Mako Design Makes the Shortlist for Creative Pool’s 2020 Annual!

by | Sep 2, 2020 | Award, Company News, Featured Blog, Industrial Design

A goal that our Ontario product design agency, Mako Design, is continuously striving to accomplish is creating high-quality product designs! Not only do we receive validation for our work from the great words and reviews from our clients, but also through the successes that our product designs received in both in their market debut and especially through design awards! Mako Design is proud to announce that two of our designs, the ROVER Packhopper and the Companion Bike made it to the Creative Pool’s Annual 2020 Shortlist for the “Most Award!” Keep reading to learn more about the shortlist and both designs and how to vote to help us win!

About Creative Pool

Creative Pool is a global creative industry network that connects agencies, brands, and creative talent from across the world in one social vertical platform. This platform makes it possible to bring creative works and campaigns to the forefront and showcase impeccable and innovative designs, creative solutions, and services for those who are looking to be discovered. Creative pool creates an open pool for creatives to be discovered by the world’s greatest talent agencies, art buyers, creative looking for their next job, industry leaders, and other designer enthusiast and leaners looking to expand their knowledge and palette of the best and most innovative designs today. Creative Pool holds an annual “Most” award to award designs that are the “Most” recognized and innovative within different design fields. This award is a great way to acknowledge lead and world-class designers for this creativity and innovation in the design field.

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About the ROVER Packhopper

The ROVER Packhopper is a sport, fitness, and recreational product invention created by our Ontario product design agency, Mako Designs’ top industrial design services for our client, Eric Coffman! Made for tennis players and fans everywhere, Eric’s inspiration for the ROVER pack hopper was to create a way to make it easier to carry everything you need to practice and play a great and efficient session of tennis. The ROVER Pack Hopper is a backpack specially made for tennis that is able to hold up to 85 tennis balls, as well as a large pocket for racquets, numerous small pockets for accessories, and mesh pockets for water bottles. The backpack is easy to carry and can be wheeled around easily around tennis courts and other terrains. With extendable legs, the ROVER Packhopper can raise tennis balls to the exact height that you need to help feed tennis balls to help work and practice on your service. If you want to watch yourself serve and practice, the ROVER Packhopper can hold your phone through a handy compartment and film you while your practice, making it possible to monitor and watch your progress.

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About the Companion Bike

Invented by our client Quan Pham, the Companion Bike is a tricycle style bicycle that features a removable front seat and a foldable carbon fiber frame. Like every genius product, the Companion Bike is the perfect solution for those who are unable to ride bikes. What the companion bike can offer is the freeing feeling of riding a bike accompanied by a close family member or friend! While one person can sit in the front, the other can ride the bicycle from behind and help transport the other person around. Not only is this invention perfect for those with mobility challenges, elders, or kids, but also works as a great option for when you need to move large items from one place to another!

The Companion Bike is not only helpful is who it can serve but comes with a bunch of great features that make it a convenient and efficient product for the owner. Our Ontario product design agency made it possible to make The Companion Bike feature a carbon fiber frame that is designed to fold making it easy to store or place on a car rack for travel, is adaptable and easy to use, is effortless in its set up or getting to other places and is allowed for use no matter where you want to go!

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Once again, our Ontario product design agency, Mako Design, and our team are proud and honored to make the Creative Pool Annual 2020 “Most” shortlist. We’d love it if our readers left us a vote to help us win and get our work recognized!

Simply scroll down to the Product / Industrial Category and choose between the ROVER Packhopper or the Companion and leave a vote for your favorite design at the link below.

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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