AMA - 03/17/23

What is Design Consulting?

2 min

By Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman

In our AMA (Ask Me Anything) series, industrial designer Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman answers questions about design and process from Instagram and LinkedIn. Rebeccah is the founder of Interwoven Design Group, a design consultancy that specializes in soft goods design and wearable technology. She has over 25 years of corporate design experience and has held positions as Design Director for Fila, Champion and Nike. She is the author of Smart Textiles for Designers: Inventing the Future of Fabrics, and speaks internationally on design, innovation and the future. In this issue she answers the question, What is Design Consulting?

Watch the vide or read the transcript below for Rebeccah’s explanation for What is Design Consulting.

What is design consulting?

I’m Rebeccah from Interwoven Design. On today’s Ask me Anything, we’re going to talk about Design Consulting. Exactly what is design control thing and why do you would you need to design consultant?

An industrial design consultant is a professional or group of professionals, who provide advice and expertise to companies on the design and development of products from their initial concept through to manufacture. 

Their expertise includes ergonomics, styling, materials selection, prototyping, manufacturing, cost considerations, packaging and branding. Our specialty is wearable products and soft goods. 

As a consulting practice we work closely with client teams to develop a complete product offering that maximizes brand recognition and customer loyalty.

We can help a company develop and refine product designs, improve the performance and usability of products, create marketing content and materials for new products, and increase customer satisfaction.

If you’re curious about what our work looks like, get in touch. You can follow us on our website or on our Instagram @interwoven_design.


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