Industrial design combines the realms of art, science and engineering - elegant form is functional, practical durability is refined and objects designed for everyday use should be intuitive, ultimately to the point of invisibility. True industrial design adds value - increased functionality, reliability, ease of use and reduced manufacturing costs - these are all results of the fully implemented industrial design process.

Andrew Rogers Industrial Design (ARID) has over 25 years experience in product design and commercialisation, and with more than 300 products developed and taken to market ARID is proficient at providing industrial design solutions and all related services for manufacturing industries Australia-wide, and now has a growing number of international customers. We provide design, development and manufacturing solutions for products that vary from a single plastic part to complex systems requiring hundreds of assemblies and thousands of precision parts, for customers who vary from single inventors to international corporations.

ARID has extensive experience in product design and commercialisation strategies, a vast knowledge of and ‘hands-on’ experience with fabrication materials and manufacturing solutions, and we offer a full range of services including prototyping, in-house short-run production and mass production supervised and supported by our own quality control and production assembly facility.

ARID can also provide invaluable advice on strategic funding and crowd funding.

Andrew Rogers, Principal Designer, achievements and experience include:

  • Bachelor of Industrial Design, University of South Australia 1984
  • Multiple Design Institute of Australia Design Awards across multiple categories
  • Fellow, Design Institute of Australia 2013
  • Principal Designer, ARID, 1988 - present
  • Consultant Designer and Liaison Officer to China, BAE Systems, 1995 - 2012
  • Design Consultant, ICSID, 2006 - 2011
  • Principal Industrial Designer, LKK, 2010
  • Consultant Designer, AARM, 2005 - 2006
  • Industrial Designer, Product Designer, Clipsal/Shell Oil Company, 1986
  • Industrial Designer, Product Designer, GK Design Group, 1985 - 1986
  • Industrial Designer, Daramont Sonar Housing, 2008 - 2009
  • Industrial Designer, Product Developer, Microbric Ai2, 2006 - present
  • Industrial Designer/Engineer, Project Manager, Edison Robot, 2014 - present
  • Good Design Australia Gold Award 2019 for the Edison robot
  • Appointed a Member of the Executive of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) 2019.
  • “I will always provide you with the best design solution - it may not be the solution you were expecting, but it will be the best.” Andrew Rogers

    Design for manufacture and testability are crucial aspects of the design process - while most understand design for manufacturing, many overlook the need of design for testability. Design for testability means that the designer knows how to test that a product is optimally functional - to be able to prove through testing, during the manufacture and assembly process, that every component is maximally effective and fully complies with the specifications. Design for testability and strict quality control are a standard part of ARIDs design process, ensuring that each unit produced is of the highest standard.