Design Match for

Physical Product Design

We match you with a designer who
ensures your end user has the best experience

Challenges building
a physical product

Creating your next product

Without an engineering background, seeing a clear path to bringing your physical product design or product idea to life can be challenging. Whether it’s a piece of furniture, a robot or plans for your next home - having a designer who can lead and collaborate with you is vital. Often product creators are stuck putting the pieces together between coming up with the idea, understanding how it will work and finding materials and manufacturers to make it.

What if you could have a partnership through this process? A designer who leads and helps you translate your product vision or invention into a reality.


Design Match helps physical product creators create better products

Get matched with talent who understands the product design process.

How can a designer help inventors?

They can help you figure out ‘how it will work’

Working with a mechanical or industrial designer allows you to focus on the 'what' - while they figure out the how.

What a designer can do

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    Build a prototype of your idea

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    Test different materials and electronics to find the best fit

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    Suggest product features and functionality based on industry standards

They can translate between you and the manufactures

Your designer can help source, negotiate and manage manufacturing relationships.

What a designer can do

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    Conduct a market analysis of similar products to understand competitive features

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    Create product differentiators within the material, form or manufacturing technique

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    Use best practice and cost-effective building an assembling methods

A designer can help you with physical product development

Creating physical products with a designer ensures your final product is manufacturing-ready.

What a designer can do

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    Help your develop your product idea further

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    Support you in physical product manufacturing

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    Find cost effective design and production solutions

Design Match is the most flexible solution for ambitious companies to hire amazing freelance designers with no-upfront costs or long-term commitment.

Hear from our clients.

Got questions ?
No worries, we’ve got answers.

You'll be able to see your matches within 24 hours after speaking with a matcher

Design Match is a private marketplace. We'll help you find the perfect designer for your budget. Our designers start around $45/hr and our minimum commitment is 10 hours per week.

Yes, you can interview candidates for free before deciding to move forward.
We bill weekly, so you can stop your engagement anytime, as we have no long-term contracts. We offer free replacements in the case it does not work out with a designer.
Some clients start with a two-week, quarter-time (10 hours a week) engagement period to ensure it's a good fit.
Yes. At Design Match, we do not scope projects. We supply the talent at the commitment level you would like (Quarter Time, Part Time or Full Time.)
Our flexible model allows you to work with the designer as long as you'd like. We can find designers interested in a longer-term engagement for your specific project to ensure they are available during your product development. 
In doing so, you are not committing to working with the designer for any specific time. You can stop or pause your engagement at any time. 
All work product produced is owned by your company. For additional confidentiality agreements, we ask companies to provide their own non-disclosure, and our talent can sign it. 

To get started with Design Match, go here to start the matching process.

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