How do I create a unique product design? To accomplish this type of competitive “product branding”, small businesses usually should keep a budget of between $5,000 and $15,000. Often, industrial designers (or engineers) have the skills that you may need to design attractive product shapes. If you are on a budget, try to contact the industrial engineering or product design department of your local university.
Like protecting an attractive logo for your business as a trademark for $159 plus government fees, investment in product design can pay off in spades. Famous companies that do industrial design include IDEO, Frog Design, and our local favorite here in the San Francisco Bay Area, Good Honest Brands. Check them out, or find a good designer in your area by doing a Google search.