We’re just going to come right out and say it… The Bruce Lee of Product Design has joined the MAKO team! Known for his wealth of experience and ability to create intricate designs in just hours, he’s known as a Product Design OG.
Bruce comes from an incredibly creative background bringing a wealth of knowledge to the team. First studying at the College for Creative Studies, he specialized in automotive design. It is this foundation that has allowed him to later excel at Peterbuilt Motors for over 5 years. After College, Bruce continued to Auburn University where he majored in Industrial Design, a foundation that would prepare him for the rest of his days at several prestigious Product Design companies.
“I’m lucky to say that I’ve had several moments throughout my career that really stand out for me,” says Bruce Lee. “The first being the moment I met the inventor of the Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi. But what I love most about it all is learning something new every single day and being able to make someone’s dreams a reality.”
Being the OG of the ID industry, Bruce has many, many strengths but most notably, he has advanced visualization and CAD modeling skills. Creating digital renderings for over 25 years for a variety of products has allowed him to fine tune and perfect these skills to a MAKO standard degree of mastery.
In his spare time, Bruce is a movie buff. But not your average movie buff. Bruce studies the product designs from movies and recreates them. Check out this 1:1 replica of the Arc of the Covenant from Indiana Jones that he built with a few teammates. WOW!
He also creates graphic portraits of famous sci-fi heroines and sells them at various comic conventions. To see more of these creations, you can check out his Facebook page @WomenofSciFi. Welcome to the MAKO team Bruce Lee!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!