Company

MISSION

Smart, nimble, and design-focused, madesmart’s® mission is to elevate the experience of organizing the modern home.

We create award winning products that are innovative and built to last. Our core of designers and engineers take a hands-on approach from ideation to manufacturing. This immersive sketch-to-completion method ensures that the product in your hands is a faithful representation of their original vision.

We pride ourselves in collaborating not only within our team but with buyers, retailers and consumers along the way. Our success is cultivated by building beautiful products, solid relationships, and trust in the madesmart® brand.

Please take a moment to look around and see how madesmart® provides beautifully garnered solutions for your organizational needs.

Culture

OUR TEAM

Our team of enthusiastic, talented individuals are collectively impassioned to go above and beyond the expectations in everything we do.  Whether we’re working together to create innovative new designs, manufacturing at our highly skilled factories, managing our shipping and fulfillment relationships, or ultimately helping our customers get organized, we are passionate about every step.  We are proud of who we are and what we do everyday.

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Devee

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    The best thing about working at Madesmart is being part of our talented and passionate team of individuals. We are always striving for excellence. Witnessing the team collectively seek improvement in every area of madesmart® is gratifying!
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Organization never ends! It is a process that you continually invest time into, in all areas within the home. Tackling one area at a time lets you focus on optimizing it. Then constantly re-organizing helps to filter out the old from the new and to stay fresh and current.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Organizing achieves comfort. I am driven to organize because it ultimately brings me and my home to a peaceful state.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    The Soft Drawer Collection. I love the functionality of the soft bottoms, and how beautifully the collection works as a system in my kitchen drawers.
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Ashley

ACCOUNTANT
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®? 
    My favorite thing about working at madesmart® is the creative culture and friendly work environment. Everyone’s input here is appreciated, regardless of title or position.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    When I am attempting to organize a room, I get rid of anything for which I cannot find a space or purpose. This helps eliminate clutter and unneeded items.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    My children and hectic lifestyle inspire me to organize. In order to keep my life as stress-free as possible, I need to be able to find things in a matter of minutes. Staying organized helps me do this.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    My favorite madesmart® product is the Stacking Lid Bin due to its versatility. I am constantly rearranging rooms in my house, so when this product is no longer needed in one room, there is always use for it in another space!
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Bruce

PROJECT MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    My favorite thing about madesmart® is the culture of the company. I always look forward to going to work. My co-workers are fun, creative and very passionate about their work. It’s a very collaborative environment that encourages success and teamwork.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    My wife works at an elementary school and uses the Divided Tote to hold markers and craft supplies for the kids.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    I live in an old home with not a lot of closet and storage space. In these smaller houses finding creative and effective storage solutions make all the difference in the world.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    My favorite madesmart® products are the Fridge & Pantry Bins. With family members coming and going at all hours the dry erase area lets everyone know at a glance what is “fair game” and what we are saving for upcoming meal prep!
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Colleen

DOMESTIC SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    I love working at madesmart® because of the collaborative work environment. Working with smart and creative coworkers adds an element of fun.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Whenever I buy a new item of clothing I try to find one item to donate. It keeps my closets from getting overcrowded and it feels good to know the items is being repurposed with someone who will enjoy it.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    My mom inspires me to organize. My husband would agree that it’s both a blessing and a curse.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    The Two-Tier Organizer has helped me declutter my bathroom undersink space. I recently put one in our linen closet and used it to organize all of our medicine and first aid supplies. Next up, a two tier in the laundry room!
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Hallie

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN & NATIONAL SALES
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    Working in a place where people are truly excited talking about new ideas. There is such great enthusiasm and energy from everyone, and we really do pull together and collaborate well, especially when there are big challenges to handle.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    What works best for me is to work within the 20/10 rule. 20 minutes of organizing/cleaning – 10 minutes of something fun. I don’t have the attention span otherwise.  Also labels.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Peace of mind. Also, I love my home, so when I organize and clean, I feel like it’s kind of like saying “thank you” to my home. 
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    Fridge & Pantry Bins! But I use them more in other parts of my house than the refrigerator.  I use them in our linen closet for first aid, extra makeup, etc…  They keep all those small things from taking over the entire space, plus I can label the bins, so I have no excuse to not put things back where they belong.
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Jason

PRODUCT ENGINEER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    Everyone very earnestly wants to know which Hogwarts house you would belong to.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Gather similar things together so you can see how big that pile is. Then find a container the same size as that pile. One thing down, keep going!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Finding 7 half-empty boxes of Band-Aids when I’m looking for lint rollers (which I am unable to find).
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    The Stacking Lid Bin. It’s so simple and elegant and super handy!
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Jason

