In-House Consumer Product Design, Downtown Toronto

Design is like golf: Anyone can do it, but to be a top professional takes years of practice, elite training, lengthy research, and most of all, experience. At Mako Invent, our award-winning product design team provides you with innovative, cost effective, manufactureable, and marketable industrial design solutions for your new product. Most design firms try and sell you a fluffy song and dance, but we will go directly to the facts.

What Makes Mako’s Design Team the Industry Leader?

Design Awards & Associations

Just to name a few: The Inventors Group Design Firm of The Year, Ontario Biofuels Association Green Product of the Year, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Senior Member position, TieQuest Finalist, The Great Canadian Invention Show Board of Directors, Ryerson Student Invention Awards lead.

Manufacturing Experience

We design with real in-house manufacturing experience – It is easy for another firm to make a design without any responsibility in the eventual manufacturing of the product, but since we end up manufacturing many of the products we design, our team always puts our extensive production experience into creating the perfect balance of quality and cost.


Along with Professional Industrial Designers, Management at Mako Invention includes two seasoned product sales veterans with MBA degrees. A strong understanding of the business needs behind any consumer product project is critical to designing a highly successful and profitable product business.

Top Hires

We hire only within the highest graded 20% of students at the top 10 design schools in North America. Furthermore, as an active supporter, volunteer, and guest speaker at the Ontario College of Art and Design and Savannah College of Art and Design, we keep a close eye on the next top student hires coming up, and then bring them on board right out of school.  We also are an Experiential Learning partner with Ryerson University, George Brown College, and Humber College through our Industrial Design Internship Training Program.

Mako Invent Design Process

Each design project is different; however, for most projects, the design process is as follows:

  1. Client Concept Review and Analysis
  2. Product Research
  3. Design Brief and Review
  4. Initial Conceptualization through Hand Sketches
  5. 3D Artistic CAD Designs
  6. Materials, Electrical, and/or Mechanical Design
  7. 3D Design Renderings
  8. Prototype Analysis and Costing
  9. Prototype Production
  10. Completed Prototyep Review
  11. Production / Manufacturing Analysis
  12. First Production Run


My experience with Mako Invention was outstanding. From design, to production, to delivery, they were instrumental in every aspect of getting my business off the ground. Kevin and his team are true professionals and are key to the continued success of Mariner Dog Products – Scott Harrigan, Mariner Dog Products