Magnus Skold joined our top product design firm just within the last year with a hefty resume that brings a lot of great and impressive experience to the table at our top product design firm.
Magnus graduated from an MDES degree in transportation design at Coventry University and worked for three different consultancies, starting off at Studio RD designing VVIP (very, very important person) aircraft interiors of 747’s and other full-size aircraft. From there he spent eight years at TXS Industrial Design designing everything from aircraft seats for airlines like American Airlines, telecom enclosures, military phone systems, and the list goes on. Next, he spends three years at Fahrenheit Design where he worked on the latest generation enterprise level server and storage solutions.
Magnus Skold Joins Our Top Product Design Firm
Today, we’re happy to have him as part of our top product design firm. We had a chance to chat with Magnus about his strengths in the industry and what he’s been up to since joining our team.
Tell me what you focus on at MAKO
There are so many different types of projects that come through the door at MAKO. I love outdoor products (think camping/hiking etc), transportation, medical, athletic products and more. My ideal dream project to work on would have to do with protecting the environment, improving health, education, accessibility, and sustainability. I’m passionate about making the world a better place and I’m here to do that one awesome design at a time!
What is your biggest strength in product development?
I love the whole design process, from napkin sketch to final producible delivery. The type of work I have been most involved in over the years has always been heavy in engineering; so through that gauntlet, I believe my strength lies in creating solutions that work and making sure that the concept can be made real. Working at a top product design firm has shown me how critical that design and engineering process is to create a successful and lucrative product.
What’s your favorite part of working at our top product design firm?
Almost every day, there is a new project to think about. Its fast paced, so there’s never a dull moment. There are so many different types of projects that come through the door, like robots, toys, weight lifting machines, athletic accessories, and so much more, that every day is a new design experience. There are no two days that are the same at MAKO!
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