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Three Tips for Making a Great Winter Invention Design

Three Tips for Making a Great Winter Invention Design

Mako Design + Invent
December 8, 2021

Cold days are upon us. Sure we have hot chocolate, stocking stuffers, presents, and decorations to look forward to. But there are also puddles of slush and the frigid air... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 8, 2021
Make48: The Competition Show Inspiring Inventors of All Ages and Experience

Make48: The Competition Show Inspiring Inventors of All Ages and Experience

Mako Design + Invent
December 1, 2021

Despite the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re amazed to see those in the product development and inventor communities still continue to grow. On our end, we’ve been pushing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 1, 2021
MAKO’s Podcast, the Product Startup, Listed as a Top Mechanical Engineering Podcast

MAKO’s Podcast, the Product Startup, Listed as a Top Mechanical Engineering Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
November 30, 2021

Those looking for the best engineering podcast for invention makers won’t need to look any further. Because Pipeline Design + Engineering just came out with their list of top mechanical... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 30, 2021
How to Sell Products to Potential Retail Partners

How to Sell Products to Potential Retail Partners

Mako Design + Invent
November 24, 2021

If you are looking to market your products online, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of starting a brick and mortar store, one of the best ways to approach... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 24, 2021
Two Key Tips When Making an Invention Designed for an Existing Product

Two Key Tips When Making an Invention Designed for an Existing Product

Mako Design + Invent
November 22, 2021

When it comes to making a great invention, it doesn’t always need something completely new. In fact, many great ideas are inspired by existing designs and products. Just like our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 22, 2021
MAKO Client Featured in COCOLILY & CO. Holiday Gift Guide

MAKO Client Featured in COCOLILY & CO. Holiday Gift Guide

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2021

What never ceases to amaze me is how quickly winter holiday decorations replace Halloween ones in malls the second the clock strikes 12 on November 1st. In lockstep, stores hit... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2021
The Smart Putting Green Designed to Improve Your Putting Game

The Smart Putting Green Designed to Improve Your Putting Game

Mako Design + Invent
November 15, 2021

What good is a perfect drive from the tee if you’ve got no finish to your game? Lowering your handicap is just as much about putting as it is about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 15, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Structured Website Design

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Structured Website Design

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2021

“What should I be doing while MAKO is working on my invention?” This is one of the most common questions we receive when we provide product design services to our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2021
Why New But Familiar Invention Design Ideas are Often Great Ideas

Why New But Familiar Invention Design Ideas are Often Great Ideas

Mako Design + Invent
November 10, 2021

Here’s a great way to wrap your head around testing the viability of an invention design. Ask yourself, how familiar does a product feel? It might seem counterintuitive at first.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 10, 2021
3 Things You Need to Know Before Making a Cat Invention Design

3 Things You Need to Know Before Making a Cat Invention Design

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2021

Unlike dogs, our feline friends tend to be quite sensitive. Whether it’s choosing a spot to sleep, the toys they play with or when you may or may not pet... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2021
MAKO Design is DesignRush’s Top Industrial Design Agency!

MAKO Design is DesignRush’s Top Industrial Design Agency!

Mako Design + Invent
November 8, 2021

We’re number one! That’s right, MAKO Design + Invent was named as DesignRush’s top industrial design company in November! The experts at DesignRush identified the top 20 leaders in our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 8, 2021
Camera Inventions You Need for Your Next Virtual Meeting or TikTok in 2021

Camera Inventions You Need for Your Next Virtual Meeting or TikTok in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
November 3, 2021

Snap snap! What are your favorite camera inventions? Thanks to the innovations in camera quality, sizes and durability we’ve been able to take photos and videos like never before. And... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 3, 2021
Why the Gravel Bike Might the Perfect All-Terrain Bike for You

Why the Gravel Bike Might the Perfect All-Terrain Bike for You

Mako Design + Invent
November 2, 2021

A bike is a bike, right? Surely a bike can’t be more than a couple of wheels, a seat and some pedals… If you talked to any of our designers,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 2, 2021
Read Up on Kevin’s Recent Interview with Helcim, One of the Biggest Payment Processors in Worldwide

Read Up on Kevin’s Recent Interview with Helcim, One of the Biggest Payment Processors in Worldwide

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2021

Did you know MAKO Design has four offices in the US and Canada? Looking towards our neighbors to the North, we have one office in Toronto. It’s Canada’s largest city... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2021
Feeling Fashionable? Here are Some Bracelet Inventions You Need in 2021

Feeling Fashionable? Here are Some Bracelet Inventions You Need in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 2021

If you ask anyone on our team, they’ll tell you that MAKO’s Miami product development specialists are the most fashionable of the bunch. We reached out to them about some... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 2021
Inventions in 2021 to Make This Halloween Your Spookiest One Yet!

Inventions in 2021 to Make This Halloween Your Spookiest One Yet!

Mako Design + Invent
October 27, 2021

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Halloween is right around the corner. Costumes prepared, treats ready, pumpkins carved – all you need for the finishing touch are the decorations. Are you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 27, 2021
MAKO Client CNCT is Gearing Up for Something MASSIVE

MAKO Client CNCT is Gearing Up for Something MASSIVE

Mako Design + Invent
October 26, 2021

Our product design agency in Austin has some big news to share with you. Our client, CNCT, has a brand new re-launch website! We’ll cut to the chase, even we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 26, 2021
In Case You Missed It: Recap of the Biggest Moments from Crowdfunded Summit 2021

In Case You Missed It: Recap of the Biggest Moments from Crowdfunded Summit 2021

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2021

Thanks to everyone who came out to Crowdfunded Summit 2021 presented by LaunchBoom! With over 3,500 attendees, 30 presentations over two days, 22 guest speakers and 11 LaunchBoom presenters, this... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2021
An Ergonomic Backpack Designed to Keep Your Back Straight

An Ergonomic Backpack Designed to Keep Your Back Straight

Mako Design + Invent
October 22, 2021

One can never have enough bags. Not too long ago we covered a floating backpack that helps alleviate the force applied to your back and knees. We recently came across... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 22, 2021
Top Strategies in Evaluating the Viability of a New Product Idea

Top Strategies in Evaluating the Viability of a New Product Idea

Mako Design + Invent
October 21, 2021

With a new product in hand, you have to evaluate its viability to make sure it is a worthy investment to offer to retailers. Inventors should carry out a viability... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 21, 2021
MAKO Top Picks For Things You Absolutely Need to Keep in Your Gym Bag in 2021

MAKO Top Picks For Things You Absolutely Need to Keep in Your Gym Bag in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
October 20, 2021

You know when you sign up for the gym for the first time and they give you a bunch of branded stuff like a water bottle, shirt, or a giant... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 20, 2021
Gjenge Makers: Plastic Bricks Stronger Than Concrete

Gjenge Makers: Plastic Bricks Stronger Than Concrete

Mako Design + Invent
October 19, 2021

What’s stronger than concrete bricks? Plastic bricks! We’re not talking about Lego here. This plastic brick invention design comes from Nairobi-based Gjenge Makers. Astoundingly, these plastic building materials are up... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 19, 2021
MAKO Client Kik-Fix Goes Viral Earning Over 18 Million Views on TikTok

MAKO Client Kik-Fix Goes Viral Earning Over 18 Million Views on TikTok

Mako Design + Invent
October 14, 2021

It’s not every day a client of ours goes viral on TikTok – the most popular global video-sharing platform. MAKO client Kik-Fix recently broadcasted their hamper invention design on TikTok... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 14, 2021
MAKO Earns a Spot on Globe and Mail’s List of Top Growing Companies in 2021

MAKO Earns a Spot on Globe and Mail’s List of Top Growing Companies in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
October 13, 2021

Congratulations to the entire MAKO team for being named a Top Growing Canadian design firm. That’s right, we made it on Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Canada’s Top Growing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 13, 2021
HoverGlide: The Backpack that Helps Reduce the Force on Your Knees

HoverGlide: The Backpack that Helps Reduce the Force on Your Knees

Mako Design + Invent
October 12, 2021

Honestly, if you saw someone running with one of these backpacks, I think it’s one of the few times that it would be appropriate to stare. The only similar products... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 12, 2021
Kevin Featured in the Entrepreneurial Podcast: Milestones Motivation & Money

Kevin Featured in the Entrepreneurial Podcast: Milestones Motivation & Money

Mako Design + Invent
October 7, 2021

Angel Radcliffe has been sharing her financial, investment, business, fintech, and entrepreneurial experience with thousands of business owners and students for over two decades. She’s the author of two books... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 7, 2021
Bite: Sustainable Toothpaste Tablets

Bite: Sustainable Toothpaste Tablets

Mako Design + Invent
October 6, 2021

In the US alone, we throw out hundreds of millions of bottles of toothpaste every year that harms our environment. What if there was a better way to brush our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 6, 2021
Invention Designs Free to Use by Anyone for the Benefit of Mankind

Invention Designs Free to Use by Anyone for the Benefit of Mankind

Mako Design + Invent
October 5, 2021

Magnus Sköld, our Senior Industrial Designer, recently shared an interesting Quora thread with our team. Quora is a platform where users can ask and answer questions amongst themselves. The topic... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 5, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Content Marketing

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Content Marketing

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2021

When you’re searching for a topic online and you come across the perfect blog post or a comprehensive downloadable PDF, isn’t it just the greatest feeling? Doesn’t it make you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured in the Let’s Have This Conversation Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured in the Let’s Have This Conversation Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2021

Inclusion, diversity, and open-mindedness are often the fuel that inspires inventors to invent products to make this world a better place. In fact, we were recently reminded of this fact... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Cost Structure

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Cost Structure

Mako Design + Invent
September 29, 2021

Nothing in life is free. Sometimes it’s glaringly obvious. Like when we’re offered free samples at Costco, they’re banking on the fact that we’ll end up purchasing the product we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 29, 2021
Our Client Launches New Website to Showcase The Blazing Beard Tool

Our Client Launches New Website to Showcase The Blazing Beard Tool

Mako Design + Invent
September 28, 2021

Our client, Blazing Beard Products, just launched their brand new website! They created the Blazing Beard Tool, a seven-in-one beard grooming invention design! It has everything you need to keep... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 28, 2021
MAKO’s Favorite Inventions to Keep Your Environment Germ-Free

MAKO’s Favorite Inventions to Keep Your Environment Germ-Free

Mako Design + Invent
September 27, 2021

There’s light at the end of the tunnel. More and more people continue to get vaccinated. We’re seeing sports and music venues returning to full capacity. We’re optimistic, yet cautious.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 27, 2021
MAKO Design Client, Ryse, Surpasses Their Crowdfunding Goal With Ease

MAKO Design Client, Ryse, Surpasses Their Crowdfunding Goal With Ease

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2021

MAKO client, Ryse, recently raised over 100 percent of their crowdfunding investment goal on FrontFundr! They surpassed their initial ask of $250,000 on the FrontFundr crowdfunding platform. If you’re reading... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2021
MAKO’s Top Toys for Kids in 2021

MAKO’s Top Toys for Kids in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
September 22, 2021

Following up on last week’s blog about our favorite inventions for babies, we wanted to share our favorite picks for parents who have children that are a little older than... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 22, 2021
SL8: Waterproof Notebooks & Sketchbooks

SL8: Waterproof Notebooks & Sketchbooks

Mako Design + Invent
September 21, 2021

As a company that provides product development services in Toronto, we were excited to learn about SL8. An incredible and environmentally-friendly stationery invention design. Based in the UK, SL8 was... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 21, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured on a Powerhouse Tech Focused Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured on a Powerhouse Tech Focused Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
September 20, 2021

Netflix, Facebook, Apple, Google, and Amazon – what do these five massive names have in common? Employees from these companies trust Educative to learn the latest in-demand software development skills... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 20, 2021
Samsung’s Stylish & Compact Folding Smartphone: Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

Samsung’s Stylish & Compact Folding Smartphone: Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

Mako Design + Invent
September 16, 2021

What’s old is new again. Have you seen this Samsung phone? It’s an amazing clamshell invention design that’s sure to make even the most diehard Apple fanatic do a double-take.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 16, 2021
MAKO’s Favorite Baby On-the-Go Baby Products in 2021

MAKO’s Favorite Baby On-the-Go Baby Products in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2021

Parents with babies or toddlers know the drill. A massive checklist must be completed prior to leaving the house every single trip. Bottles, formula, wipes, diapers, snacks, pacifiers, extra clothes…... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2021
MAKO’s Top Accessories for Apple Products in 2021

MAKO’s Top Accessories for Apple Products in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
September 13, 2021

Every year Apple fanatics look forward to the month of September. Because it’s around this time of year where Apple hosts various events to unveil their new lineup of products.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 13, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Partnerships

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Partnerships

Mako Design + Invent
September 10, 2021

I think we all know that one person. The person who always seems to know how to do everything. But when push comes to shove and their word is on... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 10, 2021
memobottle: Slim Water Bottles that Fit Almost Anywhere

memobottle: Slim Water Bottles that Fit Almost Anywhere

Mako Design + Invent
September 9, 2021

Every year we throw billions of plastic water bottles away. Only one in six end up recycled. Even worse, is almost 80 percent of these non-biodegradable water battles fill up... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 9, 2021
The Manufacturing Process: What is Laser Cutting?

The Manufacturing Process: What is Laser Cutting?

Mako Design + Invent
September 8, 2021

While it may sound futuristic, laser cutting has been around since the 1960s! The first use of this technology was to drill holes in diamond dies. Laser cutters are a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 8, 2021
Designing an Artificial Microclimate: HIIVE

Designing an Artificial Microclimate: HIIVE

Mako Design + Invent
September 1, 2021

Have you read about our client’s Keeki bag? The Keeiki bag is a linen bag lined with beeswax allowing the bread to breathe without drying out. Typical plastic bread bags,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 1, 2021
Kevin Mako Shares Insider Tips on the Being an Engineer Podcast

Kevin Mako Shares Insider Tips on the Being an Engineer Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
August 30, 2021

Already recording their second season and over 100 episodes in total, the Being an Engineer podcast is an incredible library of information and best practices in the world of engineering.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 30, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: How to Get Your Invention to Market

Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: How to Get Your Invention to Market

Mako Design + Invent
August 26, 2021

Kevin was recently invited to make his fourth appearance on the world-renown business magazine, Forbes. Not an easy feat considering the prestige of this platform. In his newest article, he’s... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 26, 2021
Autonomous Flight Technology: Xwing

Autonomous Flight Technology: Xwing

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2021

If you’ve been following our blogs lately, it’s no secret that many on our team are pretty big Star Wars fans. So when we heard about the startup Xwing, we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2021
What is an NDA and Why You Need One Prior to Any Invention Consultation

What is an NDA and Why You Need One Prior to Any Invention Consultation

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2021

As a world-class product development firm, we help startups and inventors create successful product businesses. Thus, we provide plenty of resources to help inventors get started on their journey. One... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Resources

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Resources

Mako Design + Invent
August 23, 2021

What good is a car if you have no fuel? A car needs fuel to run. It is a key resource for the car to complete its designed function. Just... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 23, 2021
Back to School Products in 2021

Back to School Products in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
August 19, 2021

It’s one of the days that parents look forward to the most. The first day of school! And the parents who look forward to this day the most are often... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 19, 2021
MAKO’s Favorite Cooking Products in 2021 Part 2

MAKO’s Favorite Cooking Products in 2021 Part 2

Mako Design + Invent
August 18, 2021

It’s time for second helpings! We’re back again with Part 2 of our favorite invention designs for cooks! Our previous blog explored our client’s Intellipan and some other great inventions... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 18, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Selling Through Online Marketplaces

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Selling Through Online Marketplaces

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2021

Making your first sale. It’s one of the most exciting things inventors look forward to as they near the final steps of the product development process. The good news is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2021
MAKO’s Hockey Gear Picks for the 2021-2022 Season

MAKO’s Hockey Gear Picks for the 2021-2022 Season

Mako Design + Invent
August 16, 2021

The NHL playoffs are long over, the draft is done and free agency signings have cooled down. So what do hockey players and fans look forward to until pre-season is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 16, 2021
The Unluckiest Inventors: Friday the 13th Edition

The Unluckiest Inventors: Friday the 13th Edition

Mako Design + Invent
August 12, 2021

For the superstitious, those who avoid black cats and walking under ladders, this blog is for you. Tomorrow is Friday the 13th. A day some consider as unlucky or a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 12, 2021
The 2022 MAKO Student Innovation Award

The 2022 MAKO Student Innovation Award

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2021

Register now to watch the 2022 MAKO Student Innovation Award Pitch Competition Finals! Congratulations to everyone who submitted their entry for the 2022 MAKO Student Innovation Award! Yes, it’s that... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2021
Our Client Secured a $100,000 Investment on Dragons’ Den & Featured on MAKO’s Podcast

Our Client Secured a $100,000 Investment on Dragons’ Den & Featured on MAKO’s Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2021

Knock on wood. If the power in your house went out, how would you keep your house warm? It’s this very question that sparked the idea for the Car Generator.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2021
Mako President and Founder Featured on Major Financial Podcast

Mako President and Founder Featured on Major Financial Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2021

Third largest Canadian bank? Over 25 million customers? That would be Scotiabank. They’re also the home of the Dri Financial Group at Social Wealth Management. The Dri Financial Group is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2021
The Manufacturing Process: What is Tooling?

