Meet Our Industrial Designer, Paul! #MeetMako
What is #MeetMako?
As a Product Design Firm, here at Mako Design and Invent we interact with our clients on very close basis in order to be very transparent about the design process and the development of an inventor’s product. We are a team of positive, friendly and happy people who are excited and passionate about design, growth and learning about new ideas and concepts every day! With three current open offices, each of the members in each office all carry a unique and special persona that adds to the amazing quality of what makes Mako Design and Invent so great. We started the #MeetMako campaign to allow clients and future clients who are interested in working with us to learn more about who we are and who you’ll be working with! This campaign also serves as a great resource to learn about who will be helping you produce and develop your product and introduce to you a little more about who Mako Design and Invent is, what it’s like to work here and about the office culture! On last weeks’ #MeetMako we introduced our Manager of Design Strategy, Rob. For this week, our #MeetMako blog will be Makos Industrial Designer, Paul Davis!
As one of Makos industrial designers, Paul is almost always involved in a lot of big projects we get here. His main goals and responsibilities as Makos industrial designer are learning about the clients proposed projects and designs and taking their ideas all the way from concept to prototype. As Paul works through the process of bringing product designs from concept to prototype, some of his favorite parts about what he does is meeting with the clients during the development of their product, seeing their reactions to their finished concept designs and prototypes and finishing products.
Paul emphasizes one of the most important tips and concepts that we love to rep here at Mako and that is keeping all product designs, especially the first concepts designs, simple. Avoid the bells and whistles for your first product, and always remember you can add any extras and other pieces of design after you establish your first design. Paul explains that one of his biggest motivations and reasons why he loves to come to work as an industrial designer at Mako design and invent is the great team he gets to work with every day here.
Watch his interview below to learn more about his experience, favorite work and more about what he does as Makos industrial designer!
If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!
Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent
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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