About us

Design Make Connect is a Design Collective that meets you wherever you are on your product journey and helps you to turn your serviette scribbles, word documents or even your prototypes into manufacturable products.
Based in Cape Town, with over a decade of experience of turning half-thoughts into great products, DMC offers a range of services to small businesses and individuals looking for a personalised industrial design company to work with. 
Dylan Cooper
Founder
Whether it’s catching fish on lures he’s moulded himself, learning to cultivate a home herb garden or creating his own range of furniture, Dylan is all about solving problems. And so it only makes sense that he founded his own product design company, where he gets to put his passion into practice on a daily basis.
Nathan Miller
Industrial Designer
Designer, artist, problem solver and absolute nerd. Nathan is fascinated with how things work, how they are made and how he can break them just to see if he can put it together again. On a lifelong journey finding the intersection between logic and creativity, form and function, digital and physical, Nathan is passionate about industrial and product design and everything in between.
David Basset
David Basset
Creative Director / Copywriter
David is passionate about creativity and building brands. And, for the last decade, he has come up with awarded campaigns, digital ads and creative strategies for brands such as BMW Motorrad, Unilever, Burger King and Toyota to name a few.
Adri Parris
Adri Parris
UI/UX Designer
Adri is an award-winning designer with eye for detail. When she’s not reading or painting, you’ll find her improving the UX for some of Africa’s biggest websites and APPs.