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BLOG CATEGORY: Inventions & Inventors

Innovative Design & Technology Trends to Look Forward to in 2022

Innovative Design & Technology Trends to Look Forward to in 2022

Mako Design + Invent
March 14, 2022

Innovative Tech and Trends in 2022 “Volatility lead to gaps, those gaps lead to market spaces, market spaces that need to be filled by new and aspiring entrepreneurs.” Our President... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 14, 2022
Why Sustainable Inventions that Help the Environment are Today’s Biggest Trend

Why Sustainable Inventions that Help the Environment are Today’s Biggest Trend

Mako Design + Invent
March 10, 2022

Why is there a trend of building new inventions that help the environment? Well, humans produce. And humans also consume. It’s a cyclical process that propels the world forward. As... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 10, 2022
How to Create an Invention (9 Step Guide)

How to Create an Invention (9 Step Guide)

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2022

How Do I Create an Invention Idea? It’s probably the most popular question we get asked here at MAKO Design + Invent. In general, every great idea starts with two... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2022
New Technology Inventions MAKO Wants in 2022

New Technology Inventions MAKO Wants in 2022

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2022

As the leading firm that provides product design services for startups, inventors, small manufacturers, and eCommerce brands, we love learning and implementing the latest cutting-edge technologies in our clients’ products.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2022
Kevin to Keynote the 2022 MDL CAD Design Competition on March 4 at 6:00 pm EST

Kevin to Keynote the 2022 MDL CAD Design Competition on March 4 at 6:00 pm EST

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2022

Catch Kevin’s keynote on March 4 at 6:00 pm EST! MAKO’s President and Founder will present one of the opening keynotes at the 2022 CAD Design competition hosted by MDL... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2022
MAKO Client CNCT Wins the 2021 LICC Product Design Award

MAKO Client CNCT Wins the 2021 LICC Product Design Award

Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 2022

Congratulations to the MAKO team for winning the 2021 LICC product design award for our client’s CNCT! In the past year, our client’s CNCT won numerous accolades for its useful... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 2022
Kevin Mako Featured on The Business of You Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured on The Business of You Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2022

At the beginning of February, Rachel Gogos, invited Kevin Mako on her podcast, The Business of You. On the show, Kevin goes in-depth into branding for product startups. In addition,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 – solving pain points in the simplest way. It’s in our DNA, it’s MAKO’s north star. But it’s not always the easiest approach. We understand what... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Alexa is Going Kid-Friendly

Alexa is Going Kid-Friendly

Mako Design + Invent
May 17, 2018

Last month, Amazon revealed that they were taking their popular virtual assistant, Alexa and making it kid-friendly, an invention idea for kids that is the first of its kind. About... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 17, 2018
Three Simple UX Design Best Practices for Product Design

Three Simple UX Design Best Practices for Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 8, 2018

As a product design agency, it’s your job to get inside the user’s brain. You need to be able to predetermine what they want and need, and what will make... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 8, 2018
Office Chairs Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

Office Chairs Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2018

Humanscale, a design and manufacturing company making ergonomic products for your office has come out with a new invention idea that will change the way you think of office chairs.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2018
Creativity Exercises to Boost Your Designs

Creativity Exercises to Boost Your Designs

Mako Design + Invent
April 4, 2018

Behind every great product design and invention, there is immense creativity behind it. As industrial designers, it’s normal that sometimes you just hit a wall or are in a rut... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 4, 2018
The Business Value of Exceptional Design

The Business Value of Exceptional Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 12, 2018

With new product designs, there are a lot of business values that come hand-in-hand with it. Staying ahead of the curve and always looking for ways to improve the design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 12, 2018
Factors That Affect Your Manufacturing Design

Factors That Affect Your Manufacturing Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 19, 2018

Manufacturing is a key factor in the success of your product, and the success of manufacturing comes back down to every stage of your consumer electronics design. Your design will... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 19, 2018
Client Spotlight: Smart Watch Band Improves Battery Life by 350%!

Client Spotlight: Smart Watch Band Improves Battery Life by 350%!

Mako Design + Invent
January 31, 2018

Throughout our everyday lives, we often experience inconveniences we usually just learn to live with or just ignore. Like slow internet, bad cell reception, or short battery life. Often, we’ll... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 31, 2018
CES 2018: What to Expect in Tech and Product Innovation

CES 2018: What to Expect in Tech and Product Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
January 8, 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada this year and it’s fast approaching. The Mako Design team can’t wait to first off, escape the cold, but... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 8, 2018
Founder of MAKO Design, Kevin Mako on Apple  Podcast Peak Performers

Founder of MAKO Design, Kevin Mako on Apple Podcast Peak Performers

Mako Design + Invent
January 5, 2018

It’s well known around the MAKO offices that we follow the GSD Model. That’s the Get Sh*t Done model. We get whatever it is done as effectively and efficiently as... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 5, 2018
Inventing Advice from “The Steve Jobs of Industrial Design,” James Dyson

Inventing Advice from “The Steve Jobs of Industrial Design,” James Dyson

Mako Design + Invent
January 2, 2018

James Dyson is a British inventor, with a net worth of $4.5 billion, is best known as being the founder of Dyson. James is best known for his invention of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 2, 2018
The Surprising Origins of Holiday Inventions

The Surprising Origins of Holiday Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
December 22, 2017

It’s not often that someone’s invention idea shapes the world as we know it. That’s certainly true for these holiday inventions that have become synonymous with what it means to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 22, 2017
Client Spotlight: Inventor Sells Out Product with Major Retailer

Client Spotlight: Inventor Sells Out Product with Major Retailer

Mako Design + Invent
December 20, 2017

We often say to our clients it’s the simplest inventions that see the most success. It’s the products that make you ask yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” that... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 20, 2017
Three Mistakes New Inventors Make

Three Mistakes New Inventors Make

Mako Design + Invent
December 9, 2017

Turning your invention idea into a functioning product is a dream come true for many people. However, inventing a new product or starting a business can be a maze, as... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 9, 2017
Overseas or Local: How to Find a Great Manufacturer

Overseas or Local: How to Find a Great Manufacturer

Mako Design + Invent
December 5, 2017

When trying to find the perfect manufacturer for your invention development, there’s a lot of things you need to take into consideration. For starters, you need to determine the type... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 5, 2017
From Helicopter Crash to Inventor: Veteran Partners With MAKO on Invention

