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Our Philosophy

At Oxford Product Design we have three key principles that underpin what we do. Innovation. Precision. Passion. We are a committed team who are prepared to work hard to deliver good looking designs that work well.

Oxford Product Design is a specialist product design consultancy that fuses creative flair with highly scientific and technical skills and an eye for detail.  We are particularly well suited to the more challenging projects with high specifications or for use in demanding environments.

Our whole process is geared towards getting your product to market quicker by proving concepts early on with the latest analysis and prototyping tools.  Core services offered include industrial design, mechanical engineering, prototyping, manufacturing support, market research and project management.

Our Story

Oxford Product Design was founded by Rupert Wilkinson who spotted a gap in the market for a product design consultancy in the centre of Oxford.

Although Oxford is not traditionally regarded as a centre of excellence for Product Design, OPD is already challenging that perception. The proliferation of new technology companies, combined with established industries in the area makes it an excellent base to be offering technical design services, with lots of innovative companies looking for a new approach.

Local founding Director Rupert Wilkinson has a clear approach to business ‘Ultimately OPD are all about finding the best approach for the individual project. It’s not just about fantastically designed products for our clients’, but that the design supports a sustainable business model that helps them cost-down the overall product delivery to market which is what and ultimately defines their profitability’.

Oxford Product Design challenges customer perceptions from the outset to really understand in detail all of the needs and requirements of a new product. Making sure that not only every piece of design work is optimised for usability, products are also designed to take advantage of the most cost efficient manufacturing technologies and processes. Using a diverse team of senior engineers and technical experts that offer industrial design, electronics design, mechanical engineering, project management, prototyping and manufacturing support you can be confident that you’ll get high quality, innovative and reliable product design solutions from consultants with considerable industry experience.

We are based in our dedicated facility in Jericho, near the centre of Oxford (10 minutes walk from Oxford train station) so please give us a call to arrange a time to chat through any product design challenges you’re facing and see how we can help you.