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How to Create an Invention (9 Step Guide)

How to Create an Invention (9 Step Guide)

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2022

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2022
Product Validation: 5 Questions to Validate My Product Idea

Product Validation: 5 Questions to Validate My Product Idea

Mako Design + Invent
March 7, 2022

What is Product Validation? Product validation is the process of helping determine if there is a need for your invention idea in the current market. To put it simply, is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 7, 2022
Kevin Mako Featured On the Obscurity to Authority Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured On the Obscurity to Authority Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
January 28, 2022

Kevin Mako, MAKO Design’s President & Founder, recently joined Darren Cabral on his podcast, Obscurity to Authority, to share the critical yet easy-to-follow hardware invention development steps you need to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 28, 2022
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
Make48: The Competition Show Inspiring Inventors of All Ages and Experience

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 1, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 30, 2021

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

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

How to Sell Products to Potential Retail Partners

Mako Design + Invent
November 24, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 22, 2021

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

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

MAKO Client Featured in COCOLILY & CO. Holiday Gift Guide

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2021

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

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

The Smart Putting Green Designed to Improve Your Putting Game

Mako Design + Invent
November 15, 2021

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

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

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Structured Website Design

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2021

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

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

Why New But Familiar Invention Design Ideas are Often Great Ideas

Mako Design + Invent
November 10, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 10, 2021
MAKO Design is DesignRush’s Top Industrial Design Agency!

MAKO Design is DesignRush’s Top Industrial Design Agency!

Mako Design + Invent
November 8, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 8, 2021
A Webcam and Home Security Camera Inspired By Squid Game

A Webcam and Home Security Camera Inspired By Squid Game

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2021

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Squid Game by now. This hit Korean survival thriller is the biggest show right now on Netflix. Everywhere you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2021
Camera Inventions You Need for Your Next Virtual Meeting or TikTok in 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 3, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 2, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 1, 2021
Inventions in 2021 to Make This Halloween Your Spookiest One Yet!

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 27, 2021

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

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

MAKO Client CNCT is Gearing Up for Something MASSIVE

Mako Design + Invent
October 26, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 26, 2021
An Ergonomic Backpack Designed to Keep Your Back Straight

An Ergonomic Backpack Designed to Keep Your Back Straight

Mako Design + Invent
October 22, 2021

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

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

Top Strategies in Evaluating the Viability of a New Product Idea

Mako Design + Invent
October 21, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 21, 2021
MAKO 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
Kevin Featured in the Entrepreneurial Podcast: Milestones Motivation & Money

Kevin Featured in the Entrepreneurial Podcast: Milestones Motivation & Money

Mako Design + Invent
October 7, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 7, 2021
Invention Designs Free to Use by Anyone for the Benefit of Mankind

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 5, 2021

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

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

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Content Marketing

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2021

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

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

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Cost Structure

Mako Design + Invent
September 29, 2021

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

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

Our Client Launches New Website to Showcase The Blazing Beard Tool

Mako Design + Invent
September 28, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
September 27, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
September 27, 2021
MAKO’s Top Toys for Kids in 2021

MAKO’s Top Toys for Kids in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
September 22, 2021

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

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

SL8: Waterproof Notebooks & Sketchbooks

Mako Design + Invent
September 21, 2021

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

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

Kevin Mako Featured on a Powerhouse Tech Focused Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
September 20, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
September 20, 2021
MAKO’s Favorite Baby On-the-Go Baby Products in 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
September 15, 2021

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

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

MAKO’s Top Accessories for Apple Products in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
September 13, 2021

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

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

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Partnerships

Mako Design + Invent
September 10, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
September 10, 2021
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
Designing an Artificial Microclimate: HIIVE

Designing an Artificial Microclimate: HIIVE

Mako Design + Invent
September 1, 2021

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

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

Kevin Mako Shares Insider Tips on the Being an Engineer Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
August 30, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 30, 2021
Autonomous Flight Technology: Xwing

Autonomous Flight Technology: Xwing

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2021

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

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

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Resources

Mako Design + Invent
August 23, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 23, 2021
MAKO’s Favorite Cooking Products in 2021 Part 2

MAKO’s Favorite Cooking Products in 2021 Part 2

Mako Design + Invent
August 18, 2021

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

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

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Selling Through Online Marketplaces

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2021
The Unluckiest Inventors: Friday the 13th Edition

The Unluckiest Inventors: Friday the 13th Edition

Mako Design + Invent
August 12, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 12, 2021
Our Client Secured a $100,000 Investment on Dragons’ Den & Featured on MAKO’s Podcast

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2021

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

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

Mako President and Founder Featured on Major Financial Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2021
A Look Into the Design of this New Handheld Computer: The Steam Deck

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 3, 2021

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

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

MAKO’s Favorite Golf Products in 2021

Mako Design + Invent
July 29, 2021

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

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

MAKO’s Favorite Cooking Products in 2021 Part 1

Mako Design + Invent
July 28, 2021

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

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

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Key Activities

Mako Design + Invent
July 27, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 27, 2021
The Manufacturing Process: What is Rotomolding?

The Manufacturing Process: What is Rotomolding?

