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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Specialized Design Services

Overview of the U.S. Specialized Design Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Specialized Design Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Specialized Design Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Printing Services

Full-Service Interior Design Services

Full-Service Interior Design Services For Residential Buildings, Except Historical Restoration

Full-Service Interior Design Services For Non-Residential Buildings, Except Historical Restoration

Interior Design Services Sold Separately

Interior Decorating Services

Industrial Design Services

Industrial - Product Design Services

Industrial - Model Design And Fabrication Services

Other Industrial Design Services

Graphic Design Services

Corporate And Organization Image Design Services

Advertising And Promotional Design Creative Services

Publication Design Services

Commercial Illustration Design Services

Website And Internet Presence Design And Development Services

All Other Graphic Design Services

Clothing Design Services

Other Specialized Design Services

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Specialized Design Services by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Specialized Design Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Specialized Design Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Specialized Design Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46%
Art and Design Workers 44%
Designers 40%
Graphic Designers 21%
Interior Designers 14%
Sales and Related Occupations 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16%
Production Occupations 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Specialized Design Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Leff Communications trademarks "TURNING IDEAS INTO ASSETS" - Marketing services - 01/08/2018
  • Aria Group trademarks "TEMPEST" - Automobiles - 01/06/2018
  • Wavefront Technology patents Optical Switch Devices - 01/04/2018
  • Kumu Networks patents Systems And Methods For Out-of-band Interference Mitigation - 01/04/2018
  • Crank Brothers patents Adjustable Height Seat Post - 01/04/2018
  • Accuvein raises $9 million in funding. - 01/02/2018
  • Office For Visual Interaction trademarks "LIGHTING POWERS OF 10" - Lighting design and technology specification services pertaining to permanent or temporary architectural, theatrical, entertainment, commercial and/or residential applications - 12/29/2017
  • Spell Capital Mezzanine Partners SBIC II raises $50 million in funding. - 10/17/2017
  • Walter Dorwin Teague Associates raises $1 million in funding. - 10/02/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Trilliant Networks24
    Kumu Networks
    Alexander Julian
    Hoefler Type Foundry

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • David Cleary Promoted to Director of Land Development Services - He will leverage his experience in pre-development and design services associated with private ... Cleary is skilled at developing project-specific approaches and specialized architectural/engineering design teams for his clients. Additionally, he provides ... (01/13/2018)
    • TCDI Appoints Legal Technology Leader Caragh LandryExpanding Executive Team to Support Legal Services Growth - A 20-year veteran of the legal services field, Caragh specializes in workflow design and continuous improvement programs ... and developing new flexible document review models to provide specialized cost-effective solutions to our clients,” said Caragh. “ (01/10/2018)
    • Vanderbilt redesigns equal employment, student accessibility and Title IX services - Vanderbilt University’s Division of Administration on Jan. 15 will launch a new design for Equal Opportunity ... The new service model increases focus and specialized services in three priority areas: equal employment opportunity (nondiscrimination ... (01/08/2018)
    • CVS to acquire Apothecary By Design - Woonsocket, R.I., company CVS Health will acquire the Portland specialized pharmaceutical company Apothecary By Design. The Forecaster reported ... facility … and provide specialty pharmacy services to patients through CVS Specialty, the specialty ... (01/08/2018)
    • Specialized Design Services Global Market Report 2017 - NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Specialized design services industry comprises establishments engaged in research and experimental development on a contract, consultancy or outsourced basis in the areas such as biotechnology, physical sciences ... (01/12/2017)
    • Specialized Design Services Global Market Briefing 2017 - Research and Markets - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Specialized Design Services Global Market Briefing 2017" report to their offering. Specialized design services comprise companies that are involved in planning, designing and ... (12/23/2016)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $71,272,358 on Specialized Design Services. It has awarded 1,319 contracts to 367 companies, with an average value of $194,203 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Specialized Design Services to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Interior Design Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Specialized Design ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Interior Design Services Competing industry
    Architectural Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Interior Design Services are less than those from Specialized Design Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Interior Design Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Interior Design Services Product Sales Report

    Printing Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Specialized Design ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Newspaper Publishers
    Graphic Design Services Competing industry
    Business Service Centers Competing industry
    Magazine & Periodical Publishers Competing industry
    Document Preparation Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Printing Services are less than those from Specialized Design Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Printing Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Printing Services Product Sales Report

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