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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 Shares Product Manufacturing Tips in CompanyWeek Feature

Kevin Mako Shares Product Manufacturing Tips in CompanyWeek Feature

Mako Design + Invent
February 18, 2022

Not too long after we shared news about the Kik-Fix, we received quite a few requests from news outlets that wanted to get product manufacturing tips from MAKO and learn... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 18, 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
Kevin Mako Keynotes The Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition 2022

Kevin Mako Keynotes The Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition 2022

Mako Design + Invent
January 13, 2022

Sign up for free to attend Kevin Mako’s QEC, a competition for student invention makers, keynote on January 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST! As the pioneering product development firm,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 13, 2022
MAKO’s Podcast, the Product Startup, Reaches the 100 Episode Milestone

MAKO’s Podcast, the Product Startup, Reaches the 100 Episode Milestone

Mako Design + Invent
December 23, 2021

The number one hardware product development podcast in 2022 just hit 100 episodes! Congratulations to Kevin and the rest of the team for making each episode an incredible learning experience.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 23, 2021
MAKO Seizes a Win in the 2021 NY Product Design Awards

MAKO Seizes a Win in the 2021 NY Product Design Awards

Mako Design + Invent
December 15, 2021

The 2021 NY Product Design Awards drew to a close and they published the official list of winners! They received over 500 entries submitted from all over the world in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 15, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
Top Strategies in Evaluating the Viability of a New Product Idea

Top Strategies in Evaluating the Viability of a New Product Idea

Mako Design + Invent
October 21, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 21, 2021
MAKO 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
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
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
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
You’re Invited to Kevin Mako’s Crowdfunded Summit Keynote on October 5, 2021!

You’re Invited to Kevin Mako’s Crowdfunded Summit Keynote on October 5, 2021!

Mako Design + Invent
September 14, 2021

With over 40 speakers, more than 40 hours of content, and $100,000 in giveaways, the Crowdfunded Summit is the biggest global virtual crowdfunding event for invention makers. Our President and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 14, 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
Women in Design: Featuring Our Industrial Designer Sophie Fornaro

Women in Design: Featuring Our Industrial Designer Sophie Fornaro

Mako Design + Invent
September 2, 2021

Once we got confirmation that we could now work from the comfort of our own homes, I did what every sane person would do. Open up 50 tabs on my... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 2, 2021
Our Client, a Hardware Product Leader for Over 65 Years, Featured on MAKO’s Podcast

Our Client, a Hardware Product Leader for Over 65 Years, Featured on MAKO’s Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 2021

Wouldn’t you agree that something that lasts for 65 years could be called reliable? Then it’s very fitting that our client is called Reliable Corporation – because, you know, they’ve... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 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 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
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
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
Demsey Kirkwood, MAKO’s Sr. Mechanical Engineer, is a Designer of the Year Award 2021 Finalist

Demsey Kirkwood, MAKO’s Sr. Mechanical Engineer, is a Designer of the Year Award 2021 Finalist

Mako Design + Invent
July 12, 2021

Congratulations to our Senior Mechanical Engineer, Demsey Kirkwood! Demsey was recently named a finalist for Western Living Magazine’s 2021 Designers of the Year award. Western Living Magazine is an award-winning... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 12, 2021
MAKO Design Named a Creativepool Annual 2021 Award Finalist

MAKO Design Named a Creativepool Annual 2021 Award Finalist

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2021

Congratulations to our Austin product development company for making Creativepool’s shortlist for The Creative Industry’s “Most” Award 2021 in the Product/Industrial category. This year we entered this competition with the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2021
MAKO Design Client, ChaiEasy, Smashes Their FrontFundr Investment Goal!

MAKO Design Client, ChaiEasy, Smashes Their FrontFundr Investment Goal!

Mako Design + Invent
July 5, 2021

Right now, there’s only one thing that’s hotter than a fresh cup of chai, and that’s our client ChaiEasy. They currently have dozens of investors lining up to get a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 5, 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
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
mumbak: Designed and Engineered by Mako Design

mumbak: Designed and Engineered by Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 23, 2021

About 80% of Americans will experience back pain in their lives. And It all comes down to the spine, more specifically the part in the lower back area called the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 23, 2021
The Blazing Beard Tool: Designed and Engineered by Mako Design

The Blazing Beard Tool: Designed and Engineered by Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 22, 2021

With all this extra time alone, we’ve been able to experiment. I guess you could say that’s one of the few positive things that came out of social distancing and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 22, 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
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
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
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
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
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
A Day in the Life of an Industrial Designer: Featuring Mako Design’s Evan Hughes

A Day in the Life of an Industrial Designer: Featuring Mako Design’s Evan Hughes

Mako Design + Invent
May 5, 2021

Another “May the 4th” has come and gone. Every year, Star Wars fans look forward to this day to relive the stories of the rebellious Han Solo, the pragmatic Princess... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 5, 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 Wins Three Indigo Design Awards in a Row!

