“I have enjoyed working closely with Scintilla Design for the past 2 years and have found Ian and Dorte to be very professional, personable and fun to work with. Reporting directly to myself and working closely with my team, they delivered a range of strategic, process and product design related initiatives. They are highly competent and showed themselves to be dedicated and committed to truly understanding our business.

Working across multiple departments and speaking directly with our customers, Scintilla were able to gather unique perspectives and integrate them in order to create new insights to improve the effectiveness with which the R&D department operates. A range of strategic initiatives were developed and implemented across the department. These included a high level company product strategy, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our internal R&D processes and building increased design capability within the R&D team. Scintilla also initiated market research and the extraction of meaningful customer insights which lead to the development of a range of product concept architectures and concepts that compliment and push the boundaries for our industry. I have no hesitation in recommending Scintilla design as a design partner and I look forward to working with them in the near future.”

Vince Bruzzese, General Manager R&D, Ainsworth Game Technology

“Over my 40 years’ experience working in product design, engineering and manufacture for local and international companies, I have worked with and managed a huge variety of teams and external suppliers. Having known and worked alongside Scintilla for several years on a variety of projects ranging from tooling/ manufacturing through to early conceptual design, I have found Scintilla to be an understanding, knowledgeable and experienced design practice. Their experience and knowledge extends beyond where I would consider the bounds of a normal design practice. They have demonstrated competency not only in conceptual design, but also in developing and utilising the product design process, project and design documentation including specification and risk analysis, project budgeting and timing evaluation. In short, practically speaking, they understand how to get things done. Strategically, and as part of their process, they push the boundaries and challenge those around them. They are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, quality and happiness.”

Stephen Hadanich, Managing Director, IMS Contracting P/L

“Over a number of years I had independently developed an idea for a safety product for use in an industrial application. My aim was to develop the product and build a prototype which would enable me to demonstrate the idea and licence the intellectual property to third parties. I initially came to Ian with the idea for my product about 3 years ago. Ian quickly understood my requirements and provided expert advice about the feasibility of my idea and outlined a process to help me achieve my goals. Ian was able to take my initial idea, refine it to make it technically feasible and manufacturable, and produced a working prototype of the design. He managed the manufacture and assembly of the first prototype which worked first time, keeping me informed throughout the entire process.

The working prototype enabled me to secure the interest of third parties who are interested in licencing the design. Ian, through Scintilla, is now offering advice on how to prepare the design for high volume manufacture and preparing preliminary product costings through his network of manufacturing contacts. I am really pleased with the outcome and my design is currently being considered for a 2016 National Safety Award.”

Peter O’Donnell, Director, OD Tech