Brian Stephens is the founder and head of Design Partners.
The firm is founded on the idea that MAKING BETTER is exactly what design is for and that well-designed products and experiences enhance and transform people’s lives, fuel client’s business ambition and in doing so grow the significance and value of their brands. As a studio of product designers, strategists, experience creators, mechanical engineers, innovators and prototype builders Design Partners has built a unique hands-on approach to making things.
The firm is known for an exceptional ability for execution and delivery of beautiful, innovative and differentiated products. Design Partners work has been recognised across the globe for the design of category defining products with mass consumer adoption.
Their work has won all of the major design awards including iF, Good Design, G Mark, Red Dot, Janus and IDSA Gold. Brian is a graduate of Birmingham City University. He spent two formative years working for GK Design Group in Japan before setting up Design Partners with David Morgan in 1984.