Mako Design Wins Three Indigo Design Awards in a Row!

Mako Design + Invent
April 29, 2021

That’s a hat-trick! Our award-winning product design services company Mako Design is now a three-time recipient of the prestigious Indigo Design Award! This year, we won bronze in the 2021... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 29, 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
Mako Design Walks Away Victorious in the 2021 MUSE Design Awards

Mako Design Walks Away Victorious in the 2021 MUSE Design Awards

Mako Design + Invent
April 19, 2021

Congratulations to our award-winning industrial design firm, Mako Design! The 2021 MUSE Creative Awards and MUSE Design Awards have officially drawn to a close, after officially announcing the winners. Indeed,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 19, 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
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
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
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
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
An Unprecedented Year: MAKO Design in 2020

An Unprecedented Year: MAKO Design in 2020

Mako Design + Invent
January 12, 2021

To say the least, 2020 was an unprecedented year for the entire world. But, with adversity, we see opportunity and with challenge, we see innovation. That’s why we’ve highlighted how... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 12, 2021
Mako Design Listed as A Top 20 Design Firm by SGA Talent!

Mako Design Listed as A Top 20 Design Firm by SGA Talent!

Mako Design + Invent
December 16, 2020

At our Texas product development agency, Mako Design, we work hard to provide the best product design and development services to our clients. As a result of our hard work,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 16, 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
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
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
Our Client Product, the ROVER Packhopper on Display at the Red Dot Museum Winners Exhibit!

Our Client Product, the ROVER Packhopper on Display at the Red Dot Museum Winners Exhibit!

Mako Design + Invent
October 21, 2020

About the Red Dot Museum Winners Exhibit! The Red Dot Awards celebrate their design awards in more ways than just an online exhibition! The team at Red Dot Design dedicated... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 21, 2020
Mako Design Featured on Creative Pool’s Editorial!

Mako Design Featured on Creative Pool’s Editorial!

Mako Design + Invent
October 19, 2020

A big value that we stand for at our Austin product development studio. Mako Design is collaboration! Collaboration is a big part of what makes the Mako Design team work... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 19, 2020
Mako Design Wins the Coveted Red Dot Award for Concept Design with the ROVER Packhopper!

Mako Design Wins the Coveted Red Dot Award for Concept Design with the ROVER Packhopper!

Mako Design + Invent
October 8, 2020

At our Texas product design studio, Mako Design, we are constantly striving to push forward and innovate the field of product design, and this means providing world-class, quality, and top-notch... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 8, 2020
The ASL Head Array Designed by Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, Wins the 2020 Mobility Award!

The ASL Head Array Designed by Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, Wins the 2020 Mobility Award!

Mako Design + Invent
October 5, 2020

The team at our Austin industrial design agency, Mako Design, is always looking for new ways to innovate and bring product design to the next level. As so, our team... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 5, 2020
Catch Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, on the Latest Season of Make48, now Live!

Catch Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, on the Latest Season of Make48, now Live!

Mako Design + Invent
September 21, 2020

This past year, our Austin product development agency, Mako Design, was excited to hear about another season of the popular North American invention show, Make48, airing another season! As with... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 21, 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
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Mako Student Innovation Award!

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Mako Student Innovation Award!

Mako Design + Invent
September 8, 2020

Earlier this year, we were excited to begin our annual Mako Student Innovation Award hosted with Ryerson! Our Toronto industrial design consultant, as well at the rest of the Mako... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 8, 2020
Mako Design Makes the Shortlist for Creative Pool’s 2020 Annual!

Mako Design Makes the Shortlist for Creative Pool’s 2020 Annual!

Mako Design + Invent
September 2, 2020

A goal that our Ontario product design agency, Mako Design, is continuously striving to accomplish is creating high-quality product designs! Not only do we receive validation for our work from... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 2, 2020
A Closer Look at Mako Design’s Latest Trophy Awards!

A Closer Look at Mako Design’s Latest Trophy Awards!

Mako Design + Invent
August 27, 2020

Mako Design works hard as a California industrial design agency in order to deliver the best quality design services to our inventive clients. Not only do we look to satisfying... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 27, 2020
Our CEO, Kevin Mako, Delivers an Inspiring Speech at the Mako Student Innovation Award!

Our CEO, Kevin Mako, Delivers an Inspiring Speech at the Mako Student Innovation Award!

Mako Design + Invent
August 19, 2020

About the Mako Student Innovation Award Every year our Toronto product design studio, Mako Design, is proud to team up with Ryerson to hold the Mako Student Innovation Awards! As... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 19, 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
Introducing Mako Design’s Newest Office in San Francisco, California!

Introducing Mako Design’s Newest Office in San Francisco, California!

Mako Design + Invent
August 6, 2020

One of our biggest goals at Mako Design is to bring our top-notch product design and development services to inventors and innovators around the world! From what was just a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 6, 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
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 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
Is Mako Design Still Making Prototypes During COVID-19?

Is Mako Design Still Making Prototypes During COVID-19?

