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Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding is one of the hottest, simplest, and most effective ways to acquire the capital you need to get your idea to market. And lucky you, we’re really good at it. We can help you set up your crowdfunding program from soup to nuts. And if you need proof that we really do know our stuff, simply consider that we were instrumental in orchestrating the #1 crowdfunded multi-tool launch of all time.

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Introduced on Indiegogo, Quickey shattered its funding goal by over 5,500%, making it the world's most successfully crowdfunded multi-tool.

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About Us

Trident Design, LLC is an award winning product design and commercialization firm based in sunny Columbus, Ohio. Trident works with inventors, startups, and corporations to develop and market products ranging from housewares to consumer electronics and medical devices. Serial entrepreneur and professional inventor Chris Hawker founded Trident with a simple philosophy: “When egos drop away, the best idea wins”. To date, his team of dedicated designers, engineers, videographers, and ping-pong fanatics have brought more than 80 inventive products to the market.

Testimonials

As a individual inventor, I had a product in my hands and needed support to help me bring it to market. A referral sent me to Chris Hawker at Trident Design. Recognizing the success Trident Design has had with previous products, there was no question about using their skills. They have the ability to give “life” to a new product. Chris’s knowledge of licensing agreements assisted in landing an agreement with a very large tool manufacturer. From one individual inventor to another, I would not hesitate to use Trident Design in the future!

Allan Thorne III

Inventor – Straptor

Trident has worked with us for several years providing keen insight to our product development team. They have a sixth sense when it comes to developing innovative products which are needed to drive organic growth in a mature market. Their consumer-driven approach is highly regarded as well. Our big claim to fame has been the “PowerSquid” which has been one of our most successful products. The PowerSquid has received numerous awards and notoriety! We thank Trident for keeping us ahead of the curve!

Mark Schaffner

Former President – Power Sentry, Inc.

Trident Design has been utilized by Central Aquatics in the areas of new product concept, product design and branding. On every project, Trident has delivered over and above what was expected, and in a timely fashion. Strong communication and colaboration skills are a hallmark of Trident and have been integral in the successful relationship. Trident has been an excellent partner in our branding building and new product innovation strategies.

Ken Goff

V.P. Marketing – Central Aquatics

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Our Team

Chris-Hawker
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President
Abe
Abraham
Alexander
Director of Operations
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Chris
Brown
Product Design Manager
Katie
Katie
Carlson
Assistant Product Design Manager
Joel
Joel
Beebe
Senior Product Designer
Christos
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Ragias
Product Designer
John
John
Vanderveen
Product Designer
Nick
Nick
Vallo
Product Designer
Colby
Daniel
Colby
Product Designer
Bret
Bret
Gould
Concept Designer
Doug
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Tarlow
Engineer
Ben
Ben
Harben
Marketing Manager
Andy
Andy
Welty
VP of Sales
Dan
Dan
Kavanaugh
Sales
Ronnie
Roni
Redmond
Controller
Lisa
Lisa
Woodward
Executive Office Assistant
Sommer
Sommer
Renaldo
Brand Manager
Ryan
Ryan
Manczak
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Adan
Adan
Ali
Intern

Inventor's Mind

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Chris Hawker’s blog lets you stay informed on the latest from Trident, and the industry at large.