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A Global Contract Design Source

Helping Product Development Teams & Entrepreneurs Across the Globe

On-site Design

Need a designer on-site for concept and product development? Jake will travel to provide on-site consulting with your company's design, marketing and engineering teams. Contact us to learn more about scheduling a visit.


Industrial Design Expertise

Poor design can ruin a great idea. Product development requires a wide range of specific skill sets. Lab 1 Design has the industrial design expertise to complement your product development teams with the following core capabilities:

Core Capabilities

  • Industrial Design

  • CAD Development

  • Advanced Surface Modeling

  • Photo-Real Sales Images

  • Design Language Guidelines

  • Engineering & Manufacturing Support


Value-added Capabilities

In addition to industrial design services, we offer many other value-added capabilities. These include sales-specific content such as animations and retail fixtures, to product-specific items such as branding and packaging.

Value-added Capabilities

  • Product Packaging

  • Environment Design & Graphics

  • Logo & Graphic Design

  • Animation & Technical Illustration

  • Product Manuals

  • User Interface Graphics

Engineering & Manufacturing Friendly

Only parametric software is used for building industrial design intent CAD models to prevent translation issues between industrial design and engineering to keep your project on track. We use the CAD platform that your organization uses.

Software & Prototyping Tools

  • SolidWorks

  • ProE Wildfire / Creo

  • Autodesk Inventor

  • Modo (animation)

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Roland CNC

  • Sindoh 3D Printer (FDM)


Founded in 2011 in Wichita, Kansas, LAB 1 Design is a contract design source led by seasoned industrial designer Jake Hillard, who has had the good fortune to work with top professionals in the product development field. By being imaginative, persistent and mixing art, business and design, Jake has helped businesses expand into new categories and create future concepts and business models. He is the recipient of numerous design and utility patents.

In 2016, LAB 1 Design moved its business operations to Plainville, Kansas, so that Jake, his wife, and their three young boys could be closer to family.


skype: jhillard2000

o: 316-978-9170


103 N. Washington St.

Plainville, KS 67663

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Clients & Brands

Designing for professional users, mass consumers and B2B companies across the globe.

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