From Helicopter Crash to Inventor: Veteran Partners With MAKO on Invention

Mako Design + Invent
November 28, 2017

It’s every pilots’ worst nightmare. You’re 30,000 feet high, soaring high above the clouds, with the sun beaming off your face – when the engine starts to stutter. Suddenly, it... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 28, 2017
Surprising Inventions That Came From the Military

Surprising Inventions That Came From the Military

Mako Design + Invent
November 10, 2017

At Mako Design + Invent, we are constantly inspired by invention ideas and inventions both old and new. Product design has been around for decades and it’s incredible to see... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 10, 2017
Five Prototypes Your Start-up Should be Making

Five Prototypes Your Start-up Should be Making

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2017

Prototypes are critical in the development of your products but what many people don’t realize is how prototype design differs in your stages of development. Here are five types of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2017
5 Ways Our Industrial Design Company Keeps Creative Juices Flowing!

5 Ways Our Industrial Design Company Keeps Creative Juices Flowing!

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2017

Being a creative person doesn’t always come easy and it’s normal to often hit a dry spell. Thinking of creative and innovative solutions day-to-day is a huge part of our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2017
Client Spotlight: Festken Fights Plastic Waste with Fashionable New Bottle

Client Spotlight: Festken Fights Plastic Waste with Fashionable New Bottle

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2017

The year was 2015, when two music festival attendees gazed over the field that was once their dance floor. While all the movers and shakers made their way home, the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2017
MAKO Hosts Design Workshop For Trend Hunters’ Future Festival

MAKO Hosts Design Workshop For Trend Hunters’ Future Festival

Mako Design + Invent
October 6, 2017

Known as one of the best innovation conferences in the world, Trend Hunter’s Future Festival is like Disneyland for any product development company, let alone any thought leaders in innovation.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 6, 2017
Why Prototypes are Essential to Great Product Design

Why Prototypes are Essential to Great Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
September 28, 2017

Prototype design is critical to getting closer to the real functionality of your product. Sketches, wire frames, blueprints and mock ups are great, but the prototype is what’s going to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 28, 2017
The Evolution of Industrial Design

The Evolution of Industrial Design

Mako Design + Invent
September 26, 2017

Throughout history, when people needed a product or object, they figured out a way to create it or found someone who could help them make it. Shoemakers, welders, whatever the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 26, 2017
The Nima Sensor: A Brilliant Invention Idea That Tests Food For Gluten

The Nima Sensor: A Brilliant Invention Idea That Tests Food For Gluten

Mako Design + Invent
September 8, 2017

More than 3 million people in the U.S. are suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and if these people consume gluten, it will cause serious digestive issues. Unfortunately, 1... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 8, 2017
Back to School Means Awesome New Tech Inventions

Back to School Means Awesome New Tech Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
September 6, 2017

It’s that time of year again! A time when students are heading back to the classrooms, teachers are heading back to their podiums, and a time when new tech gadgets... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 6, 2017
MAKO Awards 10K to Cricket Based Food Company for Innovation

MAKO Awards 10K to Cricket Based Food Company for Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 2017

When you think of crickets, what comes to mind? Do you think of cricket vanilla-bean ice cream? How about chili con cricket? Or cricket Bolognese? These are just a few... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 2017
Does My Invention Need Bluetooth?

Does My Invention Need Bluetooth?

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2017

For a consumer electronics design company such as MAKO Design, IoT is a hot topic in the consumer electronics industry. IoT has taken the modern age by storm with wireless... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2017
MAKO Named to Inc 5000 List as Fastest Growing Company!

MAKO Named to Inc 5000 List as Fastest Growing Company!

Mako Design + Invent
August 22, 2017

MAKO has always strived to be a leader. It’s our mission to be leaders in manufacturing, product development, prototyping, and design. Now, we have been officially recognized as a major... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 22, 2017
The Importance of Mechanical Design and Engineering

The Importance of Mechanical Design and Engineering

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2017

Being a product development firm offering world-class mechanical design services, MAKO Design has seen many innovative and market-disrupting product ideas come from our home inventors. Many clients will provide us... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2017
The Importance of User Experience to a Great IoT Design Firm

The Importance of User Experience to a Great IoT Design Firm

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2017

Like the digital landscapes we spend a lot of our time in, product design has also started to pay closer attention to user experience. Especially when it comes to IoT... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2017
MAKO Awarding Best Projects at This Year’s Maker Festival

MAKO Awarding Best Projects at This Year’s Maker Festival

Mako Design + Invent
July 7, 2017

Attention all makers, tinkerers, and builders-of-things! This year’s Maker Festival in Toronto has an all new component brought to you by Mako Design, our engineering design firm. For the most... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 7, 2017
When Nature Meets Mechanical Engineering

When Nature Meets Mechanical Engineering

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2017

Our mechanical engineering firm at MAKO Design works on so many different types of products. Some of the most interesting ones come from ideas that find their inspiration in the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2017
The Benefits of a Product Redesign

The Benefits of a Product Redesign

Mako Design + Invent
June 26, 2017

Congratulations! Your product has been a great success, and you’ve enjoyed a nice run for years, maybe even decades. But as with all good things, they can eventually come to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 26, 2017
4-Must Listen Podcasts for Inventors and Product Developers

4-Must Listen Podcasts for Inventors and Product Developers

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2017

Whether you’re just sketching out the beginnings of an idea, or you’re already building out your prototype with us here at MAKO Design, building up your knowledge base is always... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2017
Show Your Next Pitch Who’s Boss

Show Your Next Pitch Who’s Boss

Mako Design + Invent
June 12, 2017

For some inventors, the pitch is the scariest part of the process when turning your idea into an honest-to-goodness product. There’s no skirting around the fact that presenting your prototype... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 12, 2017
3 Sci-Fi Classics That Predicted IoT Design

3 Sci-Fi Classics That Predicted IoT Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 6, 2017

One of the most thrilling industries we at MAKO Invent have experience with is IoT design. IoT products in particular prove just how powerful a creative idea can be, especially... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 6, 2017
Finding Success For Your New Invention at Trade Shows

