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Why You Should Hire a Product Design Firm

by | Jun 2, 2017 | Company News, Industrial Design, Innovation, Invention Tips, Inventors

Whether you’re coming from an established corporation looking to realize your company’s next big product, or you’re a scrappy, go-getting start-up with a bold idea for something completely different, it’s always a good plan to hire a product design firm to help with the heavy lifting.

A product design firm will help you navigate the fierce battlefield of product innovation and development.

A product design firm will help you navigate the fierce battlefield of product innovation and development.

Product design firms come with loads of experience

For the first-time inventor, having that kind of expertise in your corner has numerous benefits. You may be the subject matter expert when it comes to the specifics of your design, but building it and sending it off into the world can be a very different story. For established companies, it helps to have additional insight about the industry and another team on board to vet your product’s viability.

Our product design firm helped bring The PetBot to life.

Our client invented The PetBot, a robot that dispenses treats to your pet as controlled by your smart phone, which we designed and engineered.

Much like you wouldn’t hire a clown to do a dramatic reading, choose your firm based on their specialty. For example, MAKO Invent has years of experience in electrical and mechanical engineering as well as industrial design. When your firm of choice knows their way around your category, they can make more effective recommendations. Like specific tweaks to your design to benefit your prospective consumers, or suggestions for materials or manufacturing processes that you might not have been aware of.

A product design firm will walk you through every essential step of the product development process.

A concept sketch is one of the first phases of the design process so that the inventor and the designer can clearly understand each other’s vision.

They’re also cost-effective

Hiring a research team, coordinating the manufacturing process, analyzing  the market, making sure you have the right equipment and materials, these are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to taking your product from brain waves and napkin sketches to the real deal. From prototyping to assisting you with pushing your final product to market, there’s no added value in spending the time and money trying to wade through planning the operations yourself.

Reach out to MAKO if you’re looking for more information about hiring a product design firm that specifically relates to your idea.

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

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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