Design 1st

Kevin Bailey founded Design 1st over 20 years ago, after more than a decade as a senior product designer. We have grown to become one of Canada's largest, most prolific physical product design specialists.

We enjoy designing simple but compelling products, and we excel at developing the most technically challenging products for both indoor and extreme outdoor environments. We have unmatched expertise and tools to tackle tricky thermal, stress, motion, safety, and materials problems.

Based in Ottawa, Canada, we serve clients located around the world, and the products that we have helped them launch are used by billions of people.