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About us

Human-centred design manifests itself in every element of what we do. As an award-winning ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 design firm established in 1999, Cortex develops products that advance the human experience.

Our clients engage us when they need a flexible, responsive team to augment their internal resources and launch exceptional medical or consumer products.


Our core operating principles

We are a mission-driven company. We have a purpose in what we do, who we work for, who we employ, and the vendors that we use.

The principles below represent the way we think. If they don’t ring true – we may not be the right choice for you!

If they resonate with you, we may speak the same language.

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We founded Cortex Design with a simple motto: People Deserve Better Experiences. This ethos manifests in the work we do for our clients and their users. It also guides our approach to creating a working culture.

Creative collaboration shouldn’t be governed by ego, or whoever has the loudest voice in the room. We believe curiosity, empathy, discovery, and a sense of play are the way to solve real problems and build things worth building. 

At Cortex, we work with global clients to create medical and consumer products that simplify and enrich people’s lives. These projects are complex. They haven’t been done before. The team is growing as we advance in our mission.

Our work requires high performers who can deliver exceptional creative and technical work in collaboration with others. More than that, it requires people who come from a wide variety of lived experiences. People who are deeply invested in building things, and building relationships. People who believe in the value of all cultures, who have a keen passion for solving problems, and are comfortable making mistakes. 

If you’re one of those people, reach out to us.

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