Our mission is simple:
To move people through design.

WHO WE ARE

RKS is a design and innovation firm that creates solutions for clients that are relevant to the market, build the brand and create emotional connection.

RKS services the full range of companies from funded startups to multinational corporations. Founder Ravi K. Sawhney cultivated a people-centric approach modeled from his work at Xerox PARC in the 1970’s, where innovative methods using psychology as an essential factor in design resulted in the first-generation touch screen graphic interface as well as many other breakthroughs.

RKS came to national attention shortly after its founding by developing the production design of the animated Teddy Ruxpin, one of the greatest disruptive success stories in the history of the toy

industry. Success followed success, with RKS being in on the ground floor of  tablets with Alan Kay, Pocket Arcades with Sega and the game-changing dental whitening system for Discus Dental. Another milestone was the turnaround of MiniMed, developing a discreet personal insulin pump that allowed millions of diabetics to shed the stigma of being seen as “sick.” This inspired design took MiniMed from a declining $40M in revenue to $270M in three years, leading to its acquisition by Medtronic for $3.6B.

The 1990’s brought a confluence of deep introspection and humanity, along with insights into how the work of Joseph Campbell and Abraham Maslow could inform design. This direction led to RKS Design’s highly acclaimed Psycho-Aesthetics methodology.

We love to create.
We love to move people

Map showing where RKS has completed projects around the world
RKS design consultancy approach to design thinking

MEET OUR AWESOME TEAM

Amalia Sawhney CFO smiling at RKS design consultancy
Mike Schuffert Design Engineer at RKS design consultancy
Shushuo Wu at RKS design consultancy
Dean Loock senior designer at RKS design consultancy looking serious
John Vernon design engineer at RKS design consultancy
Alex Gilbert at RKS design consultancy
Courtney Chew marketing coordinator at RKS design consultancy
Norma at RKS design consultancy
Diego Bueller looking serious
Raul Ibarra acting serious
Armando profile image
Banks the dog lead morale officer at RKS design consultancy

CLIENTS WHO HAVE MOVED WITH US

Our mission is simple:
To move people through design.

WHO WE ARE

RKS is a design and innovation firm that creates solutions for clients that are relevant to the market, build the brand and create emotional connection.

RKS services the full range of companies from funded startups to multinational corporations. Founder Ravi K. Sawhney cultivated a people-centric approach modeled from his work at Xerox PARC in the 1970’s, where innovative methods using psychology as an essential factor in design resulted in the first-generation touch screen graphic interface as well as many other breakthroughs.

RKS came to national attention shortly after its founding by developing the production design of the animated Teddy Ruxpin, one of the greatest disruptive success stories in the history of the toy

industry. Success followed success, with RKS being in on the ground floor of  tablets with Alan Kay, Pocket Arcades with Sega and the game-changing dental whitening system for Discus Dental. Another milestone was the turnaround of MiniMed, developing a discreet personal insulin pump that allowed millions of diabetics to shed the stigma of being seen as “sick.” This inspired design took MiniMed from a declining $40M in revenue to $270M in three years, leading to its acquisition by Medtronic for $3.6B.

The 1990’s brought a confluence of deep introspection and humanity, along with insights into how the work of Joseph Campbell and Abraham Maslow could inform design. This direction led to RKS Design’s highly acclaimed Psycho-Aesthetics methodology.

RKS design consultancy approach to design thinking

 

 

We love to create.
We love to move people
Map showing where RKS has completed projects around the world
RKS design consultancy approach to design thinking

MEET OUR AWESOME TEAM

Amalia Sawhney CFO smiling at RKS design consultancy
Mike Schuffert Design Engineer at RKS design consultancy
Shushuo Wu at RKS design consultancy
Dean Loock senior designer at RKS design consultancy looking serious
John Vernon design engineer at RKS design consultancy
Alex Gilbert at RKS design consultancy
Courtney Chew marketing coordinator at RKS design consultancy
Norma at RKS design consultancy
Diego Bueller looking serious
Raul Ibarra acting serious
Armando profile image
Paul Profile image
Banks the dog lead morale officer at RKS design consultancy

CLIENTS WHO HAVE MOVED WITH US