Design has always been about envisioning exceptional brands and products.
And now, at a time when the speed and quality of innovation is critical to business success, design can offer so much more.
By amplifying design with science and engineering, we conceive and deliver ingenious new products, services and experiences, driving innovation further, faster.
We listen first, ask the right questions and uncover unseen opportunities. Our teams combine a deep understanding of how humans think, feel and act with a mastery of technical and commercial factors to consider the full picture and devise innovative solutions.
Nothing inspires ingenuity in design more than a strong sense of purpose. Whether working to save lives, transform industries, or delight customers, we relish tough challenges and thrive in uncharted territory. We establish a shared purpose with our clients and don’t rest until we’ve found the path to their destination.
With end-to-end innovation capabilities under one roof, our design teams not only conceive ingenious ideas, but can also build them, build the machines that make them and the businesses that sell them. This means we design with the destination in mind from the start, addressing any challenge efficiently and effectively.
Whether the impulse for change is sustainability, digitalisation or other customer expectations, impactful innovation doesn’t come from solving just one problem. We apply insight gleaned from decades of experience spanning disciplines, technologies and industries to transform inventive ideas into multifaceted, industry-changing solutions.
We are innately curious, constantly exploring the world to find new and unexpected ways to improve the human experience. Our dedication to understanding the next challenge, and the challenge after that, brings the future into focus for our clients. We intuit, understand and create what’s next before it’s here.
Our design teams have the skills and experience to ignite innovation: from medical devices that save lives to the latest must-have consumer products, from reimagined user experiences to award-winning digital applications.
Inspired design and designers are at the heart of our business. With over 75 years of design heritage encompassing world-firsts and iconic products, our teams have shaped the world of today and are creating the world of tomorrow.
We’re an integrated team spanning across our headquarters in London, UK, our Global Innovation and Technology Centre in Cambridge, UK, and our US studios in San Francisco and Boston. Wherever you go, you’ll meet people passionate about tackling tough challenges through design.
Over the last few years, we've welcomed award-winning, globally recognised teams to expand our design capabilities. Most recently, Design Partners, blending award-winning strategic consulting and product design for a full suite offering. Before that Astro Studios, creating multi-dimensional brands and consumer products, Cooper Perkins, converting inventive ideas into innovative products through engineering, Essential Design, applying strategy, design and engineering to solve challenging problems across industries, and Sparkler, revealing market-leading understanding of how consumers think and behave in the digital world.
We’re creators, inventors, listeners, investigators, builders, and dreamers—all bound together by the shared purpose to build a positive human future.
Design Partners, an award-winning product design and innovation agency, has joined PA to enhance our ability to deliver the most ingenious products, solutions and experiences for our clients.
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PA Consulting’s US Design and Engineering Lead John Edson explains how members of the C-suite can support design, and discusses the role of design in large organisations.