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A track record to be proud of. Established in 1970, Brownlie Design has become a leader in the industrial design profession. Early clients, including industry leaders Welch Allyn, the Raymond Corporation, GE and others, launched founder Alan Brownlie on a career long journey as an industrial designer and inventor that spanned more than 30 years. Alan's vision resulted in hundreds of clients, patents and national design awards, and products that have earned international recognition. To ensure that the firm's collective talent and vision continued after Alan's retirement, Scott Ryan was appointed President of Corporate Operations in 1997, and assumed ownership in 2001.

Today, Brownlie Design continues to expand its client base and advance its capabilities. Clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small start ups and individual entrepreneurs continue to rely on Brownlie Design for world class product development services.


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Ahead of the curve. The challenge of meeting the needs of a diverse client base and changing markets requires a multidisciplinary team of designers and technicians. With skills including product aesthetics, user interface design, human factors, 3D CAD, graphic design, rapid prototyping, project planning, product testing, material and manufacturing processes selection, Brownlie Design is prepared to meet that challenge.

A philosophy of experimentation and iteration focuses each phase of development to facilitate informed decisions. Process flexibility allows for development strategies tailored to meet the specific needs of each client’s program, resulting in design excellence, project speed, and design efficiency.


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In it for the long haul. A belief that great design addresses the needs of both the user and key business stakeholders infuses every step of the work we do. Developing products that make a positive difference in people's lives and the client's bottom line are the underlying motivations for every project Brownlie Design undertakes. Each project is viewed as an opportunity to create products and services that are innovative, profitable and of the highest quality, maximizing our clients’ opportunities for sustainable market success.