Mako Design + Invent
July 22, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 22, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Branding With our Most Successful Clients

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 20, 2021

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

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

Solutions to Problems Worth Solving: Compostable Tableware

Mako Design + Invent
July 19, 2021

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

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

Ikea & Sonos Partner to Release a Picture Frame Smart Speaker

Mako Design + Invent
July 15, 2021

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

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

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Revenue Streams

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2021

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

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

Virgin Galactic Completes First Fully Crewed Spaceflight

Mako Design + Invent
July 13, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 7, 2021

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

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

Hyundai Acquires The World-Renown Robotics Design Company Boston Dynamics

Mako Design + Invent
July 6, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 2, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 2, 2021
Canada Day 2021: Recognizing Some of the Greatest Canadian Inventors

Canada Day 2021: Recognizing Some of the Greatest Canadian Inventors

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2021

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

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

Kickstarter Best Practices: Tips from Our Most Successful Clients

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2021
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
The Value Proposition Canvas

The Value Proposition Canvas

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2021
InsideEVs, One of the Biggest International Electric Vehicle Communities in the World Review our client’s CNCT

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2021

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

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

LGBTQ Inventors and Innovators

Mako Design + Invent
June 9, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 3, 2021

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

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

2021 Summer Products From MAKO Clients

Mako Design + Invent
June 2, 2021

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

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

Kevin Mako Featured on What Makes Them Tip Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2021

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

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

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Simple Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2021

Brilliantly simple invention designs – solving pain points in the simplest way. It’s in our DNA, it’s MAKO’s north star. But it’s not always the easiest approach. We understand what... Read More

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

How Inventors Build Successful Businesses: Customer Relationships

Mako Design + Invent
May 31, 2021

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2021

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

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May 27, 2021
MAKO Wins the Canadian Business Excellence Award!

MAKO Wins the Canadian Business Excellence Award!

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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

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May 25, 2021
Building the Investor Pitch Deck

Building the Investor Pitch Deck

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May 19, 2021

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

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May 19, 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

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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

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May 11, 2021
Massive Tesla Influencer Reviews Our Client, CNCT, on YouTube!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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April 29, 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

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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

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April 22, 2021
Hardware, Software, and Firmware

Hardware, Software, and Firmware

Mako Design + Invent
April 21, 2021

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

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April 21, 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

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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

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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

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April 12, 2021
Using a Product Canvas to Create a Better User Experience

Using a Product Canvas to Create a Better User Experience

Mako Design + Invent
April 7, 2021

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

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April 7, 2021
Virgin Galactic: Small Innovations Make Big Differences

Virgin Galactic: Small Innovations Make Big Differences

Mako Design + Invent
April 6, 2021

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

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April 6, 2021
The Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 2021

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

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April 1, 2021
April Fools! Check Out These Unnecessary Inventions to Prank Your Friends!

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 31, 2021

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

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

Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: Expert Employee Appreciation Strategies

Mako Design + Invent
March 30, 2021

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

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March 30, 2021
Tips to Nail an Industrial Design Interview

Tips to Nail an Industrial Design Interview

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 23, 2021
Real-World Applications of Upcoming Augmented Reality Technologies

Real-World Applications of Upcoming Augmented Reality Technologies

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2021

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

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March 18, 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

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March 11, 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

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March 8, 2021
2 Things You Need to Know to Create 1 Great Invention Idea

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 16, 2021

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 16, 2021
Beyond the Idea: Key Elements to Successful Startups

Beyond the Idea: Key Elements to Successful Startups

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2021

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

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

Marketing Objectives and Why You Need Them

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2021

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

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February 10, 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

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February 8, 2021
Mako Design’s Top Tips to Step Into the New Year As a Successful Entrepreneur

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 30, 2020

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

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December 30, 2020
Innovative Products That You Need In the New Year

Innovative Products That You Need In the New Year

Mako Design + Invent
December 29, 2020

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

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December 29, 2020
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

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December 16, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Tips for Making a Wearable Tech Product

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 10, 2020
How to Find the Best Product Design Company

How to Find the Best Product Design Company

Mako Design + Invent
December 1, 2020

Product design is all about finding customer pain points and figuring out ways to solve them. After targeting the exact pain points, the product design firm will create the product,... Read More

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

Client Spotlight: Dhérèse – The Ring Keeper!

Mako Design + Invent
November 30, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 30, 2020
Why You Should Use Rapid Prototyping for Your IoT Invention

Why You Should Use Rapid Prototyping for Your IoT Invention

Mako Design + Invent
November 24, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 24, 2020
Client Spotlight: ChaiEasy!

Client Spotlight: ChaiEasy!

Mako Design + Invent
November 19, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 19, 2020
Client Spotlight: The BrainVault Mouthguard!

Client Spotlight: The BrainVault Mouthguard!

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2020

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

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

Top Five 3D Printers for Your New Product

Mako Design + Invent
November 13, 2020

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

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

Top Prototyping Tips From the Mako Team

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2020

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

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

Mako Design’s Favorite Movies for Product Design Inspiration

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2020
Mako Client Spotlight: The Leash Mitten by Dolce Dog!

Mako Client Spotlight: The Leash Mitten by Dolce Dog!

Mako Design + Invent
November 3, 2020

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

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

The Latest Two-in-One Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
November 2, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 2, 2020
The Newest Innovative Designs For Backpacks

The Newest Innovative Designs For Backpacks

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 2020

The Weatherproof Backpack Our Miami Industrial Design Specialist Loves If you’re just as eager to get out on the road and travel once again, the Shell backpack is perfect for... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 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’s Favorite Headphone Product Designs

Mako Design’s Favorite Headphone Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
October 13, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 13, 2020
Mako Design 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
What the Mako Design Team Consider When Designing a Product

What the Mako Design Team Consider When Designing a Product

Mako Design + Invent
September 29, 2020

When you work with Mako Design, you can rest assured that our qualified and world-class team is ready to bring your ideas to life! The team at Mako Design all... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 29, 2020
Mako Design Explains Rapid Prototyping

Mako Design Explains Rapid Prototyping

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2020

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

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

Product Designs Made to Help You Multitask!

