If I am interested in working with Priority Designs, how do we start?
Do you work with entrepreneurs?
How would you typically staff my project?
What if I only want a prototype, or just engineering services?
What is the turnover rate at your firm?
What is the tenure of your staff?
What computer platforms do you use?
We use Mac and Windows platforms with the following software:
Adobe Creative Suite • Corel Painter • MS Office Suite
Pro/E/PTC CREO • SolidWorks • Keyshot • HyperShot • HyperMove • Maya • Solid Edge
What is your experience with manufacturing resources outside of the U.S.?
We regularly work with overseas vendors. (Domestic, too.) Our experience ranges from delivering hand sketches all the way to fully engineered, production-ready CAD data. It really depends on the needs of the vendor, and the wishes of our client.
Typically, we use the vendors selected by our clients. We also have experience sourcing vendors, so we can provide you with introductions or recommendations if you need. We work closely with vendors to verify issues such as software compatibility (specific file formats and release versions), key contacts, their needs for documentation, etc. Each case is unique and we adjust according to circumstances.
Because of our specialty in soft goods design, we keep a short list of preferred manufacturers and material vendors in this category. We have experience traveling overseas to work with them, and those relationships are solid. For quick reference, we maintain a large soft goods materials library in our Columbus studio.
What do you do to protect my confidentiality and intellectual property (I.P.)?
We understand confidentiality is paramount to you. We hold all work in the strictest of confidence until it is made public by you. We limit knowledge of your work to only those directly involved on your project. Additionally, we can house your work in secure areas when required.
We interact with I.P. legal issues in a number of ways including:
• receiving briefings from counsel early in projects to guide concept direction (usually with respect to existing patent or vacant areas)
• presenting concepts or design proposals for review throughout the development process
• completing forms and issuing statements to support I.P. protections
• supporting legal activities with depositions and testimony (both fact and expert) as required
We are prepared to work with you according to your legal needs. It has been the case, however, that most of our clients manage many intellectual property issues (such as researching and obtaining patents) with their own legal counsel.