Our work shapes some of the world’s top 50 companies.
Businesses evolve their strategy with our guidance.
We help inventors see their idea on store shelves.
Our customers help shape who we are through the work we do.
We’re very fortunate to share this list with you.
A world leader in the beverage, food, and snack industry, PepsiCo has revenues of more than $60B and over 285,000 employees. Their brands include Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Sierra Mist, Aquafina, SoBe, Dole, and a few hundred others.
Find them on your local shelf, or at:
Ubisoft Red Storm
Creators of innovative, high-profile titles like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Rogue Spear, Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell, Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment group has been raising gaming standards since 1996.
Find them waiting in the shadows, or at:
Available in more than 80 countries, Gatorade’s line of performance drinks have been rehydrating athletes for over 45 years. Their new G series is a holistic approach to complete sports hydration and nutrition, allowing athletes to Prime, Perform, and Recover more effectively.
Find them on the field, or at:
Operating over 40,000 restaurants around the globe, Yum! brands encompasses KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut franchises in over 130 countries.
Find them in the kitchen, or at:
Founded in 1946, Lowe’s is the second largest home improvement retailer in the world, and serves customers with more than 1,850 stores.
Visit them this weekend, or at:
Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is the world’s largest bedding provider. Their brand portfolio includes many of the most highly recognized brands in the industry, including Tempur®, Tempur-Pedic®, Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic®, OptimumTM and Stearns & Foster®.
Find them between the sheets, or at:
Lipton Ice Tea
In 1880, Sir Thomas Lipton envisioned an opportunity to make tea universally accessible with guaranteed quality. He was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1898.
Almost 120 years later, Lipton is the world’s leading tea brand, sold in more than 150 countries.
Find them relaxing in the sun, or at:
Makers of the world’s best-selling regulator, Sherwood Scuba is located in Santa Ana, California. They’re a long-time client of ours, and truly understand the difference good Industrial Design can make in a product.
Find them underwater, or at:
Anyone with an intimate knowledge of shooting knows Accuracy International. Based in England, they produce sniper rifles that arm warriors, and win Olympic gold.
Find them hiding in the bushes, or at:
For more than six decades, Bollé has produced the most stylish, state-of-the-art goggles the ski and snowboard industry world has ever seen
Find them on the slopes, or at:
Made right here in Raleigh, Holly Aiken’s Bag designs have been filling closets and womens’ wish lists since 1997.
Stitch, Holly’s downtown store, has been featured in a slew of magazines and web articles for creating “indestructible bags built to handle the daily grind.”
Find them on Hargett Street, or at:
A world leader in fast food and casual dining, AmRest operates over 700 restaurants around the globe. Associated brands include Burger King, Starbucks, KFC, Pizza Hut, La Tagliatella, Applebees, Freshpoint, Rodeo Drive, as well as Blue Frog, and Kabb in Asia.
Find them on the corner, or at:
Recently acquired by AstraZeneca, Pearl Therapeutics specializes in respiratory health products and drug delivery systems. With their offering of metered dose inhalers, Pearl has made reliable drug delivery accessible to millions of people worldwide since 2006.
Find them in your pharmacy, or at:
Implus designs, markets and distributes branded consumer accessories, including insoles, shoe care products, socks, sports monitors, seasonal items and fitness products. Its products are supplied to specialty retailers and mass market chains in 70 countries across the US, Europe and Asia.
Find them on the trail, or at:
museumof science fiction
The future Museum of Science Fiction in Washington D.C. will be the first of its kind in the world.
Covering the history of the genre across the arts, it will provide a narrative on science fiction’s relationship to the real world.
Find them stargazing, or at:
Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, Phononic’s offices look like something out of science fiction. Hyper-efficient cooling using thermoelectrics is the name of the game. There’s also that little part about harvesting electrical energy from heat.
Find them peering into their microscopes, or at www.phononicdevices.com
Haier is the world’s leading appliance manufacturer, and a global leader in consumer electronics.
Employing more than 80,000 people around the world and distributing products in more than 100 countries, Haier reaches annual revenues in excess of $25 billion.
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All natural and nothing artificial. IZZE beverages are 70% pure fruit juice, and a splash of sparkling water.
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AKONA products are built for any adventure in any climate, and are uniquely designed for activities both below water and above.
Find them on the beach, or at:
Slate is a Raleigh-based pharmaceutical company that employs design in everything they do. We’ve had the opportunity to collaborate on marketing material, drug delivery demonstration models, and even their office interior.
Find them in their new office in North Hills, or at:
The leading producer and marketer of branded fruit juice in the world, Tropicana markets under a variety of brands in the US including Dole®, Trop50™, and Twister®.
