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


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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 a design thinking workshop, or come with our minds to join your team's session.


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.


All design thinking workshops are billed at a flat rate of $1000 per day of facilitation plus time for prepeperation and any travel expenses.


At Loophole, we know how to build products, services, and brands. We collaborate with start-ups, companies, and creative agencies to offer guidence of a Design Director without the full-time commitment.


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 this time, Loophole is not looking for any designers, engineers, developers, or interns. Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram for upcoming opportunities in 2022.

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.


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.

How far can Loophole take an idea?

Loophole can engage with a project at nearly any phase of development and take it all the way to manufacture. In some cases, Loophole extends design strategy into developing core brand assets such as: name, logo, packaging, and web development to deliver a cohesive product.

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.


Please tell us more about your goals.

Business goals for the invention/idea?   Start and run a new business
  Sell the invention/idea
  License the invention/idea
Stages of development completed?   Sketches