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Designing a bespoke USB

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Desiging a bespoke product is something that is requested more and more these days. In order to stand out from the crowd, you need to be bold, different and functional so that your product lasts longer then the initial moment of awe. This process is often portrayed as more daunting then it needs to be, so to help you through the process we have included some basic steps.

Step 1: Brain storming phase and what to consider

Take your time with the brainstorming, if you do this stage in detail, it will save you time and money in the end. A badly written brief can lead to costly amends and time wasted in countless proofs. To help get the ball rolling, consider the following questions:

Things to consider:

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  • When am I planning to give it away?
  • How will it be given to the intended recipients
  • Do I need guidance on corporate branding policies?
  • How many will I need to give away? Where will I store them?
  • What age is my audience, is the item appropriate?
  • What will the recipients questions be on receiving the give away?
  • Does it reflect the style of our company?
  • Does it need to be seen as up to date, or classic?
  • Does it need to reflect the occasion where it is being given away?
  • Will this be the most important thing we are doing at this time?
  • How can we make it special?

From here it is possible to consider the following...

  • Product.
  • Material from which it is made.
  • Size and Shape.
  • Quantity

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Step 2: Generate a Brief

For example: Theme, ideal product, target Audience, function, time scale, budget. If budget is tight or deadlines are tight, consider customising an existing product.

Step 3: Conceptual drawings / designs

This stage can take a some time whilst perfecting the ultimate design to be submitted. Refer back to your brief if the conceptual drawing isn't satisfactory.

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Step 4: Generating a 3-D drawing

3-D drawings may be required if the design is complicated. Keep your brief in mind and continuously refer back to the approved conceptual drawing.

Step 5: Submitting Design

Once the conceptual drawing or 3-D drawing have been approved, these are then submitted to the production team who will spend time time checking what is possible to make and if there are any flaws in the design preventing it from being made in certain materials.

Step 6: Final proofing

The production team will feed back on their findings and suggest changes that need to be made to the design to make it possible to produce, a final proof for approval is normally sent at this stage. This is the time where you have to check very carefully before signing. Once approval is given on this final proof, production will begin, any changes after this will incur costs.

Step 7: Pre-production sample

If timescales in the brief allow, we recommend making a pre-production sample. This stage can be the make or break stage where you get to see an actual product and test it out to make sure it all works as required. This step may add more time and cost to your project, but it could save you from spending large amounts of money on a product that is not quite right.

Step 8: Final Production Begins

Approval on the pre-production sample marks the start of the final leg. Once the production team have received approval, a manufacturing and production slot will be booked. All that is left to do is wait for delivery. Ensure that all special delivery details and packing instructions are submitted at this stage.

Step 9: Delivery

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