15 Years of Innovation, Trust, and Design Excellence

Welcome to Katapult Design, where 15 years of unwavering commitment to innovation, trust, and design excellence have forged a legacy.

Since our inception in 2009, we have transformed from a living room dream to a global design powerhouse. As you explore our journey through the timeline below, witness the milestones that define our resilience, creativity, and the enduring partnerships we’ve built.

Enjoy.

2009-2011

Inception & Growth

Katapult begins in 2009 from Nathan Pollock’s lounge room, launching the first design consultancy in Byron Bay. By 2011, with projects like the world’s first wireless TENs machine, the living room dream evolves, gaining a second office and a Red Dot Best of the Best Award.

2012-2014

Diverse Ventures, Noteworthy Wins

Growth continues with projects spanning golf products, bottle openers, and more. Awards follow for projects like Vesda-E, marking Katapult’s presence in Sydney and diverse collaborations.

2015

Diversification & Crowdfunding Success

Diverse projects emerge, from metal detectors to innovative smart construction helmets. The Flow Hive crowdfunding launch becomes the world’s largest Indiegogo campaign, raising over US$16m.

2016

Pivotal Achievements & Flagship Projects

A pivotal year sees over 30 projects and crossing the $1M mark. NIFTI becomes Katapult’s most complex project, while Boom Aerospace’s supersonic commuter aircraft remains a flagship endeavor.

2017

Major Client Relationships & Recognition

Major projects for Boom, ADabisc, eHat, NLT, and Glowpear. NLT’s N-Connex earns awards, and Katapult forms enduring relationships with global leaders Vessel and Fliteboard in the cannabis and eFoil industries.

2018

New Studios, Big Clients, and Project Highlights

New studios in Byron Bay and Melbourne, with 40 projects for clients like Micro-X, Gardena/Neta, and Kismet. Highlights include Micro-X CT brain scanner concepts and a splint bath for Roami Walker.

2019

Surpassing $2M Revenue & Design Triumphs

Revenue exceeds $2M with innovative projects for Creatures of Leisure, Enphase Energy, and Evolve MVMT. Fliteboard’s Series 2 wins top awards, solidifying Katapult’s reputation in sports tech.

2020

Sydney Expansion Amidst Pandemic

Amidst the pandemic, the Sydney studio at the Commons opens. The team grows to 15, working on projects globally, including partnerships with Active Mask and Pleyo, and Nutromics’ wearable medical patch.

2021

Global Recognition & Company Restructure

A landmark year with a Fitzroy flagship studio, reaching $4M in revenue, and partnerships with new clients like Rode Microphones. Katapult evolves, forming the Katapult Group and embarking on joint ventures.

2022

Post-COVID Growth & Engineering Excellence

Post-COVID growth sees a team of 24, a flagship studio in Fitzroy, and over 70 projects. Engineering and testing excellence rise, with collaborations with Rode Microphones, FCS, and Sussex Taps.

2023

Internal Reflection & Client Collaborations

In a downturn, Katapult internally reflects, restructuring and focusing on ‘the Katapult Way.’ Client collaborations include Quad Lock, Flite, and innovative projects like Creatures of Leisure’s Proto 1.4 traction.

2024

Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence

15 years of Katapult culminate in a legacy of high-quality, innovative design. With a reputation as a genuinely global and collaborative force, Katapult continues to grow, proud of its team, clients, and impactful projects.

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