Find them shaking the trees, or at:
Founded right here in Raleigh, North Carolina, Raleigh Raw provides fresh cold-pressed juices with no additives, processing, or alteration. The consumer is provided with 100% of the natural benefit of fresh juice without any artificial additives.
Find them in your local market soon, or at:
From robotic pool cleaners to solar heating, Smartpool manufactures an array of equipment designed for everyday use and tough conditions.
Find them stuck in the filter, or at:
As comfortable as they are sustainable, Feelgoodz flip flops are constructed of 100% recycled rubber from Thailand. We’ve partnered on designing their new storefront in downtown Raleigh, their in-store displays across the country, and new packaging for some upcoming new products.
Find them on the sand, on the street, or at:
Allen + Roth
Producer of traditional home goods with contemporary styling, the allen+roth brand delivers lighting, mirrors, bath vanities, window treatments, and rugs.
Visit them in the furniture aisle, or at:
Led by SGM(R) Kyle Lamb, a true warrior and leader in the defense industry, Viking Tactics is located near Ft. Bragg, NC. VTAC manufactures some of the most highly trusted assault gear and weapons components in the country.
Find them on the range, or at:
Raleigh was given a new standard of dining and hospitality concept when Eschelon was conceived. Proprietors of locations like Mura Japanese Fusion, Sono Sushi, Oxford Gastropub, Zinda New Asian, and more, Eschelon understands the difference between providing a menu, and providing an experience.
Find them on Fayetteville Street, or at:
ShareFile’s headquarters in Raleigh is as innovative as the software they produce. We were contracted to help with custom dimensioned surfaces for their offices.
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SMS delivers wireless performance for audiophiles, producers, and consumers alike. Through collaborations with other design firms, we were awarded the opportunity to design updated packaging to match the image of SMS’s product line.
Find them in the studio, or at:
Formulated for the intense needs of athletes, Brave Soldier makes skincare products for the adventurer, competitive athlete, weekend warrior, and even supermodels.
Find them at the finish line, or at:
From their corporate office in Hickory, NC, vonDrehle Corporation provides paper products to thousands of industrial and commercial locations around the world.
As a vertically integrated company, they control product from raw materials to finished goods in their one million square foot facility, also here in North Carolina.
Find them in restaurants, at work, or at:
Born from a background in aerospace material development, the composite high-performance rifles manufactured by Christensen Arms are among the most precise in the world.
With machined titanium frames and custom carbon-fiber barrels, they are also the lightest rifles commercially available.
Find them on the range, or at:
One of the largest manufacturers of ballistics equipment and military gear, Diamondback is located in Spindale, NC.
Find them blowing things up, or at:
Cary Audio is a leader in vacuum tube technology, and paves the way in their industry with award-winning sound replication second to none.
Hear them at the theater, or at:
For over 50 years, SherrillTree has been retailing the best arborist and climbing equipment available, including some of their own design.
Find them up high, or at:
sgBlue is a privately-owned manufacturer and distributor of cutting-edge pollution control equipment, and the new residential unit, Otwo. sgBlue is headquartered in Asheville, NC.
Find them cleaning up, or at:
Backed by their infrared heating technology, York Biomedical came to us in 2008 looking for a way to package their idea for the consumer market. Located in Frederick, Maryland, York is a leader in musculoskeletal heat therapy and on the forefront of the biomedical product industry.
Find them at your local drugstore, or at:
One of the largest manufacturers of CNC routing equipment in the world, ShopBot, located in Durham, NC prides itself on American-made quality tooling for woodworkers and inventors alike.
Find them in the shop, or at:
Made from truly natural products, Burt’s Bees believes in creating products that are good for you, and good for the environment. We help get that message across through packaging and graphics that are designed to be 100% sustainable.
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Populated almost exclusively by ex-Apple employees, TR is located in the heart of Silicon Valley amidst some of the most high-tech companies on the planet. Their touch screen technology has invaded the consumer electronics industry, household appliances, and even aerospace.
Find them behind their computers, or at:
A global force in manufacturing of consumer, medical, and industry products, Balda AG was founded in Dresden in 1908, and now has offices in Malaysia, Germany, China, and the US. Home to some of the most talented engineers in the world, Balda looks to LD for creative front-end work, and aesthetic development of their product design.
Find them in the lab, or at:
NC State University
North Carolina’s top public university is home to some of the most cutting-edge technology and creative talent in the world. NCSU is also home to the College of Design where almost all of Laut Design’s staff hails from.
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