We are crowdfunding experts

Helping inventors design and fund ideas on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

It takes a village to fund an idea.

Crowdfunding is one of the hottest, simplest, and most effective ways to acquire the capital you need to get your idea to market. And lucky you, we’re really good at it. We can help you set up your crowdfunding program from soup to nuts. And if you need proof that we really do know our stuff, simply consider that we were instrumental in orchestrating the #1 crowdfunded multi-tool launch of all time.

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Crowdfunding

Great design is the key to any successful crowdfunding campaign. We can help generate the form and function of your invention. Our team is best known for helping Ryan Grepper design his invention Coolest Cooler, the most funded crowdfunding product of all time at $13.2 million. Our design team consistently delivers wonderful aesthetics and functional designs based on the realities of cost and manufacturing.

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Helped Ryan Grepper design his invention Coolest Cooler the most funded crowdfunding product of all time at $13.2 million.

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About Us

Trident Design, LLC is an award winning product design and commercialization firm based in sunny Columbus, Ohio. Trident works with inventors, startups, and corporations to develop and market products ranging from housewares to consumer electronics and medical devices. Serial entrepreneur and professional inventor Chris Hawker founded Trident with a simple philosophy: “When egos drop away, the best idea wins”. To date, his team of dedicated designers, engineers, videographers, and ping-pong fanatics have brought more than 80 inventive products to the market.

Testimonials

Trident Design is synonyms with Creativity within Practicality. I have found the Trident team to display some very good traits; which seem to be built into the Trident Design culture: • Very easy to work with • Good listeners • Very flexible • Think creatively while not losing sight of practicality • Very aware of Manufacturing Processes • Willing to try ideas to see if they are practical • Think in terms of “costs to build” works with the value of the product • Trident also surrounds itself with many other talents to help get the job done as in my case of needing an Electrical Engineer And in some cases we learned from each other keeping the goal in focus.

Jan Akerberg

Owner – Crank Tools, LLC

Trident has worked with us for several years providing keen insight to our product development team. They have a sixth sense when it comes to developing innovative products which are needed to drive organic growth in a mature market. Their consumer-driven approach is highly regarded as well. Our big claim to fame has been the “PowerSquid” which has been one of our most successful products. The PowerSquid has received numerous awards and notoriety! We thank Trident for keeping us ahead of the curve!

Mark Schaffner

Former President – Power Sentry, Inc.

Trident Design has been utilized by Central Aquatics in the areas of new product concept, product design and branding. On every project, Trident has delivered over and above what was expected, and in a timely fashion. Strong communication and colaboration skills are a hallmark of Trident and have been integral in the successful relationship. Trident has been an excellent partner in our branding building and new product innovation strategies.

Ken Goff

V.P. Marketing – Central Aquatics

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Our Team

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Director of New Business
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Product Design Manager
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Inventor's Mind

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Chris Hawker’s blog lets you stay informed on the latest from Trident, and the industry at large.