Staff Spotlight: Bruce Lee, Professor at Gemini School of Design

by | Jun 12, 2018 | Community Initiatives, Company News, Staff Spotlight

Bruce Lee joined the team at MAKO, a product design company, back in 2016. He brought with him a wealth of experience and ability to create intricate and innovative designs through his senior design work at Bose and Peterbilt.


At our product design company, this is how we create concept designs.

Student designing in CAD.


Bruce Lee’s background

Bruce studied at the College for Creative Studies specializing in automotive design. This later allowed him to excel at Peterbilt Motors for over five years. After college, Bruce went to Auburn University majoring in Industrial Design which prepared him for the rest of his career working for prestigious product design companies.

Bruce’s most stand-out strengths are his advanced visualization and CAD modeling skills. He’s created renderings for over 25 years for a variety of products which has allowed him to bring so much to the table at our product design company.


An industry expert at our product design company, Bruce Lee, instructs students in design.

Student working in CAD at Gemini.


From Product Design Company to Teaching at Gemini School

Bruce has recently joined the faculty at the Gemini School, a visual arts school in Texas. Bruce is teaching a course in Industrial Design Fundamentals which introduces the student to industrial design concepts such as how things are made, exploring different ways of creating concepts, and how to quickly render objects to look like various materials. Recently his students held a showcase for a project that they had worked on which was reimagined a classic video game.

The MAKO team is thrilled that one of our talented designers is teaching the next generation of designers from his impressive years of experience in the field. We can’t wait to see this next generation working in a product design company like MAKO one day!

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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