About Us

We transform creative ideas and engineered solutions into compelling products.

The Tactile team is industrial and user experience designers grounded in research, strategy and usability. We partner with influential and emerging brands to craft industrial, medical and consumer equipment with lasting relevance. Tactile designers are fueled by challenge and discovery—and we navigate the maze of production constraints, budgets, deadlines and surprises with agility. Our goal: user delight, client success and product excellence.

Our process is expertly adaptable to your needs. Fluid, interconnected project phases often include: Research & Strategy, Concept Exploration, and Refinement & Integration. We consider what is appropriate for each project, from developing a test and measurement tool to an ultrasound medical device to a high-concept game console. Our guide is a flexible design process that mitigates risk, simplifies the work and provides optimal creative opportunity.

Tactile’s evolution over 14 years—including the 2014 change from General Assembly—includes growth from a handful of industrial designers into a multitalented team of 16. We’re equally at ease working with entrepreneurs and industry giants, who tend to reengage with us again and again. We are hands-on, high-touch, approachable and professional. As the Tactile team continues to grow and expand our capabilities, we remain dedicated to creating the best design experience for our clients and the very best products for your customers.



  • IDEA Bronze Award, Liposonix IDSA 2013
  • Medical Design Excellence Award, Liposonix MD&M 2013
  • IDEA Bronze Award, IV Cold Chain Passive Vaccine Storage Device IDSA 2013
  • Innovation Award, Fluke 233 PTEN 2010
  • Top 20 Tools, Fluke 233 MOTOR Magazine 2010


  • IDSA


  • Microsoft
  • Panasonic Avionics
  • Clarisonic
  • XBOX
  • Tektronix
  • Ekos
  • Intellectual Ventures Lab
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • GE
  • Milwaukee Tools
  • Fluke
  • Samsung
  • Genie
  • Intel
  • Physio-Control
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Blackberry
  • Amazon
  • Outback Power Technologies
  • Gerber
  • Chef'n



Staff Size




  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Research

Typical Project Budget

Not Specified


Formerly General Assembly

Main Office

2013 4th Ave
Suite 402
Seattle, WA 98121
United States


Outhorn Keophila
phone: 206-448-5550
Website: tactileinc.com outhorn@tactileinc.com

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