The Manufacturing Process: What is Tooling?

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2021

Here’s something you need to know. This blog is about tooling help for inventors in Austin. Tooling, have you heard of it? This term is thrown around casually in our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2021
Understanding the New Product Introduction Process

Understanding the New Product Introduction Process

Mako Design + Invent
August 4, 2021

Earlier in the year, Kevin Mako, our President and Founder, was invited to be a speaker at OPN’s Founders Funding Couch. What a great show it was! In our recap... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 4, 2021
A Look Into the Design of this New Handheld Computer: The Steam Deck

A Look Into the Design of this New Handheld Computer: The Steam Deck

Mako Design + Invent
August 3, 2021

Every seven to eight years, gamers from around the world get to look forward to a new console cycle from Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. Over the last year, we’ve been... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 3, 2021
MAKO’s Favorite Golf Products in 2021

MAKO’s Favorite Golf Products in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
July 29, 2021

Summer’s in full swing! That calls for some time to cool off on the beach, barbeques and, and my personal favorite, hitting the links. There’s nothing quite like a relaxing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 29, 2021
MAKO’s Favorite Cooking Products in 2021 Part 1

MAKO’s Favorite Cooking Products in 2021 Part 1

Mako Design + Invent
July 28, 2021

Live to eat; not eat to live. Stuck indoors with not much to do, many of us tried our hand at cooking new recipes throughout the pandemic. Some of you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 28, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Activities

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Activities

Mako Design + Invent
July 27, 2021

Before we get into key activities for invention makers, take a close look at the McDonald’s burger above. The top and the bottom of the sesame sprinkled bun float in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 27, 2021
Choosing the Right Product Materials: Carbon Fiber

Choosing the Right Product Materials: Carbon Fiber

Mako Design + Invent
July 26, 2021

Longtime NBA fans, does Cross Traxxion sound familiar? It does to us. In fact, we love bringing up this story when we explaining carbon fiber invention design in Austin. Back... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 26, 2021
The Manufacturing Process: What is Rotomolding?

The Manufacturing Process: What is Rotomolding?

Mako Design + Invent
July 22, 2021

If you’re looking for rotomolding help for inventors, you’re at the right place. Rotomolding is short for rotational molding. It’s a thermoplastic manufacturing process that normally involves enclosing powdered plastic... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 22, 2021
The Easiest Way to Come Up with a Brand Name

The Easiest Way to Come Up with a Brand Name

Mako Design + Invent
July 21, 2021

Yesterday, we posted a great article on how to get started with branding using our client Dhérèse as a case study. One of the things that we want to take... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 21, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Branding With our Most Successful Clients

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Branding With our Most Successful Clients

Mako Design + Invent
July 20, 2021

When you look at our client’s logo above, what are the first feelings or thoughts that come to mind? For me, I’d say elegant, feminine, and approachable – and I’m... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 20, 2021
Solutions to Problems Worth Solving: Compostable Tableware

Solutions to Problems Worth Solving: Compostable Tableware

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 2021

With pandemic restrictions beginning to loosen up, it may very well be the beginning of the end of an era. An era where our culinary experiences are ruled by Uber... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 2021
Ikea & Sonos Partner to Release a Picture Frame Smart Speaker

Ikea & Sonos Partner to Release a Picture Frame Smart Speaker

Mako Design + Invent
July 15, 2021

“Looks like music. Sounds like art.” Oh, that’s clever, Ikea. In partnership with Sonos, Ikea recently announced the SYMFONISK Wi-Fi picture frame, a smart speaker invention design. What does affordable... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 15, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Revenue Streams

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Revenue Streams

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2021

I admit we’ve been talking about money quite a bit in our last few blogs. And for a good reason! Funding is one of the five key elements to consider... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2021
Virgin Galactic Completes First Fully Crewed Spaceflight

Virgin Galactic Completes First Fully Crewed Spaceflight

Mako Design + Invent
July 13, 2021

Back in April, we talked about Virgin Galactic’s brand new SpaceShip III, the VSS Imagine. In that article, we also mentioned that they announced that they were going to do... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 13, 2021
Beautifully Designed Products to Spruce Up Your Home Office | Part 2

Beautifully Designed Products to Spruce Up Your Home Office | Part 2

Mako Design + Invent
July 7, 2021

One of the things we learned from this pandemic is the fact that many workplaces can, in fact, transition to working from home. In fact, recent studies show that this... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 7, 2021
Hyundai Acquires The World-Renown Robotics Design Company Boston Dynamics

Hyundai Acquires The World-Renown Robotics Design Company Boston Dynamics

Mako Design + Invent
July 6, 2021

Robotics and automobiles. Bet you didn’t see that coming. In June, Hyundai announced they acquired a controlling stake in the world-renown robotics product design company Boston Dynamics from the Softbank... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 6, 2021
Fourth of July 2021: Recognizing Some of the Greatest American Inventors

Fourth of July 2021: Recognizing Some of the Greatest American Inventors

Mako Design + Invent
July 2, 2021

Fourth of July is coming up this weekend! Independence Day, as most of you know was a defining moment in our history. So we’re celebrating by recognizing some of the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 2, 2021
MAKO Wins Exceptional Workplace Award 2021

MAKO Wins Exceptional Workplace Award 2021

Mako Design + Invent
June 30, 2021

Congratulations to the MAKO Design team, the leading industrial design agency in North America! We just won the inaugural Exceptional Workplace Award presented by The Startup Weekly. They are an... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 30, 2021
How to Create an Effective Investor Pitch Deck: Learning From MAKO Client ChaiEasy

How to Create an Effective Investor Pitch Deck: Learning From MAKO Client ChaiEasy

Mako Design + Invent
June 29, 2021

Back in May, we touched on the purpose of investor pitch decks. and what makes a good pitch deck in general. We got a lot of questions about the actual... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 29, 2021
Canada Day 2021: Recognizing Some of the Greatest Canadian Inventors

Canada Day 2021: Recognizing Some of the Greatest Canadian Inventors

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2021

Oh, Canada! July 1st is Canada Day! Today, we’re honoring Canadian invention makers from far and wide. Indeed, Canada has a rich history of inventions and inventors that changed the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2021
Kickstarter Best Practices: Tips from Our Most Successful Clients

Kickstarter Best Practices: Tips from Our Most Successful Clients

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2021

A few weeks ago we talked about some differences between Kickstarter and Indiegogo. With funding being an important aspect of your business, we shared how inventors and startups could raise... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2021
Indiegogo Best Practices: Tips from Our Previous Clients

Indiegogo Best Practices: Tips from Our Previous Clients

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2021

Just like the Kickstarter blog of some of the best practices to set yourself apart from other campaigns, here’s the Indiegogo equivalent. What’s the main difference in choosing Indiegogo over... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2021
The Value Proposition Canvas

The Value Proposition Canvas

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2021

“Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” It’s how we define most if not all relationships that mean the most to us. You can’t have the pleasure without some... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2021
We Were Nominated as a Top Industrial Design Podcast by Welp Magazine!

We Were Nominated as a Top Industrial Design Podcast by Welp Magazine!

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2021

When our boss Kevin isn’t busy presenting entrepreneurial keynotes on the main stage, writing for Forbes, spearheading community-building events with Hollywood movie stars, participating in earth-shattering collabs, teaching at one... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2021
Kickstarter & Indiegogo: Funding & Fees

Kickstarter & Indiegogo: Funding & Fees

Mako Design + Invent
June 16, 2021

Several months ago we listed out some of the key elements that make a successful business. One of these key elements is funding. Obviously, funding will help you in all... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 16, 2021
The Traditional Marketing Funnel (And Why It’s Outdated)

The Traditional Marketing Funnel (And Why It’s Outdated)

Mako Design + Invent
June 15, 2021

So I wanted to write about the Loyalty Loop marketing model but I think it’s worth providing Traditional Marketing Funnel help for inventors first. It’ll help you understand how we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 15, 2021
InsideEVs, One of the Biggest International Electric Vehicle Communities in the World Review our client’s CNCT

InsideEVs, One of the Biggest International Electric Vehicle Communities in the World Review our client’s CNCT

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2021

It’s the perfect summer companion. It recently won a Muse award for outstanding design. Now it’s getting tons of love from high-profile reviewers from around the world. It’s our client,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured on the WBSRocks Podcast to Share How to Grow Your Business and Mitigate Financial Risks

Kevin Mako Featured on the WBSRocks Podcast to Share How to Grow Your Business and Mitigate Financial Risks

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2021

“Either you did it or didn’t do it.” Sounds like Yoda, but these are the words of Sam Gupta; he’s twice as wise as you’ll soon find out on his... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2021
LGBTQ Inventors and Innovators

LGBTQ Inventors and Innovators

Mako Design + Invent
June 9, 2021

It’s Pride Month! To celebrate we want to recognize LGBTQ invention makers and innovators who, against all odds, made the world a better place for all of us. The joy... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 9, 2021
Kevin Mako Invites Former Target VP, West Stringfellow, on The Product Startup Podcast

Kevin Mako Invites Former Target VP, West Stringfellow, on The Product Startup Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
June 3, 2021

The customer. They’re always right. They’re right because they vote with their wallet. It’s brutally simple – they either like what you’re offering or they don’t. And like with any... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 3, 2021
2021 Summer Products From MAKO Clients

2021 Summer Products From MAKO Clients

Mako Design + Invent
June 2, 2021

More sweat, fewer masks… is what we hope to see as more and more of us get vaccinated and get back to normal this summer. And here are the best... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 2, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured on What Makes Them Tip Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured on What Makes Them Tip Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2021

Self-doubt. Ubiquitous and accepted. A crux and a crutch that justifies our inability to take action and just do what we really want to do. We didn’t always feel this... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Simple Product Designs

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Simple Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2021

Brilliantly simple invention designs. It’s in our DNA, it’s MAKO’s north star. But it’s not always the easiest approach. We understand what it’s like to dream big and get lost... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Customer Relationships

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Customer Relationships

Mako Design + Invent
May 31, 2021

They say best relationships have no expectations. Relationships where enough trust has been established where it no longer requires regular nurturing. Relationships that feel like no time has passed between... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 31, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured on one of the World’s Biggest Podcasts for Startups: EOFire

Kevin Mako Featured on one of the World’s Biggest Podcasts for Startups: EOFire

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2021

EOFire is a massive entrepreneurship podcast with multiple awards, 3000 episodes, nearing on 10 years in the making, and attracts over 100 million listeners. This is a show for entrepreneurs... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2021
Mako Design Selected by DesignRush as one of the Best Consulting Firms in May

Mako Design Selected by DesignRush as one of the Best Consulting Firms in May

Mako Design + Invent
May 26, 2021

It sure is nice to be recognized as one of the best industrial design consultants! Mako Design was just listed on DesignRush’s Best Consulting Firms Ranking List for May 2021.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 26, 2021
MAKO Wins the Canadian Business Excellence Award!

MAKO Wins the Canadian Business Excellence Award!

Mako Design + Invent
May 25, 2021

Another huge win for our team at MAKO Design! At the fifth annual Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses, Canadian industrial design firm, MAKO Design, along with 25 other... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 25, 2021
Event Recap: The Virtual Startup Summit 2021

Event Recap: The Virtual Startup Summit 2021

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2021

What a great show it was! Hosted by Digital Expert Online, the purpose of the two-day Virtual Startup Summit 2021 was to help entrepreneurs learn different strategies to raise funds... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2021
Building the Investor Pitch Deck

Building the Investor Pitch Deck

Mako Design + Invent
May 19, 2021

Before you read any further about this article on investor pitch deck help for investors, do you have a business model? If not, it’s a good idea to start on... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 19, 2021
Kevin Mako to Keynote The Startup Virtual Summit 2021 on May 20 at 1:40 PM EST

Kevin Mako to Keynote The Startup Virtual Summit 2021 on May 20 at 1:40 PM EST

Mako Design + Invent
May 18, 2021

They say making that first million dollars is always the hardest, thankfully our President and Founder, Kevin Mako, is providing everyone with his startup expertise to help make that process... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 18, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Social Media

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Social Media

Mako Design + Invent
May 12, 2021

Current and former clients know, we’re in the business of helping clients succeed. So, while our team is in the process of developing your product, one of the things we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 12, 2021
Where Are They Now? From PetBot to Petcube

Where Are They Now? From PetBot to Petcube

Mako Design + Invent
May 11, 2021

You might have wondered what’s that four-legged robot on the front page of our website. That’s the PetBot. In 2014, their team came to Mako Design looking for a pet... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 11, 2021
3D Printing: Would You Use Wood?

3D Printing: Would You Use Wood?

Mako Design + Invent
May 10, 2021

When you need a prototype now, and you need it fast, you run to the 3D printer. Three-dimensional printing is just what it sounds like. Literally printing, in a 3D... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 10, 2021
Massive Tesla Influencer Reviews Our Client, CNCT, on YouTube!

Massive Tesla Influencer Reviews Our Client, CNCT, on YouTube!

Mako Design + Invent
May 4, 2021

Only the best. It’s what Tesla fans have come to expect from Elon Musk when it comes to every aspect of their electric vehicles – as one of the more... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 4, 2021
Our Director of Design and Sr. Industrial Designer Attend IDSA Getting it Made Deep Dive

Our Director of Design and Sr. Industrial Designer Attend IDSA Getting it Made Deep Dive

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2021

Success largely depends on who you know. Which is one of the reasons why we’re strong advocates for building a robust personal brand. Because it’s within your network where you’ll... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2021
MAKO Design Awarded with the Great Places to Work 2021 Certification!

MAKO Design Awarded with the Great Places to Work 2021 Certification!

Mako Design + Invent
April 28, 2021

It’s been an incredibly difficult year for all of us. Despite the challenges brought upon by COVID-19, communities, businesses, and individuals continue to persevere. It’s why all of us at... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 28, 2021
LaunchBoom: The New Way to Successfully Crowdfund

LaunchBoom: The New Way to Successfully Crowdfund

Mako Design + Invent
April 27, 2021

What is the best crowdfunding site for invention makers? Let’s crunch some numbers. As of April 2021, more than 5.75 billion dollars has been pledged to Kickstarter projects. Let’s say... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 27, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Customer Channels

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Customer Channels

Mako Design + Invent
April 26, 2021

Advertisements. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Ok fine, I know a few people who’d argue you could live without them. But ask any successful business owner and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 26, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Value Propositions

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Value Propositions

Mako Design + Invent
April 22, 2021

Invention makers need a value proposition for their product, there’s no question about this. Because at the heart of every successful product business is an incredibly compelling hook that the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 22, 2021
Hardware, Software, and Firmware

Hardware, Software, and Firmware

Mako Design + Invent
April 21, 2021

As a world-class hardware product development company for startups and inventors, one of our objectives is to demystify product development for all. As with any specialized industry, there always seems... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 21, 2021
How to Define Value: Selling to Customers and Businesses

How to Define Value: Selling to Customers and Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2021

If you are a human being reading this article, you’ve probably eaten something from McDonald’s at least once – maybe even reluctantly. Strange way to start an article, we know.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2021
Solutions to Problems Worth Solving: Vertical Farming

Solutions to Problems Worth Solving: Vertical Farming

Mako Design + Invent
April 15, 2021

Problem Worth Solving Plant, grow, and harvest. When we think of traditional farming, this is what generally comes to mind. Yet, the evidence points to the fact that we need... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 15, 2021
Using Data to Upgrade Your Product: Customer Profiles

Using Data to Upgrade Your Product: Customer Profiles

Mako Design + Invent
April 14, 2021

Hold up. Didn’t we just cover this topic? Surely there isn’t much of a difference to how invention makers profile customers and create customer segments, right?  While they sound similar,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 14, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: Building a Personal Brand that Stands Out

Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: Building a Personal Brand that Stands Out

Mako Design + Invent
April 13, 2021

Forbes can’t seem to get enough of our leader Kevin. That’s right, one of the most coveted business magazines in the world invited him back again. This time, Kevin, along... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 13, 2021
How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Customer Segments

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Customer Segments

Mako Design + Invent
April 12, 2021

You know when you meet someone for the first time and you’re pleasantly surprised to find out that both of you share a mutual friend? When you start talking about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 12, 2021
The ROVER Packhopper Awarded at the 2020 LICC

The ROVER Packhopper Awarded at the 2020 LICC

Mako Design + Invent
April 9, 2021

Where are we going to put all this hardware? Along with the Muse, DNA Paris, and the world-renown Red Dot, the award-winning product development firm, Mako Design, adds another award... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 9, 2021
How the Best Invention Makers Prepare for Kick-Off Meetings

How the Best Invention Makers Prepare for Kick-Off Meetings

Mako Design + Invent
April 8, 2021

Idea? Check. Meeting with Mako Design? Booked. Anything else? Well, that’s totally up to you! Mako Design tailors product development services for startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. So we make... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 8, 2021
Using a Product Canvas to Create a Better User Experience

Using a Product Canvas to Create a Better User Experience

Mako Design + Invent
April 7, 2021

Starting a product business? Good news! There are so many great tools out there for inventors of all skill levels. For the heavy-duty researcher and writer, Business Plans are a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 7, 2021
Virgin Galactic: Small Innovations Make Big Differences

Virgin Galactic: Small Innovations Make Big Differences

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2021

Small innovations can make big differences. It’s true. Simplicity is the key to how we provide innovative product design services. It’s why we always advocate to keep your initial product... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2021
The Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 2021

A few weeks ago we introduced you to the business plan to effectively communicate your product idea. It’s a great first look for new inventors, business owners, and startups to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 2021
April Fools! Check Out These Unnecessary Inventions to Prank Your Friends!