Mako Design + Invent
September 22, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
September 22, 2020
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

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September 21, 2020
Mako Design Explains the Monochromatic Design Trend

Mako Design Explains the Monochromatic Design Trend

Mako Design + Invent
September 14, 2020

At our California product design studio, Mako Design, we’re big fans of observing different trends and what is popular within the design realm. One trend we’ve noticed lately is the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 14, 2020
The Best Beer Product Designs!

The Best Beer Product Designs!

Mako Design + Invent
September 3, 2020

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

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

The Benefits of Inventing from Home from Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
September 1, 2020

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

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

Innovative Products for Jewelry Fans!

Mako Design + Invent
August 31, 2020

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

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August 31, 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 Top Product Picks for Back to School

Our Top Product Picks for Back to School

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2020

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

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

Our Favorite Innovative Dental Hygiene Products

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 13, 2020
The Best Products That Every Runner Needs!

The Best Products That Every Runner Needs!

Mako Design + Invent
August 11, 2020

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

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

Mako Design’s Top Tips for Online Product Marketing

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 10, 2020
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
Our Favorite Foldable Product Designs

Our Favorite Foldable Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2020

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

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

Mako Client Spotlight: The Keeki Bag!

Mako Design + Invent
July 30, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 30, 2020
The Best Products To Help You Create New Hobbies

The Best Products To Help You Create New Hobbies

Mako Design + Invent
July 27, 2020

Summertime is a great opportunity to get into new, healthy habits, and learn useful skills and hobbies that help make your life more interesting. With so many hobbies, there are... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 27, 2020
Designs Made by Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, for Cleanint!

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2020
Mako Design Explains the Modular Design Trend

Mako Design Explains the Modular Design Trend

Mako Design + Invent
July 20, 2020

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

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

MAKO Client Spotlight: the CNCT Cooler!

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 15, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 15, 2020
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
Analyzing the Latest Design for Sony’s PlayStation 5

Analyzing the Latest Design for Sony’s PlayStation 5

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2020
Innovative Tennis Products to Help Perfect Your Serve

Innovative Tennis Products to Help Perfect Your Serve

Mako Design + Invent
July 6, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 6, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Tips for Invention Development

Mako Design’s Top Tips for Invention Development

Mako Design + Invent
July 1, 2020

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

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

The Best Products to Take on A Camping Trip

Mako Design + Invent
June 29, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 29, 2020
Design Trends: Disposable Design

Design Trends: Disposable Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 23, 2020

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

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June 23, 2020
Mako Strategy Team on the Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

Mako Strategy Team on the Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

Mako Design + Invent
June 22, 2020

Crowdfunding Invention Help Preparing for your product launch can be equally exciting and stressful and the inventor has to consider a lot of different aspects in order to create a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 22, 2020
Working with Our Design Team From our Industrial Designer, Paul Davis!

Working with Our Design Team From our Industrial Designer, Paul Davis!

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2020

Working with Toronto industrial design firm Mako Design means working with a world-class team that is both experienced and extremely passionate about everything design. To help create the best designs... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2020
Mako Strategy Team on Parametric Design

Mako Strategy Team on Parametric Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 16, 2020

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

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June 16, 2020
Going Wireless: The Appeal and Success of Wireless Products

Going Wireless: The Appeal and Success of Wireless Products

Mako Design + Invent
June 15, 2020

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

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

Mako Strategy: Should Your Product be IOT?

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2020

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

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

Mako Client Spotlight: KiddieGo!

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 10, 2020
What Design Thinking Means to Mako Design

What Design Thinking Means to Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 4, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 4, 2020
Best Practices for PCB Design from our Electrical Designer, Simran Kaur!

Best Practices for PCB Design from our Electrical Designer, Simran Kaur!

Mako Design + Invent
May 29, 2020

PCB Design and Its Role in Product Design: As an electrical design firm, we consider Printed Circuit Boards, or ‘PCBs,’ to be the brains inside most of the electronic products... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 29, 2020
The Newest Innovations Made to Help Social Distancing

The Newest Innovations Made to Help Social Distancing

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2020
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
How to Start Working with Mako Design

How to Start Working with Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 25, 2020

If you have an amazing invention idea that you aspire to see thrive and succeed across store shelves, Mako Design offers the best Toronto product development services to help you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 25, 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
Innovative Gadgets for Your Work from Home Desk

Innovative Gadgets for Your Work from Home Desk

Mako Design + Invent
May 21, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
May 20, 2020
What Defines a High-Quality Design

What Defines a High-Quality Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 14, 2020

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

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

The Most Innovative Designs in Cat and Dog Houses

Mako Design + Invent
May 12, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
May 12, 2020
Mako Design’s Favorite Product Design Tools

Mako Design’s Favorite Product Design Tools

Mako Design + Invent
May 7, 2020

When you work with Mako Design, you get to work with some of the best designers and engineers from around the world. The team at Mako is extremely passionate about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 7, 2020
Defining ‘User-Friendly’ in Product Design

Defining ‘User-Friendly’ in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 6, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
May 6, 2020
Design Trends: Geometrical Product Designs 

Design Trends: Geometrical Product Designs 

Mako Design + Invent
May 4, 2020

The product design field is always progressing looking for the newest ways to stay on top of innovation. For this reason, just like most industries, the product design field is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 4, 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
Innovative Products for the Bathroom

Innovative Products for the Bathroom

Mako Design + Invent
April 29, 2020

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

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

Mako Designs Top Netflix Show Recommendations for Design Inspiration

Mako Design + Invent
April 27, 2020

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

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

How Face Masks are Being Innovated for a Safer Future

Mako Design + Invent
April 23, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
April 23, 2020
Mako Design’s Top Book Recommendations for a Successful Product

Mako Design’s Top Book Recommendations for a Successful Product

Mako Design + Invent
April 21, 2020

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

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

Mako Client Spotlight: Companion Bike!