Mako Design + Invent
July 9, 2020

How Our Rapid Prototyping Company is Still Remaining Operational As a rapid prototyping company grounded in embracing innovation, we understand how important it is to face any challenges head-on and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 9, 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
Mako Design Wins DNA Paris Award Grand Prix for the ROVER Packhopper!

Mako Design Wins DNA Paris Award Grand Prix for the ROVER Packhopper!

Mako Design + Invent
May 26, 2020

About the DNA Paris Awards Based on the Farmani group who’ve established the IDA (International Design Awards) and the EPDA (European Product Design Awards), is the DNA Paris Awards. The... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 26, 2020
Mako Design Wins Gold in Muse Awards for the ROVER Packhopper!

Mako Design Wins Gold in Muse Awards for the ROVER Packhopper!

Mako Design + Invent
May 22, 2020

About the Muse Awards Picking the Best Product Development Studio, Mako Design The definition of a muse is given to someone who is thought of as a source of artistic... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 22, 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
Mako Design Partners with Medical Students to Help Frontline Workers

Mako Design Partners with Medical Students to Help Frontline Workers

Mako Design + Invent
May 13, 2020

In these unprecedented times, Toronto industrial design company Mako Design is working hard to give back to the community as much as possible. Using our top-notch design services is one... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 13, 2020
Mako Design Wins Bronze in the Indigo Design Awards for the Go Fish Cam!

Mako Design Wins Bronze in the Indigo Design Awards for the Go Fish Cam!

Mako Design + Invent
May 5, 2020

One big way that Mako Design likes to stay in touch with the design community is by participating in prestigious awards that not only give a great platform towards amazing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 5, 2020
Client Spotlight: Club It! The Golf Club Brush

Client Spotlight: Club It! The Golf Club Brush

Mako Design + Invent
April 30, 2020

About CLub-It Golf is a sport and hobby that is loved by many, and for those that actively participate and play the game often, know that there goes a lot... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 30, 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
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 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
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
Catch the Mako Design Team on Season 4 of Make48!

Catch the Mako Design Team on Season 4 of Make48!

Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 2020

If you’ve followed Mako Design for a while, you’ll notice how involved we are in the design community and taking the initiative to be a part of any opportunity for... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 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
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
MAKO Wins IDA Int. Design Award for Moonlite!

MAKO Wins IDA Int. Design Award for Moonlite!

Mako Design + Invent
January 30, 2020

A new year is new opportunities for a top product development firm like Mako Design to shine through our achievements! One way that Mako Design likes to show our efforts... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 30, 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
Mako Designs Biggest Wins Over the Year 2019!

Mako Designs Biggest Wins Over the Year 2019!

Mako Design + Invent
December 30, 2019

We’re sure that everyone could agree that 2019 was a huge year! From the amazing inventions, innovations, trends, and powerful design movements that shook the core of what we understood... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 30, 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
Mako Design Opens our Studio for Austin Design Week!

Mako Design Opens our Studio for Austin Design Week!

Mako Design + Invent
December 2, 2019

What is Austin Design Week? If you follow the technology and design field, you’ll know it’s no surprise that Austin, Texas has popularly become a huge innovation and technology hub.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 2, 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
DesignRush Names Mako Design Top Product Design Agency

DesignRush Names Mako Design Top Product Design Agency

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2019

Mako Design Named Top Product Design Agency At Mako Design we are always proud of our accomplishments and love to see great results, not only from the work we do... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 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
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
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
Meet Our Mechanical Engineer – Demsey! #MeetMako

Meet Our Mechanical Engineer – Demsey! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
October 15, 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 15, 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
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
Meet our Senior Mechanical Designer, Luther! #MeetMako

Meet our Senior Mechanical Designer, Luther! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
September 25, 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
September 25, 2019
Meet Our Mechanical Designer – Hossein! #MeetMako

Meet Our Mechanical Designer – Hossein! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
September 18, 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
September 18, 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
Meet our Senior Product Strategist, Ryan! #MeetMako

Meet our Senior Product Strategist, Ryan! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
September 3, 2019

What is #MeetMako? For this week’s #MeetMako let’s introduce Mako Design’s Product Strategist, Ryan! As a Product Design Firm, here at Mako Design and Invent we interact with our clients... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 3, 2019
Meet our Electrical Designer – Navdeep! #MeetMako

Meet our Electrical Designer – Navdeep! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
August 28, 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 the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 28, 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
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
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
Meet Our Industrial Designer, Paul! #MeetMako

Meet Our Industrial Designer, Paul! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 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 13, 2019
Meet Our Office Coordinator, Helen! #MeetMako

Meet Our Office Coordinator, Helen! #MeetMako

Mako Design + Invent
August 8, 2019

What is #MeetMako? Last week we introduced our mechanical designer Hossein. This week let’s look into our office at meet our office coordinator at Mako Design and Invent, Helen! As... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 8, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Genecis Bioindustries Wins MAKO’s Student Innovation Award