CHIEF FINANCIAL & OPERATIONS OFFICER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    The people are great! Everyone works together collaboratively to keep improving the company.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Get your items sorted and organized so that you know where everything is. Then if you realize you never or rarely need the item, get rid of it.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    I’m a neat freak and do not like clutter, so organization is very important to me.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    I like the Modern Drawer Collection. It has a nice look and keeps your items looking less cluttered.
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Jessi

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    Monthly potlucks. Hands down.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Taking a few extra seconds to put something back where it belongs, makes the world of a difference. What’s there to clean-up then?!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    The peace of mind it gives me. There is nothing better than feeling put together, knowing where everything is because everything has its own place.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    The Stacking Lid Bins! These little cuties are so versatile and can store so much. They fit nicely in any room without being an eye-sore.
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Kalia

INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    Working with innovative products. In addition, being in a business culture that is very creative and flexible.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    I might be a level 3 type hoarder so it always helps to go through piles of “important paper or keepsakes” and then go through it again within a month.
  2. What inspires you to organize?
    My daughter complaining in my ear….weekly. On a serious note; having a small house inspires me to find cool ways to decorate and organize as well as minimize clutter.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    Currently the Drying Dish Rack and Elevated Drain Board. The look is very clean, simple and modern.
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Karen

SALES ADMINISTRATOR
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    The people.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Don’t procrastinate. If you postpone things that take a few minute to clean/organize, it adds up and suddenly you’re looking at several hours to clear your clutter.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Watching the show “Hoarders.”
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    The Divided Tote.  The design and functionality is brilliant!
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Kat

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    My down-to-earth but extremely hard-working coworkers. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with them everyday!
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Reusing old colorful/graphic tea canisters to hold makeup and makeup brushes is a quick way to add a little personality to your space!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    The sense of clarity and balance that it brings. I’m a neat freak so that feeling you get when you know everything is exactly where it needs to be is satisfying.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    The Divided Tote. It’s incredibly versatile and the frosted bin helps to conceal the contents. It also spins for easy access! Which I love when it’s used in a cupboard or other tight spaces. I think it’s genius.
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Kate

PLANNING & PURCHASING MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite part about working at madesmart®?
    My favorite part of working at madesmart® is the wonderfully creative people I get to interact with every day!  We have a fun and collaborative environment, and every member of our team is recognized as being a contributor to the success of madesmart®!
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Use it or lose it! If I haven’t used it in the past year, it’s time to get rid of it.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Watching shows on HGTV inspires me to organize my house and life.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    I have many favorite products, but one of my favorite is the
    Adjustable Hanging Storage. My daughter hangs this in a cabinet in her bathroom.  It keeps her everyday items out of sight but easily accessible.
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Khou

SALES ACCOUNT SPECIALIST
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    Love the people I work with. They are so inspiring! Oh yea, I also love our get-togethers and happy hours.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    The turntables are perfect for storing beauty and hair care products. With a spin, my favorite facial cleanser, moisturizer, lotion or dry shampoo are easily accessible.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Life, my mom and the boyfriend
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    My best friend is the Small Drying Mat. We have been through so much together. I know that it will always be there for me – in my happy and hangry moments. She cushions and protects everything.
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Maribeth

PRODUCT DESIGNER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    I love that there is a great sense of community throughout the entire company. Everyone plays an important role in keeping everything running smooth on a day-to-day basis and there is great communication between everyone. I love coming in to work knowing that if I stumble across any road blocks, I have full support from many people on my team.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Separate your daily vanity items from the rest of your collection to cut down on the time it takes to get ready in the morning. The less time spent digging around for one item, the less stressful your morning will be!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Time. I’m less inclined to clean or organize if It’s going to take me a long time to do. If everything has a home, I know exactly where to put it without having to worry about re-situating items and squeezing things together to make them fit into a cabinet or drawer.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    My favorite products are the Cabinet Shelves and Interlocking Bins. I live in an old building with uniquely sized kitchen and bathroom storage, so being able to add some customization to my drawers and cabinets is very helpful in allowing enough space for everything to fit and be visible.
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Marko

CREATIVE MARKETING STRATEGIST
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    The humans. I love that I get to come to work every day and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the design industry.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Everything has its place. If you designate a certain space for every item in your home, there will never be a question of where you put it last!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Time and energy—it is so precious. If I am able to put time into creating an organized life, I will ultimately be setting myself up to be more productive and happier!
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    Hands-down the Two-Tier Organizer! I use it every single day. It helps me organize my everyday bathroom essentials and the frosted plastic lets me see my go-to items! I’m obsessed.
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Megan

QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    The family and friendly atmosphere.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    I place my kitchen items by how often I use them, with everyday items easy to access on the first few shelves and least used items on the top shelves.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Being a homeowner, excess clutter in my house inspires me to organize. Getting rid of unwanted or unclean items instantly makes my home more clean and welcoming.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why? 
    My favorite madesmart® product is the Divided Tote because it’s so versatile. I keep my essential cat items in it:  hair brush, clippers, treats, lint roller, and Febreze.  Having everything to groom my cats in one easy to store and turn items is convenient and time saving.
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Michele

