A large part of being a successful industrial designer, is to share your insights in design and take other’s insight into consideration. It’s important to stay connected with individuals in the field as there is always a great learning experience waiting to be discovered. At MAKO Design + Invent, we are constantly stressing the importance of networking, learning, and enhancing your expertise.
Last week, Core77 held their Annual Core77 Conference – Designing Here/Now in Downtown Los Angeles. Over 300 industrial design enthusiast attended, along with world renowned designers, and our company President, Kevin Mako.
Speakers at the Core77 Designing Here/Now
The conference hosted a diverse group of speakers from leading companies to share their own thought-provoking ideas and projects that are well ahead of their time. The event focused on the exploration of the forces, ideas, relationships and technologies that are driving contemporary industrial design and shaping our future. The Speakers’ discussed ways of thinking that changes what we make, the way we collaborate, how we conduct business, and what the future has in store.
Our Kevin Mako had a great time at the event and exchanged some insight with renowned designers like Jessie Kawata, Mathew Manos, and Nadine Schelbert. “Water has its own will. When you design with it, you have to develop an understanding for that will. You can never really control it, but you can entice it to behave a certain way,” Said Schelbert, Director of Design at Wet Design.
As their second annual conference, the Core77 event was extremely engaging and beneficial. We love connecting with individuals that share our passion in industrial design, and this was a great event to meet fellow enthusiasts. We look forward to attending next year’s conference!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!