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

by | Mar 20, 2017 | Community Initiatives, Company News, Designing, Industrial Design, Innovation

Our industrial design firm hosts ID Guild at this historic field.

The historic Longhorns field where the ID Guild event was hosted.

As an industrial design firm, we focus on not only providing exception service for our client and teammates, but also for the local design industry as a whole. We are thrilled to have a partner that believes in the advancement of the industry as much as we do and shares our passion towards this initiative. In partnership with the global CAD software giant AutoDesk, MAKO Design + Invent hosted another social event to bring together local designers, manufacturers, consultants, IP attorneys, and industrial design firms. Known as the Industrial Design Guild, our goal is to bring thought leaders together to promote and progress the industrial design industry.

Longhorns vs. Aggies   

With our Austin office being just minutes away from the University of Texas, we wanted to bring the design community together to support our Longhorns at one of the most sought after, sold-out games of the year. Rivals for over 100 years, the


The ID Guild Section overlooking 1st Base

Texas Longhorns battled it out against the Texas A&M Aggies on the historic stadium Baseball field. With a beautiful private section along the first base side, our industrial design firm hosted a-list players of the design community to chat the latest

and greatest in ID news. The ice-cold beers and classic baseball fare were also perfect for the hot, Texan afternoon in the legendary stadium.

The A-List ID Attendees

Several of the community’s thought leaders joined us to talk shop and take in one of America’s oldest past times. With over 60 designers, consultants and thought leaders in attendance including designers from Dell, National Instruments, and Yeti, we were certainly in great company. Several start up design

Industrial design firm on the Longhorns field.

I.D. Guild event organizers from Mako and AutoDesk on the Longhorns field after the game.

firms joined us as well as consultants and Austin city counsellors. For any industrial design firm and designer, this was the place to be!

AutoDesk and our Industrial Design Firm Partnership

As our partner on these community initiatives, AutoDesk also proudly demonstrated their new software Fusion 360. This is the very software all of our designers use to create the products we bring to life every day.

“We are thrilled to partner with AutoDesk on the Industrial Design Guild events,” says Kevin Mako, Founder and CEO of Mako Design + Invent. “Their passion for community development in the design industry is a perfect match to ours. Together we will achieve great things for Industrial Design!”

Industrial design firm at the Victory Cup

Industrial design attendees at the Victory Cup ID Guild event.

Developing the ID Community

We’ve hosted several other events with AutoDesk to bring the ID community together including Austin Design Week, a charity polo match – Victory Cup, product demonstrations, Austin Stars’ hockey games. If you’re a part of the design community and would like to attend our next ID Guild event, we would love to have you! Feel free to reach out to us at

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.



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