ByMethod is a well respected industrial design firm widely recognized for its creativity and solid technical expertise in creating innovative and functional product designs. We specialize in industrial design, mechanical design, fixture design and tooling follow-up. Our designers have more than forty years of combined experience in product design and development. Our mission is to facilitate the successful commercialization of a new product through innovative product design that exploits the benefits that optimize user acceptance and mass commercialization.

Our designs range from conventional consumer products to high-tech gadgets. Our vast design experiences include consumer electronics, specialty watches, water proof and rugged designs, industrial controls, telecommunications, security products, hand tools, and keyboards.


Our customers have access to our extensive design experience and knowledge base to turn their product ideas into marketable business opportunities through improved product designs. We believe in building and growing relationships with our customers over time, and we are proud to acknowledge repeat partnerships that have spanned over a decade.

At ByMethod, we are passionate about functional and aesthetically pleasing designs. We value team synergy and believe in supporting innovation through proven design methodology.






Freddie gained his first professional design experience at a design consultancy in Toronto in 1983 after receiving a travelling scholarship from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He began his career immediately upon graduation. His focus was on consumer electronics and toy design before immigrating to Canada. Freddie is a professional member of the British Columbia Industrial Design Association (BCID) and has served as treasurer for three terms. He founded ByMethod Design in 2008. Freddie's design experiences stretch across many grey areas overlapping with industrial design and mechanical design. His vast knowledge base enables him to guide the clients through the entire product development cycle. He is a firm believer in the value of being organized and setting up sensible design approaches. His design methodology is based on the analysis of project requirements and implementation of these proven approaches. Freddie is a club badminton player. He enjoys practising judo with his children for recreation.



Alvin Mak    DESIGNER

Alvin has a strong passion for design. He holds a degree in Industrial Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Upon his graduation in 2008, he has been immediately involved with ByMethod as an industrial designer. Alvin enjoys broadening his horizons with new design technologies, conquering design challenges, bringing innovative inspirations into reality. He shares the belief with ByMethod that great product designs are often the result of a fusion of creativity, problem-solving tactics, and precise mechanical detailing. Language proficiency includes English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. When not in work mode, Alvin enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time at the beach.