about US

Located in Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District, Design Integrity is an award-winning new product consulting firm founded in 1998. Our staff is comprised of engineering, industrial design, marketing, innovation, and new product consulting professionals with a passion for design, problem solving, and outside-the-box thinking.

We provide new product consulting and design services for clients in all phases of new product development from discovery research, definition, innovation, design, and engineering development through production start-up and market launch.

management team

Our management team is comprised of senior managers with over twenty years of experience each in both corporate and consulting design management. Our team has a passion for innovation and design, and we are actively involved in all projects that pass through our company.

Philip Anthony, P.E. – President

Phil Anthony is the founder and president of Design Integrity. Over his thirty years of engineering and product design experience, Phil has managed, designed, and developed over one hundred innovative new products across industrial, medical, and consumer markets.

Phil earned his BSME from Lehigh University in 1986. He received his MSME from Northwestern University in 1991 and his MBA (Master of Management) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern in 1997.

Phil has been awarded fourteen US utility patents.  He is a proven innovation facilitator and program manager, and he has served as an expert witness on five cases related to product engineering design, trade secrets, trade secret misappropriation, patent prosecution, and patent litigation.

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Aaron Eiger – Partner, Industrial Design

Over his twenty-five year career in design, Aaron has managed, designed, and contributed to dozens of innovative new products that have succeeded in the marketplace. Aaron is a proven innovator and a creative mind. He has been a key collaborator on our ID and engineering programs at DI, and he is an expert with SolidWorks software.

Aaron received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University in 1992. He has been a partner at Design Integrity since 2000.

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Scott Rote – Partner, VP of Engineering

During his twenty-eight year career, Scott has worked exclusively in the field of new product design and development. Scott is a world-class project manager, and he has driven several dozen complex engineering programs with seven-to-eight figure budgets to successful production and market launch.

Scott earned his BSME from Marquette University in 1989, and he received his MBA from the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago in 1994.  Scott joined Design Integrity as a partner in 2000.

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Mark Kurth – Director of Design

A senior industrial design manager with over thirty years of experience in both corporate and consulting environments, Mark is a proven leader, innovator and educator. Mark received his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1983. He has been our Director of Design since 2008.

Mark has led or contributed to the development of hundreds of innovative new products over his career. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, and he is currently a Segal Design Institute affiliate. Mark has several utility and design patents to his name, and he has served as an expert witness on a case related design patent infringement.

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Tyler Greek – Director of Business Development

Tyler has over twenty years of business development experience in the design and engineering consulting field with a focus on marketing and sales. His primary goal is to establish and manage client relationships across medical, dental, industrial, and consumer market segments.

Tyler received his bachelors degree in 1992 from Illinois State University, and he has been a proven performer with a customer focus throughout his career.

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Tammy Balzar – Director of Growth Marketing

Tammy is a marketing and business development executive with over twenty years of experience helping companies to grow their businesses, maximize brands, identify opportunities and drive innovation from both marketing and product development perspectives. Proven visionary leader with the ability to achieve exceptional results in highly dynamic environments.

Tammy received her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, and she has eight years of experience as a director-level marketing consultant.

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