Essential Design was formed in April 2001 by partners (and former design rivals) Richard Watson and Scott Stropkay. After working in leadership positions at competing international design firms, Richard and Scott teamed together to embark on a mission of delivering more direct and meaningful value as a highly focused design group.
After 15 years, Essential Design has become a leading innovation strategy & design consultancy in the heart of Boston. We work across the healthcare, consumer, and commercial industries, helping our clients conceive and drive to market comprehensive digital, physical, and service experiences. Our multi-disciplinary team leverages powerful thinking and unique perspectives to empower people through design.