Because moonshots, of course. Headed by founder and Chief Design Officer Julius Talvik, Alphaforms is your partner in ideating and developing a high-resolution, rapid prototype of a physical, CPG, or digital product, or environment, such as a retail space, for purposes of testing a concept or a feature, raising funds or simply for informing a successive brand or product development budget and/or roadmap.
Alphaforms conducts supplementary primary and secondary research, helps identify and solidify a unique value proposition, establish and validate the business goals, build stakeholder consensus, co-create the customer journey, and arrive at a high fidelity alpha result on a fixed budget and a predictable timeframe starting at about 60 days.
We have deep tech, real estate and development, food and restaurants, health and beauty, and CPG expertise. We adhere to a collaborative approach leveraging design thinking to iterate our "alphatypes" on as much insight as possible in order to ensure our clients' success.
Being a serial entrepreneur, Julius’ background as a design and business innovator extends over two decades and across a diverse sector of industries with an underlying mission that has consistently been about the pursuit of a better, more natural, humanized “interface” between the brand and the audience vis a vis a digital or physical product, a built environment, or a visual identity system. Having worked with start-ups, Fortune 500 clients and international governments alike, Julius has been awarded for his work by both the industry and his peers, nationally and internationally, and continues to actively participate in mentoring accelerators and advising the global tech, retail & hospitality, and CPG startup communities. He’s a world traveler and hobbyist ethnographer, an avid DJ/producer, a budding road cyclist, and loves the great outdoors.
Senior Design Director
Thomas’ career started with a degree in industrial design but he has developed into an accomplished creative leader and a multi-disciplinary thinker and practitioner while working for clients ranging from non-profits to CPG and fast casual restaurateurs nationally and overseas during a tenure at small to medium-sized agencies on the East coast. Thomas is an unwavering proponent of sustainability, a user-centered design approach, and high-fidelity prototyping leveraging his capacities for empathy and attentiveness to detail to ensure near faultless delivery from initial envisioning to the final work product. A natural tinkerer and creative problem-solver at heart he enjoys the Zen of motorcycle maintenance on par with an awesome off-the-grid fly-fishing hole.
DIRECTOR, BEAUTY & WELLNESS
Pirooz Sarshar is an experienced executive with a track record of over 27-years in the personal care & beauty industries. He is credited as a creative visionary, a strategic brand builder, a business development implementer, a concept creator, and a product developer. He has driven innovation through numerous organizations, spearheading branding initiatives and driving innovation through creative strategies and implementation of services, while delivering results through business development initiatives.
As your design partners, we work with a global network of senior strategy, content, and architecture professionals, formulators, fabricators and engineering partners to ensure a faultless transition from the prototype to a successful beta delivery to complete your concept’s successful journey into the real world.