Insights and advice from industry leaders driving innovation and shaping the future of people, processes, and technology in the world of physical products.
Christina Perla, CEO of Makelab and Nate Padgett, Cofounder & Partner of Informal sit down at Makelab HQ in Brooklyn to share insights and experiences in building a successful freelance collective that focuses on hardware and product development for startups and companies.
Makelab is an on-demand 3D printing service for parts + prototypes serving consumer/hardware brands locally in NYC and shipping nationwide.
Founded by two Pratt industrial designers, Christina Perla and Manny Mota, with decades of hands-on expertise in product design & development. Makelab works with agencies like Doris Dev, PENSA, Interwoven Design Group, and brands like AiTA Bio, Estee Lauder, Judith Leber, and Eaton to accelerate agile product development while ensuring quality outcomes.