HR & ACCOUNTING MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    The amazing team of people, it is fun to see everyone collaborate on new designs and how to make current products better.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    If you don’t use it, get rid of it.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Clutter, drives me crazy, although you wouldn’t know it from my office sometimes!
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    The Expandable Cookware Stand, I always struggle to keep my pots and pans organized with the lid easily accessible, and this cookware stand makes it easy.
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Nick

NATIONAL SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    The collaborative environment is great, everyone is very team orientated and open to new ideas.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Walk back out of the room after you forgot what you went in there to get in the first place. Usually it comes back to you!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    To save time trying to remember where I put something the last time I had it.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    Sponge Caddy, no one likes grabbing a cold wet sponge that has been sitting at the bottom of the sink.
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Nicole

IMPORT/EXPORT ADMINISTRATOR
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    The cohesive atmosphere! The group that we have works so well together!
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Decide on specific locations for items and always put it back in the same place once you are done using it. That way, you know where everything is!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    My schedule. This may seem like an interesting answer. I always seem to be running from one thing to the next. Having an organized house helps me with my time management! When I’m in a hurry, which is most of the time, it helps not having to spend a lot of time trying to find things. When things are organized in my house, I know exactly where everything is!
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    Our Collapsible Dish Rack! Our kitchen at home is small and does not have a dishwasher. The Collapsible Dish Rack fits perfectly into our sink! Being able to use the sink space to dry dishes helps to us free up the small amount of countertop space we have for other things!
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Reem

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN & NATIONAL SALES
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    Having the opportunity to be creative and invent new products every day! Also, my co-workers rock!
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    I love our baskets and clear bins. Every inch of my linen closet is organized because of them.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    When I can’t find something that I need, I seek out ways to organize an entire system. For example, I couldn’t find my lipstick the other day, so I wound up finding organizers and creating a whole new environment for all of my makeup.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    It’s a toss-up between our Two Level Storage and our Adjustable Shower Caddy. I couldn’t live without both!
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Renee

DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    Being part of such a successful creative team.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Living in Minnesota requires 4 seasons of clothing needs. I use an over the door hanging fabric shoe organizer on the inside of  my entry area closet to store gloves, mittens, scarves, rain poncho’s, collapsible umbrellas,  dog  sweaters harnesses , leashes, etc. you can easily put multiple sets of mittens and gloves in one shoe slot. My family loves the convenience and I love that everything is super easy to find and out if site at the same time. We go one step further and organize things by person and height so everyone can easily reach what they need.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    A very busy lifestyle.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    I love the Two Level Storage! I have many in my home. I use them in my linen closet, pantry, bathroom, and even my freezers.
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Ryne

PRODUCT DESIGNER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    Madesmart®’s emphasis on design. I enjoy working and learning from the other designers and engineers. I enjoy working for a CEO that cares about design.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    I might be one of the more unorganized persons at madesmart®. The best tip I have to keep organized is staying on top of small messes.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    When I can’t find anything, especially, my wallet, keys, phone, etc.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    The Portable Bathroom Tote. I love portability, but mostly think it is a beautiful form that differs from other products like it on the market. It is affordable and feels very high quality when you hold it.
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Stephanie

FINANCIAL PRICING MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    My favorite thing about working at madesmart® is when I get to take new products and concepts home to test. I also enjoy how innovative our company is, always brainstorming ideas and involving the entire company in new products and changes.  The environment is always fun, energetic, and positive.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    The simple task of placing items in different sized bins will keep a shelf and drawer look organized.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    My inspiration to organize comes from the clean, fresh look it results in. I feel less stressed in an organized environment and it helps me remember where an item is later on resulting in less time lost looking for the item (or money buying another item).
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    My favorite madesmart® product is the Divided Tote. I use this in a variety of locations around my house. It helps to organize spices as well as making my hair products easily accessible from the back of a shelf. I also really enjoy the dry mats and often use them for my pets water dishes.
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Taylor

PRODUCT ENGINEER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at madesmart®?
    When we get to figure out new prototyping challenges or have extensive Skype convos about sociology and science fiction.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    My mom taught me that if you put things away as you use them, you never have to clean up afterward. My dad taught me that the job’s not done until your gear’s clean.
  1. What inspires you to organize? 
    I have four human and two critter roommates. If we didn’t keep things clean and organized, things would quickly devolve into a salvage yard/cage fight.
  1. What is your favorite madesmart® product and why?
    My favorite madesmart® product is the shallow 4W Fridge Bin. You can store ANYTHING in them (seriously, I use them at home for tools/craft supplies, and here at the office for pens and markers), and the pops of color with the overmold are great for aesthetics and categorizing.