Metropolis Design and Prototyping is a full service product development and prototyping firm. Since 1989 we have been helping our clients grow their business by transforming ideas into successful products. Keeping design, prototyping, and small-run manufacturing under one roof guarantees better quality control and faster turn around times.

design services

conceptual design

Our designers work to understand the idea as the client envisions it – all of its possibilities, limitations, and requirements. By doing so, we can create viable solutions appropriate to the overall concept of the design. Once research is complete, we begin ideating the design through thumbnails, sketching, modeling, role playing, brainstorming, etc. Once several ideas are worked out, we prepare them for presentation, typically using computer renderings, sketches, or model formats.
After meeting with the client for design reviews, we make necessary revisions often integrating more than one of the conceptual designs into a single design format that meets the client’s needs. Once a direction is agreed upon we proceed to mechanical design.

mechanical design

In this phase, the design is developed in complete detail suitable for manufacturing. We analyze the design, taking into account all relevant factors such as manufacturability, durability, human factors, production quantities, and manufacturing methods. We design with the utmost efficiency and cost effectiveness. We then produce accurate 3d files and, if required, 2d documentation of the product and all related components.

packaging design

Whether your idea needs a simple blister pack or a completely engineered, drop tested, international shipping solution, Metropolis has the experience, know-how, and connections to solve all your packaging needs. Unique product specific solutions are a natural outgrowth of designing the product. Significant time and expense can be spared by leveraging our inherent knowledge of the product. Additionally, our diverse experience allows us to bring variety and innovation to the packaging design process.