We design better together.

Tactile partners with influential and emerging brands to craft industrial, medical, and consumer products with lasting relevance.
Tactile is a high-touch product and UX design studio where the creative, technical, and strategic come together. We design meaningful physical and digital experiences for everyday moments and the one of a kind. We are made up of industrial designers, interaction designers, graphic designers, and engineers who create sought-after products and experiences through research and strategy.

Relationships matter the most to us and for over 15 years, we’ve partnered with influential and emerging brands to craft industrial, medical and consumer products with lasting relevance. When it comes to design, we believe that practical and enjoyable are not mutually exclusive. Details should be purposeful and nuanced, never gratuitous.

Our collaborative approach to interactive design and product development provides layers of insight throughout each step of the design process. With a foundation of empathy, each project starts with doing the hard work of building and understanding relationships and ends with a product that works for everyone—and looks beautiful too.

Our process for product development has empathy at its core.

Research

We conduct research to understand user behavior, client goals, relevant technologies, and balance perceived needs and constraints with real opportunities for innovation in order to inform every detail.

Exploration

Collaboratively with our clients, we imagine broadly—then prototype a range of concepts to explore a product’s full potential. Our aim is to demonstrate every viable option for on-brand, user-appropriate product excellence.

Refinement

Using our mechanical engineering expertise, we polish our prototypes by mimicking final production processes, ensuring a seamless representation of the design intent. We identify final design specifications in partnership with our client.

Integration

Thoughtful integration is critical to maintaining design intent. Our job isn’t done until the product is in the end-user’s hands and they can say: when this was designed, they thought of me. Every detail must be intentional, from the grade of curves and edges to the sheen of the surface.

Our Partners

Who We Are

Josh
Kornfeld

President & Founder

Rich
Hanks

VP of Design

Sarah
Qureshi

Industrial Designer

Zebrick
Roach

Mechanical Engineer

Mike
Beckman

Industrial Designer

Jonah
Griffith

Design Director

Christie
Tarazon

UX Designer

Jeff
Ladwig

Design Manager

Adam
Weisgerber

Industrial Designer

Ben
Mabry

UX Designer

Will
Jewett

Mechanical Engineer

Aaron
Piazza

Design Manager

Keisha
Weber

Marketing Director

Matt
Harvey

Graphic Designer

Austin
Porter

Principal Industrial Designer

Nick
Ricci

UX Designer

Andy
Johnson

Project Manager

M-Jo
Baker

Accounting