design partners

The next part of our journey begins with PA

Since 1984, our team's mission has been to effect meaningful change through design and innovation - delivering exceptional work for our clients to elevate human potential.

Designing landmark products and services for the world’s most respected brands has solidified Design Partners’ reputation as an industry leader, consistently delivering exceptional design and commercial success. We’ve amassed several hundred design and innovation awards and designed countless products, services, and experiences.

The next part of our journey begins with PA as we join experts, specialists, and super-talented people across design, engineering, science, research, and strategy. Joining PA means we are part of something even greater. It gives us the ability to craft future experiences and deliver impact on a much larger scale for our clients, from insight to implementation.

Our ambition is to always deliver best-in-class, creating category-defining solutions and imbuing creative excellence in everything we do. As PA, we will continue to champion this, and lead the charge for meaningful design and creative excellence – building a positive human future.


We collaborate with the world’s most innovative brands to create future product experiences that empower and inspire people.

Research & Strategy

We help companies grow by answering their difficult questions – What are the needs & desires of future customers? How can we accelerate our sustainability goals? How will our market change in 5-8 years? We identify growth areas, foresee change and unlock new experiences.

Design for Sustainability

Led by PhD experts, our sustainability team collaborates with our clients to deliver real impact. We challenge conventional approaches to arrive at ground-breaking solutions for more sustainable products and services.

Industrial Design

We design and engineer category-leading products that are insight-led & user-focused. Our team are vastly experienced at bringing highly-crafted and meaningful products to fruition.


Our team are natural born problem solvers focused on turning compelling ideas into reality. We address mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electronic challenges to invent new tech and deliver manufacturable solutions.

Service Design

How can we transform end-to-end customer experiences? How might we adopt service-based business models? Our service design teams help clients drive innovation and embrace change in a holistic, human-centred, and harmonious way.

UX/UI Design

We help our clients solve complex problems for future needs – delivering effortless solutions from desktop and mobile apps to Machine User Interfaces to fully integrated systems.

Wearables Design

In our custom-built wearables lab, we fuse expertise in soft goods, UX, engineering, and design to develop smart garments and wearable technology that puts the user at the center.

Human Factors Engineering

Our approach to HFE is rigorous and proven. We combine human factors engineering with design creativity and engineering excellence to build a strategic advantage, reduce costs, or ensure regulatory compliance.

Healthcare Design

Our ISO-13485 certified team address medical needs in a way that is empowering and empathic. We specialise in medical device and healthcare technology design to advance patient care and improve treatment outcomes.


Strategy | Product Design | Engineering

Logitech MX Vertical

Craftsmanship & collaboration to create a category defining product.

Strategy | Product Design | Engineering


The creation of high-quality audio products that appeal to a new market of creators.

Wearables | Engineering | UX/UI | Healthcare | D4S


Developing the world’s most advanced at-home, medical grade EEG headset.

Product Design | Engineering | UX/UI | Wearables

Danu sports

Unlocking athletic potential high-performance, smart wearables design.

Strategy | Product Design | Engineering | Service | UX/U


Holistic, connected and low-cost gas detectors for commercial and industrial use.

Product Design | Engineering | Service | UX/UI | Healthcare


Enhancing medication adherence through a smart care management system.

Strategy | Product Design | Engineering


Using a story-driven design approach to create a new set of glassware that sparks conversation.

Strategy | Product Design | Engineering | UX/UI | Healthcare


Bringing a gold standard of critical care practice to frontline healthcare workers.

Strategy | Wearables | UX/UI | Healthcare

Viscero ECG Vest

The future of wearables – a medical-grade, 6-lead ECG monitoring system.

Strategy | Product Design | Engineering | UX/UI

Cricut Mug Press

Unleashing creativity by converting complexity into beautiful, joyful experiences.


For four decades, we’ve been delivering category-defining products and experiences with our clients. Winning over 100 awards in the past 5 years, our team has been consistently recognised with the most prestigious accolades in our industry. Below are some recent highlights we are proud of:

  • Fast Company's World Changing Ideas
  • Time Magazine World’s Best Inventions
  • Red Dot Best of the Best
  • CES Best of Innovations and Best of Show
  • +70 Red Dot Design Awards
  • +80 Good Design Chicago
  • +90 iF Design Awards
  • IDSA/IDEA Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards
  • IDI Design Grand Prix Award 2023
  • Exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York
  • Year-on-year recognition in top-tier publications for products of the year, for instance: I-D Magazine product of the year, The Verge Mouse of the year, PC Gamer product of the year, PC World Editor's Choice, Tom's Guide Editor's Choice, IGN product of the year, T3 Mouse of the year, to name a few
  • Over two billion people have put their hands on our designs


Solving complex problems is not a solo endeavour, and we are always seeking talented people to join our team based in Ireland.

Make contact

IDA Business Park
Southern Cross Road
Co. Wicklow
A98 Y6W0

Great innovation is achieved through collaboration. We would love to hear about your business, creative, or engineering challenges and discuss how we can help.