Ridzert helps companies design physical products for mass production. Driven clients come to him with an idea and he helps to transform it into a reality, whether it’s a folding knife, travel coffee filter, spring rockers, enclosures for electronic devices, or clever packaging. This year, Ridzert’s Bergkvist folding knife and a packaging series were honored with A’ Design Awards.

A Growing Business Means Improving Time Management

Ridzert explains: currently, my biggest challenge is managing time, from balancing current design projects for multiple clients, my personal projects, responding to incoming project requests, and having enough time to recharge. My strategies are all about eliminating and preventing distractions (e.g. not joining messenger systems), as well as setting my priorities for the following day. I can then start the next day with clarity. But managing time is still a challenge because there are so many balls in the air. Companio definitely helps me reduce time spent on paperwork.

Working Remotely Has Transformed My Design Process

I’m originally from the Netherlands and as soon as I attained my master’s degree in industrial design, I moved to Germany. I then gradually transitioned from 100% location-based work to 100% remote work. Living abroad for a long time made me realize that I could work anywhere – and that really appealed to me. In a creative field like design, visiting different places serves as valuable inspiration and has given my business far more freedom and flexibility.

Many parts of my design process require work without distractions, so it’s important to have a place for that. But distractions can occasionally lead to inspiration. For example, being able to work in a more public space can help to spark creativity. Having a flexible business model helps me keep a more flexible mindset when I need it.

Designing physical products

e-Residency Has Helped Ridzert Focus on What Matters

Before registering my company in Estonia, I had a registered business in Germany. As a Berlin resident for eight years, this was the most logical option. But my motivation to change was a desire to become location independent.

I can’t remember where I first heard about e-Residency, but once I discovered everything could be arranged and managed remotely (and could work from anywhere), I immediately looked into it. I looked at various options that offered flexibility, but I also required assistance from people that understood what it took to complete the paperwork. Companio provided the right guidance and professionalism.

The Benefits of Opening a Company in Estonia with Companio

The most incredible result of opening my Estonian company was finding the flexibility I was looking for. As my company grows, I’m able to connect to far more clients, translating their product ideas into tangible products. These items are already reaching – and benefiting – thousands of people!

I chose Companio because the customer service team was always available to answer my questions – even before I was a client. The team always provided clear, helpful answers in a quick and professional manner.


Companio provides thousands of clients (just like Ridzert) with high-quality accountancy services and trustworthy advice regarding your company in Estonia. With zero hidden fees and unbelievable customer service in multiple languages, we remove the stress and obstacles so you can focus on growing your business.