Five Blogs Every Industrial Designer Should Follow

by | Jul 10, 2018 | Crowdfunding, Educational, Industrial Design, industrial design company

No matter what area of design you focus on, staying up to date with the latest news and inventions is important to remain current in the industry. Subscribing and regularly reading industry blogs can also inspire you, and help in your design and invention process for your invention design business and/or profession whether you’re just starting your career or a seasoned veteran. 


Here are the top 5 blogs every invention design business and creative should follow:



Kickstarter is no stranger to any invention design business and that’s because it’s completely revolutionized the way businesses source funding for their projects. Not only is the site lined with product inspiration, but it also has a fantastic blog built to inspire and educate. 


Kickstarter is often the next step for clients of an invention design business.

Kickstarter project.



Core77 has been around since 1995 inspiring those with an invention design business or designers themselves. They publish articles, have discussion forums, event listings, and more. A great resource for any aspiring or seasoned industrial designer.



Run by Fast Company, a world-leading business media brand, Co. Design intersects business and design on all levels from architecture to product design. Content is written by some fabulous designers in the industry and it is loaded with information, controversial design topics, discussions and more. 


This invention design business rounds up the best product designs and emerging trends.

Yanko Design smartphone roundup.


Yanko Design

Yanko Design is an online magazine dedicated to covering everything and anything related to product design for you and your invention design business. Started back in 2002 to feature student work, this blog has exploded with millions of readers tuning in for everything related to innovation, design news, and more.


Design Milk

This online design magazine focuses on modern design and delivers news around art, interior design, furniture design, and everything in between. They have a regular of regular columns and features such as “At The Office” which takes you inside well-designed offices around the globe every week, or “Deconstruction” which is published once a month and shows the perspective of a designer who walks you through the building and creating of a specific product from start to finish.

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

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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.



  1. Alexa Miller

    Hi! I am Alexa and I have just read the blogs that you have provided. All the blogs are very useful and informative, thanks for providing such content.

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Hi Alexa,

      We’re so glad you enjoy the blog! We hope you continue to follow along on the blog as we have some pretty exciting announcements coming up!

      MAKO Team

    • sammy capitano

      My Name is Salvadore Capitano and i been inventing
      since the 1980s, One of my first inventions was the musical Pacifer i drew it and made a prototype of my
      idea, back then they did not have computers , so i needed money to do a patent seach and for patent, My father new a man and told me he might be interested and he had deep pockets. I met with mr. deep pockets and sure enough he loved my idea he told me he would fly to china and get a better price to have them manufactured there. It took a couple of months and i finally got a back and he told me he wanted to met up with me that he had somthing imported to show me, I still remember my drive to his office thinking this was it he probally had the first musical pacifier made and wanted to show me. when i arrive there, He gave me a new product magazine and on the cover was my musical pacifier, just like i drew but this one you could unscrew and take apart to wash, So the electronic parts would not get wet and i was thinking this is even better, But he told me the bad news not fake news bad news that the musical pacifier i was looking at was not mine that he seen it going through his mail, you dont realize it when you think of ideas you dont see it out on the market you think you thought of a great invention, But what you dont realize there are millions of people in this world and you never know they might be thinking of the same ideas you thinking. my website

      • MAKO Design + Invent

        Thanks for your comment Sammy! That sounds like a great idea. Next time you get another great invention idea, you know where to call! We look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Thanks so much, Olga! We’re glad you’re enjoying our work and hope you keep reading 🙂

  2. Devansh Karnani

    We gain a firm knowledge and understanding of the Mechanical Design by this blog. I look forward to more updates and will be retuning. Thank you for sharing.

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Thanks so much for your comment, Devansh! We hope you keep reading and enjoy!


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