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Say ‘Hello’ to Grace.

As Robert L Peters once said: ‘Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future’.  Working in an industry that is actively developing tomorrow’s lifestyle is incredibly exciting. The advances in technology, commerce and culture provide such a dynamic climate

to explore; especially as New Business Development Manager. 

Partnering with Rodd, I am excited to incorporate my expertise and experience into the design and innovation space.

Having worked with global clients sharing the same idealistic values, I am delighted to continue making tomorrow more efficient, beautiful and intelligent. 

Insight – Tech for the modern traveller

As we bask in the UK heatwave, and start to count down to summer vacation, what better than a roundup of the latest travel and tech experiences for modern travellers?

This month we are bringing you AI realtime translators, GPS tagged cases and apps to beat the travel blues.

So if you would like our curated tech and design inspiration roundups direct to your inbox sign up to INSIGHT here.


We are recruiting

Come and join the Rodd team. We are looking for a talented industrial designer with a minimum of 3 years professional experience ideally from a consultancy environment, to join us.

The ideal candidate will be highly visually orientated, empathic, trends aware and free thinking, looking for greater exposure to a diversity of fast paced projects across design direction, consumer innovation and user research.

Apply with a CV and portfolio of work samples to talent@rodd.uk.com.


Our latest project with SGW Global

This week saw the launch of our most recent project with SGW Global for Motorola. The world’s first Alexa-enabled home telephone was shown at the prestigious industry fair in Hong Kong at both SGW’s own booth and Amazon’s own stand. Case study is now live here.


Latest – Xumo

Our latest project to be realeased on the website is live. It may be a number of years before we could talk about it but the relevance to today’s domestic consumer electronics is clear to see.

Our role was to help the young brand to cut through the noise of category and stand loud and proud. With an increasing array of tech peripherals commanding space near the TV, Xumo needed to claim their own space and ensure their brand real estate was ‘top of the stack’.

Read more about this project by clicking to the case study here


Former client joins the team.

Please welcome Christian Corney to the Rodd family as the latest of our strategic associates, as we continue to strengthen our strategic consulting offer for 2018. Time and again, we hear from clients that they need an agency that can blend insights, creative and commercial rigour, when exploring consumer value proposition.

Rodd’s MD Ben Davies says, ‘We are operating at the front end of consumer innovation and we felt that Christian would bring exactly the strategic and business acumen that our clients are looking for.’

A highly accomplished commercial director with a track record of consumer brand successes, Christian joins Rodd as an associate, to help clients looking to build robust value proposition, plan for technology-centric growth and deliver strategic NPD due diligence.

Ode at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York

We’re pleased to announce that Ode which, developed with Rodd and the Design Council, uses fragrance to reawaken appetite for people living with dementia, has been selected by Cooper Hewitt to feature in the upcoming exhibition ‘The Senses’.

Ode releases three highly authentic food aromas to coincide with meal times to help stimulate appetite and rekindle an interest in eating.

Ode typifies much of what we at Rodd hold dear; a simple to use, disruptive innovation combined with beautifully crafted product design that delivers far and above the category norm.

To find out more about Ode then please click here.

To find out more about the exhibition and the Smithsonian Design Museum please click here.


Welcome to our Rodd blog. This is where you will find all the latest design project releases, news from the industry, our trend and show reports as well as the inside track on life in and around the Rodd studio.

Rodd Design is a privately owned industrial design and innovation studio formed in 2000 by Tim Rodd and Ben Davies, focused on delivering the highest quality creative work and commercially effective product design.

For press relations please contact us via hello@rodd.uk.com 

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