Loophole Product Design and Development | Denver, Colorado

“Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connection is the key to quality.”Charles Eames



Loophole works with companies and creative agencies to offer a our approach to design thinking to elevate existing products, grow new products, or just find the loophole in an industry, service, or product category. We are excited to guide an Innovation Workshop, or come with our minds and tools ready to join your team as a content area expert.


Rob founded Loophole® in 2003, wrote and taught the course on Design Thinking for the Art Institute of Colorado, served as the regional President of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and taught Human Centered Design for the Luma Institute. His wide range of work has been recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America, BusinessWeek, Wired Magazine, and the American Institute of Architects.


Loophole works with companies and creative agencies who need a Chief Officer of Design, a Board of Directors member, or just a just a Design Director to lead an internal team.


At Loophole, we believe that innovation stems from observing, analyizing, and prototyping. We conduct design research with start-ups and in tandum with our partnering agencies. We can work with companies ranging from colorado start-ups to international companies.


Do you need a partner to design, engineer, prototype, and manufacture an idea? At Loophole, our passion is to launch new products. Please give us an understanding of your project and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


At Loophole, we recognize the value and appeal of placement. We know that our designs require great packaging that is effective in production, shipping, aesthetics, messaging, and consumer experience to elevate the product's retail presentation. Please give us an understanding of your project and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


At this time, Loophole is not looking for any designers, engineers, developers, or interns. Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram for upcoming opportunities in 2018.

Loophole is always excited to check out work from professionals at the top of their game. Feel free to send us a link to your resume, portfolio, or latest work. Please don't be offended if we don't respond — We are probably just really busy.


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Does Loophole work with start-ups and entrepreneurs?


Does Loophole sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)?

Yes. However, it must identify what is confidential, have a limited term, and be unlikely to conflict with current client obligations.

How does Loophole structure project proposals?

Loophole crafts each of our project proposals to align projected budget, anticipated schedule, proposed scope and investment opportunities. Typically, Loophole bills with a flat fee based on the anticipated schedule from an initial project meeting to help you keep project management on target.

Does Loophole's offer retainer agreements?

Yes. Our retainer agreements reserve hours in blocks of ten to provide flexibility monthly to month. This allows ten hours to be reserved one month and dial it up to sixty the following month, or visa-versa. We even let hours rollover for one month to adapt to shifts in the schedule.

What are Loophole's rates?

All project fees are based on our hourly or weekly rates with considerations for investment opportunities such as royalties or stock options that may offset design and development investments.


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