Genecis Bioindustries Wins MAKO’s Student Innovation Award

Mako Design + Invent
April 24, 2019

The MAKO Student Innovation Award celebrates innovative product design coming out of Ryerson University’s Zone Learning ecosystem who are working towards bringing their product design to market. This annual award... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 24, 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
MAKO Wins Gold in the Indigo Design Awards

MAKO Wins Gold in the Indigo Design Awards

Mako Design + Invent
April 16, 2019

  The Indigo Design Awards are prestigious awards that exist to encourage and promote creativity for your award-winning design firm. Their award ceremony is held annually in the world’s most... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 16, 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
MAKO Named Best Product Development Company by LUXLife Magazine

MAKO Named Best Product Development Company by LUXLife Magazine

Mako Design + Invent
March 29, 2019

 The MAKO Team is pleased to announce our latest achievement in receiving the LUXLife 2019 Designers Award, for Best Consumer Product Development Services Company in North America. Our Product Development... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 29, 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
MAKO’s Top Product Design Services Recognized In Creativepool Awards 2019 Shortlist

MAKO’s Top Product Design Services Recognized In Creativepool Awards 2019 Shortlist

Mako Design + Invent
March 5, 2019

We are humbled to have had our client’s product GoFish Cam Shortlisted for this years Creativepool Awards. Alongside industry titans like Apple and Harman Kardon, is yours truly, MAKO Design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 5, 2019
Exclusive Interview: Rob Colgan, MAKO’s Manager of Design Strategy

Exclusive Interview: Rob Colgan, MAKO’s Manager of Design Strategy

Mako Design + Invent
February 21, 2019

Our Manager of Design Strategy, Rob Colgan, joined our superior industrial design firm MAKO Design back in 2014. Since then he has been a resourceful teammate on each and every... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 21, 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
Celebrity Cobie Smulders Partners with MAKO for Dreamvention

Celebrity Cobie Smulders Partners with MAKO for Dreamvention

Mako Design + Invent
January 31, 2019

Everyone at one point in their life was a child, with a dream to create. That is why MAKO was so thrilled to be invited on by Frito-Lay to work... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 31, 2019
Mako’s Client Moonlite Gets Major Celebrity Endorsements

Mako’s Client Moonlite Gets Major Celebrity Endorsements

Mako Design + Invent
December 18, 2018

When the children’s toy home inventor Natalie Rebot came to us in back in 2016, we knew her product idea was brilliant and had huge potential. Her innovative idea was to create... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 18, 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
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 Team Spotlight on Magnus Skold, Senior Designer

MAKO Team Spotlight on Magnus Skold, Senior Designer

Mako Design + Invent
October 18, 2018

Magnus Skold joined our top product design firm just within the last year with a hefty resume that brings a lot of great and impressive experience to the table at... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 18, 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
MAKO Named to the Prestigious Growth 500 Award

MAKO Named to the Prestigious Growth 500 Award

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2018

Recently Canadian Business named industrial design studio, MAKO as one of the prestigious 2018 Growth 500 list. Companies found themselves a spot on this list by growing their revenues by... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2018
Staff Spotlight on Cameron Navarre, Mechanical Engineer

Staff Spotlight on Cameron Navarre, Mechanical Engineer

Mako Design + Invent
September 20, 2018

MAKO, an invention design agency has three offices in Toronto, Austin, and London with around 25 amazing staff that help bring products and innovations to life. In an effort to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 20, 2018
Bennetti Watches Nominated for a London International Award in the Best in Product Design Category

Bennetti Watches Nominated for a London International Award in the Best in Product Design Category

Mako Design + Invent
September 5, 2018

The London International Awards (LIA) have been a worldwide award that celebrates creative excellence in all forms of media. These awards have evolved over the years to truly reflect the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 5, 2018
Make48: MAKO’s Director of Design Judges National Competition on PBS

Make48: MAKO’s Director of Design Judges National Competition on PBS

Mako Design + Invent
August 29, 2018

Make48 – Spearheading Innovation in 48 Hours Just outside Baltimore, cameras descended on the state-of-the-art 4,500 square-foot, Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace for the filming of the third season of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 29, 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
Client Spotlight: Bennetti Watches Pairs Luxury With Performance for Innovative Timepiece

Client Spotlight: Bennetti Watches Pairs Luxury With Performance for Innovative Timepiece

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 2018

Why does one adorn a luxury timepiece? To be taken seriously. To stand out amongst peers. To complement the personal style. A quality watch is a conversation piece; a confidence... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 2018
Team Spotlight: Demsey Kirkwood, Mechanical Engineer EIT

Team Spotlight: Demsey Kirkwood, Mechanical Engineer EIT

Mako Design + Invent
August 8, 2018

At MAKO, we love to feature our employees to give you a look at just how rockstar we are, our specialities, and our breadth of experience working with large multinational organizations.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 8, 2018
Eating Your Cutlery & Disposable Cups with This Innovative Invention

