Meet the President of Mako Design, Kevin! #MeetMako

by | Oct 8, 2019 | Business, Company News, Employee Spotlight, Staff Spotlight, Team

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! For this #MeetMako, lets meet the president of Mako Design and Invent, Kevin!

Meet our CEO – Kevin Mako!

If you’ve been following us for a while, you should be aware of who Kevin is. For our #MeetMako, we stepped in a little deeper to get to know Kevin better and his thoughts about what it’s like being the present of Mako Design + Invent! As the president of Mako Design and Invent, Kevin carries a lot of roles and responsibilities as he mainly has a foot in all aspects the company is involved in. From building the brand image, managing and creating partnerships, Kevin is always a step ahead in setting the vision to where the company is headed for the future.

Speaking on his past experiences, Kevin has been involved in the business for years as he explains his adult life revolved around many entrepreneurial ventures and a multitude of different educational pursuits in order to really become a master in his own field. Kevin explains that as the president of Mako Design and Invent, it’s important to achieve the best results by creating a strong team with systems and tools that help empower the amazing world class designers we have within our team. With an empowered and talented team, delivering top tier products for our clients is no problem!

The Best Design Tips from the President of Mako Design and Invent

As the president of Mako Design and Invent, Kevin explains that one of his favorite things about working at Mako Design and Invent is being able to turn product ideas in successful product businesses. Some of the important tips that Kevin has to offer for designing is to keep it simple. Having a clear and simple design is key to having a less expensive product that is quick to manufacture, quick to market and most importantly, quick to understand (from a consumer’s point of view). Having an inexpensive but functioning product make it possible for the inventor to reinvest for bigger plans and the future of their product and business.

Another big tip Kevin shares’ is to not procrastinate. In other words, when entering the design world, it is important to hussle as much as possible and to keep that momentum going throughout your whole product and business career. Get things done and do not wait around for the next stage of growth! Finally, Kevins’ biggest motivations as the president of Mako Design and Invent are being able to work with amazing world class designers, innovators, entrepreneurs and partners!

Want to hear more tips on design from our president at Mako Design + Invent? Listen to Kevin speak on The Small Business Podcasts here, or The Inventors Launchpad here!

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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  1. Kevin Love

    I would like to get an estimate on an engineering product design I have.

    I live in the Austin area.

    Do you work with plastic and steel gearing prototyping?

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Hi Kevin, Thanks for your comment! It’s exciting that you have an idea. We will reach out to you via your email address to discuss your design with our product strategist, Ryan Davidson, who can provide you with an estimate, as well as more details about our prototyping services. Looking forward to chatting with you!


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