Resource Spotlight: SnapPea Design

SnapPea Design is a product design and engineering firm that works with companies – big and small – to solve interesting problems. With their user-centered approach, they help their clients build compelling digital and physical products.

We asked them a few questions so that you could get to know them a little better.

Why are you looking forward to being a part of the Catalyst137 project?

Our background lies in connected devices, so being a part of the world’s largest Internet of Things (IoT) space is a huge draw. We’re looking forward to connecting and collaborating with Miovision and other like-minded companies in the space.  

How will your on-site services benefit tech start-ups specifically?

We love to challenge ideas. We’ll make sure that start-ups question everything from their business model to the needs of their users. It’s not always what a start-up wants, but it’s often that outside perspective that helps to transform a good idea into a great product. When they’re ready, we’ll help them design, engineer, and manufacture a product that hits their cost targets and delivers a fantastic user experience.

Is there anything about the Waterloo Region in particular that draws you to this project?

The Waterloo Region has an incredible talent pool, especially in the IoT space. We believe that being part of Catalyst137 will not only better connect us to the community, but also give us an opportunity to help grow and develop the thriving start-up and tech sector.

Here are a few examples of SnapPea Design’s products:


The mask for O2 Canada. These masks have even been donated to those affected by wildfires in British Columbia.

O2 Canada: Innovative oxygen masks that have recently been donated to those affected by wildfires in BC


UI Design for a new CloudTax, an application that is a faster and easier way to submit your taxes.

CloudTax: UI Design for a new Canadian tax application that provides a faster and easier way to submit your taxes