After years of teaching overseas, her career brought her to a work function in Zurich, Switzerland where she struggled with trying to put on a two clasp bracelet from Tiffany & Co by herself. In this moment of frustration, she knew at some point she needed to help...read more
The Ontario Science Centre has launched something incredibly exciting for all those kids (and big kids) out there full of big ideas for the next best invention. The Inventorium is happening now at the Ontario Science Centre until May 6th 2018 and is filled with...read more
Behind every great product design and invention there is immense creativity behind it. As industrial designers, it’s normal that sometimes you just hit a wall or are in a rut when it comes to channeling creativity to design or solve a problem. These exercises can help...read more
If you’re manufacturing inventions, it’s a common practice to find a Chinese manufacturer that already makes similar products. Working with China in the manufacturing process can be faster and less expensive than working locally. Recently we had Brett Larson join the...read more
Every year for the last five years, Creativepool has awarded the top talent in several creative industries with the honor of being the best and brightest in that field. Not only does Creativepool dish out industrial design awards, they also award creatives in...read more
When you drop your smartphone and watch it tumble to the floor, cringing as you slowly pick it up, wondering what the fate of its screen is. We’ve all done it, or know someone who has a smashed up phone screen that they walk around with. It makes you wonder how there...read more
Design priorities have been continuously evolving over the last few years, primarily because design is finally getting the buy-in it deserves. Product design firms are leading the industry whether working for tech startups, in healthcare, or other firms, and these are...read more
If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably heard about how Amazon Alexa’s are creeping out their owners by laughing, on their own. An issue that Amazon claimed was just a misunderstanding between Alexa and her rightful owner. She was mishearing what people...read more
With new product designs, there are a lot of business values that come hand-in-hand with it. Staying ahead of the curve and always looking for ways to improve the design is part of what makes inventors great leaders and game changers in this cluttered marketplace....read more
A new kind of metal that is grown in tanks just might change the way we build forever. Coming from a company based in Seattle called Modumetal, this new type of metal in liquid tanks versus forging it in foundries just may change the invention development process for...read more
MAKO Design + Invent: From Idea to Store Shelves
MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called MAKO Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.
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