Beyond design is a strategic product development firm. We create design solutions that help drive innovation for our clients and connect with end-users for marketplace success.



Creating Meaningful Products, Services, and Experiences

From insightful user research, concept generation, and creating designs with emotional and aesthetic appeal, we’ve brought successful products to market in a number of different industries. Our team believes in true collaboration and uses a holistic approach to define actionable and intelligent solutions that provide a positive user experience and help grow our clients’ business and brand.


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    Hands-On vs. Digital Prototypes

    August 28, 2014

    Even with the rise of 3D printing, hand built prototypes aren’t a thing of the past.
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    Adobe Muse CC 2014

    August 26, 2014

    Adobe Muse has been rebuilt from the ground up and is packed full of exciting new features and enhancements to help create a website without writing the code.
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    Sync Smartband

    August 21, 2014

    Sync tracks steps, calories, and REM sleep, notifies you if loved ones wander too far and stores emergency health information.
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    Learning Through An Internship

    August 18, 2014

    Mike Lemon interned at our studio for three months and left last week to return to school at The Ohio State University.
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    August 14, 2014

    We love checking out the newest Kickstart campaigns, and were especially interested to see the way OwnPhones are using 3D Printing to Create a Custom Made Earbud.
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    The Art of Storytelling

    August 11, 2014

    As designers, we use storytelling to help our clients understand our process and how we can help them with their business goals.
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    Core77 Design Awards

    August 7, 2014

    Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners.
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    Segway Fun

    August 4, 2014

    Our team recently enjoyed a Segway tour in downtown Chicago. It was a blast!
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    Designers + Manufacturers

    July 28, 2014

    DesignHouse just held their first Design Jam, where 40 designers brainstormed concepts with inspiration from SKOL Manufacturing's capabilities.
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    Google Contact Lenses

    July 24, 2014

    Google paired with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop “smart” contact lenses.
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    Kickball Fun

    July 21, 2014

    The Beyond Design team took on Teams Design in a friendly game of kickball near Montrose beach.
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    The Power of 3D Printing

    July 17, 2014

    A designer claims that his concept for a 3D-printed cast would shorten the bone-healing process by nearly 40%.


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