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Who we are

KANSO is a strategic design and development agency based in Vienna, Austria.

We bring together a multi-cultural point of view and sound experience on different fields to solve a wide scope of innovation challenges.

Having been involved during the last 16 years on New Product Development for leading companies in the American, European and Asian markets, we have the talent and know-how to innovate and execute.

We understand design as a strategic business tool that strengthens the brand positioning and creates value trough a better user experience. Our objective is to reach clients globally and collaborate with them to bring meaningful innovations to market and help them grow their business.

We create value through meaningful design solutions that generate a better user and brand experience.

What we do

  • Design Research
  • User Scenarios
  • 3D scanning
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Conceptual Design
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Engineering Support
  • Prototyping
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Interface Design
  • Corporate Identity Design
  • Web Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Motion Graphics and promotional videos
  • Procurement / Sourcing
  • Engineering support for manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • Tooling
  • Manufacturing
  • Compliance / Certification support
  • Logistics


In the past we have been involved, directly or through immediate client base, in projects for:


Don’t just take our word. What are others saying about us?

"The vision and strategic approach was key for us to gain a new perspective and support our business development. They quickly identified the right problems and focused on value building proposals with a lovely execution."

Gerald StanglDesign Director, mySugr

"Nicolas is a great designer with great vision. Our customers were amazed at the product he designed and created. His dedication to his work is much appreciated!"

Kenny LaiCEO, Swandoo

Nicolas is a gifted and ambitious designer, striving to think beyond borders, providing real content and facilitating the user experience in his product designs. He understands complex correlations paired with very good analytic skills.

As a constructive team-player, Nicolas is always strongly committed to the quality of the project result. …and by the way, he is a very cool guy…

Nils RadauDesign Manager, Kiska

"His aptitude for aesthetics and understanding and translation of our vague requirements makes him stand out from thousands of self-proclaimed designers. He worked along a detailed design process starting with understanding of or core values, strategy, needs and wishes. The final design result is evidence that he captured the essence of our requests. Nico is exactly what I talk about, when talking about an industrial designer and he would be a great hire for any creative, complex and challenging design job."

Stefan HofingerFounder, Blinos GmbH

“…Nico is one of the most intuitive and talented designers I have had the pleasure of collaborating with – ever…”

Matt EssecssonDirector, A-Team Collaborative

"Nicolas is able to design original products and set brand recognition through a number of subtle design language elements. He is also able help you execute on the vision being organised and meticulous. He has extensive knowledge of manufacturing and will be an asset when bringing your product to market."

Inouk BourgonCTO, Foobot

"…We saved a lot of time on cross team negotiation due to the deliveries were always creative and well thought…."

Kuo TienanProject Manager, Pegatron

"Nico inspires you to think different! You get another look on your product with his design proposals. His ideas helped us innovate the design of some parts and as a result we solved a problem with the construction. Big thanks!"

Wolfgang FallmannFounder, Stabylizr

“…He is a very creative designer with business and strategy senses, always gave me a big hand on design management issues…”

Debbie HuangGeneral Manager, Pega Design & Engineering


Do you have a challenging project or just want to meet the team? Please drop us a line, we look forward to hearing from you!


Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido, Director
Phone: +43 660 4128 100

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