April Fools! Check Out These Unnecessary Inventions to Prank Your Friends!

Mako Design + Invent
March 31, 2021

Heads up, it’s April Fools tomorrow! The one day where you can’t trust anyone or anything. But want to know how to play a great prank on an invention maker?... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 31, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: Expert Employee Appreciation Strategies

Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: Expert Employee Appreciation Strategies

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2021

Forbes. The name alone sparks feelings of awe and respect in aspiring entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals of every sort. That’s because anyone who’s anyone has been featured on or... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2021
Beautifully Designed Products to Spruce Up Your Home Office | Part 1

Beautifully Designed Products to Spruce Up Your Home Office | Part 1

Mako Design + Invent
March 29, 2021

COVID-19 has transformed the way we work. Working from home doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea. We’ve grown accustomed to online meetings through apps like Google Meet and manage... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 29, 2021
What is Traditional Marketing and Do You Even Need It?

What is Traditional Marketing and Do You Even Need It?

Mako Design + Invent
March 25, 2021

Seven is more than just a lucky number. If you’ve thought about marketing your invention idea in Austin, perhaps you’ve heard the rule of seven. It’s one of the oldest... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 25, 2021
Mako Client Secures Quarter Million Investment on Dragons’ Den

Mako Client Secures Quarter Million Investment on Dragons’ Den

Mako Design + Invent
March 24, 2021

A pitch is a short presentation, that summarizes your company’s mission, business plan, and goals. Often, invention makers pitch ideas specifically to investors to secure capital to grow or scale... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 24, 2021
Tips to Nail an Industrial Design Interview

Tips to Nail an Industrial Design Interview

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2021

You’ve nailed that one-page resume. You filled out the application. You click submit. A few days later you get an email notification and eureka! Congratulations, you’ve landed an interview. But... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2021
First Look At Sony’s PlayStation VR Controller for the PS5

First Look At Sony’s PlayStation VR Controller for the PS5

Mako Design + Invent
March 22, 2021

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is a fan favorite over here at Mako Design. And we don’t just love it for the hyper-realistic graphics and vast library of games. As a premier... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 22, 2021
Real-World Applications of Upcoming Augmented Reality Technologies

Real-World Applications of Upcoming Augmented Reality Technologies

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2021

Whether it’s in AI, IoT, or automation, there are plenty of unrealized ideas for invention makers. Among this list is the often overlooked but never forgotten technology called augmented reality... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2021
Think Green, It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

Think Green, It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

Mako Design + Invent
March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We’re celebrating St. Paddy’s Day by taking the traditional green theme in a different direction – today we’re talking about sustainability. What’s clear is that there’s... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 17, 2021
Mako Design Recognized as One of the Fastest-Growing Company on the Elite Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas List

Mako Design Recognized as One of the Fastest-Growing Company on the Elite Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas List

Mako Design + Invent
March 16, 2021

Inc. magazine today revealed that Mako Design + Invent, the pioneer product design company in Austin, is No. 115 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas list, the most... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 16, 2021
Solutions to Problems Worth Solving: Biodegradable Mask

Solutions to Problems Worth Solving: Biodegradable Mask

Mako Design + Invent
March 15, 2021

As pioneers in the product development industry for startups and inventors, we know what it takes to come up with a great idea. We know that the best ideas are... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 15, 2021
Kevin Mako Keynotes The Virtual CMO Podcast Masterclass Series

Kevin Mako Keynotes The Virtual CMO Podcast Masterclass Series

Mako Design + Invent
March 11, 2021

As a top product design firm in Miami, we encourage our clients to look beyond the idea and put effort into determining product-market fit and competitive differentiation. To provide more... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 11, 2021
Clutch Awards Mako Design as One of the Top Companies for Business Strategy in 2021

Clutch Awards Mako Design as One of the Top Companies for Business Strategy in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
March 10, 2021

Over the past few months, we’ve seen businesses continue to navigate through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, we’ve also seen businesses pivot and successfully seize... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 10, 2021
Canada Celebrates National Engineering Month 2021 in March

Canada Celebrates National Engineering Month 2021 in March

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2021

The engineering celebrations just keep coming! A few weeks ago we celebrated National Engineers Week in the United States. Soon after on March 4th, we joined the rest of the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2021
SOLIDWORKS Praises Mako Design for Product Development Achievements

SOLIDWORKS Praises Mako Design for Product Development Achievements

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2021

What comes to mind when you hear the word smartphone? Probably an iPhone. When graphic designers think of design tools, they think of Photoshop. When product designers think of the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2021
Using the Boston Consulting Group Matrix to Validate Your Idea

Using the Boston Consulting Group Matrix to Validate Your Idea

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2021

Not too long ago we talked about using a SWOT Analysis to validate your idea. It’s a great tool for comparing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that relate to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2021
Mar. 4 is World Engineering Day! Catch the Live Stream Event at 1:00 PM CET

Mar. 4 is World Engineering Day! Catch the Live Stream Event at 1:00 PM CET

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2021

Canadian invention makers and engineers are often the trailblazers who advance our cities and communities towards a better future. Globally, engineers are vital to achieving shared objectives to better the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2021
Taking the Hard Out of Hardware: A Quick Recap of the Founders Funding Couch

Taking the Hard Out of Hardware: A Quick Recap of the Founders Funding Couch

Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2021

On February 18th, Kevin Mako, Mako Design’s President, spoke at the OPN Founders Funding Couch event. Hosted by Jeffery Potvin, a Canadian angel investor who invested in over 55 companies,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2021
Pivoting During a Pandemic

Pivoting During a Pandemic

Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 2021

It’s a tough reality for businesses and inventors. We’re under enormous amounts of pressure to innovate and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Mako Design, we want to strengthen the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 2021
Celebrating National Engineers Week 2021!

Celebrating National Engineers Week 2021!

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2021

One of the ways we say thank you to our engineers and invention makers in Canada and the US is by celebrating the annual National Engineers Week! This year’s celebrations... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2021
Building the Founding Team: What are the Ideal Roles?

Building the Founding Team: What are the Ideal Roles?

Mako Design + Invent
February 23, 2021

Do invention makers in Austin need a co-founder to start a business? You have a product idea, you validated it and you feel pretty confident you can take it to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 23, 2021
Using a SWOT Analysis to Validate Your Idea

Using a SWOT Analysis to Validate Your Idea

Mako Design + Invent
February 22, 2021

When you come to Mako Design with your product idea, we understand that it’s much like introducing us to your baby. You’ve worked hard and prepared yourself to bring it... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 22, 2021
The Ultimate Inventor’s Manual

The Ultimate Inventor’s Manual

Mako Design + Invent
February 18, 2021

If you’re an inventor, startup or small business, you’re at the right place. Welcome to the complete guide for invention makers in Canada. Want to dive right into the Inventor’s... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 18, 2021
Watch the Founders Funding Couch on Feb. 18 at 2:00 PM EST

Watch the Founders Funding Couch on Feb. 18 at 2:00 PM EST

Mako Design + Invent
February 17, 2021

It’s a show you don’t want to miss. Kevin Mako, the President and Founder of the leading industrial design firm in Toronto, will speak at the Founders Funding Couch. Watch... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 17, 2021
2 Things You Need to Know to Create 1 Great Invention Idea

2 Things You Need to Know to Create 1 Great Invention Idea

Mako Design + Invent
February 16, 2021

Want to make an invention but can’t think of a new idea? When it comes to product ideas, a common misconception is that a good idea is synonymous with a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 16, 2021
Pitching Your Idea: Why You Need to Start with a Business Plan

Pitching Your Idea: Why You Need to Start with a Business Plan

Mako Design + Invent
February 15, 2021

The Mako product design firm in Austin loves this question: How do I pitch my idea to investors? Pitching is a skill every aspiring entrepreneur should have because it’s a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 15, 2021
Beyond the Idea: Key Elements to Successful Startups

Beyond the Idea: Key Elements to Successful Startups

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2021

Thanks to the popularity of DIY YouTube videos, step-by-step blogs and digital workshops, there’s plenty of online business help for inventors and startups to take their first step in product... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2021
Marketing Objectives and Why You Need Them

Marketing Objectives and Why You Need Them

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2021

At the Mako product design firm in Florida, one of the most important things we recommend our clients to do is to spend a significant amount of effort into marketing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2021
Mako Wins Back-to-Back Silver in Agency of the Year Awards by Ad World Masters

Mako Wins Back-to-Back Silver in Agency of the Year Awards by Ad World Masters

Mako Design + Invent
February 9, 2021

It’s official – Mako Design has won another Silver Ad World Masters Canadian Agency of the Year Award! That’s two years in a row! Mako Design continues to be recognized... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 9, 2021
Welcome to the Brand New Mako Design Website!

Welcome to the Brand New Mako Design Website!

Mako Design + Invent
February 8, 2021

What better way to start the new year than with a brand new website! As the first Canadian product design service tailored to small business clients, we wanted to simplify... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 8, 2021
Top Three Tips for Product Development Success in 2021

Top Three Tips for Product Development Success in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
January 19, 2021

Product development to the novice inventor may seem like a long and daunting task, but to the team at Mako Design, we have years of experience in the inventing field... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 19, 2021
Kevin Mako Keynotes Queen’s Entrepreneurs Competition 2021

Kevin Mako Keynotes Queen’s Entrepreneurs Competition 2021

Mako Design + Invent
January 18, 2021

One of the most important values at Mako Design + Invent as a Toronto Product Development Firm is to encourage, support, and take part in as many initiatives that help... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 18, 2021
2021: The Future of Product Development

2021: The Future of Product Development

Mako Design + Invent
January 11, 2021

New year, newer products, which means that every step of the product development process has to push for innovation. The year 2020 has empowered many companies to apply for design-thinking... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 11, 2021
The Best Products Made for the Snow

The Best Products Made for the Snow

Mako Design + Invent
January 7, 2021

The Best Snow Goggles Perfect for Winter Sports  For those who love winter sports and spend a lot of time surrounded by snow on the slopes, it’s crucial to have... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 7, 2021
3 Important Lessons for Every Aspiring Entrepreneur

3 Important Lessons for Every Aspiring Entrepreneur

Mako Design + Invent
January 6, 2021

If you plan on starting a business or start-up, you’re probably thinking about embarking upon the journey of becoming an entrepreneur. Becoming an entrepreneur is a long but gratifying experience,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 6, 2021
What Every Small Business Needs for Successful Branding

What Every Small Business Needs for Successful Branding

Mako Design + Invent
January 5, 2021

One of the most important areas to be prepared for when planning to start your small business is to fully understand and know your ideal branding strategy. Every successful business... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 5, 2021
How to Prepare Your Small Business to Investors

How to Prepare Your Small Business to Investors

Mako Design + Invent
January 4, 2021

A lot of up and coming small business owners use a number of different methods to have the rights funs to start their small business as being financially ready for... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 4, 2021
How to Plan and Prioritize Your Upcoming Product Debut for the New Year

How to Plan and Prioritize Your Upcoming Product Debut for the New Year

Mako Design + Invent
December 31, 2020

With a new year among us comes the perfect opportunity to prepare for an exciting product debut! If you’re in the midst of growing a start-up or small business and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 31, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Tips to Step Into the New Year As a Successful Entrepreneur

Mako Design’s Top Tips to Step Into the New Year As a Successful Entrepreneur

Mako Design + Invent
December 30, 2020

Everyone has a list of new years resolutions that they hope to accomplish. If you’ve been sitting on the idea of becoming a powerful and successful entrepreneur, our Florida invention... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 30, 2020
Innovative Products That You Need In the New Year

Innovative Products That You Need In the New Year

Mako Design + Invent
December 29, 2020

A New Innovative Way to Get Around If you live or work in the city, you probably know how traffic can be a killer. Going into the new year, save... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 29, 2020
The Best Tech Stocking Stuffers

The Best Tech Stocking Stuffers

Mako Design + Invent
December 24, 2020

A Unique Throwback Smart Watch Case If you plan on getting a new impressive tech piece for a friend or family member who appreciates some good nostalgia, this smart watchcase... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 24, 2020
Mako Design’s 2020 Gift Guide for Parents

Mako Design’s 2020 Gift Guide for Parents

Mako Design + Invent
December 23, 2020

An Innovative, Life-Changing Product Made for Newborns All new parents know how important it is to closely monitor the health of their newest born child and prevent them from getting... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 23, 2020
Mako Design’s 2020 Gift Guide for Kid Products

Mako Design’s 2020 Gift Guide for Kid Products

Mako Design + Invent
December 22, 2020

An Innovative Music Product for Kids There are many ways to approach helping kids learn a new skill or become interested in a new hobby. If you want your kid... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 22, 2020
Mako Design’s Favorite Christmas Themed Products

Mako Design’s Favorite Christmas Themed Products

Mako Design + Invent
December 21, 2020

A Product That Turns Your Books Into A Tree! If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to get into the holiday spirit with your home décor, our Miami... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 21, 2020
What Rapid Prototyping Means When Working with Mako Design

What Rapid Prototyping Means When Working with Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
December 17, 2020

What is Rapid Prototyping? Anyone can get a prototype done – however, for time-sensitive projects or for those who are looking to get their idea out there as fast as... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 17, 2020
Mako Design’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for ‘Him’

Mako Design’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for ‘Him’

Mako Design + Invent
December 15, 2020

The Perfect Gift for the Whiskey Lover For the man who loves a cool drink, the Everest Whiskey Glass is a classy but fun gift to anyone who loves their... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 15, 2020
Innovative Products Perfect for Ice Skating

Innovative Products Perfect for Ice Skating

Mako Design + Invent
December 14, 2020

A Blade Bodyguard for Your Skates Although skating on ice may be a smooth experience, anyone who’s ever gone skating can attest to the fact that once you’re off the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 14, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Tips for Making a Wearable Tech Product

Mako Design’s Top Tips for Making a Wearable Tech Product

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2020

As Christmas and the holiday season are among us, wearable tech products prove to be some of the most popular gift options for all. Wearable tech has not only grown... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2020
Mako Design’s Favorite Innovative Mouse Designs

Mako Design’s Favorite Innovative Mouse Designs

Mako Design + Invent
December 8, 2020

Since working from home has become the norm in many countries right now, most people are looking for new ways to help improve and upgrade their current at-home office setting.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 8, 2020
Mako Design’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for ‘Her’

Mako Design’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for ‘Her’

Mako Design + Invent
December 7, 2020

The Perfect Gift to Accompany Our Smartphones It would be an understatement to say that one of our most cherished items today is our smartphones. As new smartphones are released... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 7, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Tips to Market Your Product

Mako Design’s Top Tips to Market Your Product

Mako Design + Invent
December 4, 2020

At our Florida invention development firm, Mako Design, we dedicate our high-quality design and product development services to helping out the new small business owner and home inventors to help... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 4, 2020
What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement and When You Need It

What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement and When You Need It

Mako Design + Invent
December 2, 2020

The patent or invention non-disclosure agreement is a Unilateral non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that is used to protect an invention. Due to the confidential nature of an unexecuted idea for a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 2, 2020
Mako Design’s Favorite Innovative Speaker Designs

Mako Design’s Favorite Innovative Speaker Designs

Mako Design + Invent
December 2, 2020

A Multifunctional Headphone-Speaker Combo If you’re an audiophile, chances are you probably have a different speaker or headphone devices in order to listen and enjoy your favorite songs. One commonality... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 2, 2020
What Makes a Tech Product Innovative?

What Makes a Tech Product Innovative?

Mako Design + Invent
December 1, 2020

It’s no surprise to our Austin invention design studio that within the product design and innovative field, new inventors are always looking for ways to come up with the newest... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 1, 2020
Client Spotlight: Dhérèse – The Ring Keeper!

Client Spotlight: Dhérèse – The Ring Keeper!

Mako Design + Invent
November 30, 2020

The team at our Toronto invention design studio, Mako Design, loves to take on new and innovative projects. Every day we look forward to connecting with our clients, inventors, and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 30, 2020
How to Incorporate Cybersecurity into IoT Product Development

How to Incorporate Cybersecurity into IoT Product Development

Mako Design + Invent
November 26, 2020

The number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is rising constantly with an expected 25 billion IoT devices to be in use by 2021, according to a Gartner study. Notorious... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 26, 2020
The Best Inventions for the Upcoming Winter Season

The Best Inventions for the Upcoming Winter Season

Mako Design + Invent
November 25, 2020

App-Controlled Gloves Our Toronto Invention Development Specialist Loves By far one of the biggest discomforts that come along with the winter season is getting cold hands and feet. As both... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 25, 2020
Why You Should Use Rapid Prototyping for Your IoT Invention

Why You Should Use Rapid Prototyping for Your IoT Invention

Mako Design + Invent
November 24, 2020

In the fast-changing IoT world, rapid prototyping has progressively taken the stage. Tech projects used to take years to move from conception to market. But in today’s incredible speed of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 24, 2020
Design Rush Lists Mako Design as the Top Californian Product Design Company!

