What is Austin Design Week?
If you follow the technology and design field, you’ll know it’s no surprise that Austin, Texas has popularly become a huge innovation and technology hub. With many different companies, businesses, and start-ups interested in delving into the design or tech field, Austin has progressively become a city where creativity thrives for entrepreneurs, inventors, and design enthusiasts. In lieu of Austin’s new identity as an innovation hub for technology and design, Austin Design Week is an annual week to celebrate all of Austin’s amazing design studios and businesses that help make Austin the growing and amazing technology hub that it is today! For Austin Design Week, the city celebrates through opening its doors to #Makespace for free workshops, talks, studio tours, and other numerous events for a whole week in November for its creative community. From visual, interactive, web and mobile, product, industrial, architectural, fashion, and civic design, the creative spaces in Austin are encouraged to invite others to learn about what makes Austin the design hub that it is today, including our Mako Design office right in Austin!
Mako Design for Austin Design Week 2019
For Austin Design Week, the Mako Team was excited and prepared in advance for opening our doors to invite any members of the Austin community to stop by and visit our Austin office! Sporting 4 main members, Tim, Cameron, Magnus and our newest addition Michael, our Austin team members were excited to meet the different members of the community to share their passion and knowledge over industrial and product design. Our CEO and founder, Kevin Mako also dropped down to Austin for Austin Design Week to help prepare and deliver an insightful and empowering talk alongside out director of strategy, Tim Uys, on discussing how to bring your idea to store shelves, focusing on developing on how to develop your invention ideas. In addition to hearing our CEO and director of design talk, the office was excited to offer demonstrations, discussions and live showings of some of our most interesting and innovative prototypes, products, and designs we’ve worked on over the past years! We also invited our guests to take part in playing fun games with the team, as well as enjoy some fun treats!
Austin Design Week 2019 Recap
As the big day for our open studio finally approached, the team down in Austin was excited and looked forward to our visitors who were eager to learn all about product and industrial design. We were pleased to see a great number of people who showed up to our studio space and meet our Austin Team! The team had a great time meeting different members of the creative community whilst sharing their experiences and years of knowledge of the product design and technology field. The team got to show and explain some of their favorite and most significant designs and prototypes that we had in the studio to show, all while inspiring our guests. One of our favorite pieces that was a big hit at the event was the companion bike prototype. The companion bike prototype was one of our main showpieces and biggest prototypes to show our guests and exemplifies how big our prototypes and designs can be!
In the mood for a throwback? Check out what our Austin office had in store for Austin Design Week 2017!
The team at Austin was excited to see such a big turn out!
A snap of our CEO, Kevin Mako, with an Austin Design Week Staff!
Our Companion Bike prototype that gained a lot of attention from our visitors!
We had a great turnout of women designers visit the office too!
A big thanks to everyone who came out and took part in this great event!
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!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!