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
April 20, 2020
Top Products to Help You Stay Clean and Sanitized

Top Products to Help You Stay Clean and Sanitized

Mako Design + Invent
April 13, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
April 9, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
April 9, 2020
Top Inventions to Help Stop Procrastination

Top Inventions to Help Stop Procrastination

Mako Design + Invent
April 7, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
April 7, 2020
Mako Client Highlight: Rover Pack Hopper for Tennis Players

Mako Client Highlight: Rover Pack Hopper for Tennis Players

Mako Design + Invent
March 31, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 31, 2020
Mako Design on Why Product Design Benefits Society

Mako Design on Why Product Design Benefits Society

Mako Design + Invent
March 26, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 25, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 25, 2020
The Handiest Extensions for Your Smartphone

The Handiest Extensions for Your Smartphone

Mako Design + Invent
March 24, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 24, 2020
How to Prepare to Work with Mako Design

How to Prepare to Work with Mako Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 19, 2020

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

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

The Best Products to Prepare for the Upcoming Spring Season!

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 18, 2020
Including Renewable Energy in Your Product Design

Including Renewable Energy in Your Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 13, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 12, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 12, 2020
The Best Design Magazines For Product Design Inspiration

The Best Design Magazines For Product Design Inspiration

Mako Design + Invent
March 11, 2020

Staying motivated within the design industry can equally be really easy, or really hard. With so many avenues of innovation to look forward to, it can be overwhelming to choose... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 11, 2020
Why Sustainable Inventions Are Today’s Biggest Trend

Why Sustainable Inventions Are Today’s Biggest Trend

Mako Design + Invent
March 5, 2020

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

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

The Best Ergonomic Product Designs

Mako Design + Invent
March 4, 2020

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

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

Why Mako Design Loves Ergonomic Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 3, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2020

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

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

Mako’s Favorite Stationery Products to Stay Organized

Mako Design + Invent
February 28, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 28, 2020
Why Minimalistic Design Works Best for Your Product Design

Why Minimalistic Design Works Best for Your Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2020

Minimalism is a huge concept and design trend that has popularly taken over in different areas of design as a preferable aesthetic for modern society. As our day to days... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2020
Design Trends: The Appeal of Transparent Design

Design Trends: The Appeal of Transparent Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 21, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 20, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 20, 2020
How to Integrate Efficiency in Product Design

How to Integrate Efficiency in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 12, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 12, 2020
Innovative Product Designs for Your Office

Innovative Product Designs for Your Office

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2020
The Best Places for Design Inspiration in Toronto

The Best Places for Design Inspiration in Toronto

Mako Design + Invent
February 4, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 4, 2020
MAKO 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
The Top Cities to Look for International Product Design

The Top Cities to Look for International Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 29, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 28, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 28, 2020
Mako Designs’ Top Highlights from CES2020!

Mako Designs’ Top Highlights from CES2020!

Mako Design + Invent
January 23, 2020

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 22, 2020

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

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

New Innovative Tech: Digital Nose Sensor

Mako Design + Invent
January 21, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 21, 2020
How an Entrepreneurial Spirit can Build and Transform your Small Business

How an Entrepreneurial Spirit can Build and Transform your Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
January 16, 2020

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

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

Mako Design’s Top Entrepreneurs in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 15, 2020
Mako Strategy Team on How to Gain Inspiration for your Next Invention

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 10, 2020

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

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

Innovative Fields to Look Forward to in 2020

Mako Design + Invent
January 9, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 9, 2020
How Remodeling your Product can Transform your Business

How Remodeling your Product can Transform your Business

Mako Design + Invent
January 7, 2020

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 7, 2020
Best Product Building Practices from the Mako Design Strategy Team

Best Product Building Practices from the Mako Design Strategy Team

Mako Design + Invent
December 26, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 26, 2019
Difference Between Investors and Crowdfunding ft. Mako Client!

Difference Between Investors and Crowdfunding ft. Mako Client!

Mako Design + Invent
December 19, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 19, 2019
Get to Work with Mako Design on Make48 Season 4!

Get to Work with Mako Design on Make48 Season 4!

Mako Design + Invent
December 17, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 17, 2019
Our Client’s Wearable Tech Perfect for Holiday Gifts & Other Gift Ideas

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 12, 2019

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

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

Mako Strategy: The Appeal of Limited-Edition Products

Mako Design + Invent
December 11, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 11, 2019
The Steppingstones to Product Design from the Mako Strategy Team

The Steppingstones to Product Design from the Mako Strategy Team

Mako Design + Invent
December 9, 2019

The most crucial parts of creating your invention is the product design process. Although inventors may have an Idea of what they want to create, however a lot of inventors... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 9, 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
The Best Ways to Create a 2-in-1 Product ft. Mako Client!

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 27, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 27, 2019
Gadgets that Reduce Stress Feat. Mako Client

Gadgets that Reduce Stress Feat. Mako Client

Mako Design + Invent
November 21, 2019

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

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

Innovative Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make Thanksgiving Easier

Mako Design + Invent
November 20, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 20, 2019
The Benefits of Building a Seasonal Product ft. A Mako Client!

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 18, 2019

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 14, 2019
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
How to Create a Strong Clientele and Customer Relationship as a Small Business

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2019

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

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

How Mako Design Helps Build Your Product for Your Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
November 5, 2019

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

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

Mako Client Spotlight: Clasp Magic!

