We Work For You By Working With You.

Lava designs with a purpose and strategy,  to help your products engage their consumer so you can build awareness, create conversation, and drive purchasing decisions.

Every one of our client’s projects are different and require an individual approach. We listen to your specific needs and deliver on your goals, but at the same time use our experience to guide your project to success.

We design products, digital platforms and support content that engage today’s consumer. Our process is a cost effective approach to product development. We customize it to your needs enabling your company to benefit from a highly strategic and sophisticated design approach.


A Brief History

Lava was founded in 1997 by Jim Easley. Under Jim’s leadership, and experience, the company has continued to grow with new talented staff being added improving deliverables and competencies. Lava is here to help deliver your continued growth with our capabilities and continued excellence.

Over the years, Lava has made a reputation of creating success for a wide array of clients. We hold multiple awards of excellence from around the world  and helped clients develop numerous patents – from major medical companies to fitness equipment and everything in between. Our skill set and design understanding has proven itself as a valuable asset to the companies we've worked with.


Here is some of the recognition our staff have been awarded for excellence in design, engineering and development.

Some of our capabilities, Just To Name A Few:



Animal Studies
Market Analysis
Human Factors/ Ergonomics
Brand Analysis
Competitor Analysis
Inspiration Boards
User Observation
Cadaver Labs
Live Surgeries
Surgeon Innovation Board


Process Mapping
Prototype & Proof of Concept Models
Digital Rendering
CAD Modeling
Refined Physical Models
Color Studies
Brand Identity
Interaction and Interface Design
Packaging and POP Design



Engineering & Development
Solidworks® Technical Drawing
Animated Video
Presentation Creation
Production CAD Modeling
DFM (Design For Manufacturing)
Tooling Release and Coordination
Manufacturing Recommendations

Our Office

2843 Hedberg Drive
Hopkins, MN, 55305
United States


Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM


We Are Looking For People To Add Growth, Play Well, And Help Clients Be Successful.

Lava Is A Multidisciplinary Product Development And Design Agency And We Are Growing.

We support our clients from product inception all the way through design, branding and manufacturing. LAVA works in a variety of industries including medical, sports and fitness, military, automotive, industrial and safety, as well as consumer goods.

Currently We Are Looking For the Following People:

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