Expert at our product design company by day, design professor by night

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

June 12, 2018

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!

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 designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, 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!

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