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2019
Interesting Inventions to Get You Ready for Halloween

Interesting Inventions to Get You Ready for Halloween

Mako Design + Invent
October 29, 2019

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

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

Mako Design’s Best Resources for Small Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 2019

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

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

Innovative Tech in Horror Movies

Mako Design + Invent
October 25, 2019

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

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

The Most Innovative Cleaning Products

Mako Design + Invent
October 24, 2019

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

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

Mako Design Client Spotlight: Reey Yadin – The Comfycup

Mako Design + Invent
October 23, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 23, 2019
Understanding the Product Market as a Small Business

Understanding the Product Market as a Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
October 18, 2019

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

Mako Design + Invent
October 18, 2019
Mako’s Recommended Ways to Build a Strong Brand Name for Small Businesses

Mako’s Recommended Ways to Build a Strong Brand Name for Small Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
October 17, 2019

It’s not a surprise that when entrepreneurs and home inventors begin to envision their future small business, they immediately start out with projecting ideas for the name and image of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 17, 2019
How Mako Design Uses Intellectual Property for Our Clients

How Mako Design Uses Intellectual Property for Our Clients

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2019

At Mako Design + Invent, we talk a lot about designing, innovation and inventions. We also love to give and provide our clients with the best resources and information about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2019
The Best Inventions Made to Celebrate a Great Thanksgiving

The Best Inventions Made to Celebrate a Great Thanksgiving

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2019

Since the fall season has started, people are already preparing for the upcoming holidays! Marking the first holiday of the end of the year, Thanksgiving a heavily anticipated holiday as... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 11, 2019
Insight Into MAKO’s Design Strategy

Insight Into MAKO’s Design Strategy

Mako Design + Invent
October 3, 2019

The field of design is an extremely popular area of interest. As there are hundreds of different sub-categories of design, creators and inventors all have a number of reasons as... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 3, 2019
Amazing Multi-Functional Products

Amazing Multi-Functional Products

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2019

The 2 – in – 1 Invention The feeling of coming up with a genius product idea to help solve a problem is always amazing to any inventor. However, a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2019
Why Eco-Friendly Design is Important at Mako

Why Eco-Friendly Design is Important at Mako

Mako Design + Invent
September 24, 2019

What is an Eco-Friendly Design? In the world of design, it is undeniable to say that as designers, we are never not looking for the best way to push the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 24, 2019
The Best Stationary Products to Make your Work and Study Life Easier

The Best Stationary Products to Make your Work and Study Life Easier

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2019

Now that school has started and the fall season is on a roll, it means that it is time to get back to work! Even though summer is over, there... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 23, 2019
How Portable Design Changed Product Design

How Portable Design Changed Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
September 19, 2019

One of the most interesting aspects about product design and development and observing how certain fields of products change and progress as technology and societies need increase over time. A... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 19, 2019
The Best Inventions to Keep You Warm During Fall

The Best Inventions to Keep You Warm During Fall

Mako Design + Invent
September 16, 2019

As summer starts to come to an end, the season quickly begin to change. Before you know it, it’s already fall! Luckily enough, there are just as much fans of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 16, 2019
The Difference Between Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Mako

The Difference Between Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Mako

Mako Design + Invent
September 12, 2019

About Mako Design + Invents’ In-House Engineering There’s a lot that can be said about mechanical vs. electrical engineering here at Mako Design + Invent. As a product development firm,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 12, 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
Mako’s Take on Trends in Product Design

Mako’s Take on Trends in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
September 6, 2019

Like most businesses, every single market has trends and patterns that follow what is currently popular, becoming popular and losing popularity. As product developers and designers, we typically are the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 6, 2019
Newest Wearable Technology

Newest Wearable Technology

Mako Design + Invent
September 5, 2019

New Wearable Tech Perfect for the Winter Being based out of Toronto, Canada, we understand how hard it can be to want to use your phone when its freezing outside.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 5, 2019
Client Success: Bob Ginther on Global News for The Tri-Plunger!

Client Success: Bob Ginther on Global News for The Tri-Plunger!

Mako Design + Invent
August 27, 2019

Mako Designs Client – Bob Ginther Over the past few months we’ve been following the story and success of one of our clients – Bob Ginther and his product invention... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 27, 2019
The Newest Innovation in Sneakers

The Newest Innovation in Sneakers

Mako Design + Invent
August 23, 2019

If you’ve ever watched the infamous ‘Back to the Future’, you probably grew up with big hopes and expectations for future technologies. The movie sported a number of amazing technological... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 23, 2019
The Best Back to School Inventions

The Best Back to School Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
August 16, 2019

As August reaches its end, the creeping feeling of summer vacation comes back around as it’s finally back to school season. For some this may seem daunting, but looking on... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 16, 2019
Client Spotlight: The Cheese Sleeve!

Client Spotlight: The Cheese Sleeve!