Finding Success For Your New Invention at Trade Shows

Mako Design + Invent
May 26, 2017

You found MAKO Design, a prototype design company with end-to-end design services, the design is done, the prototype is complete, the patent is filed, you’ve found a manufacturer and are... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 26, 2017
Tips for Kickstarting Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Tips for Kickstarting Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Mako Design + Invent
May 16, 2017

You’re almost there. You’ve nailed down your idea, you’ve approached a product design firm like MAKO Design to help take you from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Often... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 16, 2017
MAKO Spotlight: Our New Vice President of Strategy

MAKO Spotlight: Our New Vice President of Strategy

Mako Design + Invent
May 10, 2017

With 2017 nearly half way complete, it’s hard to believe how fast our electrical design firm has raced through the year! We’ve seen new partnerships, a national invention contest, a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 10, 2017
Kevin Mako on The Business of Thought Leadership Podcast

Kevin Mako on The Business of Thought Leadership Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
May 5, 2017

What does our mechanical design firm and Founder, Kevin Mako have in common with the first Canadian to walk in space, Chris Hadfield, the leading lady shark on Shark Tank,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 5, 2017
MAKO and Agency 2.0 Partner to Bring More Epic Inventions to Life

MAKO and Agency 2.0 Partner to Bring More Epic Inventions to Life

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2017

At MAKO Design + Invent, as a leading industrial design firm, we make it our mandate to deliver results and drive success for every single client. But we wanted to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2017
MAKO Partners with Robert Herjevac & Frito-Lay for Dreamvention!

MAKO Partners with Robert Herjevac & Frito-Lay for Dreamvention!

Mako Design + Invent
March 14, 2017

(AUSTIN, Texas) March 14, 2017 – MAKO Design + Invent is proud to announce their partnership with Robert Herjevac of ABC’s Shark Tank and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division to bring to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 14, 2017
From a Sketch on a Napkin to Store Shelves: The Inventing Process

From a Sketch on a Napkin to Store Shelves: The Inventing Process

Mako Design + Invent
March 3, 2017

It all begins with an idea. You’ve had that light bulb moment. So you race to jot down this brilliant, life changing idea before it vanishes from your memory all... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 3, 2017
Engineering Feats of the 21st Century

Engineering Feats of the 21st Century

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2017

Today marks the end of 2017’s National Engineering Week. As an engineering design firm that works on developing products every day, we want to extend our appreciation to our team... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2017
The Internet of Things 101

The Internet of Things 101

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2017

As an IoT design firm, we dream of a home where appliances and products do our bidding for us. The alarm sounds, the blinds automatically raise, the coffee starts brewing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2017
When Life Gives You Pollution, Make Art

When Life Gives You Pollution, Make Art

Mako Design + Invent
February 8, 2017

As the world’s population continues to rise (and fast), so does its pollution. The result is a vast amount of car emissions and air toxins causing great environmental concern which... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 8, 2017
How 3-D Printing Actually Works

How 3-D Printing Actually Works

Mako Design + Invent
February 3, 2017

Imagine you’ve decided to re-organize your closet, but instead of leaving your house, travelling all the way to the store, measuring the storage bins that are available, all you need... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 3, 2017
Electrical Engineering Inventions Earn 19-Year-Old Global Attention

Electrical Engineering Inventions Earn 19-Year-Old Global Attention

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2017

It’s true what they say – necessity is the mother of invention. When a problem presents itself, it takes an innovator to solve it. 19-year-old inventor Ann Makosinski recently made... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2017
Autodesk University: A Product Design Disneyland

Autodesk University: A Product Design Disneyland

Mako Design + Invent
December 17, 2016

Autodesk University is one of the biggest design conferences in the world, focusing on expanding design knowledge and shaping the future of the industry. As one of the leading software... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 17, 2016
Moonlite: The Future of Bedtime Stories

Moonlite: The Future of Bedtime Stories

Mako Design + Invent
December 7, 2016

Bedtime stories have always been a staple in any young family’s home. It’s a time to connect, explore imagination and develop creativity in both parent and child. With all the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 7, 2016
Brilliantly Simple: Our Engineering Design Philosophy

Brilliantly Simple: Our Engineering Design Philosophy

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2016

Brilliantly simple design. Our words to live by at MAKO Design + Invent. As technology advances, so does contemporary, clean design and thus, engineering design advances with it. The key... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2016
Prototype Design for Youth Education

Prototype Design for Youth Education

Mako Design + Invent
November 15, 2016

Welcome to the digital revolution. A time where data and analytics surround us. Doesn’t reminisce of a simpler time of sepia tone photos, hand-written letters and analog clocks make you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 15, 2016
MAKO + Web Design: A Wellmet Combination

MAKO + Web Design: A Wellmet Combination

Mako Design + Invent
November 10, 2016

With web design as one of most sought after aspects of web development, we are making it our mandate to be an industry leader in the wake of this design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 10, 2016
An Industrial Design Partnership: MAKO + Autodesk

An Industrial Design Partnership: MAKO + Autodesk

Mako Design + Invent
November 8, 2016

MAKO Design + Invent and Autodesk have partnered on several events together since their first event nearly a year ago. Events include everything from the CNE Innovation Garage, socials such... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 8, 2016
The Future of Wearable Tech Design

The Future of Wearable Tech Design

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2016

Apple Watch. Fitbit. Google Glass. Wearable technology is one of the hottest topics in the design industry right now. It is a trend that’s constantly evolving and as technology advances,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2016
Industrial Design at the CNE Innovation Garage

Industrial Design at the CNE Innovation Garage

Mako Design + Invent
October 12, 2016

Innovation and change are the disruptive agents that make our industry interesting and exciting. Staying ahead of emerging trends and industry shifts allows us as an industrial design firm to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 12, 2016
Youth Entrepreneurs and Medical Product Innovations

Youth Entrepreneurs and Medical Product Innovations

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2016

Youth Entrepreneurs: Leaders of Tomorrow; Innovating Today Entrepreneurship is something that’s always been near and dear to the MAKO team’s heart. It’s inspiring to see youth already embodying the culture... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2016
Google Blog Highlights MAKO as an Exceptional Lean Growth Start Up

