DISCOVER. DESIGN. BUILD.

 
 
 
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WELCOME / KILLSTRESS DESIGNS

Killstress Designs is a design-build company. We consult, design, engineer, and make products for the arts and entertainment industry, architecture, robotics and technology, and industrial sectors.

We know it's not enough to dream. Our team of problem solvers cross over multiple disciplines to create unique, integrated solutions for each project - from concept to creation. Through honest communication, strong relationships with our clients and partners, and consistent strategic planning, we deliver the right results.

Execution with excellence: this is Killstress Designs.


 
 
 

continuous improvement

 
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STRATEGY / OODA LOOP

No matter how unique a concept might be, our methods stay grounded. The OODA loop is a highly effective problem-solving strategy that we apply to every project. O-O-D-A stands for observe, orient, decide, act.


OBSERVE

Art, entertainment, and technology are wide open spaces for creative ideas and exploration. At Killstress we know that keeping an open mind is as important as observing a project's parameters. We want to know: what are your ideas, your goals, your concerns and questions? What haven't you thought of? We're listening. And we aim to collect information from as many sources as possible to truly understand the broader context and imagine the possibilities.

ORIENT

Information is useless unless you can make sense of it. (Is it supposed to look that way? Is this right? Is that normal?) When you're developing something new, how do you know whether things are going well or if there's a problem? Understanding the data can be challenging if you're exploring unfamiliar territory. This is where experience comes in.  Our team has experience in the fine arts and entertainment industries, manufacturing industry, classical trades (woodworking, metalworking), industrial robotics, theatrical automation, and architecture. We speak all these languages and often pull from one field to address needs in another.

DECIDE

Time to choose a course of action. Create a design. Engineer a solution. We'll listen to feedback, Observe, Orient, and make further decisions. This is work in progress and discipline at work.

ACT

We follow through on our decisions. We clearly communicate our actions, and expect others to do the same. Then we circle back to the Observe stage to judge the effects of our actions. This is how we continue to learn, and continually improve. This is how we work to help you realize your goals and turn exciting new concepts into reality - on time, according to plan, as a team.


PROJECTS / WHERE WE WORK

GOOGLE

SAMSUNG

YOUTUBE

ABB ROBOTICS

SENOVVA

BMW

CAESARS PALACE

HILTON HOTELS & RESORTS

HUDSON YARDS

NFL HALL OF FAME

DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY

SADIE COLES

STEDELIJK MUSEUM

LUMA ARLES

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

LYON AIR MUSEUM

PRODUCTION RESOURCE GROUP

VF ENGINEERING

CALIFORNIA CYCLE DESIGN

INCIPIO

STRONG HAND TOOLS

PENN STATE INDUSTRIES

SIEGMUND WELDING TABLES

HAMILTON

THE LION KING

AVENUE Q

BILLY ELLIOTT

WICKED

THE PRODUCERS

MISS SAIGON

SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK

GHOST

EVITA

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

JEKYLL & HYDE

PETER PAN

ABSINTHE LAS VEGAS

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK NYC

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Productivity

is not just making more stuff,

but systematically figuring out

the right things to build.


 

SERVICES / WHAT WE DO

TECHNICAL CONSULTING

TECHNICAL SUPERVISION

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

PROTOTYPING

CONCEPT DESIGN

MECHANICAL DESIGN

EQUIPMENT SELECTION & INTEGRATION

AUTOMATION

MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

ROBOT INTEGRATION

CNC MACHINING

LASER MARKING

3D PRINTING

WELDING

FINE WOODWORKING

PRECISION METALWORKING

COMPLETE ASSEMBLIES

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