Smart Design is a strategic design company that helps people live better and work smarter. They bring powerful products and experiences to the world. Founded in 1980 Smart has studios in New York and London and clients all over the world. Clients include BBVA, Ford, Gatorade, HP, HSBC Private Bank, New York Taxi & Limousine Commission, Oxo, PepsiCo, Schneider Electric, UCB.
Category Multidisciplinary Design Companies
Phone (212) 807-8150
601 W. 26th Street #1820
New York NY 10001
News About Smart Design
Closing the Loop: How Systems Enable the Circular Economy
Smart Design has announced a virtual 'Smart Salon' exploring issues around sustainability. When considering the end of life for products and packaging, a lot of focus is on material choice.
Smart Salon Recap: The Future of Risk
Smart Design held its second Smart Salon panel on March 1 to explore the evolution of risk in the world of business.
Smart Salon on Design at Scale
The potential of design is widely acknowledged, but scaling it throughout an organization is still an enormous challenge.
Smart Design Wins Red Dot Best of the Best for Oxo Tot Sprout Chair
The OXO Tot Sprout Chair designed by Smart Design has been selected by the judges for a "best of the best" from red dot.
Smart Design Expands Studio in Barcelona
Smart Design announced an expansion of their Barcelona office into a new custom studio space allowing further growth of its staff and design services.
Smart Design Receives 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award for Cimzia Packaging Project
Smart Design announced that the recently designed Cimzia packging system is being honored with a 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Design Strategies for Creating Mobile User Experiences Across Multiple Touchpoints
Smart Design's Heather Martin, Director of Interaction Design, and Blake McEldowney, Director of Industrial Design, will take the stage for a joint presentation on "Design Strategies for Creating Mobile User Experiences Across Multiple Touchpoints."
Smart Design Appoints Heather Martin as Director of Interaction Design
Smart Design announced that Heather Martin joins the firm as Director of Interaction Design for their studio in Barcelona, Spain.
Smart Design Set to Speak at agIdeas, Australia's Leading Annual Design Event
Smart Design announced that two of its designers have been invited to present at agIdeas, Australia's most prominent annual design conference, which takes place 26-30 April in Melbourne.
Beyond Design Thinking: Smart Design Offers Fresh Ideas at Barcelona Design Week
Matt Barthelemy, Vice President at Smart Design, will join others from IDEO, Philips Design, and Design Connect in a spirited conversation about the concept of design thinking and its role in business today.
Getting Emotional About Packaging Design
IKEA recently changed the font they use in all of their marketing and packaging to great uproar among their loyal customers, and certainly within the design community.
UCB and Its Design Partners, OXO and Smart Design, Win 2009 Red Dot: Communication Design
UCB announced today that the newly designed Cimzia packaging was honoured with a "red dot communication design" award, given by a respected international jury for the largest and most renowned global design competition, the red dot awards.
Smart Design Joins Forces with Design+Industry
Smart Design, a top-tier consultancy known for creating category changing consumer products, is excited to announce expanded service offerings to the healthcare industry through a joint venture with Design+Industry (D+I), an industry-leading consultancy with extensive experience in the design, development…
Ford's Smartgauge with Ecoguide Helps to Maximize Fuel Efficiency
Pushing a vehicle to the limit takes on a new meaning in the new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids, thanks to Ford's SmartGauge with EcoGuide - an innovative new instrument cluster that provides real-time information to help drivers maximum fuel efficiency.
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Redesigned Litter Baskets Set for Trial on NYC Streets
The NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Institute, IDSA and AIA NY have unveiled prototyped litter baskets produced as part of the BetterBin Competition.
Winners of the 2012 International Design Excellence Awards
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) unveiled the winners of the 2012 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) program. Out of 660 finalists, 35 were honored with the Gold Award, while 71 received the Silver Award and 123 merited the Bronze Award.
Designing New York's Future
Design schools may be the real engines of New York City's innovation economy, according to a new report published today by the Center for an Urban Future, a Manhattan based think tank.
Best in Shows for the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) unveiled the Best in Shows for the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) at its annual international conference in New Orleans.
Winners of the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) unveiled the winners of the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) program.
Richard Whitehall and Brian Gillespie Join DMI's Advisory Council
DMI added Richard Whitehall, Vice President, Industrial Design, Smart Design, and Brian Gillespie, Director, Experience Design Strategy, MediaCatalyst, to the organization's Advisory Council.
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series: Spring 2011
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) kicks of its series of Design Criticism lectures with Tucker Viemeister, industrial designer and lab chief at Rockwell Group.
IDSA Reveals its 2011 International Design Excellence Awards Jury
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has assembled this year's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) jury to choose the IDEA 2011 honorees.