our story

How we became the Peterman Design Firm.

Founding, Our Story, Peterman Design Firm

our story

The Peterman Design Firm, affectionately known as PDF, was started by Ian Peterman. With his background in product development and design it started with just him working with clients developing new products. From there, it grew and new services were added, including branding and the expansion of its core team. We have launched the Conscious Design Blog, where we share our knowledge and expertise on how to develop products and brands in a conscious way. The content we share has grown into a YouTube channel and podcast as well, and we continue to provide support through our content channels as well as working with clients to help everyone we can develop better and more conscious products and brands. We now have a team of over 20 designers, engineers, thinkers, and doers who are involved in our projects. We’ve worked with startups to household name brands like Nike and HP.

our founder

The problem most of our clients face is not having the expertise needed to successfully bring their product to market. We help our clients launch multi-million dollar companies, providing the product design & development along with branding and start-up consulting. Through our process, we will turn your vision into a lasting legacy. Your ideas can change the world.

Founding, Our Story, Peterman Design Firm

Ian Peterman - CEO/Founder

Mr. Peterman grew up surrounded by design, engineering, accounting, and entrepreneurial people. He started his first business with his brother at the age of 12. While that one didn’t last longer than a couple years, it sparked the capacity to continue working for himself while working day jobs. After working as an engineer and designer for over a decade within startups and companies like HP, Mr. Peterman decided to start a design firm with several partners. A couple years later the partners all went in different directions and he found himself still not having the company he had wanted to create since before high school. Working with the visionaries of the world helping them create thriving businesses from their exceptional ideas. So, he founded the Peterman Design Firm.

He’s passionate about green-tech, the outdoors, space, and developing new technologies that can help humanity move on to better things. The firm began with just Mr. Peterman in his garage, growing to now have a team of designers, engineers, artists, business consultants, and marketing experts. All helping the firm’s clients and their companies reach their full potential. We enjoy supporting existing companies in evolving their brand and developing new products that serve their clients and we pride ourselves in offering visionaries and startups full-service support in the launch of their company from early ideas to their first sales. The firm’s mission is to be the global leader in the design and launch of innovative and sustainable technologies, products, and brands and we have the team to do it. When not working toward that mission, he’s with his family enjoying life.

Press Kit & Podcasts

For our press kit and info for having Ian Peterman on as a podcast guest, please visit the link below

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We believe in being the design partner to our clients, not just a service. Your challenges are our challenges  and our solutions yours. If you are looking for a partner to help make the world a better place or tackle a difficult problem, we’d love to hear from you.

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