Google Blog Highlights MAKO as an Exceptional Lean Growth Start Up

Mako Design + Invent
September 18, 2016

Every hour of every day, multiple people at our mechanical design firm are using Google’s applications to serve our clients in the best possible way. It’s not every day however,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 18, 2016
PINCH Makes an Impact on Indiegogo

PINCH Makes an Impact on Indiegogo

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2016

This week at MAKO we’re celebrating our friend and client Sameem Monzayvian and his MAKO-designed product PINCH Safe Outlet (PINCH) as it starts a month-long crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. After... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2016
SAGE World Cup 2016 Winners: HelpWear Tech

SAGE World Cup 2016 Winners: HelpWear Tech

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2016

Innovation is the very gadget of Entrepreneurship. It inspires the world when people develop solutions to fill gaps in a market that solves real problems. At MAKO Design + Invent,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2016
Subpac: Headphones for your Body

Subpac: Headphones for your Body

Mako Design + Invent
June 20, 2016

Advances in wearable technology are increasingly easy to come by in today’s world, capable of doing all sorts of things, from monitoring your heart rate on a Fitbit to tracking... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 20, 2016
Carbon Fiber: Better, Faster, Stronger

Carbon Fiber: Better, Faster, Stronger

Mako Design + Invent
June 15, 2016

This past weekend, our very own President, James Chalmers, came away with an impressive second place finish in a local High-Performance F18 Catamaran Regatta. As seen below, you can see... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 15, 2016
Soundlazer VR: Innovative Directional Speakers

Soundlazer VR: Innovative Directional Speakers

Mako Design + Invent
June 7, 2016

For individuals working in an open office environment, it can be challenging to have music on without colleagues constantly changing the volume. Putting on headphones is a smart solution; however,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 7, 2016
FriWalk: A Walker 2.0

FriWalk: A Walker 2.0

Mako Design + Invent
June 2, 2016

At MAKO, we support innovative tech products that can empower the users, more specifically when it comes to improving their health and giving them the tools to improve their well-being.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 2, 2016
KNOCKI: Control IoT Devices from Any Surface

KNOCKI: Control IoT Devices from Any Surface

Mako Design + Invent
May 30, 2016

The Internet of Things requires users to use their smartphone to control and operate their connected devices. There’s no break from the phone and it has to stay in the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 30, 2016
A Camera Lens Wrap for Child Photography

A Camera Lens Wrap for Child Photography

Mako Design + Invent
May 26, 2016

Child photography can’t be approached as a simple “1, 2, 3, smile!”. Children cannot be directed like adults, it’s difficult to focus their attention long enough to obtain the perfect... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 26, 2016
Safe Outlet for Existing Electrical Outlet

Safe Outlet for Existing Electrical Outlet

Mako Design + Invent
May 24, 2016

“When I saw my 3 year old son walking around while holding those flimsy plastic plugs we used to plug our electrical outlets to “protect him”, a surge of mixed... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 24, 2016
+FRESH: Designed to Optimize Dental Hygiene and Dietary Habits

+FRESH: Designed to Optimize Dental Hygiene and Dietary Habits

Mako Design + Invent
May 17, 2016

At MAKO Design + Invent, we appreciate the detailed process of product development, as we understand the necessity behind every step in order to push a product and maximize success.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 17, 2016
Averley Suction Bowl & Mat

Averley Suction Bowl & Mat

Mako Design + Invent
May 6, 2016

As a product development firm, we have a strong focus on consumer products that add significant value to a niche market. Our clients are truly motivated and passionate about their... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 6, 2016
Outdoor Invention with Low Emissions

Outdoor Invention with Low Emissions

Mako Design + Invent
May 2, 2016

Summer is coming which means that camping enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy this great outdoor recreational activity. Cooking when outdoors demands the campers bringing all the required materials.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 2, 2016
HOVR: A Gadget For The Legs

HOVR: A Gadget For The Legs

Mako Design + Invent
April 27, 2016

Working out is essential for our health and well-being. Unfortunately, individuals who sit at a desk everyday don’t get much exercise and sometimes it’s not enough to work out during... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 27, 2016
PICTAR: Camera Control for iPhones

PICTAR: Camera Control for iPhones

Mako Design + Invent
April 25, 2016

Wherever they are, users want to be able to capture every important moment of their adventures and share their photos with the world. Technology has made it possible for smartphones... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 25, 2016
PlayDate: A Remote Smart Pet Toy

PlayDate: A Remote Smart Pet Toy

Mako Design + Invent
April 22, 2016

At MAKO we are pet lovers; and we understand the frustration and the worry that pet owners can feel when they are not at home to play with them and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 22, 2016
MAKO Invent – Create and Innovate Contest

MAKO Invent – Create and Innovate Contest

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2016

Two months ago, we launched the MAKO Create and Innovate Contest to encourage inventors to take action and give life to their invention idea. It is an inherent part of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2016
IoT Comes To Laundry

IoT Comes To Laundry

Mako Design + Invent
April 18, 2016

Who would have thought, years from now, that clothes pegs could ever be called “smart”? There’s nothing more plain and simple than a clothes peg. IoT has taken over laundry... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 18, 2016
BRIXO Gives Life to Your Design

BRIXO Gives Life to Your Design

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2016

At MAKO we love seeing classic games being revamped through technology and science and this for a better experience. We’ve probably all played with Lego™ bricks at some point in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2016
HUB: Home Audio Streaming Innovation

HUB: Home Audio Streaming Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2016

Watching HD TV using wireless headphones doesn’t always provide users with the best sound quality. US-based inventors found a solution to combine high-resolution and wireless audio in one product design.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2016
Industrial Design – Off-Road Rollerblades

Industrial Design – Off-Road Rollerblades

Mako Design + Invent
March 28, 2016

Personal transportation for small distances comes with several devices: bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades. These are very practical for clean and flat roads, but what about other types of roads,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 28, 2016
Innovative Earphones With Built-In Microphone

Innovative Earphones With Built-In Microphone

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2016

Hands-free kit is an amazing invention. It lets people have conversations on the phone while performing other activities at the same time and make full use of their phone’s voice... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2016
SOUNDBOKS: Innovation for Music Lovers