Design Rush Lists Mako Design as the Top Californian Product Design Company!

Mako Design + Invent
November 23, 2020

Mako Design Listed as a Top California Product Design Company Earlier this year, we were excited to announce our newest office location in San Francisco, California! Since then, our California... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 23, 2020
Client Spotlight: ChaiEasy!

Client Spotlight: ChaiEasy!

Mako Design + Invent
November 19, 2020

At our Toronto invention development company, Mako Design, we are proud to have a long list of various product designs made from all different types of fields! In this client... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 19, 2020
What Is Iterative Prototyping and Why You Should Use It for Your Next Product

What Is Iterative Prototyping and Why You Should Use It for Your Next Product

Mako Design + Invent
November 18, 2020

The world of prototyping is complex and can be challenging to new inventors. A good way to wrap your head around it is to understand the lingo and educate yourself.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 18, 2020
Client Spotlight: The BrainVault Mouthguard!

Client Spotlight: The BrainVault Mouthguard!

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2020

Our Ontario invention design agency, Mako Design, is proud to have had the opportunity to work on a number of amazing sport and wellness inventions – which is why we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2020
Top Five 3D Printers for Your New Product

Top Five 3D Printers for Your New Product

Mako Design + Invent
November 13, 2020

In previous posts, we’ve talked about how 3D printing is revolutionizing our world. If you are a new inventor, understanding the importance of 3D printing is essential for the design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 13, 2020
Top Prototyping Tips From the Mako Team

Top Prototyping Tips From the Mako Team

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2020

Know Your Prototypes Overall Function and Purpose A common mistake that a lot of inventors or small business owners have is going into prototyping with the idea that they will... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2020
Mako Design’s Favorite Movies for Product Design Inspiration

Mako Design’s Favorite Movies for Product Design Inspiration

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2020

If You Build It ‘If You Build It’ surrounds the life of one of America’s high school design programs that shows how the students of one innovative classroom plan to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2020
Mako Design’s 8 Steps to Bringing Your Innovative Idea to Life

Mako Design’s 8 Steps to Bringing Your Innovative Idea to Life

Mako Design + Invent
November 5, 2020

So, you’ve come up with a brilliant idea for an invention – now what? If you want to capitalize on your invention this is just the beginning. There are a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 5, 2020
Mako Client Spotlight: The Leash Mitten by Dolce Dog!

Mako Client Spotlight: The Leash Mitten by Dolce Dog!

Mako Design + Invent
November 3, 2020

About the Leash Mitten Designed by our very own team at our Canada invention design agency Mako Design, is the Leash Mitten for our client, Jeannelle Mckenzie, owner of DolceDog!... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 3, 2020
The Latest Two-in-One Inventions

The Latest Two-in-One Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
November 2, 2020

A Perfect Two in One Invention Made for Dog Owners! Our Florida invention design agency believes that walking your dog can count as a multitasking effort all in itself! Product... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 2, 2020
What a Startup vs. Small Business Mean to Mako Design

What a Startup vs. Small Business Mean to Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
October 29, 2020

Beginning an entrepreneurial venture is never an easy journey. Having the drive, passion, and determination to start something new can be just as equally rewarding as it is challenging. When... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 29, 2020
The Newest Products That Are All About Accessibility

The Newest Products That Are All About Accessibility

Mako Design + Invent
October 26, 2020

An Example of an Accessibility Product Design for the Visually Impaired The team at Mako Design knows how to use our Oakland industrial design services to strategically develop products designed... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 26, 2020
The Latest Wearable Tech Pieces to Make Your Life Easier

The Latest Wearable Tech Pieces to Make Your Life Easier

Mako Design + Invent
October 22, 2020

A Smart Helmet that Our Florida Product Design Specialist Believes All Cyclists Need! If you bike frequently or consider yourself a biker, your safety while out on the road should... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 22, 2020
Latest Products with Innovative Packaging

Latest Products with Innovative Packaging

Mako Design + Invent
October 20, 2020

How Sustainability and Product Packaging Work Together Within the product packaging realm, both consumers and designers know that packaging can account for a large amount of waste that can be... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 20, 2020
Product Designs Made to Help Kids Study More Efficiently

Product Designs Made to Help Kids Study More Efficiently

Mako Design + Invent
October 15, 2020

An Innovative Watch Made for Kids Our Florida Industrial Design Consultant Loves With children staying at home and not getting used to a regular routine that used to be accompanied... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 15, 2020
Product Designs Made to Help You Focus

Product Designs Made to Help You Focus

Mako Design + Invent
October 14, 2020

A Bluetooth Speaker Our Miami Industrial Design Consultant Loves By far one of the biggest distractions that get in our way while trying to work or focus is our smartphone.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 14, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Design Trends to Incorporate for a Successful Product

Mako Design’s Top Design Trends to Incorporate for a Successful Product

Mako Design + Invent
October 13, 2020

At Mako Design, we love to stay on top of the latest design trends and study which products become the most successful. Our experienced team of talented designers is always... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 13, 2020
Mako Design’s Favorite Headphone Product Designs

Mako Design’s Favorite Headphone Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
October 13, 2020

A Sustainable Headphone Product Design Made of Cork! Sustainable design is a smart and innovative way to approach product design. Society and consumers are leaning more and more towards more... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 13, 2020
Innovative Product Designs to Enjoy the Perfect Thanksgiving

Innovative Product Designs to Enjoy the Perfect Thanksgiving

Mako Design + Invent
October 6, 2020

The Perfect Multi-Functional Product Recommended by Our Florida Product Design Consultant Although Thanksgiving is a holiday that many families and friends look forward to, its hard to deny that the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 6, 2020
Innovative Products Perfect for Designers!

Innovative Products Perfect for Designers!

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2020

A Product to Help You Draw that Our California Product Development Specialist Loves If you’re learning to draw or need help drawing something super detailed or intricate, our California product... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2020
Innovation for Accessibility: The DOT Watch

Innovation for Accessibility: The DOT Watch

Mako Design + Invent
September 28, 2020

Our Florida product design consultant loves to learn and keep updated on the latest innovations and new design trends from around the world. Not only does Mako Design like to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 28, 2020
Mako Design’s Thoughts on the Latest Innovations from LG

Mako Design’s Thoughts on the Latest Innovations from LG

Mako Design + Invent
September 24, 2020

At our Bay Area product design studio Mako Design, we love to stay on top of the latest innovations being developed from all over the world. Not only does this... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 24, 2020
Mako Design Explains Rapid Prototyping

Mako Design Explains Rapid Prototyping

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2020

At Mako Design, our Oakland product design services offer a variety of helpful and innovative ways to best suit the project’s needs and requirements of our clients. As a product... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2020
Product Designs Made to Help You Multitask!

Product Designs Made to Help You Multitask!

Mako Design + Invent
September 22, 2020

An Automated Stir Fryer to Help You Make Meals Faster! Anyone who lives at home and cooks for themselves is quite aware of how time-consuming it can be to prepare... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 22, 2020
The Best Home Appliance Product Designs

The Best Home Appliance Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
September 17, 2020

The Ultimate Multi-Functional Product for Any Home If you’re looking for the ultimate home appliance our Ontario industrial design agency thinks Mr. Alfred is the perfect innovation. Mr. Alfred is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 17, 2020
The Newest Innovations Made for Upcoming Fall Season

The Newest Innovations Made for Upcoming Fall Season

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2020

With the summer season coming to a fast end, fall is now among us and the weather is getting chillier! Our Oakland product development specialist lists their favorite picks of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2020
Client Spotlight: The Blazing Beard Tool!

Client Spotlight: The Blazing Beard Tool!

Mako Design + Invent
September 9, 2020

At our Miami industrial design agency, Mako Design, we take pride in seeing the amazing developments and growth of our client’s ideas coming to life! Every month we spotlight some... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 9, 2020
The Best Beer Product Designs!

The Best Beer Product Designs!

Mako Design + Invent
September 3, 2020

A Genius Set Up Our Florida Industrial Design Studio Believes Everyone Needs If you’re planning your last outdoor party or picnic before the summer ends and are looking for a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 3, 2020
The Benefits of Inventing from Home from Mako Design

The Benefits of Inventing from Home from Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
September 1, 2020

Over the past few months, many have had to shift to different methods of working and carrying on their daily activities whilst staying at home. Although there has been a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 1, 2020
Innovative Products for Jewelry Fans!

Innovative Products for Jewelry Fans!

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 2020

A Minimal Smart Ring our California Product Design Firm Loves Not all piece s of jewelry has to exist as simple accessories, the Circular Smart Ring is an example of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 2020
Why Compact Products Succeed in the Market

Why Compact Products Succeed in the Market

Mako Design + Invent
August 26, 2020

Anyone who is interested in starting their career as an entrepreneur has definitely spent some time looking, researching, and observing both the product market and how innovation and trends change... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 26, 2020
Why Mako Design Believes Accessibility in Product Design is Vital

Why Mako Design Believes Accessibility in Product Design is Vital

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2020

At our Oakland product development company Mako Design, we pride ourselves on our high quality and world-class design services. We understand that product design is more than just created a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2020
Innovative Products for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea

Innovative Products for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2020

A Compact Water Dispensary for a Cup of Tea at Any Time! If you’ve ever found yourself in the need of getting a quick fix of water, the IMEY M2... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2020
Fun Fruit-Inspired Product Designs!

Fun Fruit-Inspired Product Designs!

Mako Design + Invent
August 20, 2020

A Creamsicle Inspired Fan to Keep You Cool in the Summer If you’re looking for a fun way to redecorate your home, our Florida product development studio loves this creamsicle... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 20, 2020
Our Top Product Picks for Back to School

Our Top Product Picks for Back to School

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2020

Study Anywhere with Deskit Recommended by Our Texas Industrial Design Specialist Most students can agree that finding a place on campus to study can be a challenge, especially if you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2020
Our Favorite Innovative Dental Hygiene Products

Our Favorite Innovative Dental Hygiene Products

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 2020

An Innovative Toothbrush to Effectively Brush Your Teeth Dental hygiene is extremely important, and with so many people using basic toothbrushes, there calls for a need to find a more... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 2020
Why Mako Design Believes Innovation is Important for Small Businesses

Why Mako Design Believes Innovation is Important for Small Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
August 12, 2020

No matter what market or field your small business is in, innovation is a progressive movement that is involved everywhere in society today. Although it is commonly known that following... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 12, 2020
The Best Products That Every Runner Needs!

The Best Products That Every Runner Needs!

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2020

The Best Shoe Design Recommended by Our Texas Product Design Specialist It’s no surprise that one of the top sports and apparel companies in the world, Nike, are looking for... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Tips for Online Product Marketing

Mako Design’s Top Tips for Online Product Marketing

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2020

Bringing your idea to life and having an amazing product is always a great accomplishment for those who are ready to step into the world on entrepreneurship and begin a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2020
The Newest Innovative Technologies: The ‘Smart Cart’

The Newest Innovative Technologies: The ‘Smart Cart’

Mako Design + Invent
August 7, 2020

Technology places a huge role in how we progress and change within our society. With so many new developments, new technologies, new concerns over health and safety, looking at what... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 7, 2020
Mako Client Spotlight: Intellipan!

Mako Client Spotlight: Intellipan!

Mako Design + Invent
August 6, 2020

At our Toronto industrial design agency Mako Design, we look forward to helping the most innovative small business owners and inventors build and bring their ideas to life! We hear... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 6, 2020
Our Favorite Foldable Product Designs

Our Favorite Foldable Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2020

The Two-in-One Home Piece Our Texas product design specialists know that products that exist with two in one function are a great option for those who need more space in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2020
Mako Client Spotlight: The Keeki Bag!

Mako Client Spotlight: The Keeki Bag!

Mako Design + Invent
July 30, 2020

At our Toronto Product Development Studio, Mako Design, our team of talented and dedicated designers work very hard to come up with the most innovative and outstanding designs that both... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 30, 2020
Innovative Products to Bring Your Selfie Game to the Next Level

Innovative Products to Bring Your Selfie Game to the Next Level

Mako Design + Invent
July 29, 2020

A Specially Redesigned Selfie-Stick Selfie sticks were a popular invention that quickly sold worldwide to those who needed an extra hand in taking pictures of themselves with friends and family.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 29, 2020
Designs Made by Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, for Cleanint!

Designs Made by Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, for Cleanint!

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2020

The designers at our Austin industrial design studio, Mako Design, are comprised of a world-class team with years of experience from the design field. We have a team that is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2020
Innovative Projectors to Enhance your Home

Innovative Projectors to Enhance your Home

Mako Design + Invent
July 22, 2020

With the new normal now in place, most places that used to accommodate a lot of people, such as the theaters, have closed down in order to keep us safe.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 22, 2020
Why you Should Choose to Work with Mako!

Why you Should Choose to Work with Mako!

Mako Design + Invent
July 21, 2020

At our Oakland product design studio, Mako Design, we get a lot of different questions daily from those who are curious about why they should work with Mako Design to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 21, 2020
Mako Design Explains the Modular Design Trend

Mako Design Explains the Modular Design Trend

Mako Design + Invent
July 20, 2020

When working with our Texas invention design firm, Mako Design, we like to use different, innovative, and helpful design trends that work worldwide into approach the unique designs we create... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 20, 2020
MAKO Client Spotlight: the CNCT Cooler!

MAKO Client Spotlight: the CNCT Cooler!

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2020

Every day at our invention help company, Mako Design, we are constantly excited and proud to get to be able to work with some of the most inventive and innovative... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2020
Introducing the Head Array Designed by our Director of Design, Tim Uys, for ASL!

Introducing the Head Array Designed by our Director of Design, Tim Uys, for ASL!

Mako Design + Invent
July 15, 2020

At our Austin invention help studio, Mako Design, we love to look for and create new innovative designs to help out any projects. Our team of world-class designers are passionate... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 15, 2020
Innovative AC Product to Keep You Cool for the Summer

Innovative AC Product to Keep You Cool for the Summer

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2020

A Portable AC Product Perfect for Summer Our Oakland product design company recognizes that one of the biggest downsides about the traditional AC is that we most commonly know them... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2020
Analyzing the Latest Design for Sony’s PlayStation 5

Analyzing the Latest Design for Sony’s PlayStation 5

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2020

At our Ontario industrial design company, Mako Design, we get excited over all news in innovation, technology, and product design. Without a doubt, following the news of new technologies is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2020
What Mako Designs’ End-to-End Services Mean for Your Project!

What Mako Designs’ End-to-End Services Mean for Your Project!

Mako Design + Invent
July 7, 2020

As an Oakland invention help firm that is passionate about product design and innovation, we make sure to approach every new project with the best services available. Our world-class team... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 7, 2020
Innovative Tennis Products to Help Perfect Your Serve

Innovative Tennis Products to Help Perfect Your Serve

Mako Design + Invent
July 6, 2020

An Easy Product Solution to a Common Tennis Problem One of the most tedious aspects when playing any ball sport game is having to constantly go down and pick up... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 6, 2020
Mako’s Client the Companion Bike, and More Innovations in Bike Design

Mako’s Client the Companion Bike, and More Innovations in Bike Design

Mako Design + Invent
July 2, 2020

RE: CYCLE One of the most beneficial aspects of bike riding that our Bay Area industrial design firm acknowledges is how it further helps the environment by reducing gas emissions... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 2, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Tips for Invention Development

Mako Design’s Top Tips for Invention Development

Mako Design + Invent
July 1, 2020

Invention making to the novice inventor may seem like a long and daunting task, but to the team at Mako Design, we have years of experience in the inventing field... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 1, 2020
The Best Products to Take on A Camping Trip

The Best Products to Take on A Camping Trip

Mako Design + Invent
June 29, 2020

Now that it is officially summer, our Texas industrial design agency has noticed that a lot more families and friend groups around the world are getting ready to plan their... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 29, 2020
Mako Design’s Favorite Transformative Designs

Mako Design’s Favorite Transformative Designs

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2020

We’re big fans of innovative designs at our California invention development firm, Mako Design. One of the ways in which one can approach their product design through an innovative method... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2020
Design Trends: Disposable Design

Design Trends: Disposable Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 23, 2020

As society progresses, a lot of us are becoming more aware of the negatives that follow unsustainable and damaging products. A lot of the things that we use around us... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 23, 2020
The Newest Products to Enjoy on Your Front Yard

The Newest Products to Enjoy on Your Front Yard

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2020

A Product for Your Front Yard that Your Dog Will Love Our Miami product development firm definitely understands how important pet care can be especially during hot summer days. Whether... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2020
Mako Strategy Team on Parametric Design

Mako Strategy Team on Parametric Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 16, 2020

As a Florida product design company, Mako Design loves to observe and learn all about the latest design trends that innovative and progressing both concept and product design from around... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 16, 2020
Going Wireless: The Appeal and Success of Wireless Products

Going Wireless: The Appeal and Success of Wireless Products

Mako Design + Invent
June 15, 2020

When approaching product design and invention design services, there are a lot of strategies that one can take in order to help enhance and improve their designs. When working with... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 15, 2020
Mako Strategy: Should Your Product be IOT?

Mako Strategy: Should Your Product be IOT?

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2020

What is IoT? In product design, IOT simply refers to products that are part of or include the ‘internet of things.’ The Internet of things is devices that connect wirelessly... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2020
Mako Client Spotlight: KiddieGo!