Eating Your Cutlery & Disposable Cups with This Innovative Invention

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 2018

You have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard at some point about the plastic epidemic around the world and how it is destroying our environment and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 2018
Green Evolution: Designing Environmentally Friendly Products

Green Evolution: Designing Environmentally Friendly Products

Mako Design + Invent
June 14, 2018

The majority of the millennial generation says that they were willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. And when the generation makes up a total of $600 billion of spending/purchasing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 14, 2018
Staff Spotlight: Bruce Lee, Professor at Gemini School of Design

Staff Spotlight: Bruce Lee, Professor at Gemini School of Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 12, 2018

Bruce Lee joined the team at MAKO, a product design company, back in 2016. He brought with him a wealth of experience and ability to create intricate and innovative designs... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 12, 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
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
MAKO Wins Silver at the 2018 Creativepool Annual

MAKO Wins Silver at the 2018 Creativepool Annual

Mako Design + Invent
May 15, 2018

On May 10th in London at Banking Hall, the Creativepool Annual 2018 winners were revealed, and industrial design firm, MAKO is thrilled to have taken home silver in the Product/Industrial... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 15, 2018
Western’s Entrepreneur Connector Event and Showcase

Western’s Entrepreneur Connector Event and Showcase

Mako Design + Invent
May 9, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15th, product design firm, MAKO will be attending the Western Entrepreneur Connector Event and Showcase which will connect entrepreneurs in Toronto with Kevin Mako, founder of MAKO... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 9, 2018
Filming with Make-48, a 48 Hour Invent-a-Thon

Filming with Make-48, a 48 Hour Invent-a-Thon

Mako Design + Invent
April 30, 2018

MAKO recently filmed for season two of a show called Make-48, a hit-show that airs on PBS across the United States. Teams of inventors apply for Make-48 for a chance... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 30, 2018
MOMpreneur, Alison Brett, designed a revolutionary product with MAKO

MOMpreneur, Alison Brett, designed a revolutionary product with MAKO

Mako Design + Invent
April 11, 2018

After years of teaching overseas, her career brought her to a work function in Zurich, Switzerland where she struggled with trying to put on a two clasp bracelet from Tiffany... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 11, 2018
Five Tips for Manufacturing in China from MAKO’s Senior Product Strategist

Five Tips for Manufacturing in China from MAKO’s Senior Product Strategist

Mako Design + Invent
March 29, 2018

If you’re manufacturing inventions, it’s a common practice to find a Chinese manufacturer that already makes similar products. Working with China can be faster and less expensive than working locally.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 29, 2018
MAKO Shortlisted for Creativepool Industrial Design Awards

MAKO Shortlisted for Creativepool Industrial Design Awards

Mako Design + Invent
March 27, 2018

Every year for the last five years, Creativepool has awarded the top talent in several creative industries with the honor of being the best and brightest in that field. Not... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 27, 2018
2018 MAKO Student Innovation Award Applications Open

2018 MAKO Student Innovation Award Applications Open

Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2018

The MAKO Student Innovation Award is a business pitch competition hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The competition will reward recipients and their invention ideas $10,500 from MAKO and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2018
MAKO’s Partner, the DMZ, Named Best University-led Incubator in the World

MAKO’s Partner, the DMZ, Named Best University-led Incubator in the World

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2018

The DMZ at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada was just named the best university-led business incubator in the world! Since 2010, the DMZ has been helping tech and invention startups... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2018
MAKO Partners with 2018 Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition

MAKO Partners with 2018 Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition

Mako Design + Invent
February 22, 2018

This year, MAKO partnered with one of the longest-running and best-known business plan competitions in the world, the Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition. This competition receives entries from innovators from around the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 22, 2018
Winners of the MAKO Student Innovation Award Pitch on Dragons’ Den

Winners of the MAKO Student Innovation Award Pitch on Dragons’ Den

Mako Design + Invent
February 13, 2018

HelpWear is striving to achieve better at-home healthcare with their innovative medical product design that is changing the game. HelpWear created a HeartWatch which is a 24/7 wearable heart monitoring... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 13, 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
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
MAKO’s Top Level Designers to Appear on National TV Show Make 48

MAKO’s Top Level Designers to Appear on National TV Show Make 48

Mako Design + Invent
November 29, 2017

As inventors ourselves, we know what it’s like to tinker with every concept and tiny detail of an invention. Our industrial design company will help create products with both short... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 29, 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
MAKO Named Official Industrial Design Firm of Austin Design Week

MAKO Named Official Industrial Design Firm of Austin Design Week

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2017

This year’s Austin Design Week featured many diverse events for design aficionados to explore, including designing parenthood, playing with chalk, exploring the world of artificial intelligence design, designing your career, and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 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
Kevin Mako Announces Dreamvention Finalists with Frito-Lay and Robert Herjevac

Kevin Mako Announces Dreamvention Finalists with Frito-Lay and Robert Herjevac

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2017

With over 13,000 applicants to the Dreamvention contest from across the United States, we’ve finally decided the top 5 inventions created by some brilliant young minds. In partnership with Frito-Lay... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 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
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
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
How to Get Started on Your Prototype Design

