About us

Our team. Our motivation. And you.

The Team

Founded by Industrial Designers Nick Kazakoff and Brendan Gallagher, onetwosix is a design agency with a growing team of artists, researchers, designers and builders working to give form to your ideas.

Based in Western Canada, we regularly work with clients across Canada and the USA. From businesses in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and San Francisco to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and New York - we turn great ideas into beautiful and functional products that can be manufactured efficiently and cost effectively. It is our approach based in research, prototyping, learning, and improvement, that differentiates us from other design firms.

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Our extensive in-house capabilities include a fully equipped fabrication shop, 3D printers, CNC mills and other various prototyping tools, allowing us to rapidly iterate and test designs -- reducing long lead times and ensuring quality.

At onetwosix we are incredibly dedicated to what we do. Design is our obsession. Let us share that passion with you.

Values

Our values are at the core of what we do.

Critique

Ask questions, test assumptions and dissect the details. It is in the process of being critical and identifying problems that we can generate solutions and find the values that will make a design successful.

Create

Tell a unique and captivating story. We work to communicate the development of designs through moodboards, sketches, models, renders and prototypes – choosing the most effective formats for each situation.

Innovate

Take calculated risks, it’s how you deliver something different and desirable. By challenging established methods and ideas we can deliver better products, memorable interactions, and improve lives.

Partnerships

The power of collaboration.

We become creative partners with our clients, working with them to deliver quality results on time and on budget without sacrificing design vision or integrity. The range of projects we take on and the partnerships we form are a reflection of the values of our company. From electronics enclosures, phone booths, and medical products, to signage, graphics, and wayfinding -- to us industrial design is as much about the journey as it is about the finished product.

No matter how far along you are in the design process, we offer services to make your life easier. Whether you are starting a new venture or you are an established company looking to expand your line or change your brand we would love to hear from you.

Testimonials

Here is what some of are clients have to say about us.

onetwosix brought a lot creativity that we didn't have or weren't willing to explore. Throughout the process they kept us informed, so we knew what was going on. They always communicated the product direction.

Dan Roycroft

Founder of Zone4
We could tell onetwosix was very passionate and really cared about the work that you do. We were blown away by their initial concepts and everyone at our office was super excited. It's clear that it doesn't matter what product they're designing, the results would be top notch for them.

Sheldon Schreiber

Owner of Olson Curling
Working with onetwosix helped us determine exactly what our company represents. Through their discovery process we were challenged to really stop and think about who we are, our ideal clients and market, and ultimately how we want to engage with our audience. It was as much a branding exercise as it was a visioning process.

Kevin Dyck

Owner of The Write Cheese
We offer free consultations. Drop us a line and we'll chat with you about your idea.