliverable?

Each project is different, some clients want us to take their product to production, others may just want high quality assets that they can use to secure further investment. If you let us know where you’re hoping to go with your project then we’ll be able to help you decide exactly what deliverable is best for you.

q. What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. For example, Kickstarter projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This can be photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype 
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.