About Us

IDEA stands for Industrial Design Engineering Answers. We make your ideas a reality, from concept design to manufacture.

Our Story

Idea Developments is a leading product design, development and manufacturing company established in 1998. IDEA provides the complete product design/development and manufacturing process, from Industrial Design to Engineering to providing Answers for the successful development of your project or product idea.

Idea's holistic approach to product design and manufacture sets us apart from other design and engineering firms; ensuring a smooth cost effective development path from idea initiation to production supply, for your profitable product sales.

Idea's NZ based team of creative designers and our Idea-China manufacturing facility provide profitable custom design/engineering product and manufacturing supply solutions to an established client base of international and local brand owners; NZ/Asian Manufacturers; and Entrepreneurs.   Idea’s product development and supply solutions are backed by over 30 years of industry leading experience.

Our Resource

Industrial Design
Engineering Design
Prototype & Electronics
Tooling & Manufacturing

Our Values

Creating Products from Ideas is what we do.

We believe in developing ideas to optimise function, value and appearance to the mutual benefit of both the user and the manufacture.

Idea is a product design and development company focused on producing and manufacturing what we design!
Idea aims to be a leader in Product Design, Development, and Supply Solutions by exceeding expectations through holistic design.
Our 3 Stages - 8 Phases called Design | Develop | Supply approach to design focuses on Successful creative products, driven by a holistic design approach; Design refinement, engineered for performance and manufacture; and Flexible manufacturing solutions for efficient and profitable product supply.

Our Team (Idea-NZ)

Idea's team of designers, engineers and project managers operate from our Idea-NZ studio located in New Zealand.
kim scott

Kim Scott

Company Founder

Kim has over 30 years of design and management experience with strategic product development, including supply and manufacturing operations.


shanon martin

Shanon Martin

Design Manager

Shanon has over 16 years experience and holds a degree in Industrial Design undertaking and managing a wide variety of design engineering projects.


diego miranda

Diego Miranda

Product Designer

Diego holds a degree in Industrial Design undertaking a wide variety of product industrial design and aesthetic/ graphic design based projects.


daniel smithies

Daniel Smithies

Production Engineer

Daniel holds a degree in Engineering with experience in Electronics, undertaking engineering design supporting Idea's manufacturing.


keith newton

Keith Newton

Office & Production Manager

Keith is an experienced office manager with a background in banking, construction and accounting. Keith manages our accounts, production, shipping, and import/export.


sandy grant

Sandy Grant

Account Manager

Sandy is an experienced key account manager with a background in accounting, client account management, and production logistics.


Ella

Ella

Social Resource Manager

Ella welcomes clients and courier drivers alike, she attends most meetings and has an eye for detail, especially if food is involved.


Our Team (Idea-China)

Idea's production, quality control and supply team operate from our Idea-China office located Shenzhen, China.
winston wu

Winston Wu (小慧)

Operations Manager

Winston is an experienced Mainland Chinese business owner, managing our manufacture and supplier operations from Idea-China's Shenzhen factory.


nancy xu

Nancy Xu (美兰)

Office Manager

Nancy is an experienced Chinese Office manager, providing local purchase order and supplier accounts management, and shipping logistics for Idea-China.


PanPan Yu

PanPan Yu (余盼盼)

Production Manager

PanPan is an experienced Chinese engineer, operating CNC machines, managing production, quality control (QC) and in-house staff training for Idea-China.


jeff ong

Jeff Ong (汪漳廉)

Speciality Operations

Jeff is based in Hong Kong and has over 25 years experience with manufacturing, supply chain operations and quality assurance throughout China & HK.