Seth Heltsley

San Francisco

I am an independent product design consultant who loves to work on teams. My usual work is with start-ups, helping them with their product design challenges. I offer end to end design consulting from the initial stages of conceptual design and user research through prototyping, testing, and manufacturing. Product design doesn't happen in a vacuum. It's a highly integrated, holistic process that draws on the perspectives of the users, the business model, engineering, and the needs of the stakeholders who own and create the product itself. I believe that the chances of success for a product are multiplied by thinking strategically from all of these perspectives from the start.

Specializing in:

Mechanical Design

Rapid Prototyping

Design for Manufacturing

Design For Awesome (DFA) is an invite only group of independent professionals in fields surrounding new product development and small business. We have members in many disciplines of design, engineering, marketing, media and more. If you're interested in joining or if you're staffing a project please contact me.