Design Edge was founded in 1987 by Mark and Linda Nuccio out of their suburban home in Long Island, New York. Before starting Design Edge Mark had worked for Ideal Toy and then Aura Toys before becoming the Vice President of Design and Marketing for HG toys. After working for HG Toys for 17 years, they were acquired by Superior Toys and Mark decided to not relocate the family to Chicago. Instead he teamed up with his wife Linda, a professional illustrator and art teacher, to start Design Edge out of the family garage. Within a year the company went from a small freelance outfit to full fledge design agency and relocated to Manhattan's Madison Avenue.
From the start Mark and Linda knew that to compete in the agency market they had to wear many hats. Design Edge was not going to simply be a graphic design house, they were going to design, develop, market, invent and produce products for a wide variety of industries. Their concept paid off and soon grew to a 20 person operation including their daughter Jennifer, son Matt and nephew Chris. Design Edge had established itself as a company that knew how to effectively take a product from concept to reality in a variety of markets. By 1997 Linda and Mark started transitioning the business to their son Matt. By 2004 Matt had grown the company to include sourcing and opened an office in Hong Kong. Soon Design Edge had not only become a design power house and development agency but a sourcing agent for companies such as Hanes Brands, Kodak, Barnes and Nobles as well as dozens of toy, gift, pet, food and beverage, hardware and houseware companies.
In 2005 Matt was elected co-chairman of the Toy Industry Association (TIA) associated panel representing all designers and inventors in the toy industry. In 2014 Matt was selected to sit on the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association of America (UIA). Matt has lectured on the topic of design, inventing and manufacturing at several universities, trade shows and television programs. He also writes articles focusing on design and manufacturing for several trade magazines.
Today Design Edge has offices in New York and Hong Kong. Our New York studio recently relocated onto the Gold Coast movie studio lot in Bethpage, New York. It is now the largest movie studio lot on the East Coast. Our studio is right around the corner from the giant outdoor Time Square set built for Spiderman movie.
For 25 years Design Edge has been making product concepts into reality. Let our one-stop-shop be the solution for your product or company.