Mako Design + Invent
August 14, 2019

Mako Design and Invents Client – The Cheese Sleeve! At Mako Design and Invent, we love to celebrate and show recognition towards the multiple successes of our clients! Our spotlights... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 14, 2019
The Best Inventions Made for Festivals

The Best Inventions Made for Festivals

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2019

Although the school season is soon approaching, organizers make sure to keep the summer momentum going by finishing the summer with a bang! As the summer season comes to end,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2019
CAD and Why It’s Important for Your Design

CAD and Why It’s Important for Your Design

Mako Design + Invent
August 6, 2019

At Mako Design and Invent we believe that it is important for our clients to fully understand and have full transparency about all the steps that go into making their... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 6, 2019
The Importance of the Concept Design Phase

The Importance of the Concept Design Phase

Mako Design + Invent
August 1, 2019

Getting ready to create your product is the beginning of an exciting journey, but for inventors who aren’t exactly familiar with the product development process, a few terms and steps... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 1, 2019
The Best Inventions for People with Allergies

The Best Inventions for People with Allergies

Mako Design + Invent
July 26, 2019

If you suffer from mild to extreme allergies, the struggle in having to always make sure you aren’t consuming something that could potentially harm you poses as a common problem.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 26, 2019
5 Things to Avoid When Inventing

5 Things to Avoid When Inventing

Mako Design + Invent
July 25, 2019

1. Go All Out on Your First Design A common mistake with most eager, excited, and enthusiastic inventors is that upon beginning their first invention, is that they approach their... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 25, 2019
The Development of Coffee Machines

The Development of Coffee Machines

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2019

Where would we be without coffee? Probably the most common drink to ever exist as an energy booster, coffee has existed for centuries and its popularity as a morning favorite... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 16, 2019
Best Innovations in Gardening Tools

Best Innovations in Gardening Tools

Mako Design + Invent
July 11, 2019

The Best Gardening Innovations Gardening has always been a popular hobby that most people pick up just when the season is right, and as it is currently summer, there is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 11, 2019
What is Innovation? – What it Means to Innovate

What is Innovation? – What it Means to Innovate

Mako Design + Invent
July 10, 2019

Innovation is a term we use here a lot at Mako. Not only that, but Innovation is a term you’ll see sprawled out almost everywhere in the tech and design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 10, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About PCBs for Your Product Design

Everything You Need to Know About PCBs for Your Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
July 9, 2019

Not every inventor who steps into industrial and product development has a large background in engineering and design. A lot of inventors need help understanding not only just the design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 9, 2019
What the History of Video Game Development Can Teach Us About Innovation

What the History of Video Game Development Can Teach Us About Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2019

As a product development firm, we are huge fans of innovation and change within different industries. Any type of major switch is extremely fascinating to us and keeps us thinking... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 8, 2019
Your Product Idea Already Exists, Now What?

Your Product Idea Already Exists, Now What?

Mako Design + Invent
July 4, 2019

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you’ve thought you’ve come across a stroke of genius and thought of the most original idea for an invention that no... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 4, 2019
Kevin Mako Featured on The Small Business Radio Show!

Kevin Mako Featured on The Small Business Radio Show!

Mako Design + Invent
July 3, 2019

Not so long ago, our president and founder of Mako, Kevin Mako, guest appeared for a segment on The Small Business Radio Show with Barry Moltz! We encourage all those interested... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 3, 2019
Understanding Your Target Audiences

Understanding Your Target Audiences

Mako Design + Invent
June 27, 2019

In the product development process, one of the biggest factors to take in and understand, especially when you’re designing your idea or invention, is your target audience. Your target audience... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 27, 2019
The Most Valuable Traits That Every Inventor Should Have and How to Develop Them

The Most Valuable Traits That Every Inventor Should Have and How to Develop Them

Mako Design + Invent
June 25, 2019

Creativity Why it’s important: It’s no surprise that one of the most valuable inventor traits that every inventor should have is creativity. In a sense, there are no distinguishing differences between... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 25, 2019
Inventions You’ll Definitely Need During Canada Day and the Fourth of July

Inventions You’ll Definitely Need During Canada Day and the Fourth of July

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2019

A new month is upon us! July comes with great weather, great events and two very big holidays, Canada Day and the 4th of July! Both days have huge significant importance... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 24, 2019
Musician Inventors and their Creations

Musician Inventors and their Creations

Mako Design + Invent
June 19, 2019

It’s no surprise that musicians are highly looked up to by society. Rather than just being famous for things such as celebrity status, musicians are idolized for their talent in... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 19, 2019
Love Music? These New Inventions Can Teach You How to Play Easily

Love Music? These New Inventions Can Teach You How to Play Easily

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2019

Music and product design might be the pinnacle when it comes to combining functionality and design all in one. If you’re looking to reach out to some maestros, or even... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 18, 2019
Simple but Successful Designs – The Minimal Viable Product

Simple but Successful Designs – The Minimal Viable Product

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2019

A reoccurring question we receive at Mako is clients who ask about the best way to have their idea designed, especially in terms measuring development, time and cost. Founder of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 17, 2019
Yoga Inventions made to Maximize Health Benefits

Yoga Inventions made to Maximize Health Benefits

Mako Design + Invent
June 14, 2019

It’s no doubt that yoga is now an immensely popular practice that a lot of people invest their time, money and beliefs in. As the practice is known for providing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 14, 2019
The Importance of Prototypes in Product Design

The Importance of Prototypes in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 13, 2019

Inescapable within the realm of industrial design, product design and development, the concept of prototyping is always mentioned and suggested towards inventors and creators looking to bring their ideas and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 13, 2019
Most Successful Inventions from Small Start Ups

Most Successful Inventions from Small Start Ups

Mako Design + Invent
June 12, 2019

Starting a new business or start up is never an easy feat. While it can be exhilarating and exciting, a lot of inventors and entrepreneurs find themselves simultaneously nervous and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 12, 2019
Simplicity in Product Design

Simplicity in Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2019

At Mako we help a lot of different clients and inventors with their ideas daily. A common question and theme we see a lot here is inventors who wonder what... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 11, 2019
How the Beauty Industry is Shaping Product Design Innovation

How the Beauty Industry is Shaping Product Design Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
May 28, 2019

One of the biggest and fastest growing markets in the past recent years has hands down been the makeup and beauty industry. With social media mediums such as Instagram, YouTube,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 28, 2019
How Innovation is Bringing Virtual Reality Technology to Amusement Parks

How Innovation is Bringing Virtual Reality Technology to Amusement Parks

Mako Design + Invent
May 23, 2019

How VR Innovation is Inventing New Technologies With the rise in popularity and accessibility of Virtual Reality, it’s no surprise that designers are using VR to create new, innovative, thrilling,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 23, 2019
Mako Passes Prejudging Phase for the Red Dot Awards!