How to Get Started on Your Prototype Design

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 2017

At MAKO Design we as a prototype design company get to work within a variety of different industries on prototypes and products in all stages of development. It’s always thrilling... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 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
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
The ID Guild Hosts Event at Longhorns vs. Aggies Sold-Out Game

The ID Guild Hosts Event at Longhorns vs. Aggies Sold-Out Game

Mako Design + Invent
March 20, 2017

As an industrial design firm, we focus on not only providing exception service for our client and teammates, but also for the local design industry as a whole. We are... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 20, 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
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
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
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
Team Spotlight: Senior Designer Bruce Lee

Team Spotlight: Senior Designer Bruce Lee

Mako Design + Invent
December 14, 2016

We’re just going to come right out and say it… The Bruce Lee of Product Design has joined the MAKO team! Known for his wealth of experience and ability to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 14, 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
Millybutton: The Babe Magnet by Industrial Design Company MAKO

Millybutton: The Babe Magnet by Industrial Design Company MAKO

Mako Design + Invent
December 4, 2016

Top product innovation and inspiration is a fascinating topic for us as an industrial design company. We’ve found in many cases, the inspiration behind an invention idea is to solve... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 4, 2016
Entrepreneur Magazine Names MAKO as a Top Company of 2016

Entrepreneur Magazine Names MAKO as a Top Company of 2016

Mako Design + Invent
November 25, 2016

It’s been an incredible year for MAKO Invent. With only a few weeks left of 2016, we’ve been given the spotlight by the very magazine that ignited our Founders entrepreneurial... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 25, 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
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
Going Global with Kevin Mako

Going Global with Kevin Mako

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2016

It’s a pretty special moment when the Founder of your company is featured in a national newspaper. Whenever this does occur, it gives employees a sense of both security and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2016
MAKO’s iTAP Internship Program

MAKO’s iTAP Internship Program

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an intern at MAKO Design + Invent? This article is about my experience at MAKO Invent and what it feels like... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 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
Top Electrical Designers join MAKO Design + Invent

Top Electrical Designers join MAKO Design + Invent

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2016

MAKO Design + Invent has been taking on and delivering strong, amazing and innovative projects for more than 16 years. Last year we opened an office in Austin, Texas with a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2016
TheSTAGE 2016 – SAGE Canada’s National Competition

TheSTAGE 2016 – SAGE Canada’s National Competition

Mako Design + Invent
May 18, 2016

MAKO Design + Invent has built long-term partnerships with academic and industrial partners within the community to help nurture entrepreneurs and start-ups. One of them is SAGE Canada, an international... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 18, 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
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
MAKO Design + Invent at SXSW Interactive 2016

MAKO Design + Invent at SXSW Interactive 2016

Mako Design + Invent
April 14, 2016

The 2016 South By Southwest Interactive Festival took place this year in March in the beautiful city of Austin, TX. South by South West (SXSW) was one of the most... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 14, 2016
Mako Student Innovation Award

Mako Student Innovation Award

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2016

There are a few steps to take to get from an idea to developing it and turn it into an actual product. As a product development company, we are aware of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 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
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
MAKO Student Innovation Award Raises $100K

MAKO Student Innovation Award Raises $100K

Mako Design + Invent
February 5, 2016

At MAKO, we are passionate about driving change within our industry.  Innovation is integral to what we do, and while we spend much of our time concentrating on helping our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 5, 2016
Austin Industrial Design Guild

Austin Industrial Design Guild

Mako Design + Invent
January 27, 2016

MAKO Design strongly believes that in order to achieve higher expectations and performance standards from the product development industry, it is necessary to develop a space where community leaders can learn,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 27, 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
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
One of Texas’ Top Designers Joins MAKO

One of Texas’ Top Designers Joins MAKO

Mako Design + Invent
December 1, 2015

Earlier this year, we celebrated the opening of our new space in Austin, Texas. As a leading city in design and entrepreneurship, we are quickly adjusting to Austin’s progressive and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 1, 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
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
Kevin Mako Keynotes Ryerson’s Design Fabrication Zone Launch

Kevin Mako Keynotes Ryerson’s Design Fabrication Zone Launch

Mako Design + Invent
October 2, 2015

Strategic Partnerships are a great way to strengthen an industry. At MAKO, we tactically develop relationships that warrant remarkable improvements to the communities and industries involved. Most importantly, we want... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 2, 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
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
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
GoFish Cam’s Great Success!

GoFish Cam’s Great Success!