Mako Client Spotlight: KiddieGo!

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2020

At Mako Design, we love taking on new projects from our client’s genius ideas and offering our top-notch Austin invention help service. In this client’s spotlight, our client, Emma Torres... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2020
The Newest Innovations in Home Gardening

The Newest Innovations in Home Gardening

Mako Design + Invent
June 8, 2020

A huge trend that our California product design studio noticed that has soared in popularity is home improvement. As more people are taking more time to care for their space,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 8, 2020
What Design Thinking Means to Mako Design

What Design Thinking Means to Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 4, 2020

How our Invention Design Firm Defines Design Thinking Our invention design firm defines design thinking is the process that designers, inventors, engineers, and innovators take when trying the understand a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 4, 2020
The Newest Products for The Upcoming Summer Season

The Newest Products for The Upcoming Summer Season

Mako Design + Invent
June 3, 2020

Invention Development in All Season Jackets With the summer season arriving and social distancing taking place, a lot of people are looking to find ways to still enjoy their summer... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 3, 2020
How to Finance Your Product When Working with Mako Design

How to Finance Your Product When Working with Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 2, 2020

At our Toronto industrial design company, Mako Design, we aim to be very transparent with our clients to ensure a relationship built on trust and a design process that is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 2, 2020
3D Printed Innovations: Personalized Vitamins

3D Printed Innovations: Personalized Vitamins

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2020

Nourished – 3D Printing Services that Personalize Vitamins At Mako Design, we love to keep in touch with the newest innovations from around the world to see how the world... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2020
The Newest Innovations Made to Help Social Distancing

The Newest Innovations Made to Help Social Distancing

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2020

One of the greatest assets of innovation is how it works to help progress and normalize a new way of living and interacting with the world around us in more... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2020
Innovative Gadgets for Your Work from Home Desk

Innovative Gadgets for Your Work from Home Desk

Mako Design + Invent
May 21, 2020

A Desk Gadget to Keep Your Space Clean As a Florida product design firm, we understand the struggle for those who work with pencils a lot for design or artwork... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 21, 2020
Mako Design Wins Bronze in the A’ Design Awards for the Benetti Watch!

Mako Design Wins Bronze in the A’ Design Awards for the Benetti Watch!

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2020

About the A’ Design Awards and Awarding a Top Toronto Product Design Firm The A’ Design Awards is one of the world’s largest award and design competition that awards the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Rebranding

The Pros and Cons of Rebranding

Mako Design + Invent
May 19, 2020

Owning a small business or start-up is a business venture that takes a lot of time and effort. When you decide to debut your business, as an entrepreneur you should... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 19, 2020
What Defines a High-Quality Design

What Defines a High-Quality Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 14, 2020

Using our top quality design services, we dedicate a lot of time honing our skills to provide the most innovative and freshest designs available to our clients. A standard that... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 14, 2020
The Most Innovative Designs in Cat and Dog Houses

The Most Innovative Designs in Cat and Dog Houses

Mako Design + Invent
May 12, 2020

While staying home, a lot of people are beginning to appreciate the importance of having a great interior design that helps maintain a calming environment and increase their feelings of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 12, 2020
Tips on Perfecting the Creative Process from The Mako Strategy Team

Tips on Perfecting the Creative Process from The Mako Strategy Team

Mako Design + Invent
May 11, 2020

What is the Creative Process? In all creative field, belongs the process that one takes in order to create. The creative process exists as a regular mental or physical list... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 11, 2020
Defining ‘User-Friendly’ in Product Design

Defining ‘User-Friendly’ in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 6, 2020

As a design firm that offers the top industrial design services in North America, there are a lot of different ways that one can build or alter their design to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 6, 2020
Innovative Products for the Bathroom

Innovative Products for the Bathroom

Mako Design + Invent
April 29, 2020

Enhance Your Bathroom with Better Lighting A huge issue for those without a vanity table is getting the correct natural light needed in order to see what they’re doing during... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 29, 2020
Mako Designs Top Netflix Show Recommendations for Design Inspiration

Mako Designs Top Netflix Show Recommendations for Design Inspiration

Mako Design + Invent
April 27, 2020

For creatives, it can be hard to spend a lot of time indoors without feeling as if your inspiration or creativity is being stifled. Along with staying safe, staying indoors... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 27, 2020
How Face Masks are Being Innovated for a Safer Future

How Face Masks are Being Innovated for a Safer Future

Mako Design + Invent
April 23, 2020

 In relevance to current situations, the production and demand for innovative wearable product designs in face masks have seen an all-time high as people around the world are looking for... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 23, 2020
The Best Traits to Develop to be a Successful Entrepreneur

The Best Traits to Develop to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Mako Design + Invent
April 22, 2020

Building traits takes a lot of time and reflection as one figures out what and what does not work to help them improve their skills and increase productivity. Entering the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 22, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Book Recommendations for a Successful Product

Mako Design’s Top Book Recommendations for a Successful Product

Mako Design + Invent
April 21, 2020

There are lot of ways that we can all become invested into new topics and interests, and if you’ve been looking for a great way to introduce yourself into the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 21, 2020
Mako Client Spotlight: Companion Bike!

Mako Client Spotlight: Companion Bike!

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2020

One of our greatest pleasure at Mako Design is getting to meet and work with talented and passionate inventors from around the world! We’ve worked hard as a company to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2020
The Best Innovations to Help you Social Distance

The Best Innovations to Help you Social Distance

Mako Design + Invent
April 16, 2020

Social distancing is a new measure being taken worldwide as citizens are taking more precautions about how their safety and health can be effected through the spread of the novel... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 16, 2020
How 3D Printing is Revolutionizing our World

How 3D Printing is Revolutionizing our World

Mako Design + Invent
April 15, 2020

Within the past decade, we’ve seen the popularization and development of 3D printing become incorporated in many different parts of the design and technology world. As society advances and more... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 15, 2020
Mako Design is One of Canada’s Great Places to Work!

Mako Design is One of Canada’s Great Places to Work!

Mako Design + Invent
April 14, 2020

At Mako Design, we are proud to be a company that gives back to our community, the design world, and our world-class team! For this reason, participating in creating an... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 14, 2020
Top Products to Help You Stay Clean and Sanitized

Top Products to Help You Stay Clean and Sanitized

Mako Design + Invent
April 13, 2020

Now more than ever is a good time to stay as clean as possible. Whether sanitizing yourself, your items, or your home is the best wat for your to keep... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 13, 2020
5 Things You Need to Know About 3D Printed Circuit Boards

5 Things You Need to Know About 3D Printed Circuit Boards

Mako Design + Invent
April 9, 2020

The introduction of 3D printing has revolutionized manufacturing and electronic product design in the past few years. From making pharmaceutical drugs on demand for creating cost-efficient and less dense parts... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 9, 2020
Mako Designs Top Tips for Small Businesses to Stay Organized

Mako Designs Top Tips for Small Businesses to Stay Organized

Mako Design + Invent
April 8, 2020

Starting a small business is never an easy feat, and a lot of small business owners can all agree that it takes a lot of resilience to survive in competitive... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 8, 2020
Top Inventions to Help Stop Procrastination

Top Inventions to Help Stop Procrastination

Mako Design + Invent
April 7, 2020

Staying productive can always be a challenge, especially with so much going on around us. If you find yourself looking for a way to maximize your productivity while working from... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 7, 2020
The Benetti Watch and More of Mako’s Favorite Watch Designs

The Benetti Watch and More of Mako’s Favorite Watch Designs

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2020

 A popular accessory that is subject to a lot of great designs has been the traditional favorite, wristwatch! No matter how much technology advances and allows us to know and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2020
Mako Designs Best Practices for Inventing at Home

Mako Designs Best Practices for Inventing at Home

Mako Design + Invent
April 3, 2020

 One of the best things about Mako Design is that we are a company grounded in innovation and thrive within the new technological era. No matter where you are from... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 3, 2020
How You and Mako Design can Together Fight COVID-19

How You and Mako Design can Together Fight COVID-19

Mako Design + Invent
April 2, 2020

Mako Design is a design company grounded towards helping to push innovation and inspire the design community in as many ways as possible. During these unprecedented times, Mako Design recognizes... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 2, 2020
Mako Client Highlight: Rover Pack Hopper for Tennis Players

Mako Client Highlight: Rover Pack Hopper for Tennis Players

Mako Design + Invent
March 31, 2020

At Mako Design, we get a lot of questions about the types of products we can or cannot make, however, with our team of world-class designers, Mako Design offers top... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 31, 2020
Best Products for at Home Activities and Productivity

Best Products for at Home Activities and Productivity

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2020

No matter how busy the world gets, having a home that keeps you content with everything you need is one of the most important things that one would need in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2020
Mako Design on Why Product Design Benefits Society

Mako Design on Why Product Design Benefits Society

Mako Design + Invent
March 26, 2020

Mako Design is proud to be a top product design agency made up of a hard-working and dedicated team that is passionate about design and innovation. Not only is our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 26, 2020
Mako Design on What Makes a Product More Valuable: Aesthetic vs. Function

Mako Design on What Makes a Product More Valuable: Aesthetic vs. Function

Mako Design + Invent
March 25, 2020

One of the most common questions we receive at Mako Design is what we believe makes a successful product. A large part that takes part in creating a successful product... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 25, 2020
Mako Design Starring on the 4th Season of Make48!

Mako Design Starring on the 4th Season of Make48!

Mako Design + Invent
March 24, 2020

If you’ve following Mako Design for a while, you should know we love to stay involved within the creative and design communities in order to inspire and motivate others all... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 24, 2020
The Handiest Extensions for Your Smartphone

The Handiest Extensions for Your Smartphone

Mako Design + Invent
March 24, 2020

It’s undeniable to say that smartphones have become a huge aspect of society’s life. Almost everyone currently uses a smartphone or finds that they at least need their phones on... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 24, 2020
The Genius Behind Pocket-Sized Inventions

The Genius Behind Pocket-Sized Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2020

In some of our past blogs, Mako Design has mentioned that a popular way to create a well-liked or top invention design is to make it portable and simple to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2020
How Innovations in Robotics are Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry

How Innovations in Robotics are Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry

Mako Design + Invent
March 20, 2020

As technology is our every day begins to grow and become more advanced, innovators are looking for more ways to integrate more efficient and technological innovations into the different fields... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 20, 2020
How to Prepare to Work with Mako Design

How to Prepare to Work with Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 19, 2020

At Mako Design, we receive a lot of inquiries from small business owners and innovators worldwide looking for invention help in order to bring their ideas to life and on... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 19, 2020
The Best Products to Prepare for the Upcoming Spring Season!

The Best Products to Prepare for the Upcoming Spring Season!

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2020

With the temperatures rising, it’s time to mark the start of a new season! As we all know, spring is a great way to begin a fresh start in cleaning... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2020
Mako Ranked on Inc Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in Texas!

Mako Ranked on Inc Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in Texas!

Mako Design + Invent
March 17, 2020

The industrial design field is a fast-moving and competitive field to thrive in, especially with so many different great companies worldwide. With so many hardworking and amazing companies worldwide, making... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 17, 2020
Including Renewable Energy in Your Product Design

Including Renewable Energy in Your Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 13, 2020

One of the ways that Mako Design keeps up with innovation and creating innovative products is to look for ways to make functional products in the most energy-efficient and sustainable... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 13, 2020
Mako Client’s Cheese Saving Product + Other Cheese Inventions!

Mako Client’s Cheese Saving Product + Other Cheese Inventions!

Mako Design + Invent
March 12, 2020

It’s no surprise that one of the most popular delicacies in the world is none other than cheese! The popular food has found its way to be integrated into hundreds... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 12, 2020
Mako Design’s Highlights from the Design 2 Part Expo!

Mako Design’s Highlights from the Design 2 Part Expo!

Mako Design + Invent
March 10, 2020

One of Mako Designs’ biggest passions is attending and being part of tradeshow and exhibitions all around the world! We take our love for product design and manufacturing seriously, which... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 10, 2020
Why Sustainable Inventions Are Today’s Biggest Trend

Why Sustainable Inventions Are Today’s Biggest Trend

Mako Design + Invent
March 5, 2020

If you like to keep in touch with a lot of the newest trends in products, product design, and the market, you should have noticed that a huge trend and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 5, 2020
The Best Ergonomic Product Designs

The Best Ergonomic Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2020

Ergonomic design has risen in popularity over the past few years as society has shifted into living more fast-paced lives where more needs to be done at a quicker and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2020
Why Mako Design Loves Ergonomic Design

Why Mako Design Loves Ergonomic Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 3, 2020

It’s important for anyone looking to enter into the world of product design, inventions, and innovations, to understand and know what makes a great and successful product. Certain aspects and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 3, 2020
The Mako Strategy Team on What Makes a “Bad” Design

The Mako Strategy Team on What Makes a “Bad” Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2020

At Mako Design, we spend a lot of time with our clients passionately discussing their project and product needs.  We receive a lot of different comments and questions daily about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2020
Mako’s Favorite Stationery Products to Stay Organized

Mako’s Favorite Stationery Products to Stay Organized

Mako Design + Invent
February 28, 2020

With the year picking up, work, life, events, and daily tasks start to pile up. In order to stay stress-free, staying organized and having a clear idea about how your... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 28, 2020
Reinventing the Traditional Record Player: Modern Product Design and Turntables

Reinventing the Traditional Record Player: Modern Product Design and Turntables

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2020

Mako Design knows a lot about seeing recurring products and trends becoming popular again! Even older forms of certain products and technologies can make their way to become profitable once... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2020
Design Trends: The Appeal of Transparent Design

Design Trends: The Appeal of Transparent Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 21, 2020

As an industrial design firm, we love to keep in touch with all the major product design trends that come and go within the product design community. As technology, innovation,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 21, 2020
Innovative Products With a Great Design that can Kickstart your Morning in Style

Innovative Products With a Great Design that can Kickstart your Morning in Style

Mako Design + Invent
February 20, 2020

One of the hardest things to do in the morning is simply having to get up! As a Toronto product design firm, the team at Mako Design makes sure to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 20, 2020
MAKO’s Take on Alexa Integrated Products

MAKO’s Take on Alexa Integrated Products

Mako Design + Invent
February 18, 2020

If you’ve taken a step back and observed the sphere of technology and product design, you’ll notice a lot of changes in the newest forms of technological innovations. It’s undeniable... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 18, 2020
Top Inspiring Design Destinations in Miami

Top Inspiring Design Destinations in Miami

Mako Design + Invent
February 13, 2020

As innovation and design become a bigger and more integral part of our world, major cities across the world are becoming more invested in design, art, tech, and innovation. Thus,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 13, 2020
How to Integrate Efficiency in Product Design

How to Integrate Efficiency in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 12, 2020

In product and industrial design, innovators and inventors are always looking for the best ways to create a product design that can equally be creative, innovative, and appeal to their... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 12, 2020
Advertising like Top Industrial Design Firm Mako Design

Advertising like Top Industrial Design Firm Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2020

Although Mako Design prides itself on being a top industrial design firm, we work really hard to provide top quality services in product design, patent referrals, and other product development... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2020
Innovative Product Designs for Your Office

Innovative Product Designs for Your Office

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2020

The Future of Tech and Stationery Working in an office type environment usually includes having to take in a lot of information both digitally and physically. From documents to letters,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2020
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Succeeding in Product Development

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Succeeding in Product Development

Mako Design + Invent
February 6, 2020

The process of creating, designing, and making a product is never an easy task. A common mistake that a lot of ambitious entrepreneurs or home inventors make is that because... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 6, 2020
Mako Partners with Queen’s Entrepreneurs Competition 2020!

Mako Partners with Queen’s Entrepreneurs Competition 2020!

Mako Design + Invent
February 5, 2020

One of the most important values at Mako Design + Invent as a Toronto Product Design Firm is to encourage, support, and take part in as many initiatives that help... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 5, 2020
The Best Places for Design Inspiration in Toronto

The Best Places for Design Inspiration in Toronto

Mako Design + Invent
February 4, 2020

At Mako Design + Invent we work with clients based all over the world, however, our main office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! One of the best things about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 4, 2020
Mako Strategy Team on How to Market Your Product for Valentine’s Day

Mako Strategy Team on How to Market Your Product for Valentine’s Day

Mako Design + Invent
February 3, 2020

With another popular holiday coming up around the corner, retail stores, and consumers are beginning to see a substantial amount of new seasonal items. For the month of February, consumers... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 3, 2020
The Top Cities to Look for International Product Design

The Top Cities to Look for International Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 29, 2020

Creativity is a vital piece of being able to create and come up with fresh and innovative designs. All designers and home inventors know how hard it is to regularly... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 29, 2020
The Mako Strategy Team on How to Create an Efficient Product Design

The Mako Strategy Team on How to Create an Efficient Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 28, 2020

When creating a product, the product design phase is one of the most important phases and times when creating your product. Not only does the product design phase set out... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 28, 2020
Why Having Int. Offices Like Mako Design is Beneficial

Why Having Int. Offices Like Mako Design is Beneficial

Mako Design + Invent
January 27, 2020

A lot of people may be familiar with Mako Design + Invent as being a product development firm, what we create, and what we do, but a lot may not... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 27, 2020
Mako Designs’ Top Highlights from CES2020!

Mako Designs’ Top Highlights from CES2020!