SOUNDBOKS: Innovation for Music Lovers

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2016

We’ve mentioned in our previous blog how product development makes it possible to bring professional quality products to the public, this device featured here is the perfect example of this.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2016
Roccbox: A Product Design for Barbecuing

Roccbox: A Product Design for Barbecuing

Mako Design + Invent
March 16, 2016

The taste of that barbecue roast meat is unique and such a delight for any foodies. However, barbecue enthusiasts know the pain of having to wait endlessly for their food... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 16, 2016
The Plastic Bottle Cutter

The Plastic Bottle Cutter

Mako Design + Invent
March 14, 2016

Nowadays, it is not so much about recycling anymore, but about trying our best to up-cycle the products we want to get rid of. The amount of plastic waste that... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 14, 2016
The Edge: Invention Idea for Your Back

The Edge: Invention Idea for Your Back

Mako Design + Invent
March 11, 2016

The world is evolving and the dependency on laptops and phones is heavily increasing. The downside to this is that we are no longer bound to a desk to get... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 11, 2016
Luuup: Product Development for Pets

Luuup: Product Development for Pets

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2016

Product development is not only about creating a product from scratch, it’s also about improving and redesigning an existing product to make it better and more functional. Our philosophy is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2016
SpitStrips: Social Product Innovation

SpitStrips: Social Product Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2016

There is no greater cause than to save lives. MAKO believes that through product development we can bring innovations that will make our community safer and more responsible. Last October... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2016
Social Enterprise at Ryerson U

Social Enterprise at Ryerson U

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2016

For young entrepreneurs, it is essential to get support from experts and find the financial resources to develop your innovation and business venture. MAKO is proud to be part of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2016
Innovative Biometric Padlock

Innovative Biometric Padlock

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2016

Let’s face it, we’ve all at one point forgotten the password or the keys to our padlock, leading us to uncomfortable and unfortunate situations. We love when technology can give... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2016
Monument: Smart Product Design

Monument: Smart Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 22, 2016

It has become a natural reflex to record every moment that we enjoy with the people we love. With so many photos on our phones and cameras, it can become... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 22, 2016
TheStage: A Launchpad for Students

TheStage: A Launchpad for Students

Mako Design + Invent
February 17, 2016

MAKO Design + Invent loves to support young inventors and innovators. They are our future and we learn from them just as much as they learned from us. In recent years... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 17, 2016
Win $2K to Bring Your Idea to Market

Win $2K to Bring Your Idea to Market

Mako Design + Invent
February 15, 2016

This is your chance to bring your invention to life! MAKO is running the Create and Innovate contest for innovators and inventors to submit their best inventions and see their idea to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 15, 2016
Waldo: An Innovation Company

Waldo: An Innovation Company

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2016

We often attend captivating events and try our best to ensure that the memory is captured in a photograph. But what happens to these photos and where can they be... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2016
Consumer Product Development: Rocketbook

Consumer Product Development: Rocketbook

Mako Design + Invent
February 8, 2016

The way we write and communicate has changed over the years. With new tech devices, traditional writing practices that require pen and paper have become old-school as many people have... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 8, 2016
Product Development Specialists Meet Up

Product Development Specialists Meet Up

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2016

As product development experts, MAKO recognizes the value in networking within our industry. Our experience in working with inventors, product developers and enterprise clients, has helped us understand the importance... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2016
Create and Innovate Competition

Create and Innovate Competition

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2016

Passion is a key trait that is embedded in the core beliefs and vision of MAKO. We’re passionate about fostering growth in the entrepreneurial society by working with clients and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2016
FLUXO’s New Industrial Product Design

FLUXO’s New Industrial Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 18, 2016

MAKO is always supportive of global innovation initiatives. We believe that great ideas are sourced from the collaboration of individuals who come together with different creative perspectives. Innovators have a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 18, 2016
Lyft and GM Collaborate For Self-Driven Cars

Lyft and GM Collaborate For Self-Driven Cars

Mako Design + Invent
January 13, 2016

At MAKO Design + Invent we believe the best ideas are formed when collaboration takes place. Whether different companies collaborate or different divisions in a firm, the outcome usually generates... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 13, 2016
Favorite Product Innovations of CES 2016

Favorite Product Innovations of CES 2016

Mako Design + Invent
January 7, 2016

This year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) has been a rewarding experience for us at MAKO as we get to support our clients in being a part of an innovation driven,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 7, 2016
Kinova Robotics: An Innovation Company

Kinova Robotics: An Innovation Company

Mako Design + Invent
December 21, 2015

For MAKO, innovation is more than just designing products that are going to make a difference in an industry.  As a design firm innovation creates opportunities for us to tackle... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 21, 2015
Sleek Product Design for a Smartphone Printer

Sleek Product Design for a Smartphone Printer

Mako Design + Invent
December 14, 2015

Sometimes when you look at old photographs it’s hard to remember what exactly was going on when the picture was taken. What if you could bring those photographs to life... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 14, 2015
Product Design by Truckers Only

Product Design by Truckers Only

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2015

At MAKO, we love supporting our friends who are seeking new business ventures to expand their horizons. Developing strong partnerships and implementing new strategies are some of the best ways... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2015
Tech Innovation for Golfers

Tech Innovation for Golfers

Mako Design + Invent
December 2, 2015

At MAKO Invent, we believe that enhancing performance requires strategy. Our Team understands the value of coming up with the perfect strategy when managing their projects, developing designs and prototypes,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 2, 2015
Seamless Product Development by ChargeSpot

Seamless Product Development by ChargeSpot

Mako Design + Invent
November 25, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent loves that we live in a time where innovation has no boundaries. The entrepreneurial community has continuously progressed to provide so many amazing opportunities for young... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 25, 2015
Wearable Technology by Gest

Wearable Technology by Gest

Mako Design + Invent
November 20, 2015

Wearable technology has come a long way from your traditional digital watch to a smart watch that allows you to answer your phone calls. This is why MAKO is devoted... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 20, 2015
The Latest and Greatest Technological Innovations

The Latest and Greatest Technological Innovations

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2015

In the 21st century it seems that we are all in thrall to the amazing developments in technology that continue to surprise us on a daily basis. Whether it be... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2015
PetBot: Another Product Design Client Success Story