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 2015

Late last month we were proud to announce that our friends and clients at GoFish Cam, Brandon and Ryan Austin, have launched their Kickstarter Campaign after months of hard work.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 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 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
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
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
Artists Building their Business Skills

Artists Building their Business Skills

Mako Design + Invent
June 8, 2015

Toronto’s creative community is vast and growing at an exceptional rate. The city is home to numerous artistic institutions and galleries, including The AGO, The Design Exchange, and The MOCCA.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 8, 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
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
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
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
MAKO @Ryerson Invention Awards

MAKO @Ryerson Invention Awards

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 2015

This past Monday, MAKO Invent and the Design Fabrication Zone @ Ryerson University had the pleasure of hosting the 2nd annual MAKO @Ryerson Invention Awards. The event took place at... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 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
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
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
Our Product Development Firm is Growing!

Our Product Development Firm is Growing!

Mako Design + Invent
February 13, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent is extremely pleased to announce and welcome our newest team member, Luther Yap, Senior Industrial Designer, as our product development firm keeps on growing! “It is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 13, 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
Design Engineering to Fulfill an Artist’s Dream

Design Engineering to Fulfill an Artist’s Dream

Mako Design + Invent
January 28, 2015

Design Engineering – It can make or break a product. At MAKO, we believe good design engineering makes all the difference when deciding on a product, as it adds value and improves... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 28, 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
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
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
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
Innovation: Putting the Fun Back Into Water Fights!

Innovation: Putting the Fun Back Into Water Fights!

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2014

Bunch O Balloons is an amazing innovation created by a father of 8 children-Josh Malone of Texas. Josh was tired of tying water balloons all summer long; the process was... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2014
Mako Invent – iTAP Social Media and Communications

Mako Invent – iTAP Social Media and Communications

Mako Design + Invent
October 30, 2014

My name is Jelena and I have joined Mako Invent as a social media and communications coordinator. I was recently accepted to their internship Training Accelerator Program ( iTAP). As... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 30, 2014
MAKO’s New Interns! iTAP: Social Media and Communications

MAKO’s New Interns! iTAP: Social Media and Communications

Mako Design + Invent
October 30, 2014

Advita Madan: Communications Coordinator Advita joins MAKO after graduating from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Science degree. She brings with her a strong passion for design, as well... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 30, 2014
Hello From the Social Media and Communications Intern!

Hello From the Social Media and Communications Intern!

Mako Design + Invent
October 14, 2014

Hello! This is Advita, signing in from MAKO Design + Invent. It’s my first day as the social media and communications intern here and I was, embarrassingly enough, extremely late.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 14, 2014
Join the #inkster Movement: Free iPad Give Away

Join the #inkster Movement: Free iPad Give Away

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2014

Our partner, inkster is giving away a FREE iPad. All you have to do is sign up with your email. Simple? For sure! You can even increase your chances of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2014
The Sky’s the Limit! – Hotrock BBQ’s Versatile Design

The Sky’s the Limit! – Hotrock BBQ’s Versatile Design

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2014

Sunshine, clear skies, and warm summer weather; perfect timing to barbecue if you were ask most people. What if someone were to tell you that there really is no limit to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2014
Ideas are Meant to be Explored – MAKO Invent’s Free Consultation

Ideas are Meant to be Explored – MAKO Invent’s Free Consultation

Mako Design + Invent
August 18, 2014

Our world is driven by ideas. It’s what makes us develop as a society, and what fosters us to create new innovations. Great ideas should be encouraged, whether it be... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 18, 2014
Calling One, Calling All! MAKO’s Community BBQ

Calling One, Calling All! MAKO’s Community BBQ

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 2014

At MAKO Design + Invent, we believe in the work hard, play hard philosophy. Every member of our team plays an integral role in delivering an exceptional end to end... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 2014
MAKO Invent Supports Canada’s Hottest Startups

MAKO Invent Supports Canada’s Hottest Startups

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2014

MAKO Design + Invent is proud to be a supporter of “Venture Day” an event that attracts over 300 investors, serial entrepreneurs and Canadian business leaders. 23 of Canada’s hottest Startups... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2014
The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation

The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation

Mako Design + Invent
July 28, 2014

Not surprisingly, innovation is encouraged and recognized throughout Canada. Solutions, simplicity, and entertainment are often the resulting outcomes. What’s not to love? Since 1982, The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 28, 2014
Hockey Transformed! BLADETECH’s Spring-Loaded Skates

Hockey Transformed! BLADETECH’s Spring-Loaded Skates

Mako Design + Invent
July 21, 2014

Picture this: Hockey being a game where you are at a reduced risk from both minor and major injuries. You as the player, will also have the ability to play... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 21, 2014
iTAP: Sales and Marketing Internship

iTAP: Sales and Marketing Internship

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2014

MAKO Design + Invent has quickly risen to be a leading full service, end-to-end North American product development firm. Since being founded in 1999, our award-winning industrial, electrical, mechanical, graphic... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2014
Weston Youth Innovation Award Winner – Ann Makosinski

Weston Youth Innovation Award Winner – Ann Makosinski

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2014

A teenager from Victoria, B.C. made headlines recently when her most recent invention was rewarded with the Weston Youth Innovation Award of $2000. Ann Makosinski was presented with the privately funded... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2014
Recycling and cleanliness, two words you’ve never used together? Think again.

