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WHAT IS D3 DESIGN

Talent
Passion
Dedication

We are no ordinary product design agency!

D3 is a boutique product and package design studio located in Surry Hills, the creative hub of Sydney. We are a talented and dedicated group of Industrial Designers who put our heart and soul into our work to produce outstanding and innovative work for our clients.

Our passionate team gives you a mix of the most outstanding design graduates working alongside long experienced directors, Clive Solari, David Francis and Jonathan Lowe. With over 25 years of extensive experience both overseas and in Australia, we can quickly help you decide the best way to progress your project.

We have enough design muscle to handle the biggest projects quickly and efficiently and enough variety of work to keep our minds creative and inspired. We are also small enough that our designers work face to face with our clients and take the time to listen to your needs and objectives. You are part of the team – no big hierarchy for ideas to get lost and mistranslated here.

We pride ourselves on our dedication to operating in an honest and open manner with our clients and suppliers. We are proud members of the Design Institute of Australia and strictly follow their code of conduct and ethics guidelines.

WHY CHOOSE US

Understanding
Creativity
Know how

Understanding, creativity, know how. The unique combination of these three things creates products which are truly useful, products with which people can connect and, most importantly, products which are desirable.

We take time to understand your objectives, your brand’s values and what consumers really want. We are switched into the latest trends and movements in society and what role your product plays in a wider context.

We are by nature creative; a unique skill which involves empathy, vision and synthesis; knowing how people do things and why, identifying key insights and key opportunities for development, and being able to turn that into beautiful and innovative ideas.

Most importantly our extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes, relationships with manufacturers and attention to detail helps our creative ideas get through the production minefield and onto the market with the original design intent still intact.

The result is fast, innovative, functional and cost effective designs for your brand that will positively impact the market.

SERVICES TAILORED TO YOU NEEDS

Complete
Solutions

Every project is unique but we are inventive and adaptive!

We invite you to meet with us. We will listen to your needs and develop a package of services specifically made for you.

At D3, we don’t have client managers. You’ll be dealing and working directly with our directors and designers. Along the way we’ll ask you to collaborate together with us during our informal meetings and idea creation sessions right from early research and concept stages through to detail development.

We offer a full range of design services including:

  • Market assessment and insight,
    Design research
  • Ergonomics analysis
  • Concept design
  • Mock-Ups and test rigs
  • Detailed design for manufacture
  • Full CAD for manufacture
  • Photo-realistic computer generated images and animations
  • Models & Rapid Prototypes
  • 3D printing
  • Patent drawings
Creative
Workshops

What if you could come up with the next big idea in one week? You can.

We aren’t just specialists in concept design but also in research and idea generation techniques.

With the guidance of our Hothouse creative system, your team together with our designers and your consumers will meet and invent the next big thing in just one week.

Not only will you gain insights and ideas, but you’ll be dealing directly with the people who can make the ideas a reality. With mock ups and 3D printing technology in-house we’ll turn insights into physical concepts which you can then pitch to your business or use to test the market.

Designed
& Supplied

Sometimes you just need the finished thing without the hassle of chasing suppliers!

Whether it’s a single item or a short run production, we can not only design it, but also have it manufactured and supplied to you – finished.

We have a number of trusted contacts and manufacturing partners on the ground in China. We do all the leg work and liaison so you don’t have to!

ENTREPRENEURS
& STARTUPS

We know how difficult it is to get a project off the ground. We know, not only because we have created successful products for many start-ups, but also because we’ve done it ourselves.

For that reason we have a special package for entrepreneurs and start ups which takes the intimidation out of the initial stages.

You’ll also be dealing directly with our experienced directors, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Specialist
Retainer

Is design and innovation part of the DNA of your company?

Talk to us about being on one of our specialised retainers. You’ll get week in, week out service all for a reduced monthly fee.

OUR CLIENTS

Our client list is as varied as the type of work we can do! We design for major multinational household names that you see and use every day, to startups, to individuals with passion and a great idea.

  • Coca-Cola
  • Dairy Farmers
  • Qantas
  • Vuly
  • ResMed
  • McDonald's
  • Nestle
  • Sunbeam
  • Wiltshire
  • NSW Police
  • Sanitarium
  • Volvo
  • Football Federation
  • Blackmores
  • Joe Andon – CEO / Vuly Trampolines

    D3 design are one of my favourite companies to work with, they really understand the needs of the client and address issues and problems with solutions that are out of this world, giving us, the client, options that we never thought were available and truly setting their clients to have a competitive difference. I look forward to working with them for many years to come.

  • Sibonile Schouten – Group Brand Manager / NESTLE

    Having worked closely with D3 over a number of years I would say they are a phenomenal agency to work with. The secret to their success is not any one thing but a combination of aspects… They are passionate about design; these guys love what they do and it shows.

  • Daniel Derrick – General Manager of Marketing / SANITARIUM

    The professionalism D3 Design demonstrated, coupled with a lateral approach, has resulted in what I believe to be an outstanding design; a design which not only answered the brief but will generate appeal beyond what we were expecting.

  • Sibonile Schouten – Group Brand Manager / NESTLE

    It has been a pleasure working with D3 and I would highly recommend them as an agency. You will never think of them as a supplier but very much part of the team!

  • Philip Kwok – Head of Research and Technology / RESMED

    Other industrial design consultancies … do not understand our needs. [D3’s] strength is at the conceptual stage. They deliver the appropriate level of detail and communication material … and share our sense of urgency. They can pick up where our skills fall short.

  • Sibonile Schouten – Group Brand Manager / NESTLE

    [D3] aim to exceed the brief by delving deeper to understand true consumer insights and find the desired balance between aesthetics and functional benefits. I also appreciate how they de-mystify technical speak, translating complex ideas into meaningful and relevant concepts.

  • Daniel Derrick – General Manager of Marketing / SANITARIUM

    D3’s desire to first understand our brand and strategic direction we are taking, before any design work commenced is evidence of [their] willingness to design packaging which is not only creative and appealing but actually builds the equity of the brand in a manner which will make this product fly off the shelf.

Contact

Studio 1, Level 4,
35 Buckingham Street,
Surry Hills,
NSW, 2010
AUSTRALIA

+61 (0) 2 9361 6477
studio@d3design.com.au

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Enquiries

Our directors David Francis, Clive Solari and Jonathan Lowe are happy to meet with you, listen to your objectives and provide you with a design programme to suit your needs.

Please phone us or direct your enquiry to studio@d3design.com.au and we’ll be with you promptly.

Positions at D3

We’re always looking for design talent and interns. If you’re an undergraduate or a graduate designer please direct your portfolio (6MB Max) and an introduction through to natalie@d3design.com.au

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