WHAT IS PLUSONEID?

It is the name of a business AKI HIROTA started in 2009 to provide product design assistance to manufactures and small businesses. PLUSONEID is a made up word from Plus One Industrial Designer. Many businesses are missing one important element, Design, to create truly successful products. PLUSONEID is here to serve that needs.

Your business plus one ID = successful product development. 

WHO IS AKI HIROTA?

I am an experienced Industrial Designer who, for over 20 years, designing many products in a variety of industries.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

I am now physically located in Boise ID, United States, but I can provide my service to anybody, anywhere, as long as there is an internet connection.

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR US?

I will assist you with any and all the aspect of design so that your product development will be successful. For example, I may just provide a visualization of your idea, a few concepts drawings, product graphics, or CAD modeling. Or I can help you develop your product starting from user research. 

WHERE DID AKI LEARN TO DESIGN?

As a child, I was always drawing something like cars and spaceships. Also I was very curious about how things worked and often took things apart to see what is inside and how it works.  After graduated from Arizona State University with BS in Industrial Design, I gained professional experience through working at different companies in different industries, with very talented designers / engineers / researchers / business persons.

HOW TO PRONOUNCE AKI HIROTA?

CALL 206.291.6143 and I will let you know.

ARE YOU EXPENSIVE?

It depends. If you are an individual trying to produce your first product and have never hired a designer, you may feel it is a bit expensive. But if you have hired a design studio, or a lawyer many times, you will feel I am very reasonable. I will carefully work with your needs and budgets and provide the best design solutions for your unique situation.

If you still feel you can't afford a designer, contact me to discuss an alternative method of payment. After all as one designer say, "Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all".

-Douglas Martin