Recycling and cleanliness, two words you’ve never used together? Think again.

Mako Design + Invent
July 4, 2014

We are becoming an increasingly eco-conscious society. But let’s face it, recycling can be quite a messy task. Things get spilt and cleanliness can be difficult to achieve. This is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 4, 2014
Goodbye Skateboarding, Hello Rockit; Single Foot Skate

Goodbye Skateboarding, Hello Rockit; Single Foot Skate

Mako Design + Invent
June 30, 2014

In today’s world, it is often difficult for people to be well informed and interested in your product. New innovations and get rich quick schemes seem to be everywhere. As... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 30, 2014
Planting Made Simple – Introducing the Faux Pot!

Planting Made Simple – Introducing the Faux Pot!

Mako Design + Invent
June 27, 2014

Introducing the Faux Pot. An invention created for the busy person, the Faux Pot encourages gardeners to plant directly in the ground while still achieving the same look as a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 27, 2014
3D Printer Saves the Day!

3D Printer Saves the Day!

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2014

There’s nothing worse than breaking a small plastic part that at one point had a big purpose. Whether it be a small gear to a toy or a crucial component... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2014
Industrial Design / Inventor Community: Inventor’s Circle

Industrial Design / Inventor Community: Inventor’s Circle

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2014

When someone has an idea, getting input on the industrial design can be the hardest part of the inventing process. That’s where groups like Inventor’s Circle come in and have... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2014
The 2014 Sage Nationals; Advancing Youth Entrepreneurs

The 2014 Sage Nationals; Advancing Youth Entrepreneurs

Mako Design + Invent
June 4, 2014

MAKO Design + Invent, as a product design and development firm in Toronto, believes entrepreneurs are inventive as well as innovative. It’s because of this belief that whenever possible, we do... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 4, 2014
Intern Project SAGE National Competition – Michael Mucha

Intern Project SAGE National Competition – Michael Mucha

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2014

While it is not the most difficult project he’s working on at MAKO, it is officially the first that intern industrial designer Michael Mucha has seen through to completion. Prior... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2014
MAKO Ryerson Student Invention / Industrial Design Awards

MAKO Ryerson Student Invention / Industrial Design Awards

Mako Design + Invent
April 29, 2014

It is with great pleasure that the MAKO Design + Invent team congratulates all those that participated in the inaugural Mako Ryerson Invention and Industrial Design Awards at the Digitial Media Zone, Ryerson... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 29, 2014
Hockey Robotics – University of Waterloo Megatronics

Hockey Robotics – University of Waterloo Megatronics

Mako Design + Invent
April 28, 2014

One piece composite hockey sticks are continuing to get lighter with attention being focused on both durability and performance. Most major brands of elite hockey sticks are subjected to at... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 28, 2014
A gift from our friends at Magnetic Kitchen for their Kickstarter campaign!

A gift from our friends at Magnetic Kitchen for their Kickstarter campaign!

Mako Design + Invent
March 19, 2014

Thanks to Magnetic Kitchen for this awesome Mako Invent laser-engraved skateboard deck gift!  We love seeing this kind of inventive design spirit.  They’re off to the races with a big... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 19, 2014
James Chalmers, 15-Year Product Distribution Pro, Joins Our Team!

James Chalmers, 15-Year Product Distribution Pro, Joins Our Team!

Mako Design + Invent
March 17, 2014

With over 15 years in consumer product distribution experience, and millions of dollars in sales to all major North American retailers, James Chalmers is an incredibly valuable addition to the MAKO... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 17, 2014
MAKO Invent & Ryerson University’s Student Invention Award

MAKO Invent & Ryerson University’s Student Invention Award

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2014

MAKO Invent, Ryerson University, and RBC Royal Bank have teamed up for the first annual Student Invention Awards at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Student Product Designers and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2014
3D Printing Car Parts

3D Printing Car Parts

Mako Design + Invent
December 16, 2013

You know we’re in the future when we can print our own car parts. I have an older Mercedes, and for the newer model of my car Mercedes had made... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 16, 2013
World’s Best Student Inventors in the James Dyson Competition

World’s Best Student Inventors in the James Dyson Competition

Mako Design + Invent
November 12, 2013

Check out the consumer product ideas that these young inventive geniuses have come up with.   In a week, The James Dyson Award (from the founder of the famous Vaccuums... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 12, 2013
Mako Design + Invent’s client’s product goes media viral in only 24 hours!

Mako Design + Invent’s client’s product goes media viral in only 24 hours!

Mako Design + Invent
March 21, 2013

We have all heard the adage about building better mousetraps, which is why designing for marketability is so important in order to gain viral product exposure, something that every home... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 21, 2013
Funding Your Invention with Crowdfunding

Funding Your Invention with Crowdfunding

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2012

The biggest obstacle for most small inventors is money. Those with great ideas can usually cruise as far as the planning and prototyping stages, after which they find themselves stalled... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2012