Mako Design + Invent
January 23, 2020

Every year, tech, design and innovation fans all over the world look forward to the annual and all-time popular convention – CES, also known as, as the consumer electronics show.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 23, 2020
Why Teaching Innovation to Kids is Important (With Our Senior Industrial Designer, Magnus!)

Why Teaching Innovation to Kids is Important (With Our Senior Industrial Designer, Magnus!)

Mako Design + Invent
January 22, 2020

At Mako Design + Invent, we put a lot of emphasis on educating not only our clients about the world of product development and design but also educating other design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 22, 2020
New Innovative Tech: Digital Nose Sensor

New Innovative Tech: Digital Nose Sensor

Mako Design + Invent
January 21, 2020

Undoubtedly a guilty pleasure amongst a lot of people is watching video after video of food or cooking videos online. If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you had the technology... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 21, 2020
CES2020: ProjectUFO vs. Nintendo Switch and the Benefits of Competition

CES2020: ProjectUFO vs. Nintendo Switch and the Benefits of Competition

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2020

Revealed at the mega-popular Consumer Electronics Show, CES2020, Dell’s popular and notoriously known gaming brand, Alienware, revealed a concept model for a new portable gaming device dubbed as ‘Project UFO’... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2020
How an Entrepreneurial Spirit can Build and Transform your Small Business

How an Entrepreneurial Spirit can Build and Transform your Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
January 16, 2020

After building a successful product, a lot of home inventors and small business are excited to kick start the beginning of their new business journeys. However, even after an exciting... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 16, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Entrepreneurs in Product Design

Mako Design’s Top Entrepreneurs in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2020

Generally, the design and tech field are filled with some of the greatest and creative minds to work within a field to share their talents with the world. As the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2020
The Key Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

The Key Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

Mako Design + Invent
January 14, 2020

What makes Mako Design + Invent stand out as a product development and design agency is how we cater our services towards home inventors and small businesses! Since being founded... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 14, 2020
Food Innovation – 3D Printed “Meatless Steak”

Food Innovation – 3D Printed “Meatless Steak”

Mako Design + Invent
January 13, 2020

Since the popularization of using 3D printers and 3D printing technology in the design and tech world, innovators and tech enthusiasts all around the world have begun experimenting with all... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 13, 2020
Mako Strategy Team on How to Gain Inspiration for your Next Invention

Mako Strategy Team on How to Gain Inspiration for your Next Invention

Mako Design + Invent
January 10, 2020

With the new decade coming up, people all around the world are getting ready to set their goals and intentions into fruition. As with every new year, we see a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 10, 2020
Innovative Fields to Look Forward to in 2020

Innovative Fields to Look Forward to in 2020

Mako Design + Invent
January 9, 2020

Not only has a new year arrived, but also a new decade! Design and tech enthusiasts are already anticipated a year and decade full of opportunity and possibility for both... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 9, 2020
New Years Resolutions: Making the Product You’ve Been Thinking About with Mako Design

New Years Resolutions: Making the Product You’ve Been Thinking About with Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 8, 2020

A new year means new goals and new resolutions! As some people know, although creating clear intentions and goals for the new year is a great way to keep people... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 8, 2020
How Remodeling your Product can Transform your Business

How Remodeling your Product can Transform your Business

Mako Design + Invent
January 7, 2020

Starting and managing a business can be a difficult and long journey, even for the experienced entrepreneur! A common feeling that a lot of business owners or inventors go through... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 7, 2020
Defining What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur by the Mako Strategy Team

Defining What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur by the Mako Strategy Team

Mako Design + Invent
January 3, 2020

In today’s ever-competitive and growing career world, more and more individuals are drawn to becoming their own bosses – or, entrepreneurs. Whether you run a service or sell a product,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 3, 2020
Inventions that MAKO Wants in the New Decade

Inventions that MAKO Wants in the New Decade

Mako Design + Invent
January 2, 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, the majority of people are excited to not only start a new year to accomplish new goals, but also to start the beginning of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 2, 2020
Industry Wired Features Mako Design as one of the Most Valuable Brands of 2019!

Industry Wired Features Mako Design as one of the Most Valuable Brands of 2019!

Mako Design + Invent
December 31, 2019

As a leading product development firm, Mako Design places great important in constantly being able to thrive, innovate and bring a positive change to the field of innovation, invention and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 31, 2019
Best Product Building Practices from the Mako Design Strategy Team

Best Product Building Practices from the Mako Design Strategy Team

Mako Design + Invent
December 26, 2019

At Mako Design, we frequently mention the idea of “product building” and which product building practices are the best in order to build and develop a successful and functional product.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 26, 2019
Top Innovations of 2019 Chosen by the Mako Design Team

Top Innovations of 2019 Chosen by the Mako Design Team

Mako Design + Invent
December 24, 2019

As every year comes to an end, new inventions, trends and popular designs are created and thrive as monumental innovations that personified the year within the tech and design field.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 24, 2019
The Best Gift Guide for Him for the Holidays

The Best Gift Guide for Him for the Holidays

Mako Design + Invent
December 23, 2019

Holiday gift shopping is always a stressful time of the year as most people don’t know what to get their friends or family. Everyone has encountered the person who doesn’t... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 23, 2019
Difference Between Investors and Crowdfunding ft. Mako Client!

Difference Between Investors and Crowdfunding ft. Mako Client!

Mako Design + Invent
December 19, 2019

When starting a new business or start-up, funds become one of the number one concerns for small business owners and inventors. Not only that, when especially entering the product design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 19, 2019
The Perfect Gift Guide for A Special Her this Holiday

The Perfect Gift Guide for A Special Her this Holiday

Mako Design + Invent
December 18, 2019

The holiday gift shopping season is upon us! As last-minute shoppers run to the shops to get their friends and family gifts right before Christmas, a lot of confusion goes... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 18, 2019
Get to Work with Mako Design on Make48 Season 4!

Get to Work with Mako Design on Make48 Season 4!

Mako Design + Invent
December 17, 2019

About Make48 Make48 is an invention show competition that encourages young inventors to take part in a real-life challenge of taking a product from a simple napkin design to a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 17, 2019
The Most Innovative Christmas Trees

The Most Innovative Christmas Trees

Mako Design + Invent
December 16, 2019

Now that that December has started, it is officially the season to be festive! Installations, festivities and fun lights are going to be abundant throughout cities and streets. One main... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 16, 2019
Our Client’s Wearable Tech Perfect for Holiday Gifts & Other Gift Ideas

Our Client’s Wearable Tech Perfect for Holiday Gifts & Other Gift Ideas

Mako Design + Invent
December 12, 2019

As holiday shopping is just around the corner, it’s an important time to make sure that you get your gifts ready as soon as possible! A great gift idea that... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 12, 2019
Mako Strategy: The Appeal of Limited-Edition Products

Mako Strategy: The Appeal of Limited-Edition Products

Mako Design + Invent
December 11, 2019

As we reach the last quarter of the year, consumers see a slew of continuous holidays and events that elicit thousands of limited-edition products to celebrate the holidays. Even during... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 11, 2019
Products to Help Battle Snow ft. Mako Client CarGenerator!

Products to Help Battle Snow ft. Mako Client CarGenerator!

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2019

The year is slowly starting to come to end, but winter is just beginning! With the winter months quickly approaching, the weather transitions from a lukewarm fall to a blistering... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2019
Motivational Design Tips for the Busiest Time of the Year

Motivational Design Tips for the Busiest Time of the Year

Mako Design + Invent
December 5, 2019

As the holiday start to slowly approach, businesses, companies, and stores begin to face the rush of holiday gift shopping and the demand for services. making it the busiest time... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 5, 2019
Mako Design’s Favorite Stocking Stuffer Inventions

Mako Design’s Favorite Stocking Stuffer Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
December 4, 2019

A holiday tradition, stocking stuffers are a fun activity that families and friends love to take part in addition to gift-giving. As the Christmas and holiday break approach, the rush... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 4, 2019
Understanding Customer Feedback and How to Use it Effectively for Your Business

Understanding Customer Feedback and How to Use it Effectively for Your Business

Mako Design + Invent
December 3, 2019

What is Customer Feedback Within every professional establish, whether it be a company, business or start-up, one thing is always left in common, and that is client or customer feedback.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 3, 2019
The Hardest Parts of Inventing and How to Over Come Them

The Hardest Parts of Inventing and How to Over Come Them

Mako Design + Invent
November 28, 2019

At Mako Design we love to provide our clients, home inventors, and small business owners, the tools, tips and expertise they need in order to be able to create the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 28, 2019
The Best Ways to Create a 2-in-1 Product ft. Mako Client!

The Best Ways to Create a 2-in-1 Product ft. Mako Client!

Mako Design + Invent
November 27, 2019

The term 2 in 1 isn’t a term that is rarely heard. Particularly within the product design realm, a lot of products claim be 2 in 1 using the term... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 27, 2019
Mako’s Top Highlights from SEMA 2019!

Mako’s Top Highlights from SEMA 2019!

Mako Design + Invent
November 26, 2019

Just a couple weeks ago, our senior industrial designer, Magnus Skold, went all the from Austin to Las Vegas to attend the famous automotive innovation show SEMA 2019! Passionate about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 26, 2019
Gadgets that Reduce Stress Feat. Mako Client

Gadgets that Reduce Stress Feat. Mako Client

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2019

It’s undeniable to say that everyone at some point in their life deals with heavy periods of stress and anxiety. It’s important to keep and make sure your mental health... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2019
Innovative Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make Thanksgiving Easier

Innovative Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make Thanksgiving Easier

Mako Design + Invent
November 20, 2019

Either you love it or hate it, cooking is an essential part of most people’s day to day life. If you’re one of those people who hate cooking or just... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 20, 2019
The Benefits of Using Influencer Product Marketing

The Benefits of Using Influencer Product Marketing

Mako Design + Invent
November 19, 2019

Advertising and marketing are tricky fields on their own. Almost separate from the world of designing and inventing, there are many strategies and ways that one can market or advertise... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 19, 2019
The Benefits of Building a Seasonal Product ft. A Mako Client!

The Benefits of Building a Seasonal Product ft. A Mako Client!

Mako Design + Invent
November 18, 2019

With the upcoming holiday seasons coming up, comes a shift in consumer trends as audiences look to purchase products that are more fitting to suit the seasons. Whether it be... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 18, 2019
How to Create a Product with Mass Market Appeal ft. Mako Client!

How to Create a Product with Mass Market Appeal ft. Mako Client!

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2019

A lot of the times when new inventors want to create a product, they envision or think of ways of how they can make their product a profitable as possible.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2019
Why Great Packaging is Key ft. Mako Client!

Why Great Packaging is Key ft. Mako Client!

Mako Design + Invent
November 13, 2019

Having an idea for a product can be extremely exciting, especially when you realize you get the opportunity to create an amazing design for your idea! Not only are new... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 13, 2019
Best Product Business Tips from Seth Godins’, ‘Purple Cow’

Best Product Business Tips from Seth Godins’, ‘Purple Cow’

Mako Design + Invent
November 12, 2019

As inventors and innovators, it is always important to stay ahead of the game and be aware of the never-ending changes that occur within a busy and multi-faceted realm such... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 12, 2019
Mako Design Client Spotlight: Bob Ginther – The Tri-Plunger!

Mako Design Client Spotlight: Bob Ginther – The Tri-Plunger!

Mako Design + Invent
November 7, 2019

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you won’t be surprised to see that we love to follow the successful product design and small business journeys of our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 7, 2019
How to Create a Strong Clientele and Customer Relationship as a Small Business

How to Create a Strong Clientele and Customer Relationship as a Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2019

There are many factors that can alter and determine the success of any business or company. When starting a small business, there comes a lot of new responsibilities, especially when... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2019
How Mako Design Helps Build Your Product for Your Small Business

How Mako Design Helps Build Your Product for Your Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
November 5, 2019

If you’ve been following Mako Design + Invent or are familiar with product development firms in North America, its no surprise to know that we offer our services specially towards... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 5, 2019
Mako Client Spotlight: Clasp Magic!

Mako Client Spotlight: Clasp Magic!

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2019

Behind every successful business is a successful product made by a strong inventor with a clear vision! Clasp magic is a product that solves everyone’s frustrations with putting on bracelets.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2019
How to Make Your Small Business Stand Out in a Competitive Market

How to Make Your Small Business Stand Out in a Competitive Market

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2019

Debuting a new small business comes with many responsibilities. As the owner of a small business, you may find it stressful trying to juggle all the things that need to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2019
Top Tips for Small Business from Mako Designs CEO, Kevin Mako

Top Tips for Small Business from Mako Designs CEO, Kevin Mako

Mako Design + Invent
October 30, 2019

As a small business owner or home inventor, you’re going to need as much insights and resources as possible to help encourage the debut of your new business! With all... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 30, 2019
Interesting Inventions to Get You Ready for Halloween

Interesting Inventions to Get You Ready for Halloween

Mako Design + Invent
October 29, 2019

The day that everyone looks forward to in October, Halloween, is finally here! Some of everyone’s favorite plans during the spooky season are traditionally watching scary movies, eating candy, decorating... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 29, 2019
Mako Design’s Best Resources for Small Businesses

Mako Design’s Best Resources for Small Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 2019

Starting a new small business is a tough and demanding job that requires a lot of external help in the few beginning stages. Whether you are still in the beginning... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 2019
Innovative Tech in Horror Movies

Innovative Tech in Horror Movies

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2019

One of the best things about the fall season is getting to celebrate one of the most iconic holidays of the year – Halloween! A favourite past time for the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2019
The Most Innovative Cleaning Products

The Most Innovative Cleaning Products

Mako Design + Invent
October 24, 2019

A huge chore that a lot of people struggle with is cleaning. Whether its cleaning your bathroom, kitchen, living space, or the outdoors, its undeniable to say that a lot... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 24, 2019
Mako Design Client Spotlight: Reey Yadin – The Comfycup

Mako Design Client Spotlight: Reey Yadin – The Comfycup

Mako Design + Invent
October 23, 2019

Introducing a thriving client who now runs a successful small business, the Comfycup is a genius invention literally made for adding convenience to the life of commuters who are constantly... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 23, 2019
How to Make a ‘Bang for Your Buck’ Product ft. Mako Client!

How to Make a ‘Bang for Your Buck’ Product ft. Mako Client!

Mako Design + Invent
October 22, 2019

Undoubtedly, we’re sure most people have heard of the term “bang for your buck.” Within the product design realm, with so many inventors focusing on unique ideas and inventions, a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 22, 2019
Understanding the Product Market as a Small Business

Understanding the Product Market as a Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
October 18, 2019

Starting out as a small business can seem daunting as there are a lot of new areas to cover, learn, and gain experience from. One extremely important area for any... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 18, 2019
Mako’s Recommended Ways to Build a Strong Brand Name for Small Businesses

Mako’s Recommended Ways to Build a Strong Brand Name for Small Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
October 17, 2019

It’s not a surprise that when entrepreneurs and home inventors begin to envision their future small business, they immediately start out with projecting ideas for the name and image of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 17, 2019
How Mako Design Uses Intellectual Property for Our Clients

How Mako Design Uses Intellectual Property for Our Clients

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2019

At Mako Design + Invent, we talk a lot about designing, innovation and inventions. We also love to give and provide our clients with the best resources and information about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2019
The Best Inventions Made to Celebrate a Great Thanksgiving

The Best Inventions Made to Celebrate a Great Thanksgiving

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2019

Since the fall season has started, people are already preparing for the upcoming holidays! Marking the first holiday of the end of the year, Thanksgiving a heavily anticipated holiday as... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2019
Why a Quality Team is Better than a Large Team

Why a Quality Team is Better than a Large Team

Mako Design + Invent
October 10, 2019

Every small business starts with a loyal team! No matter where you are in your entrepreneurship journey, it is important to recruiting a small business team that is loyal and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 10, 2019
Meet the President of Mako Design, Kevin! #MeetMako

Meet the President of Mako Design, Kevin! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
October 8, 2019

What is #MeetMako? As a Product Design Firm, here at Mako Design and Invent we interact with our clients on very close basis in order to be very transparent about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 8, 2019
How the Pumpkin Spice Product Trend Inspired These Fall Inventions

How the Pumpkin Spice Product Trend Inspired These Fall Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
October 7, 2019

With the seasons changing and summer transitions to fall, comes everyone’s favorite fall trends. From layering clothes, fashion, warm drinks to boots, a noticeable shift arrives in everyone’s seasonal lifestyle.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 7, 2019
Best Ways to Get Small Business Exposure from Mako’s Strategy Team

Best Ways to Get Small Business Exposure from Mako’s Strategy Team

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2019

Entering any industry is never an easy process. As a small business or an entrepreneur, a lot goes into the creation and building of your small business. Not only does... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2019
It’s Small Business Month! So What Does that Mean?

It’s Small Business Month! So What Does that Mean?

Mako Design + Invent
October 1, 2019

What does Mako Define as a Small Business? More often than not, you’ll be surprised by how many small businesses exist in comparison to larger businesses. However, the lines between... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 1, 2019
Amazing Multi-Functional Products

Amazing Multi-Functional Products

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2019

The 2 – in – 1 Invention The feeling of coming up with a genius product idea to help solve a problem is always amazing to any inventor. However, a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2019
MAKO Named Top 100 of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies!

MAKO Named Top 100 of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies!