PetBot: Another Product Design Client Success Story

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2015

As a product development firm, MAKO Design + Invent understands the importance of innovation. It does not always derive from the idea of developing revolutionary material that has never existed... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2015
MAKO @ Core77 Industrial Design Conference

MAKO @ Core77 Industrial Design Conference

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2015

A large part of being a successful industrial designer, is to share your insights in design and take other’s insight into consideration. It’s important to stay connected with individuals in the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2015
The MAKO-SAGE Innovation Hack

The MAKO-SAGE Innovation Hack

Mako Design + Invent
October 31, 2015

Inspiration for an individual or a team does not come from always come from an expert in the field. In fact, true inspiration sometimes comes from the last place you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 31, 2015
Student Initiatives to Support Fellow Peers

Student Initiatives to Support Fellow Peers

Mako Design + Invent
October 9, 2015

IDEA Interior Design & Engineering Affiliation is a competition hosted by Cranial Nerves with Ryerson Communication & design society. The event is to promote collaboration between the Engineering and Interior... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 9, 2015
STEAMLabs Encouraging Product Development

STEAMLabs Encouraging Product Development

Mako Design + Invent
September 29, 2015

It is extremely important for parents to inspire young minds to explore their creativity. Children need encouragement from their parents to guide them into the excitement of learning. After all,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 29, 2015
Thin Ice: From Prototype to Production

Thin Ice: From Prototype to Production

Mako Design + Invent
September 25, 2015

For decades, the weight-loss industry has been in continuous search of finding a healthy and effective way to establish long-term results. The community targeted often finds a difficult time to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 25, 2015
A Holographic Industrial Product Design Projector

A Holographic Industrial Product Design Projector

Mako Design + Invent
September 16, 2015

The evolution of technology plays a substantial role in how we live our lives. We are strongly influenced by the advanced technological products that surround us and are becoming more... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 16, 2015
The New CEIE at University of Toronto

The New CEIE at University of Toronto

Mako Design + Invent
September 14, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent strongly believes that the working to develop the skills of young entrepreneurs is of the utmost importance. Investing in youth is a direct link to investing in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 14, 2015
Innovation Company against Sleep Deprivation

Innovation Company against Sleep Deprivation

Mako Design + Invent
September 11, 2015

Supporting a community is one of the most important aspects in our industry. As an innovation company, MAKO is passionate about building a stronger community that can impact multiple industries,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 11, 2015
Wearable Tech Design Petpace

Wearable Tech Design Petpace

Mako Design + Invent
September 10, 2015

Pet lovers value their pets and often consider them to be a best pal and a member of the family.   They provide their owners with unconditional love, whether they are... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 10, 2015
The PetBot Launched Their Indiegogo Campaign

The PetBot Launched Their Indiegogo Campaign

Mako Design + Invent
September 4, 2015

This week MAKO is celebrating the Indiegogo Campaign launch for our long term friends and clients Misko Dzamba and Jason Yu. The PetBot Team came to MAKO late last year... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 4, 2015
Young Invention Maker Develops Water Filter

Young Invention Maker Develops Water Filter

Mako Design + Invent
September 3, 2015

Water pollution has been a major problem in many developing countries. Sewage and water filtration systems are often costing countries millions of dollars and the lack of sanitation is only... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 3, 2015
Lexus’ RCF Senses Heartbeats

Lexus’ RCF Senses Heartbeats

Mako Design + Invent
August 27, 2015

It is almost like a dream come true to have cutting edge technology understand human emotions and feelings. Artificial intelligence is advancing at the speed of light and computers are... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 27, 2015
Jeremy Siminoff’s Product Design Succeeds

Jeremy Siminoff’s Product Design Succeeds

Mako Design + Invent
August 21, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent is a strong believer in exploring the “what if”. In the product development industry we understand the difficulties of taking the first step towards accomplishing your dreams.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 21, 2015
Technology Integrated into Education Systems

Technology Integrated into Education Systems

Mako Design + Invent
August 20, 2015

MAKO Design 6 Invent loves that technology is always advancing to be integrated across various industries. Our home of Canada is constantly striving to improve our learning system through the use of cutting... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 20, 2015
OCE’s SmartStart Seed Fund for Entrepreneurs

OCE’s SmartStart Seed Fund for Entrepreneurs

Mako Design + Invent
August 18, 2015

The Government of Ontario has made youth entrepreneurship a priority over the past couple of years and has even created the Youth Jobs Strategy as a way to encourage young... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 18, 2015
Wearable Product Design for Vision Acuity

Wearable Product Design for Vision Acuity

Mako Design + Invent
August 7, 2015

Vision is one of the most important and supportive senses and visual acuity is something that most of us are very dependent on.  Legal blindness can cause a major disruption... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 7, 2015
Wearable Technology Design for Weight Loss

Wearable Technology Design for Weight Loss

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2015

Client success is the number one priority at MAKO Design + Invent. It is extremely motivating and inspiring to see our clients’ advanced progress after developing they recently started developing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2015
Prototype creators Make Origami HIV Testers

Prototype creators Make Origami HIV Testers

Mako Design + Invent
July 30, 2015

MAKO strongly believes in global innovative progression. When prototype creators build innovative material, it is always advantageous for inventions to be beneficial across the globe. In many countries, medical attention... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 30, 2015
A New Design Invention To Keep us Active

A New Design Invention To Keep us Active

Mako Design + Invent
July 24, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent loves to contribute to design inventions that fuse multiple factors to develop an innovative and fun product. Our friends at Inventist Inc. have created a transportation device... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 24, 2015
GoFish Cam Goes Live on Kickstarter

GoFish Cam Goes Live on Kickstarter

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2015

Much of MAKO’s inspiration comes from the creative ideas that our clients bring to us. We work in partnership with each of our clients to ensure that their project is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2015
Innovation Companies & The Internet of Things

Innovation Companies & The Internet of Things

Mako Design + Invent
July 17, 2015

Smart devices are in constant growth to improving our way of life. Contributing to the growth of innovation companies that aim for such progression is what MAKO Design + Invent is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 17, 2015
A New Industrial Product Design For XBOX

A New Industrial Product Design For XBOX

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2015

Just like every kid today, most adults have dreamt of living in a world that exists in virtual reality at a point in time. Oculus Rift is making this childhood... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2015
A Milky Plastic Product Design

