Essential Design was formed in April 2001 by partners Richard Watson and Scott Stropkay. After working in leadership positions at competing global 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.
Over the past 18 years, Essential has become a leading innovation strategy & design consultancy. We work across healthcare, consumer, and industrial / technology industries, helping our clients conceive and drive to market connected digital, physical, and service experiences. Our multi-disciplinary team leverages powerful thinking and unique perspectives to empower people through design.
In late 2018, Essential Design became part of PA Consulting. The combination of our capabilities will amplify our ability to deliver innovation strategies that inspire change. We look forward to shaping our next chapter together.