Mako Passes Prejudging Phase for the Red Dot Awards!

Mako Design + Invent
May 21, 2019

If you’re a fan of design, communications and brands design, product design and design concepts, you are probably already definitely aware of the infamous Red Dot Awards. At Mako, we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 21, 2019
The Best Inventions for the Summer Season

The Best Inventions for the Summer Season

Mako Design + Invent
May 16, 2019

The summer season is soon to arrive which means that sunny, blistering hot days, and the call for vacationing is amongst us. To help prepare for the sunny season, here... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 16, 2019
The Place of Product Design and Innovation in the Fashion Industry

The Place of Product Design and Innovation in the Fashion Industry

Mako Design + Invent
May 14, 2019

Ever heard of the term “fashion repeats itself?” The fashion world has hands down become one of the most difficult industries and markets in trying to come out with new... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 14, 2019
How Micro Product Changes Keep Consumers Happy

How Micro Product Changes Keep Consumers Happy

Mako Design + Invent
May 1, 2019

News alert! People are easier to please than we think. Yes, that’s right, consumers don’t need wild changes to the products they love, product designers are proving that small changes... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 1, 2019
Four of the Most Useful Products That Came from Florida

Four of the Most Useful Products That Came from Florida

Mako Design + Invent
April 26, 2019

Recently, product design firm, MAKO, opened its doors in Miami, Florida. The Sunshine State has been filled with incredibly design talent, and we’re incredibly excited to be on the ground... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 26, 2019
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
5 Pain Points Invention Makers Have & How to Power Through Them

5 Pain Points Invention Makers Have & How to Power Through Them

Mako Design + Invent
April 2, 2019

For most invention makers, coming up with the concept is easy after they’ve had their ‘Eureka’ moment; the hard part is what to do afterward. With our 10 years of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 2, 2019
5 Innovations Turning 50 This Year

5 Innovations Turning 50 This Year

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 2019

It’s 1969 and you just got home from school. You sit down in front of your B&W TV with your favourite snack and wish you were allowed to turn on... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 1, 2019
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
Millennial Impact on Product Development Design

Millennial Impact on Product Development Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 19, 2019

 Millennials are proving to be vastly different from previous generations; whether that be in terms of employees, business owners, or consumers. The way they contribute to our society is different.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 19, 2019
Everyday Products and the Women Behind the Great Invention Idea

Everyday Products and the Women Behind the Great Invention Idea

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2019

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ruth Graves Wakefield, a true pioneer of her time, and a woman with a University degree in the 1930s. Her entrepreneurial spirit brought her to begin her... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2019
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
Vibrant Rare Product Design for Your Typical IPU by Graphcore

Vibrant Rare Product Design for Your Typical IPU by Graphcore

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2019

Calling all computer gurus; tech startup Graphcore has revamped the look of your intelligent processing unit (IPU) and Rack Mount Chassis inside your computer. Generally, a computer’s interior IPU system... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2019
How to Design Your Product with a Leading Design Firm

How to Design Your Product with a Leading Design Firm

Mako Design + Invent
February 12, 2019

Are you looking to improve your product design? There is a new platform which can help you do just that, it’s called LeManoosh. As a leading design firm, we view this... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 12, 2019
Tips to Be A More Creative Thinker

Tips to Be A More Creative Thinker

Mako Design + Invent
January 4, 2019

We’re all waiting for that big invention idea to come to us. Instead of thinking big, try thinking smaller. Take our invention idea advice and start by solving persisting problems... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 4, 2019
5 Unique Product Inventions That Made Millions

5 Unique Product Inventions That Made Millions

Mako Design + Invent
December 13, 2018

We’re all creators at heart, whether it’s drawing on a napkin or a painting on a canvas. As humans, it is in our nature to want to invent things, for... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 13, 2018
MAKO’s Launches Partnership with Design Publication Core77

MAKO’s Launches Partnership with Design Publication Core77

Mako Design + Invent
December 11, 2018

We are honoured to announce our recent partnership with the well-established industrial design site Core77.com. Core77 is a leading source for all articles, forums, portfolios, job listings and design services appealing to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 11, 2018
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
Five Movies Every Inventor Should Watch

Five Movies Every Inventor Should Watch

Mako Design + Invent
October 23, 2018

We’ve all been known to get lost in a sea of binge-watching television shows and movies. It’s easy to look at your clock and wonder where on earth all the... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 23, 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
Three Game Changing Mobile Phones That Made History

Three Game Changing Mobile Phones That Made History

Mako Design + Invent
October 9, 2018

The evolution of phones and cell phones has been one that we’ve all been part of. Although the invention of the phone dates way back to before a product design... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 9, 2018
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
Free Resources Every Product Designer Needs To Check Out

Free Resources Every Product Designer Needs To Check Out

Mako Design + Invent
September 13, 2018

With fall among us, we’re starting to get into new and former routines again. September isn’t always about going back to school, it can be a refresh for most people... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 13, 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
Female Inventors and Their Inventions That Changed The World