A Milky Plastic Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 19, 2015

From a young age we have always been told to drink milk. It is a staple in almost everyone’s diet, as it is not only delicious but healthy as well.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 19, 2015
Design Solution for Man’s Best Friend

Design Solution for Man’s Best Friend

Mako Design + Invent
June 16, 2015

The pet industry is at an all time high right now, and for good reason. We consider our pets family and only want the best for them. With events like... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 16, 2015
A “Brainy” Plastic Product Design

A “Brainy” Plastic Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2015

As our generation progresses, it seems that more and more children are losing the basic human necessity of interaction. While technology and smart devices have brought numerous advantages to our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2015
Pet Wearables Taking Over MaRS

Pet Wearables Taking Over MaRS

Mako Design + Invent
June 5, 2015

Wearable Technology has had a huge amount of success over the last few years. It has quickly gone from a theoretical futuristic concept to a very current happening. We have... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 5, 2015
Exciting Changes for UT Austin

Exciting Changes for UT Austin

Mako Design + Invent
June 3, 2015

As you may know,last year MAKO opened a new office in Austin, Texas—one of the largest innovation hubs in the US. Austin, also known as the Silicon Hills, is home to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 3, 2015
3D Printing Takes Center Stage in Toronto

3D Printing Takes Center Stage in Toronto

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2015

3D printing could arguably be one of the most influential inventions of the 21st century. It has enabled individuals to create a wide range of products in a number of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2015
An Exciting New Technology Design

An Exciting New Technology Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 29, 2015

It is always fascinating to see companies evolve over time. Technology companies in particular tend to be even more interesting than most, as they have to adapt to newer demands... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 29, 2015
Bizsmarts – Business Service Solutions

Bizsmarts – Business Service Solutions

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2015

Our day and age has seen an extraordinary amount of startups and companies disrupt the market. Whether it is a social media app, such as Instagram, a service company such... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2015
SAGE Nationals – Fostering Business Ideas

SAGE Nationals – Fostering Business Ideas

Mako Design + Invent
May 25, 2015

“Age is no barrier, it is a limitation we put on the mind”. This thought provoking quote, said by world-renowned athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee, could not be truer. There are... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 25, 2015
Technology Design that Looks Great!

Technology Design that Looks Great!

Mako Design + Invent
May 19, 2015

Technology design is progressing faster than ever before. With our society being very technology based, consumers are changing their buying habits and looking for products that support their many tech... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 19, 2015
Cinnos – The Innovation Company of the Year

Cinnos – The Innovation Company of the Year

Mako Design + Invent
May 6, 2015

Creating an innovation company is a very difficult task to accomplish. You must not only have an innovative idea but you must have the business aspect of your idea worked... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 6, 2015
Technology Product Design Improving Smartphones

Technology Product Design Improving Smartphones

Mako Design + Invent
May 4, 2015

Technology in today’s day and age is more advanced than ever. There seems to be an app or device for just about anything, bringing convenience to people everywhere. Technology in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 4, 2015
New Product Design Ready for Registration

New Product Design Ready for Registration

Mako Design + Invent
May 1, 2015

A new product design is always exciting for businesses! Creating a new product design is a great way to improve your product while keeping your consumers engaged.  It is also... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 1, 2015
A “Powerful” Invention Design

A “Powerful” Invention Design

Mako Design + Invent
April 30, 2015

Once and a while, an invention design comes around that completely changes an industry. The invention design is unlike anything on the market and more importantly solves a significant problem.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 30, 2015
Student’s Showcase their Design Projects

Student’s Showcase their Design Projects

Mako Design + Invent
April 28, 2015

With this academic year coming to an end, academic institutions have started their year end grad showcases. These grad showcases are exciting events that are usually open to the public,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 28, 2015
New Innovation at Ryerson University

New Innovation at Ryerson University

Mako Design + Invent
April 23, 2015

Ryerson University, one of MAKO Design + Invent’s academic partners, has always been well recognized for their innovative practices as a post-secondary institution. From the DMZ to the SLC to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 23, 2015
Bringing a Prototype to Production

Bringing a Prototype to Production

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2015

Back in February we mentioned that a Kickstarter Campaign would be launching for the unique CRUSH n COUNT. After months of hard work and dedication MAKO Invent is happy to announce... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2015
The Wearable Tech Design that Saves Lives

The Wearable Tech Design that Saves Lives

Mako Design + Invent
April 13, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent recently came across the ideal wearable tech design for seniors to enjoy without feeling stigmatized. Our friends at Kickstarter, along with the founder of the device,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 13, 2015
Another Exciting Opportunity at MAKO!

Another Exciting Opportunity at MAKO!

Mako Design + Invent
April 10, 2015

As a part of our company values at MAKO Design + Invent, it is important for us to reach out to and bring together clients and professionals of many diverse... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 10, 2015
Distributing Products with Amazon

Distributing Products with Amazon

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2015

At MAKO, we guide our clients through various stages of product development. One particular stage that is extremely important and often underrated, is the distribution for consumers products. Many start-up... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2015
Enter to Win Design and Prototyping Services

Enter to Win Design and Prototyping Services

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2015

With spring here, we can finally break through from being cooped up under our blankets and start exploring our minds for fresh and innovative ideas. At MAKO Design + Invent,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2015
An Industrial Product Design For The Future

An Industrial Product Design For The Future

Mako Design + Invent
March 25, 2015

University of Toronto researchers at IATSL(Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab) are developing an industrial product design to help patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in their daily routines. Although still... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 25, 2015
Make a Product Using Carbon3D

Make a Product Using Carbon3D

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2015

When 3D printing emerged, the industrial design industry was thrilled to see such a ground-breaking advancement to product development. At MAKO Design + Invent we were particularly moved by this... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2015
A Prototype Production for HIV Patients

A Prototype Production for HIV Patients

Mako Design + Invent
March 20, 2015

Inventions impact our daily lives across a variety of platforms, weather that be economically, politically, or medically. Truly ground-breaking inventions generally include one or more of these factors or simply... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 20, 2015
3 Top Tech Inventions that will Change our Lives

