Core Competencies

We specialize in working with our customers to design award-winning products, but we don’t stop there.  We are master pattern drafters, product developers, and have developed a powerful process by which we combine product design with development.  This is Vertical Design.

Design

Each of our design projects are unique and based entirely on our clients specific design needs.  During the design phase of the projects we leverage all of the tools in our kit; digital renders, analog sketching and quick mock-ups.  The results are always not just impressive, but give our clients just what they are looking for; success.

Prototyping

This is the fun part!  Our studio workshop is equipped with modern machinery and our advanced pattern-making skills enable us to build an exact replicas prototype of the design. This enables us to test and evolve ideas, adjust concepts refine designs to reflect our client's expectations.  We have found this to be a particularly robust process.

Factory Liaison

Our expert sample making capability enables our manufacturing partners to quickly produce a counter-sample and price.  This nearly seamless continuum from design to prototype ensures that products are delivered on time and on budget.

Projects

Kahush Hemp Bags

We recently teamed up with Jan-Michael Jansen to design a line of […]

Notch Rope Bags

We had the opportunity to team up with one of the industries […]

The North Face Daypack Project

We love the guys at The North Face and had a great […]

The North Face Cobra

The Cobra project focussed on creating a versatile tool for mountaineers and […]

Platypus Hydration Packs

In 2014 we collaborated with a talented designer at Cascade Designs to […]

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