Female Inventors and Their Inventions That Changed The World

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2018

Female inventors and designers have changed the world with some of their inventions, have shaken up the industry, and have been leaders in innovation throughout the years. We’re going to... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2018
MAKO Nominated For Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies

MAKO Nominated For Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies

Mako Design + Invent
August 21, 2018

Each year Fast Company (FastCo) selects a handful of companies that are ranked as the world’s Most Innovative Companies of that year. This award honours leading enterprises and rising newcomers... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 21, 2018
Design Thinking: An Interview with our Manager of Design Strategy

Design Thinking: An Interview with our Manager of Design Strategy

Mako Design + Invent
August 15, 2018

If you spend any time around the bright, red-walled, open concept spaces at Mako Design, you’ll see 3D drawings on large monitors zooming around the screens and flipping this way... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 15, 2018
Five Things To Think About When It Comes to Product Packaging

Five Things To Think About When It Comes to Product Packaging

Mako Design + Invent
August 2, 2018

Designing an innovative product is one thing, but figuring out how to package it for your customers is another. Packaging plays an important role in your product and product design,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 2, 2018
Spotlight on PillClok: Taking the Guesswork out of Medication

Spotlight on PillClok: Taking the Guesswork out of Medication

Mako Design + Invent
July 31, 2018

Product designer, Fabián Vadillo, is changing the game when it comes to taking medication through his latest invention development. In the United States, approximately 60% of people admit to forgetting... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 31, 2018
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
How to Communicate Your Product on Kickstarter

How to Communicate Your Product on Kickstarter

Mako Design + Invent
July 17, 2018

Hundreds of designers and inventors turn to Kickstarter each month to look for financial backing that will help them bring their product from an idea to reality. Kickstarter is a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 17, 2018
Invention That’s Making TV’s Old News and Bringing Projectors to Our Homes

Invention That’s Making TV’s Old News and Bringing Projectors to Our Homes

Mako Design + Invent
July 12, 2018

Projectors have been around for years as a way to enjoy entertainment on a large screen or project information in school or for presentations, however, we haven’t really thought much... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 12, 2018
Advice For Nailing an Industrial Design Interview

Advice For Nailing an Industrial Design Interview

Mako Design + Invent
July 3, 2018

You’ve finished school and you have a fancy (and expensive) piece of paper to show for it, as you start looking for a role as an industrial design consultancy, you... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 3, 2018
Apple is Making Their Devices Less Addictive

Apple is Making Their Devices Less Addictive

Mako Design + Invent
June 26, 2018

Hours upon hours are spent scrolling through our smartphones or on other devices each day, this is 2018 and we are now more dependent on our devices than ever before.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 26, 2018
Ovie Creates First Smart Food Storage System

Ovie Creates First Smart Food Storage System

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2018

Food waste costs the average American family $2,000 USD a year. Obviously, this is a problem that many consumers aren’t aware of and a problem that needs to be addressed.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 21, 2018
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
The Reinvention of Straws: From Plastic to Bamboo, Steel, and Glass

The Reinvention of Straws: From Plastic to Bamboo, Steel, and Glass

Mako Design + Invent
June 7, 2018

A product that we don’t often even think twice about, a straw. We use it to sip and stir our beverages, and it’s literally been found in our homes and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 7, 2018
Alexa is Going Kid-Friendly

Alexa is Going Kid-Friendly

Mako Design + Invent
May 17, 2018

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

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

Three Simple UX Design Best Practices for Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
May 8, 2018

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

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

Office Chairs Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

Mako Design + Invent
May 3, 2018

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

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

Creativity Exercises to Boost Your Designs

Mako Design + Invent
April 4, 2018

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

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

The Business Value of Exceptional Design

Mako Design + Invent
March 12, 2018

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

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

Factors That Affect Your Manufacturing Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 19, 2018

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 19, 2018
Principles for Modern Product Design

Principles for Modern Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 7, 2018

There are several key principles that you should think through when developing and designing a product. Product and prototype design isn’t black and white and it’s important that it’s carefully... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 7, 2018
CES 2018: What to Expect in Tech and Product Innovation

CES 2018: What to Expect in Tech and Product Innovation

Mako Design + Invent
January 8, 2018

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 5, 2018

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

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

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

Mako Design + Invent
January 2, 2018

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

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

The Surprising Origins of Holiday Inventions

Mako Design + Invent
December 22, 2017

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 22, 2017
Three Mistakes New Inventors Make

Three Mistakes New Inventors Make

Mako Design + Invent
December 9, 2017

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

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

Overseas or Local: How to Find a Great Manufacturer

Mako Design + Invent
December 5, 2017

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

Mako Design + Invent
December 5, 2017
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
Why File Design Patents?

Why File Design Patents?

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2017

Every good prototype design firms knows your invention deserves to be protected. Your blood, sweat, and tears went into it and it’s better to be safe than sorry for protecting... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 17, 2017
Five Prototypes Your Start-up Should be Making

Five Prototypes Your Start-up Should be Making

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2017

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

Mako Design + Invent
November 9, 2017
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
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
Does My Invention Need Bluetooth?

Does My Invention Need Bluetooth?

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2017

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

Mako Design + Invent
August 24, 2017
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
The Importance of User Experience to a Great IoT Design Firm

The Importance of User Experience to a Great IoT Design Firm

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2017

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

Mako Design + Invent
July 14, 2017
When Nature Meets Mechanical Engineering

When Nature Meets Mechanical Engineering

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2017

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

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2017
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
Engineering Feats of the 21st Century

Engineering Feats of the 21st Century

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2017

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

Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2017
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