Meet our Manager of Design Strategy – Rob! #MeetMako

by | Aug 20, 2019 | Business, Company News, Employee Spotlight, Staff Spotlight

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!

Last week, we introduced our Electrical designer Navdeep for our second #MeetMako. For this week’s third installment, we are introducing our Manager of Design Strategy, Robert Colgan!

Meet Rob!

As the Manager of Design Strategy, Rob carries a couple different roles at Mako, especially during the concept design phase of any new projects and products we receive here. Rob’s main responsibilities include maintaining a clear design language that ensures that every product idea we receive at Mako has a clear future design and is easy to take to the market. Rob understands the best ways to design a products language that is both simple and unique and can ensure its success in the market.

We’ve had Rob with us for a while here at Mako, and among some of his favorite things about working here, he emphasizes his enjoyment on working on new and different projects and products daily, and how working with a team of diverse and talented designers is beneficial to not only himself – but the whole team in growing, learning, and developing their skills and horizons. Rob mentions that the variety of different projects and products we receive is what keeps him motivated and every new product idea is what keeps every day at Mako an exciting place to work in! One of his favorite experiences with a past product from Mako was our best-selling Moonlite! Rob speaks on the genius of its design, and how great it was to see a product become that successful coming from Mako.

Check out Rob’s #MeetMako video below to learn more about rob and his advice on how to create a successful product just like Moonlite!

Interested in more of what being the Manager of Design Strategy is like? Watch another of one of Rob’s interview in a past blog here!

If you want to learn more about the talented team members that we have at Mako, check out our spotlight features on our Senior Designer Magnus, or our Mechanical Engineer, Demsey!

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

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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