The Power of Lateral

Playful, unique, creative:  unexpected solutions to challenging problems, this is the Tangent Method


About Us

Surprising beginnings, delightful results:  lateral thinking begins with imagining new opportunities and approaches, and culminates in novel, uniquely effective  solutions. 

Tangent Method is a Los Angeles based invention development studio.  We originate products, and we help build things.  



A spectrum of domains:  Tangent Method works across the technology, entertainment and consumer product categories.  From engineering, to online businesses, to product development: we can help.  If you’ve got an idea, let’s chat about it!

engineering services

We develop new electronic consumer products. Get in touch, we can help!

web design services

We develop high performance web platforms with unique features, engineering and style. Ask us!

chatbot development

We explore voice-powered AI, the evolution of chatbots, and novel interaction strategies. We can build something for you!

ecommerce startups

We develop online products and services. New for 2021, playhacker is a playful, dynamic DIY projects shop and community. Check it out!

invention licensing

We develop original IP, licensing inventions to the toy and consumer product industries.


Ways to connect:  are we working on something you’re interested in?  Do you have an idea?  Would you like to explore something new?  

MEETINGS:  by appointment only: 
1730 E Holly AVE, El Segundo, CA 90245
VOICEMAIL:  424-226-2824
CONNECT:  Tangent Method LLC on LinkedIn