Mako Design + Invent
September 26, 2019

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been delighted to hear that Mako Design + Invent has been awarded for numerous exceptional awards and recognitions. In recent company news, one... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 26, 2019
Why Eco-Friendly Design is Important at Mako

Why Eco-Friendly Design is Important at Mako

Mako Design + Invent
September 24, 2019

What is an Eco-Friendly Design? In the world of design, it is undeniable to say that as designers, we are never not looking for the best way to push the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 24, 2019
The Best Stationary Products to Make your Work and Study Life Easier

The Best Stationary Products to Make your Work and Study Life Easier

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2019

Now that school has started and the fall season is on a roll, it means that it is time to get back to work! Even though summer is over, there... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2019
How Portable Design Changed Product Design

How Portable Design Changed Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
September 19, 2019

One of the most interesting aspects about product design and development and observing how certain fields of products change and progress as technology and societies need increase over time. A... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 19, 2019
How MAKO Embraces the Value of Creative Roles

How MAKO Embraces the Value of Creative Roles

Mako Design + Invent
September 17, 2019

Understanding the Value of Creative Roles When a client approaches us with a product or invention idea at Mako Design and Invent, we are always pleased to help them along... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 17, 2019
The Best Inventions to Keep You Warm During Fall

The Best Inventions to Keep You Warm During Fall

Mako Design + Invent
September 16, 2019

As summer starts to come to an end, the season quickly begin to change. Before you know it, it’s already fall! Luckily enough, there are just as much fans of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 16, 2019
Innovative Travel Products That’ll Save You on Your Next Trip

Innovative Travel Products That’ll Save You on Your Next Trip

Mako Design + Invent
September 11, 2019

Taking a trip or going on vacation is always exciting and something to look forward to, however, one thing that most people dread about going on vacation is the way... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 11, 2019
Catch MAKO on Season 3 of Make48 Airing Nationally!

Catch MAKO on Season 3 of Make48 Airing Nationally!

Mako Design + Invent
September 10, 2019

Mako Design + Invent on the Third Season of Make48 Back in 2018, we were excited to hear that Mako Design + Invent received the opportunity to appear on National... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 10, 2019
Newest Innovation in 3D Printers – 3D Food and Chocolate Printing!

Newest Innovation in 3D Printers – 3D Food and Chocolate Printing!

Mako Design + Invent
September 9, 2019

3D printers have become a huge and helpful invention in the world of design, and by far one of the hardest realms of design to master is the art of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 9, 2019
Newest Wearable Technology

Newest Wearable Technology

Mako Design + Invent
September 5, 2019

New Wearable Tech Perfect for the Winter Being based out of Toronto, Canada, we understand how hard it can be to want to use your phone when its freezing outside.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 5, 2019
Why Innovation is Important at Mako

Why Innovation is Important at Mako

Mako Design + Invent
September 4, 2019

Within the product design field, designers, inventors and tech enthusiasts focus on new innovations and innovative ways that these industries change and evolve over time. We are no different here... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 4, 2019
Innovative Car Gadgets for a Smoother Driving Experience

Innovative Car Gadgets for a Smoother Driving Experience

Mako Design + Invent
August 30, 2019

A Mini Fridge for Your Car Everyone is aware of mini-fridges and coolers, but what happens when you combine the two together?  If you find yourself preparing for a big... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 30, 2019
The Benefits of Working in a Creative Workplace

The Benefits of Working in a Creative Workplace

Mako Design + Invent
August 29, 2019

Working in the design field can be exciting and fun as you’re always surrounded by new tasks and projects. However, with so much different material and projects, it can get... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 29, 2019
Client Success: Bob Ginther on Global News for The Tri-Plunger!

Client Success: Bob Ginther on Global News for The Tri-Plunger!

Mako Design + Invent
August 27, 2019

Mako Designs Client – Bob Ginther Over the past few months we’ve been following the story and success of one of our clients – Bob Ginther and his product invention... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 27, 2019
The Newest Innovation in Sneakers

The Newest Innovation in Sneakers

Mako Design + Invent
August 23, 2019

If you’ve ever watched the infamous ‘Back to the Future’, you probably grew up with big hopes and expectations for future technologies. The movie sported a number of amazing technological... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 23, 2019
Technological Innovations in Restaurants

Technological Innovations in Restaurants

Mako Design + Invent
August 22, 2019

The best thing about the growth in technology is the commitment to make the lives of consumers more convenient and quicker. As society continuously becomes more fast-paced as time goes... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 22, 2019
How Diversity in the Workplace Can Incite and Benefit Creativity for Design

How Diversity in the Workplace Can Incite and Benefit Creativity for Design

Mako Design + Invent
August 21, 2019

In the design field, being able to exercise your passion for creation and creativity is a huge advantage amongst more strict workplaces. However, just because the design field might seem... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 21, 2019
Meet our Manager of Design Strategy – Rob! #MeetMako

Meet our Manager of Design Strategy – Rob! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
August 20, 2019

What is #MeetMako? As a Product Design Firm, here at Mako Design and Invent we interact with our clients on very close basis in order to be very transparent about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 20, 2019
The Best Back to School Inventions

The Best Back to School Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
August 16, 2019

As August reaches its end, the creeping feeling of summer vacation comes back around as it’s finally back to school season. For some this may seem daunting, but looking on... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 16, 2019
Why Choosing the Right Material is Important for Your Product

Why Choosing the Right Material is Important for Your Product

Mako Design + Invent
August 15, 2019

Why the Best Product Material is Important The product design process is always both a fun, creative time, as well as a tedious one. The best thing about working with... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 15, 2019
Client Spotlight: The Cheese Sleeve!

Client Spotlight: The Cheese Sleeve!

Mako Design + Invent
August 14, 2019

Mako Design and Invents Client – The Cheese Sleeve! At Mako Design and Invent, we love to celebrate and show recognition towards the multiple successes of our clients! Our spotlights... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 14, 2019
The Best Inventions Made for Festivals

The Best Inventions Made for Festivals

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2019

Although the school season is soon approaching, organizers make sure to keep the summer momentum going by finishing the summer with a bang! As the summer season comes to end,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2019
The Best Innovations in Recycling

The Best Innovations in Recycling

Mako Design + Invent
August 7, 2019

As environmental issues become more important and recognized worldwide, efforts to increase and help the environment in different ways have exponentially risen as innovators and inventors worldwide look for different... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 7, 2019
The Importance of the Concept Design Phase

The Importance of the Concept Design Phase

Mako Design + Invent
August 1, 2019

Getting ready to create your product is the beginning of an exciting journey, but for inventors who aren’t exactly familiar with the product development process, a few terms and steps... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 1, 2019
Throwback – Cobie Smulders Big Shout Out to Mako Design and Invent

Throwback – Cobie Smulders Big Shout Out to Mako Design and Invent

Mako Design + Invent
July 30, 2019

Giving Amazing Invention Service To Dreamvention Earlier this year, Mako Design and Invent received exciting news when they partnered with Frito-Lay for Dreamvention! Dreamvention was a competition in which young... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 30, 2019
The Best Inventions for People with Allergies

The Best Inventions for People with Allergies

Mako Design + Invent
July 26, 2019

If you suffer from mild to extreme allergies, the struggle in having to always make sure you aren’t consuming something that could potentially harm you poses as a common problem.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 26, 2019
5 Things to Avoid When Inventing

5 Things to Avoid When Inventing

Mako Design + Invent
July 25, 2019

1. Go All Out on Your First Design A common mistake with most eager, excited, and enthusiastic inventors is that upon beginning their first invention, is that they approach their... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 25, 2019
Tips for When You Encounter Stress While Inventing

Tips for When You Encounter Stress While Inventing

Mako Design + Invent
July 24, 2019

No matter who you are, everyone encounters stress from time to time. In a busy and competitive world such as the product design and development market, it seems as if... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 24, 2019
Innovation in Food – Powdered Fruits and Vegetables

Innovation in Food – Powdered Fruits and Vegetables

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2019

Reinventing Food In the world of innovation, inventors are always looking for new solutions to past products and different ways to change and reinvent the products and technologies they have... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2019
President of Mako Design and Invent Features on The Small Business Radio Show to Talk on Products!

President of Mako Design and Invent Features on The Small Business Radio Show to Talk on Products!

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 2019

One of our favorite things as a product development firm is providing advice to inventors who might need some insights in the different areas of inventing and creating a successful... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 2019
Why Building a Strong Team is Important to Creating a Great Product

Why Building a Strong Team is Important to Creating a Great Product

Mako Design + Invent
July 18, 2019

It’s always an exciting beginning for inventors to have a new product design or idea ready to create and build. With most inventions, you’ll notice that a lot are either... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 18, 2019
Meet our Project Manager – Amy! #MeetMako

Meet our Project Manager – Amy! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
July 17, 2019

What is #MeetMako? As a Product Design Firm, here at Mako Design and Invent we interact with our clients on very close basis in order to be very transparent about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 17, 2019
The Development of Coffee Machines

The Development of Coffee Machines

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2019

Where would we be without coffee? Probably the most common drink to ever exist as an energy booster, coffee has existed for centuries and its popularity as a morning favorite... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2019
Best Innovations in Gardening Tools

Best Innovations in Gardening Tools

Mako Design + Invent
July 11, 2019

The Best Gardening Innovations Gardening has always been a popular hobby that most people pick up just when the season is right, and as it is currently summer, there is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 11, 2019
What is Innovation? – What it Means to Innovate

What is Innovation? – What it Means to Innovate

Mako Design + Invent
July 10, 2019

Innovation is a term we use here a lot at Mako. Not only that, but Innovation is a term you’ll see sprawled out almost everywhere in the tech and design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 10, 2019
What the History of Video Game Development Can Teach Us About Innovation

What the History of Video Game Development Can Teach Us About Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2019

As a product development firm, we are huge fans of innovation and change within different industries. Any type of major switch is extremely fascinating to us and keeps us thinking... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2019
Your Product Idea Already Exists, Now What?

Your Product Idea Already Exists, Now What?

Mako Design + Invent
July 4, 2019

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you’ve thought you’ve come across a stroke of genius and thought of the most original idea for an invention that no... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 4, 2019
Kevin Mako Featured on The Small Business Radio Show!

Kevin Mako Featured on The Small Business Radio Show!

Mako Design + Invent
July 3, 2019

Not so long ago, our president and founder of Mako, Kevin Mako, guest appeared for a segment on The Small Business Radio Show with Barry Moltz! We encourage all those interested... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 3, 2019
Innovations and Technological Development in Transportation

Innovations and Technological Development in Transportation

Mako Design + Invent
July 1, 2019

Do you remember when movies and media depicted that in the future, we would have flying cars and hoverboards? Although we still have a long way to go before flying... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 1, 2019
Understanding Your Target Audiences

Understanding Your Target Audiences

Mako Design + Invent
June 27, 2019

In the product development process, one of the biggest factors to take in and understand, especially when you’re designing your idea or invention, is your target audience. Your target audience... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 27, 2019
Mako’s Client, The Tri-Plunger, Featured on CBC News!

Mako’s Client, The Tri-Plunger, Featured on CBC News!

Mako Design + Invent
June 26, 2019

As a product development firm, Mako gets very excited every time we hear news of new innovations and inventions that come out into the market. We get even more excited... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 26, 2019
The Most Valuable Traits That Every Inventor Should Have and How to Develop Them

The Most Valuable Traits That Every Inventor Should Have and How to Develop Them

Mako Design + Invent
June 25, 2019

Creativity Why it’s important: It’s no surprise that one of the most valuable inventor traits that every inventor should have is creativity. In a sense, there are no distinguishing differences between... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 25, 2019
Inventions You’ll Definitely Need During Canada Day and the Fourth of July

Inventions You’ll Definitely Need During Canada Day and the Fourth of July

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2019

A new month is upon us! July comes with great weather, great events and two very big holidays, Canada Day and the 4th of July! Both days have huge significant importance... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2019
Musician Inventors and their Creations

Musician Inventors and their Creations

Mako Design + Invent
June 19, 2019

It’s no surprise that musicians are highly looked up to by society. Rather than just being famous for things such as celebrity status, musicians are idolized for their talent in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 19, 2019
Love Music? These New Inventions Can Teach You How to Play Easily

Love Music? These New Inventions Can Teach You How to Play Easily

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2019

Music and product design might be the pinnacle when it comes to combining functionality and design all in one. If you’re looking to reach out to some maestros, or even... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2019
Simple but Successful Designs – The Minimal Viable Product

Simple but Successful Designs – The Minimal Viable Product

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2019

A reoccurring question we receive at Mako is clients who ask about the best way to have their idea designed, especially in terms measuring development, time and cost. Founder of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2019
Yoga Inventions made to Maximize Health Benefits

Yoga Inventions made to Maximize Health Benefits

Mako Design + Invent
June 14, 2019

It’s no doubt that yoga is now an immensely popular practice that a lot of people invest their time, money and beliefs in. As the practice is known for providing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 14, 2019
Most Successful Inventions from Small Start Ups

Most Successful Inventions from Small Start Ups

Mako Design + Invent
June 12, 2019

Starting a new business or start up is never an easy feat. While it can be exhilarating and exciting, a lot of inventors and entrepreneurs find themselves simultaneously nervous and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 12, 2019
Is my Invention a Good Idea? Understanding Your Product’s Market

Is my Invention a Good Idea? Understanding Your Product’s Market

Mako Design + Invent
June 6, 2019

A common question we get from our inventors at Mako is whether or not their idea will be successful or good enough. It’s always hard to say if an idea... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 6, 2019
Guiding Product Development Through Customer Feedback

Guiding Product Development Through Customer Feedback

Mako Design + Invent
June 4, 2019

Customer experience is a top priority for product developers. In a report done by Walker, it estimated that by next year, customer experience will overtake price and product as a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 4, 2019
The Importance of Color In Your Product Design

The Importance of Color In Your Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 30, 2019

When talking product design a lot of inventors love to gush about what their product is, how it works, and what they plan to do with it on a grand... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 30, 2019
How the Beauty Industry is Shaping Product Design Innovation

How the Beauty Industry is Shaping Product Design Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
May 28, 2019

One of the biggest and fastest growing markets in the past recent years has hands down been the makeup and beauty industry. With social media mediums such as Instagram, YouTube,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 28, 2019
How Innovation is Bringing Virtual Reality Technology to Amusement Parks

How Innovation is Bringing Virtual Reality Technology to Amusement Parks

Mako Design + Invent
May 23, 2019

How VR Innovation is Inventing New Technologies With the rise in popularity and accessibility of Virtual Reality, it’s no surprise that designers are using VR to create new, innovative, thrilling,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 23, 2019
Mako Passes Prejudging Phase for the Red Dot Awards!

Mako Passes Prejudging Phase for the Red Dot Awards!

