Generally, the design and tech field are filled with some of the greatest and creative minds to work within a field to share their talents with the world. As the design is put into everything little thing around us, the design is very important to our world as it shapes what we see every day from our items, clothes, and vehicles. There are many fields within the design that include world-renowned designs and their designers, however since Mako Design is specifically a product development firm, we look for motivation from the most influential product designers to help inspire us and appreciate well-made and beautiful quality designs. What is even more so inspiring than the amazing designs created by these talented designers is how their passion for design inspired them to take on big opportunities in entrepreneurship – another important philosophy that we appreciate at Mako Design! Here are Mako Designs’ topmost influential product design entrepreneurs to help inspire and motivate you to take your ideas to the new lengths!
See a list of the youngest, most innovative entrepreneurs in one of our past blogs!
Known as one of the most prolific product design entrepreneurs of his generation, Karim Rashid is one of the most extremely well known and talented designers within the design field. With over 4000 designs in furniture, interiors, buildings, lighting fixtures, hotels, products, residential, packaging, graphic, tabletop, architectural finishes, fashion, art, and exhibitions, Karim has continuously re-invented the design field with new, creative, aesthetically pleasing, and fresh designs that continue to impress the design community. Not only have his designs won numerous awards and have been the forefront of a numerous amount of luxury good brands, but his work is also featured in galleries worldwide. Since his work has taken off and become recognized by top brands such as Sony Ericsson, Method, Umbra, Kenzo, and Hugo Boss, Karim has taken his design services to start a design agency catering towards big and prolific brands where his work extends to not only simple designs to art and architecture.
Born in Switzerland, Yves Behar is a famously known designer turned entrepreneur. Before becoming a product design entrepreneur, Behar was a lead designer at multiple design firms similar to Mako Design + Invent. Designing for clients such as Apple, Hawlett-Packard. And Silicon Graphics. After becoming a successful designer, Behar took his passion for design with an entrepreneurial spirit to begin his own design firm, Fuse Project. Behar’s design philosophy revolves around emphasizing the integration of sustainability and social good is key to creating a well made and high-quality design. As a lead designer and CEO of a design development firm, Behar has taken over multiple design ventures that includes fashion, lifestyle, sports and technology. His work includes designs for Herman Millar, Puma, Kodak, Swarovski, Samsung and Prada amongst many other notable names. Behar promises that his designs not only help to improve the lives of other people through creating sustainable and aesthetically pleasing top-quality designs but also deliver brand growth to the top brands that he has worked with.
Emphasizing one of the most important aspects that every entrepreneur should have in order to be successful, Philippe Starck started with a mission and vision that any and all forms of creation must be taken in order to improve the lives of many people as possible. Starck’s designs are all powered through his strong belief in creating useful designs before creating a beautiful design (similar philanthropy to the MVP ideology!) Starck first started out as an interior designer, but through his love for design began to work in industrial design where he hit international recognition for his inventive designs. Fueled with a passion to give back to the community and provide simultaneously useful and aesthetically pleasing designs, Starck is now a product design entrepreneur who participates and creates in numerous areas and fields of design taking on many roles such as the inventor, creator, architect, designer, and artistic director of ambitious and revolutionary projects.
Want to know if you have an entrepreneurial quality too? Check out how Mako Design defines an entrepreneur 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!
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!