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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    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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    From Kansas to Chicago

    July 14, 2014

    John Hall attended the University of Kansas and is spending the summer in Chicago working as an intern at Beyond Design.
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    A New Use for Drones

    July 10, 2014

    With the Fourth of July holiday just behind us, we came across an incredible video of a drone that captured a fireworks show – up close and personal.
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    3D Printed Books

    July 7, 2014

    Blind and visually impaired children will now be able to experience classic picture books like Goodnight Moon and The Cat in the Hat with the help of 3D printing technology.
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    A Northwestern University Intern

    June 26, 2014

    Katie joined our team as a summer intern from Northwestern University.
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    A Better Kangaroo Cup

    June 23, 2014

    The unbreakable cup, reinvented by an 11-year-old, allows for fewer spills, doesn't need a coaster, sits on uneven surfaces, and stacks easily.
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    A Greener Ravenswood

    June 19, 2014

    A Greener Ravenswood, conceived by the RCC, works to establish a network of information and resources focused on local green practices and sustainability.
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    June 17, 2014

    Dispose all waste from your sink and bathtub, without touching it.
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    Smart Mail

    June 13, 2014

    Smart Mail is a tabletop organizer for the kitchen/office designed by 8th grade Chicago Public School students, and built in Chicago.


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