3 Top Tech Inventions that will Change our Lives

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent has had the privilege to have a guest blogger this week! We welcome Jenni Birch! Jenni Birch is a blogger and a self proclaimed tech geek. She... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2015
Students Take on Entrepreneurship at UTM

Students Take on Entrepreneurship at UTM

Mako Design + Invent
March 11, 2015

Given the ever-increasing demands we place on our planet, it can’t be underestimated how important it is to increase our awareness for and demand solutions and products that reduce our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 11, 2015
MAKO Clients on New CTV Pilot

MAKO Clients on New CTV Pilot

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2015

On behalf of the entire team at MAKO Design + Invent, Kevin Mako, President and James Chalmers, Vice President would like to extend enormous congratulations to MAKO clients who have... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2015
Product Design: A New Way to Photo Share

Product Design: A New Way to Photo Share

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2015

At MAKO Design + Invent we feel that it is necessary to provide aspiring inventors with the support that they need. Whether it is through helping them take their product... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2015
Charging Made Easy with Technology Product Design

Charging Made Easy with Technology Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2015

Here at MAKO Design + Invent, we are always searching for creative innovations that meet the needs of consumers who thrive to use the latest technology product design on the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2015
An Event Set to Inspire Inventors and Inventions

An Event Set to Inspire Inventors and Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 2015

We are always pleased to hear about events going on in the Toronto area that will help bring awareness to inventors and inventions. Sometimes all it takes is that story... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 2015
Invention Development Company Opens Office in Austin, TX

Invention Development Company Opens Office in Austin, TX

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent prides itself on helping as many aspiring inventors from coast to coast as possible. As an invention development company, it is integral to our success to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2015
Prototype to Production – The Next Stage

Prototype to Production – The Next Stage

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2015

Taking a prototype to production can be an extremely tricky task for any company. Building a prototype can take an enormous amount of patience, funding and hard work. There are... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2015
A One of a Kind Product Distribution

A One of a Kind Product Distribution

Mako Design + Invent
February 6, 2015

Product Distribution is one of the most important stages in a new product’s development. Product Distribution is that great stage where you finally get to make profit from your idea.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 6, 2015
A New Product Design Helping Your Wallet

A New Product Design Helping Your Wallet

Mako Design + Invent
February 5, 2015

Product design is one of the most central components when developing a new invention. It is always important to have a strong product design, as it draws consumers in and makes... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 5, 2015
Make Your Invention Idea Come to Life

Make Your Invention Idea Come to Life

Mako Design + Invent
January 30, 2015

Do you have an idea for a product but are unsure of how to make your invention a reality? If you answered yes and currently attend George Brown College in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 30, 2015
A Prototype Design that Can Save your Life

A Prototype Design that Can Save your Life

Mako Design + Invent
January 26, 2015

Prototype designs are extremely important when bringing a new idea to life. The Engineers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology seem to know this and have created... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 26, 2015
TUTSWVET – New Product Distribution

TUTSWVET – New Product Distribution

Mako Design + Invent
January 23, 2015

New Product Distribution – The evolution of the conventional bathroom experience is launching in Toronto, providing TUTSWVET with an opportunity. TUTSWVET Tissue Mist is an innovative toilet paper spray that... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 23, 2015
The Future of Smartphone Product Design

The Future of Smartphone Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 21, 2015

We have all been there, fumbling with the touch screen keyboard product design on our iPhone while writing a long message or email. You don’t realize all the unintentional keys... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 21, 2015
Students Inspired by Invention Design

Students Inspired by Invention Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2015

Here at MAKO Design + Invent we believe it is crucial that young people have the means to express their innovative ideas and turn them into an invention.  In today’s... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 20, 2015
New Year, New Product Development

New Year, New Product Development

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2015

What is the reason you did not take action on your invention idea in 2014? Is this the year you are ready to see your vision come to life through... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2015
Innovative Product Idea – Want to be on TV?

Innovative Product Idea – Want to be on TV?

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2015

Do you ever think to yourself while watching Dragons Den or Shark Tank, “Wow! If only there was a way I could take my innovative idea to the next level!”-... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2015
Wearable Technology Meet-ups in Toronto!

Wearable Technology Meet-ups in Toronto!

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2014

In recent times, wearable technology is becoming a hot topic within the tech industry, where many feel that this technology is the next big thing. For countless users, these gadgets... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2014
Wearable Technology: Glance makes your watch smarter!

Wearable Technology: Glance makes your watch smarter!

Mako Design + Invent
November 26, 2014

At MAKO Design + Invent, we are huge fans of wearable technology and love to see the latest prototypes in wearable tech. This week, we discovered Toronto-based Kiwi Wearable Technologies,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 26, 2014
3D Printing: How Organovo is Saving Lives

3D Printing: How Organovo is Saving Lives

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2014

Here at MAKO Design + Invent we have our own in-house 3D printers that are used to create prototypes for our clients. As a result, we are familiar with 3D... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2014
Invention News: The Useless Wireless Hat

Invention News: The Useless Wireless Hat

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2014

Everyone has heard of the useless wireless duck – unless you’re new to the internet, in which case, here you go. The team at MAKO were introduced to it just a few... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2014
Technology: The Fight Against Ebola

Technology: The Fight Against Ebola

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2014

The Ebola epidemic that has been devastating West Africa has infected 14,000 people and killed over 5,000 people since March of 2014. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2014
New Product: SafeWander to Aid Alzheimer Patients

New Product: SafeWander to Aid Alzheimer Patients

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2014

If you follow MAKO Design + Invent here on our blog, or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram, it is unmistakable that we have a passion for innovative new... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2014
MAKO and SAGE Canada Partnership for Entrepreneurship!

MAKO and SAGE Canada Partnership for Entrepreneurship!

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2014

MAKO Invent Launches Partnership with SAGE Canada Focus on the advancement of Canadian Youth Entrepreneurship through innovation Toronto, ON – November 14, 2014 – This month, MAKO Invent and SAGE... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2014
inkster’s Kickstarter Launch: Here’s To The Crazy Ones!

inkster’s Kickstarter Launch: Here’s To The Crazy Ones!

Mako Design + Invent
November 12, 2014

Good Morning Danny, It is with a great sense of pride that we write this letter today. Just a few months ago we met for the first time when you walked... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 12, 2014