Mako Design + Invent
May 21, 2019

If you’re a fan of design, communications and brands design, product design and design concepts, you are probably already definitely aware of the infamous Red Dot Awards. At Mako, we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 21, 2019
The Best Inventions for the Summer Season

The Best Inventions for the Summer Season

Mako Design + Invent
May 16, 2019

The summer season is soon to arrive which means that sunny, blistering hot days, and the call for vacationing is amongst us. To help prepare for the sunny season, here... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 16, 2019
The Place of Product Design and Innovation in the Fashion Industry

The Place of Product Design and Innovation in the Fashion Industry

Mako Design + Invent
May 14, 2019

Ever heard of the term “fashion repeats itself?” The fashion world has hands down become one of the most difficult industries and markets in trying to come out with new... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 14, 2019
Tips to Keep Every Inventor More Productive This Summer

Tips to Keep Every Inventor More Productive This Summer

Mako Design + Invent
May 9, 2019

Like new years, the summer time always seems to be one of the big seasons in where everyone has a bucket list of things they want to do, but never... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 9, 2019
The Product Development of the Infamous Super Soaker

The Product Development of the Infamous Super Soaker

Mako Design + Invent
May 7, 2019

What would be a summer without a water fight? From water balloons to water guns, its no surprise that one of the first household name that comes to mind when... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 7, 2019
Innovative Products to Help You Keep Cool in the Summer

Innovative Products to Help You Keep Cool in the Summer

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2019

Whether you’re a fan of the heat or not, summer heat and humidity is something we’ll all have to deal with every year. If you’re dreading the warm season, here... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2019
How Micro Product Changes Keep Consumers Happy

How Micro Product Changes Keep Consumers Happy

Mako Design + Invent
May 1, 2019

News alert! People are easier to please than we think. Yes, that’s right, consumers don’t need wild changes to the products they love, product designers are proving that small changes... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 1, 2019
Four of the Most Useful Products That Came from Florida

Four of the Most Useful Products That Came from Florida

Mako Design + Invent
April 26, 2019

Recently, product design firm, MAKO, opened its doors in Miami, Florida. The Sunshine State has been filled with incredibly design talent, and we’re incredibly excited to be on the ground... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 26, 2019
MAKO Nominated for the German Design Awards for GoFish Cam

MAKO Nominated for the German Design Awards for GoFish Cam

Mako Design + Invent
April 18, 2019

The German Design Council Awards honour the best design achievements at an international level each year. Organized by the German Design Council, the awards are judged by an international judging... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 18, 2019
5 Great Product Ideas For Your Mom on Mother’s Day

5 Great Product Ideas For Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Mako Design + Invent
April 12, 2019

  Don’t know what to get the woman who gives you everything? Here are 5 great product ideas to get the lady who deserves the world. Your Mom.  IoT Tech... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 12, 2019
Tips From Our Senior Product Strategist, Ryan Davidson

Tips From Our Senior Product Strategist, Ryan Davidson

Mako Design + Invent
April 9, 2019

MAKO’s Product Development Agency Guides Inventors  Ever wonder what happens when you book an appointment with our product development agency? Here is our Senior Product Strategist, Ryan Davidson to give... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 9, 2019
5 Pain Points Invention Makers Have & How to Power Through Them

5 Pain Points Invention Makers Have & How to Power Through Them

Mako Design + Invent
April 2, 2019

For most invention makers, coming up with the concept is easy after they’ve had their ‘Eureka’ moment; the hard part is what to do afterward. With our 10 years of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 2, 2019
5 Innovations Turning 50 This Year

5 Innovations Turning 50 This Year

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 2019

It’s 1969 and you just got home from school. You sit down in front of your B&W TV with your favourite snack and wish you were allowed to turn on... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 2019
Positioning Your Startup and How to Nail It

Positioning Your Startup and How to Nail It

Mako Design + Invent
March 27, 2019

Starting your own business may seem intimidating at first, but once you have your process laid out in front of you, all you need to do is begin. Slowly but... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 27, 2019
Inventors Launchpad Podcast: A Conversation with MAKO’s President, Kevin Mako

Inventors Launchpad Podcast: A Conversation with MAKO’s President, Kevin Mako

Mako Design + Invent
March 21, 2019

An educated thought leader on all things top invention development, our founder Kevin Mako sat down with Carmine Denisco of The Inventors Launchpad Podcast to chat about his accomplishments. Kevin... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 21, 2019
MAKO Opens Third Location in Miami, Florida’s Design District

MAKO Opens Third Location in Miami, Florida’s Design District

Mako Design + Invent
March 15, 2019

Big News for Our Product Development Firm! The MAKO team has officially opened our third office location in North America in the up and coming tech scene of sunny Miami, Florida.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 15, 2019
Invention Production: Growing Your New Product Company

Invention Production: Growing Your New Product Company

Mako Design + Invent
March 13, 2019

We’ve been in the game for about 10 years now, and continue to strive towards becoming even better every day. How do we do it and what’s our secret? Here... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 13, 2019
Everyday Products and the Women Behind the Great Invention Idea

Everyday Products and the Women Behind the Great Invention Idea

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2019

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ruth Graves Wakefield, a true pioneer of her time, and a woman with a University degree in the 1930s. Her entrepreneurial spirit brought her to begin her... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2019
Alternative Invention Design From Startups: The Plastic Waste War

Alternative Invention Design From Startups: The Plastic Waste War

Mako Design + Invent
February 19, 2019

We’ve all binge watched Blue Planet on Netflix, so this message shouldn’t seem surprising to you. With all the recent news about our oceans containing more waste than water, these... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 19, 2019
How to Design Your Product with a Leading Design Firm

How to Design Your Product with a Leading Design Firm

Mako Design + Invent
February 12, 2019

Are you looking to improve your product design? There is a new platform which can help you do just that, it’s called LeManoosh. As a leading design firm, we view this... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 12, 2019
MAKO Helps Inventor Bring to Life Comfycup, Now Found on TTC’s in Toronto

MAKO Helps Inventor Bring to Life Comfycup, Now Found on TTC’s in Toronto

Mako Design + Invent
February 7, 2019

Have you ever been on your commute to work, your hands are so full you can’t even hold onto the pole to stop yourself from falling over when the train... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 7, 2019
Top 4 Product Innovations to Help You Do More

Top 4 Product Innovations to Help You Do More

Mako Design + Invent
January 29, 2019

As we settle into this new year, we start to get back into the swing of things in our busy lives. Whether you’re the CEO of a company, running a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 29, 2019
The World’s Youngest, Most Innovative Entrepreneurs

The World’s Youngest, Most Innovative Entrepreneurs

Mako Design + Invent
January 26, 2019

Many of us are fans of hit invention TV series’ like Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank. Watching earnestly from our couches, as these brave contestants take the stand. With each... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 26, 2019
Impressive Tech Gadgets to Keep You Warm This Winter

Impressive Tech Gadgets to Keep You Warm This Winter

Mako Design + Invent
January 24, 2019

Are you constantly trying to keep warm? Is winter getting the best of you? We found these impressive tech gadgets to help you stay toasty this winter. Inventors listen closely,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 24, 2019
“I Have an Invention and I Need Your Help.”

“I Have an Invention and I Need Your Help.”

Mako Design + Invent
January 22, 2019

The inspiration for an invention idea can come from anywhere. It could solve an everyday problem to make lives simpler, improve an existing device, or perhaps be a new invention... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 22, 2019
Keep Your New Years Resolution Goals in Check With These IoT Softwares

Keep Your New Years Resolution Goals in Check With These IoT Softwares

Mako Design + Invent
January 17, 2019

With 2019 just around the corner, and the holidays fast approaching it’s hard not to think about your plans for the upcoming year. Do you want to achieve specific fitness... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 17, 2019
The Best Consumer Product Designs at CES 2019

The Best Consumer Product Designs at CES 2019

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2019

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been taking place for over 50 years. Showcasing the newest and most innovative tech coming into the industry.  Hosted annually in Las Vegas by... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2019
Tips to Be A More Creative Thinker

Tips to Be A More Creative Thinker

Mako Design + Invent
January 4, 2019

We’re all waiting for that big invention idea to come to us. Instead of thinking big, try thinking smaller. Take our invention idea advice and start by solving persisting problems... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 4, 2019
Going green in 2019? This one is for you.

Going green in 2019? This one is for you.

Mako Design + Invent
January 2, 2019

As the new year is upon us, and we begin to set our new years resolutions, we look for solutions to the goals we’re trying to set. If one of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 2, 2019
5 Unique Product Inventions That Made Millions

5 Unique Product Inventions That Made Millions

Mako Design + Invent
December 13, 2018

We’re all creators at heart, whether it’s drawing on a napkin or a painting on a canvas. As humans, it is in our nature to want to invent things, for... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 13, 2018
MAKO’s Launches Partnership with Design Publication Core77

MAKO’s Launches Partnership with Design Publication Core77

Mako Design + Invent
December 11, 2018

We are honoured to announce our recent partnership with the well-established industrial design site Core77.com. Core77 is a leading source for all articles, forums, portfolios, job listings and design services appealing to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 11, 2018
Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Our Clients

Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Our Clients

Mako Design + Invent
December 6, 2018

Are you searching for the perfect gift this holiday season to please your tech-savvy loved ones? We are here to help! Being a leading physical product industrial design firm, we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 6, 2018
Tech-Focused Details of Google’s next Smart City

Tech-Focused Details of Google’s next Smart City

Mako Design + Invent
December 4, 2018

Popularly known as the six, Toronto is getting a new nickname; “The Silicon Valley of the North.” With Google’s new pilot project to turn the city as we know it... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 4, 2018
Design Evolution of the Holiday Stocking

Design Evolution of the Holiday Stocking

Mako Design + Invent
November 29, 2018

The holidays are quickly approaching which means Christmas lights, trees, and all the festive decor is starting to fill stores, streets, and homes everywhere. We have all grown up with... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 29, 2018
Kharaband Wearable Device Nominated for Prestigious Award

Kharaband Wearable Device Nominated for Prestigious Award

Mako Design + Invent
November 27, 2018

A new wearable device has taken over, and it’s hard to not be in a room with at least one person wearing a smartwatch these days, or someone who is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 27, 2018
Three Innovative Products You Need For Your Next Trip

Three Innovative Products You Need For Your Next Trip

Mako Design + Invent
November 22, 2018

Travelling is such an exciting time and one of the things we look forward to the most throughout the year. Over the years travel has changed a ton, and there have... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 22, 2018
MAKO Receives Designer Nomination Award by LUX Life 2019

MAKO Receives Designer Nomination Award by LUX Life 2019

Mako Design + Invent
November 20, 2018

We are thrilled to share that MAKO has been given a Designer Nomination by LUX Life Magazine for the 2019 Designer Awards. Epic wins like these are what keeps MAKO... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 20, 2018
Gillette Innovating the Shaving Industry with Treo

Gillette Innovating the Shaving Industry with Treo

Mako Design + Invent
November 15, 2018

Shaving isn’t anything new to us. Most of us have been shaving in some capacity for decades. A part of our routines that we don’t even think twice about. The... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 15, 2018
Prototype Invention Dumbphone; Forget Smartphones

Prototype Invention Dumbphone; Forget Smartphones

Mako Design + Invent
November 13, 2018

In today’s age, it’s next to impossible to be unplugged. We’re tapped into our devices more than ever and that’s what’s fueling every wearable design company out there. How can... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 13, 2018
How Our Design Firm Boosts Creativity and Inspiration

How Our Design Firm Boosts Creativity and Inspiration

Mako Design + Invent
November 8, 2018

At our creative design firm, we’re focused on staying inspired and creating the best engineered and designed products. In order to do that, we’re motivated to keep the creative juices flowing!... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 8, 2018
MAKO Client Backed With $100,000 Deal on Dragons’ Den

MAKO Client Backed With $100,000 Deal on Dragons’ Den

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2018

We’re so excited to share that our client, Jonathan Schloo, a Toronto inventor, was just backed on CBC’s Dragon’s Den with a whopping $100,000 deal! His ingenious invention is something... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2018
Top Inventors at Dyson are now Innovating Hair styling

Top Inventors at Dyson are now Innovating Hair styling

Mako Design + Invent
October 30, 2018

Dyson is a British technology company that was established by one of the top inventors in the world in 1991. It designs and manufactures household appliances but has been most... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 30, 2018
Three Innovative Inventions for Your Pets

Three Innovative Inventions for Your Pets

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2018

Dog bowls, crates, dog beds, leashes, all the typical pet products we own when we have a pet. However, there are so many additional innovative inventions out there that go... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2018
Top Designs from Fast Company’s Innovation of Design Awards

Top Designs from Fast Company’s Innovation of Design Awards

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2018

Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards takes place each year honoring the designers and their invention development company solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The awards feature a variety of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2018
Amazon Launches Storefront for Small Product Businesses

Amazon Launches Storefront for Small Product Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2018

We recently heard the news at our product design studio of an exciting announcement from Amazon that will help small and medium-sized businesses grow. The online retailer recently announced the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2018
Three Game Changing Mobile Phones That Made History

Three Game Changing Mobile Phones That Made History

Mako Design + Invent
October 9, 2018

The evolution of phones and cell phones has been one that we’ve all been part of. Although the invention of the phone dates way back to before a product design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 9, 2018
Canadian Government Invests $85.3 Million into New Intellectual Property Strategy

Canadian Government Invests $85.3 Million into New Intellectual Property Strategy

Mako Design + Invent
October 2, 2018

For innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and start-ups Intellectual Property, colloquially known as IP, is crucial to business success. To keep Canadian innovators competitive in the global innovation economy the Canadian Federal... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 2, 2018
VARIA Creates Multi-Purpose Furniture For Your Home

VARIA Creates Multi-Purpose Furniture For Your Home

Mako Design + Invent
September 27, 2018

The furniture that fills our homes is incredibly valuable to us. Not only do we spend a fortune on it to make our homes look the way we want, but... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 27, 2018
The Evolution of the Stove

The Evolution of the Stove

Mako Design + Invent
September 25, 2018

The stove has truly come to the centerpiece of kitchens all over the world. Taking a look back at products that have become a staple in our homes is always... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 25, 2018
Spotlight on Aday: Taking a Stand For Sustainable Fashion

Spotlight on Aday: Taking a Stand For Sustainable Fashion

Mako Design + Invent
September 18, 2018

When you think about fashion design, rarely do you think about solar energy and recycled plastic, to most people, these two things don’t go hand-in-hand. To Aday though, a three-year-old... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 18, 2018
Inventors are Rethinking Our Everyday Bathrooms

Inventors are Rethinking Our Everyday Bathrooms

Mako Design + Invent
September 6, 2018

Innovation surrounds us every day and with the introduction of new and exciting products, we’re also seeing innovations to pre-existing products we’ve been using for as long as we can... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 6, 2018
Female Inventors and Their Inventions That Changed The World

Female Inventors and Their Inventions That Changed The World

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2018

Female inventors and designers have changed the world with some of their inventions, have shaken up the industry, and have been leaders in innovation throughout the years. We’re going to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2018
MAKO Nominated For Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies

MAKO Nominated For Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies

Mako Design + Invent
August 21, 2018

Each year Fast Company (FastCo) selects a handful of companies that are ranked as the world’s Most Innovative Companies of that year. This award honours leading enterprises and rising newcomers... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 21, 2018
Strategic Thinking: 5 Key Product Idea Questions

Strategic Thinking: 5 Key Product Idea Questions

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2018

At Mako, we work on a LOT of projects, over 150 a year. We receive even more calls about potential product ideas. In fact, our project strategy team fields hundreds... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2018
Spotlight on PillClok: Taking the Guesswork out of Medication

Spotlight on PillClok: Taking the Guesswork out of Medication

Mako Design + Invent
July 31, 2018

Product designer, Fabián Vadillo, is changing the game when it comes to taking medication through his latest invention development. In the United States, approximately 60% of people admit to forgetting... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 31, 2018
How Virtual Reality is Changing the Game For Design

How Virtual Reality is Changing the Game For Design

Mako Design + Invent
July 26, 2018

Virtual and augmented reality has completely changed the way we can visualize things as consumers and has been revolutionizing wearable tech design. Popular among video games and the entertainment industry, you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 26, 2018
Invention That’s Making TV’s Old News and Bringing Projectors to Our Homes

Invention That’s Making TV’s Old News and Bringing Projectors to Our Homes

Mako Design + Invent
July 12, 2018

Projectors have been around for years as a way to enjoy entertainment on a large screen or project information in school or for presentations, however, we haven’t really thought much... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 12, 2018
Ikea Commits to Being Environmentally Friendly With Their Product Design

Ikea Commits to Being Environmentally Friendly With Their Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
July 5, 2018

By January 2020 Ikea plans to eliminate all single-use plastic in their stores across Canada. Why? Because it’s time to put the environment first when thinking about invention design and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 5, 2018
Top Tips For Your Kickstarter Campaign

Top Tips For Your Kickstarter Campaign

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2018

Kickstarter is no stranger for those who are trying to get their invention started and off the ground. The website helps not just designers and inventors but musicians, filmmakers, and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2018
Apple is Making Their Devices Less Addictive

Apple is Making Their Devices Less Addictive

Mako Design + Invent
June 26, 2018

Hours upon hours are spent scrolling through our smartphones or on other devices each day, this is 2018 and we are now more dependent on our devices than ever before.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 26, 2018
Ovie Creates First Smart Food Storage System

Ovie Creates First Smart Food Storage System

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2018

Food waste costs the average American family $2,000 USD a year. Obviously, this is a problem that many consumers aren’t aware of and a problem that needs to be addressed.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2018
Industrial Design Spotlight: The Paperpot Transplanter

Industrial Design Spotlight: The Paperpot Transplanter

Mako Design + Invent
June 20, 2018

This Japanese invention is innovating the way farmers farm by letting one person do in minutes what ordinarily takes an hour with their Paperpot Transplanter, the latest in industrial design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 20, 2018
The Reinvention of Straws: From Plastic to Bamboo, Steel, and Glass

The Reinvention of Straws: From Plastic to Bamboo, Steel, and Glass

Mako Design + Invent
June 7, 2018

A product that we don’t often even think twice about, a straw. We use it to sip and stir our beverages, and it’s literally been found in our homes and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 7, 2018
Kevin Mako Nominated for the EY Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Kevin Mako Nominated for the EY Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Mako Design + Invent
June 5, 2018

EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognizes some of the most innovative and influential leaders in the world. For the past 25 years, these awards have recognized the achievements of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 5, 2018
Invention Makers Create the First Mobile Phone with 3D Technology

Invention Makers Create the First Mobile Phone with 3D Technology

Mako Design + Invent
May 31, 2018

You know when you hear about a product innovation that you need to see to believe it? That’s the case with RED’s Hydrogen One Handset that was promised by the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 31, 2018
Affordable 3D Printing with Sinterit’s Lisa 2

Affordable 3D Printing with Sinterit’s Lisa 2

Mako Design + Invent
May 29, 2018

Sinterit was the first manufacturer to deliver affordable 3D desktop printers and now they’ve created the next generation of their successful Lisa printer that will change the way we look... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 29, 2018
B8ta is Innovating the Retail Store Space

B8ta is Innovating the Retail Store Space

Mako Design + Invent
May 24, 2018

B8ta stores are changing the way consumers shop with their new type of retail store designed for trying and buying the latest tech products. Their innovative type of store can... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 24, 2018
New Innovation: the Mako Student Innovation Award at Ryerson Sandbox DMZ

New Innovation: the Mako Student Innovation Award at Ryerson Sandbox DMZ

Mako Design + Invent
May 23, 2018

In the glow of the floor-to-ceiling ballistic blue foam pyramid at the Ryerson Sandbox DMZ, the Mako Student Innovation Award contestants excitedly discuss each other’s presentations. They await the decision... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 23, 2018