VOLUME IS AN INDEPENDENT INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDIO THAT
Volume is different.
Our work is unique. It’s lively. It’s expressive. It's refined. It’s optimistic.
We value creativity and uniqueness. We prefer art over analysis. Our ideas are bright and bold, never boring.
We are design-fluent and nimble. We create top quality work with uncommon speed and efficiency.
We deliver all-day, every day.
Volume brings real insight and experience gained from years of working on multi-disciplinary teams within corporations both large and small. This means a genuine understanding of business challenges from design, engineering, costing, packaging, marketing, and sales points-of-view.
Think of us as a remote extension of your team.
We can offer powerful new ideas and boundless creative energy.
We will expand your capabilities instantly, easily, and brilliantly.
FULL-SERVICE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS, FURNITURE, HOUSEWARES, TOYS, & PACKAGING
- New Product Concept Development
- Rapid Concept Visualization and Storyboarding
- Design Strategy
- New Branding & Brand Guideline development and documentation
- Character Design for Products and new Entertainment Properties
- Visual Brand Language Development
- CAD Development | Specializing in complex surfacing
- Prototyping | FDM 3D Printing & 2.5D CNC Machining
Volume Studios was founded in 2015 by Chicago-based Industrial Designer Todd Herlitz.
With 25 years of professional design experience, I have designed products in a wide range of categories including Consumer Electronics, Furniture, Housewares, Structural Packaging, and Toys. My vision for Volume was to build a creative consulting studio that draws on my experience to provide unique, functional, and beautiful design work to a broad client base.
In addition to design consulting, Volume is an innovation & invention studio bringing our new product ideas to market through licensing.
I love being part of the design community and give back however I can. I’ve been a featured speaker at several design conferences and regularly participate in portfolio reviews, workshops, and sponsored design projects with ID programs around the Midwest.
I am currently working with nonprofits Advanced Design and IDO to mentor design students at the High School, College, and Young Professional levels. The goal is to help create a more diverse and inclusive ID community made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds and with unique points of view.