About this pro
16 years in business
3 hires on Thumbtack
Gets the job done! You'll be very pleased!Jun 1, 2017Verified
Mark and I have become good friends. What impressed me about him was not only his credentials but also his quick grasp of the design idea. In a short period of time he took the project from concept to detailed drawings in Solidworks. He contributed significant new ideas that were incorporated into the design. He is easy to work with. One of his important attributes is that he listens and then contributes his opinion rather than forges ahead on his own. As we go to market and make small, but important changes, I hope to use his talents again - Thanks Mark.Oct 15, 2014Verified
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Contract Product Design work should be completed in phases (research, concept development, mechanical design, prototyping, vendor liaison, etc.) with fixed deliverables at the end of each phase. There is no way to know the cost of the mechanical design phase when all you have is a concept, and there is no reason to commit to a whole program with a new consultant. Work a phase at a time so your quotes are more accurate, and so you can feel comfortable with the progress of your project. If things are not working out with your designer, you can terminate the relationship at the end of a phase and walk away with concrete deliverables so the progress you've made is not lost.