Our Toronto Industrial Design Firm on The Unprecedented Year

An Unprecedented Year: MAKO Design in 2020

MAKO Design + Invent – January 12, 2021

To say the least, 2020 was an unprecedented year for the entire world. But, with adversity, we see opportunity and with challenge, we see innovation. That’s why we’ve highlighted how our whole team, the Austin, Miami San Francisco and Toronto industrial design firm faced these challenges and persevered!

Supporting Front Line Workers Through Product Development

Using our top-notch design services is one way we can incorporate innovation and design into helping our local communities with the supplies they need to keep them safe and healthy as much as possible. Mako Design partnered with 3DPPGTHA in order to team up and work together to help keep our essential workers and health care workers safe and provide them with the equipment they need to overcome these challenging times. To learn more about this partnership, you can read more about it here. 

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2020 MAKO Student Innovation Award Grants $10K to Students

MAKO Design congratulates the winners of the 2020 MAKO Student Innovation Award. Every year our Toronto industrial design consultant at Mako Design is proud to team up with Ryerson to hold the Mako Student Innovation Awards! It’s important for us to support our community, especially aspiring students who want to help push forward innovation in our society. Not only does MAKO Design participates in countless different events each year but taking the time to learn more about what young innovators, designers, and future entrepreneurs have in store for our future excites us.

Moonlite product created by our Toronto industrial design firm

Red Dot Award for Our Austin and Toronto Industrial Design Firm

Receiving numerous design awards for our work is not only an important to participate within the design community, but also celebrate and appreciate the hard work and effort our talented team takes in designing outstanding work, whilst delivering award-winning product designs to our clients. Thus, the team at Mako Design is extremely excited to share that our design work for the ROVER Packhopper has won a coveted Red Dot Award for concept design! Our Austin and Toronto industrial design firm was thrilled to receive this world-renowned award.

The ROVER Packhopper is LIVE on Red Dot’s online exhibition! Check it out, here!

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Muse Design Awards Our Toronto Industrial Design Firm Gold

The Muse Awards is an honorary award that is given to design professionals for their work in different areas of design that help create a path forward in the future of innovation and creation for our life and a mark in history. The Muse Awards help to shine a light and inspire the design community around the world by showcasing top designs from all over the world. 

With such prestige, Mako Design is proud to announce that as one of the best product development studios in North America, we won gold for our work on the ROVER Packhopper!

Mako Design Ranked on Inc Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in Texas!

MAKO Named to Inc Magazine’s Prestigious Inc 5000! 

Inc 5000 is an exclusive list that looks at and determines some of the best and fastest-growing companies within the United States. Since it’s initial listing in the ’80s, Inc 5000 strives to provide a commendable list of the most successful privately-owned companies through the United States, celebrating their growth and entrepreneurial spirit. The list is a distinguished editorial award that recognizes a company’s efforts in innovation, networking, and public relations. 

Ranked at #243, we are proud to be among the list of Texas companies who on average grew 294 percent in the last three years. Being ranked on the Inc 5000 list is a huge accomplishment as it represents our efforts in offering  high-end product development services and give back to a community that helped us grow into the Austin, Miami, San Francisco and Toronto industrial design firm that we are today!

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) 806-6256 (MAKO) and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!

MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm in North America for providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, inventors, and small manufacturers. 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 from coast-to-coast 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.

MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, 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. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.

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