Your design secret weapon for early-stage startups and new products.

Don’t have in-house design expertise or is your current design team stretched thin? I’ll give you and your team the design support you need to get an amazing product out the door, set you up with the vision and outline for new features down the line, lay the foundation for a design system to streamline future work, and even help you source and hire your first in-house designer.

Scheduling new projects for August 2021. Book a call to get started

20+

Years working with founders and enterprise teams.

25+

Startups, agencies, and Fortune 100 companies partnered with.

100M+

Customers have used products I've helped design and build.

Digital Products

Whether you are bringing a new product to market or redesigning an existing one, launch a scalable cross-platform solution that will improve your metrics and achieve your goals.

Hardware ‹ › Software

Ensuring your digital product plays nice with custom hardware. We’ll take a deep dive from firmware interaction design, to on-device feedback, to smooth interaction with your mobile app.

Mobile Apps 

Across Android and iOS, Drive consistent engagement and improve retention with easy-to-use mobile experience across balancing your brand and familiar platform conventions.

Functional Prototypes

Details matter and static mockups only go so far. Let’s make that product feel real from motion design to end-to-end prototypes ready for user research and to clarify implementation.

Partnering with companies and teams of all shapes and sizes.

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Frontside Studio is the design shop of Kevin Korpi, an independent product designer & strategist in Bend, Oregon serving clients globally.

With over 20 years of experience focusing on mobile, web, analytics, and hardware / software-based products, I've worked as both an independent consultant and in-house for early-stage startups, agencies, and Fortune 100 companies in the US and Japan.

I’m not into design with a capital “D.” No one-size-fits-all frameworks or processes, no secret two-week+ long design exercises, no Mad Men style concept presentations. Let’s work together closely, in real-time, and iterate on the design and user experience for your product, design system, or in building out your in-house design practice.

   — KEVIN

People say nice things...

"If I were starting a company and needed a kick-ass designer, Kevin would be the first person I'd call. I was especially impressed with how creative and thorough Kevin is in his design work. If we're building a new feature, he carefully considers every possible design option and lays out the pros and cons before making a recommendation. One of the best designers I've worked with at Google."

- Director of Product Management, Google

"Working with Kevin is not only fun but you get to experience how world class digital products are being built today. I would recommend Kevin to any company that requires top notch Design and Product development direction. Kevin brings professionalism, quality and efficient communication to every interaction. A total pleasure to work with him."

- President & Founder, Empirical LLC

"Kevin was a critical asset in the relaunch of Google Fonts in 2020. Kevin worked as the lead product designer collaborating with User Research, Engineering, and Product under a tight deadline. Kevin's work was high quality and always on time. He had tremendous impact as the design lead and strategist. Our launch would not have been possible without Kevin's ability to quickly ramp up and fit into the existing team. Strongly recommend!"

- Director of UX Research, Google

"Kevin worked with the Google Fonts team for 8 months on all aspects of our product design on a refreshed fonts.google.com catalog in early 2020. His keen eye for visual detail, his strong advocacy of the user, and his ability to quickly reflect on and integrate user experience research findings into his deliverables were all essential to our successful launch."

- Program Manager, Google

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