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We’re innovators. We question the accepted, draw inspiration from everywhere and continually wonder what might be possible. And we’re designers. We use our tried and tested process to mould insight into real products and supporting digital platforms.

We aim to create social, economic and environmental good with every job we take on. To date, we’ve delivered game-changing results to global brands and more modest outfits in Europe, Asia and North America.

We create physical products that better connect with people and places.


The world's first all in one tablet-based POS system - revolutionising the way we pay

ServicesDesign Research

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0161 236 9898

inventid, 22 Lever Street
Manchester, M1 1EA

Made Here Now

Explore the new world of manufacturing in Britain - amazing advances in science and technology with great career opportunities

ValuesIntegrity & confidentiality


New customers, and those coming back for more great design, receive confidential and enthusiastic service, whoever they are. We’re not keen on industry jargon either, so we talk to you in plain English. We’re delighted you’ve chosen to work with us and commit ourselves to delivering groundbreaking design, on budget and on time.

About 2 days ago

RT @TamsinChislett: Why we're hosting an event for Angel investors in #Manchester: https://t.co/tWtb6Q3EiQ #startup #angelinvestor #tech #T…


Bryn’s was a wholesome youth we’re all envious of – building rally cars, racing mountain bikes and belaying his friends up cliffs before he could actually walk. Lake District born and raised, he was eventually convinced indoors. He now puts those mechanic skills to use disassembling products in record time while labelling all the screws with teal sticky notes.

ValuesYou’re not just a ‘client’ to us


The term ‘client’ suggests a disconnect between commissioner and designer. In reality our design buyers are highly involved in our process and central to the team. We’ll immerse ourselves in your brand and listen carefully to your thoughts and ideas. We’re also not afraid to stretch the project into exciting territory you hadn’t yet considered. After all, that’s why you hired us!

Formula E

Interactive light module for the revolutionary Formula E electric racing car

ServicesConcept Design


Born a Cornish pasty, Henry relocated to Germany for an education in everything “eleganz + funktion”. Early-adopter vegetarianism and a continental flair for recycling shaped his passion for planet-friendly design and the occasional terrible shirt. Give him beats in unusual places, a fresh dump of snow or a toy design brief to indulge his inner child.

Fantastic day today on the 105 mile #plesseytour2015 ride for @prostatecanceruk. Awesome people and great banter all day made the gruelling headwinds, vicious climbs and flutters of cold rain all worthwhile! [Photo by Bryn during his short time at the head of the pack]


inventid Products

Home, gift and furniture products designed by us for established brands. Find us in John Lewis, Boots, Urban Outfitters, Paperchase and online!

Solar Pebble

Our commitment: low-cost solar lighting for 500 million African people without mains power

Sketch by inventid – Tutorial 3

In tutorial 3, Lee takes it back to basics and talks through some sketching warmup exercises

Havas Lynx HomeWard

A digital device to aid the home rehabilitation of elderly patients in Lambeth and Southwark

Beautiful evening for a quick ride in the peaks after work!


Sunde Technologies

Zero client computing - cleaner technology for everyone

ValuesSustainability means everything to us


With each pencil stroke and mouse click we aim to create social and economic good, while reducing environmental harm. Our ethical commitment impacts which partner companies we’ll work with… and those we won’t! We align ourselves with sustainable education initiatives and it goes without saying we brew delicious, fair-trade coffee and own no tiger skin rugs.


Forged across the Pennines in Sheffield, Lee’s added steel to the team with his passion for detail and love of modular design. Rising early every morning with his pet chickens he comes armed with the latest tit-bit of insight fresh from technology blogs. A convert to the climbing bug, he’s recently been found scaling walls like his comic book heroes.

ServicesDesign Engineering

About 9 days ago

RT @CashOrCardPOS: Looking back at a succesful UPRISE festival. Thanks @PowaTechLtd for the great hardware, we loved it! #PowaPOS http://t.…

ServicesIntellectual Property


A smarter case to control the iPhone 5S

ValuesSize isn’t everything


Last year we added 50 percent more design talent to our permanent staff! That takes us from two to three. We passionately believe in small, dedicated teams. You’ll know exactly who is working on your project and that it hasn’t been farmed out to minions. When we need additional expertise we work with a pool of brilliant, trustworthy people who slot seamlessly into our team.

Sketch by inventid – Tutorial 2

Tutorial Two shows how to use markers to quickly depict a product that features various material choices and reflections

Studio Furniture

Bespoke ply + oak tables defy gravity and keep our cables tidy

Brand + Packaging

A few of the brands we've lent a helping hand to

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ServicesBrand + Packaging

Sketch by inventid – Tutorial 1

Here is the first instalment of our ‘Sketch by inventid’ tutorial feature. We hope it sheds some light on how we use sketching as a central method for communicating ideas (and […]

inventid & @commgoodco do Liverpwel

ValuesWe put our money where our mouth is


We’re ideas people. As such we’re forever spotting our own opportunities to reimagine the world. We reinvest income generated from consultancy work into internal product development and securing our intellectual property. It’s a powerful endorsement for the team and process we employ to bring about change through excellence in design.

About 1 month ago

Fantastic day today on the 105 mile #plesseytour2015 ride for @prostatecanceruk. Awesome p… http://t.co/vdpqzBqkE5 http://t.co/mXJCPwmoc0