Our Founder helped build a $1B technology startup company. Boost Design was started to help others achieve success too.


Boost Design is a product design consultancy specialising in the development of products for entrepreneurs, researchers, start-ups and established businesses. We provide R&D and product design services to clients in Australia and internationally.

We have a multi-disciplinary team that consists of electronics engineers, industrial designers, mechanical engineers, firmware engineers, software engineers, scientists, and intellectual property experts in order to provide a full-service offering to our clients. Our experienced and talented team can develop your product from concept through to production, or just provide assistance where you need it. We are also start-up specialists and can provide guidance to founders based on our extensive prior experience within new technology companies.

We take a holistic approach to product development and practice Outcome Driven Design, always working to ensure that our activities are closely aligned with our Client’s business objectives.

Our Founder.

Michael Potas, Boost Design’s General Manager, previously founded technology startup companies related to sports, audio, entertainment and software, and worked with numerous others. He has developed partnerships to fund research and development, and is the author and/or inventor of numerous patents. Michael also conducts University guest lectures on topics that include innovation, technology start-ups, intellectual property, and commercialisation strategy, and speaks at start-up events about Boost Design’s specialised programs for new start-ups. He has acted as a technology IP expert witness in addition to conducting technology due diligence activities for banks on potential investment opportunities.

In a prior role at Nanosonics, Michael Potas founded the engineering team and led the research and development of their complex medical device technology from working concept through to a successful global product. With an engineering team that grew to approximately 25 people, Michael was responsible for electronics, software, firmware, mechanical engineering, science, and intellectual property development. As part of the executive team, he worked closely with sales, marketing, regulatory, manufacturing, service and support teams helping to ensure the long term success of the business, and travelled globally to align product development activities with customer needs across different markets. In 2016, Nanosonics exceeded a $1b valuation on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:NAN), underpinned by the sales results for the product that Michael’s team developed. Michael also won an award from the Warren Center for Advanced Engineering for his work at Nanosonics.

Our vision is to be the design company that sets the standard for innovation, creativity, and excellence. We aspire to be the preferred partner for clients seeking optimal project outcomes, and to be the employer of choice for the most talented and passionate designers. By leveraging our expertise and cutting-edge technology, we aim to transform industries and improve the lives of people everywhere.

Senior Team.

Alex Matthews

Alex Matthews is the Design Director at Boost Design and has extensive experience across a range of industries. Alex leads our team of award winning Industrial and Mechanical designers, working with Clients to produce innovative and cutting-edge design solutions from concept through to production.

Roger Lumo

Roger Lumo is the Software Engineering Manager at Boost Design. He has extensive experience in embedded systems software development and has a strong background in platform security model practices and requirements for agile software development processes. His experience includes working in large companies in Japan (IBM, NEC), USA (Lexmark) and New Zealand (Gallagher). During this time, Roger has worked with in various industries including the printing, sawmill automation, dairy automation, animal management systems (electric fencing, handheld EID readers) and security access control.

Millay Stevens

Business Manager with a background in start-up development and operations management across a range of industries and global regions. Millay was previously a co-founder of a multi-million dollar and multi-site venture based in Hawaii, and has worked in numerous roles in other technology-based organisations of varying sizes. Millay has an MBA and currently runs business operations functions at Boost Design.

Daniel Corkin

Daniel is the Electronics Engineering Manager at Boost Design, bringing over 18 years of expertise in product development, compliance, and manufacturing. Throughout his career, he has worked within large corporations, small start-ups, and engineering consultancies, successfully launching 100+ projects to market from scoping, through development and production. Daniel is passionate about introducing innovative products and solutions to the market. His extensive background fuels his ability to drive innovation and empowering the team to deliver cutting-edge solutions across a diverse range of industries

Eleanor Pratt

Business Development Manager with expertise in Industrial Design and wireless IoT product project management in the pharmaceutical industry. Eleanor has significant prior experience in new product innovation and development from business case through to production. Eleanor uses her broad skillset to help guide both new inventors as well as experienced professionals in developing an appropriate project plan for their needs.

Damon Cooke

Biomedical Engineer and Senior Project Manager with keen interest in design and development. Bringing a well-rounded appreciation of the numerous processes involved in creating and enhancing medical devices to their full potential, while meeting international design and quality standards.

Dr Matthew Rozyn

Senior Project Manager with a passion for technology and designing great products. Matt has extensive theoretical and practical engineering and business experience having run his own product and electronics manufacturing business, while also having a PhD in Engineering from UTS and an MBA from MGSM. Matt has been involved in a large range of sectors from mining to defence, in roles from engineering to mergers and acquisitions.

Our Clients

Boost Design has provided services to a wide range of Australian and International clients across a broad range of industries. These include entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses.Contact Usto find out about how we can assist you with your project.

Contact Us

Unit 2, 47 John Street Leichhardt, NSW, Australia