Form – function – colour – texture - interface…
Designing stuff for people isn't easy; what do they want from your product? What are the key purchasing factors? What are their expectations?
We understand that you want your customers to have the best possible user experience.
Process…That's why we follow a clear design process based on understanding your needs and those of your customers and delivering really creative solutions to those needs. That's also why we not only work to develop your design but also build prototypes and help with production too, giving you a seamless development process.
As design consultants we have a huge amount of product design experience and are expert at integrating our work with your business. This means you get maximum return on your design investment with the least business interruption.
“Makersmith’s depth of knowledge and expertise in product development and 3D modelling, gave us the opportunity to take 2D sketched ideas through progressive stages of 3D CAD modelling. In so doing, we avoided numerous financial costs and unnecessary delays in launching our range of tapware....their ability to understand our challenges and communicate ideas clearly made the whole process much easier than we expected.””
Lee Hunwicks - Founder of The Cast Iron Bath Company
As part of Has Bean Coffee’s involvement in the wider specialty coffee industry, the company have long been involved in coffee competitions, including the UK and World barista championships. These competitions involve presenting engaging and novel drink and service experiences for judges which occasionally lead to needs for bespoke service-ware or materials.
Over the last few years Has Bean Coffee have chosen to use custom bar tops (in wood or Perspex) to be part of the experience, allowing them to communicate ideas more clearly and stand out from the crowd.
In each case Gareth and Makersmith have been able to refine designs and produce the final items, bringing a higher production quality, a better looking final piece and allowing Has Bean Coffee to focus on other elements knowing the project is in good hands.
Dale Harris, Director of Wholesale, Has Bean Coffee: “Makersmith took on delivering exactly what we had envisioned, beyond what we believed was physically possible, allowed us to present at the highest level, and ultimately played a part in us winning the World Championships.”
“Gareth worked with us to best understand our needs, then proposed materials or methods that we wouldn’t have considered, but that lowered cost, increased strength, quality and aesthetics and the produced the items to incredibly tight timelines.” Makersmith were initially selected by Has Bean Coffee on their ability to deliver high quality projects in tight timescales. After having once worked with Gareth and having such a positive experience, Makersmith soon became the supplier of choice for additional projects – “each time the approach and final product has been exemplary.”
Has Bean Coffee now recommend Makersmith to all their Wholesale clients for their product design/manufacturing needs.
We designed and manufactured some vintage 3D printed signs for a client who gave us some great feedback:
"...have just unpacked the 1920s road signs. Wow! They are superb. My heartiest congratulations to you and you team on producing such a superb set...I am only too happy to support a great product from a company that has given me such great service."
JT - Cheshire