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Tristan Zimmermann


I believe design isn’t about things; but rather the relationships surrounding them. Design is negotiation, a constant mediation between analysis and synthesis.  It is a process of intelligent trade-offs in which beauty is only achieved through a masterful arrangement of delicate compromises.

Since graduating from design studies at OCAD University in 2004 I have been active in the design community, consulting as a product designer, creative director, design strategist, speaker, and sessional design instructor.  To date, I have had the great fortune to apply my design thinking to the markets of consumer electronics, biomedical, and children’s toys: home furnishings, promotional materials, and transportation.

I am a professional member of the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario (ACIDO).

  • Concept Development
    – Immersive creative exploration, research and strategy.

  • Industrial Design
    – Designing real things for the real world, really well.

  • Prototyping and Testing
    – Process makes perfect.

  • Graphic Design
    – User interface design, branding, product photography & packaging.

  • Manufacturing Liaison
    – Production support via a tried and true network of suppliers.

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