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Employee Spotlight: Vincent Tsai - Cool Gear Blog
Vincent Tsai – Cool Gear Industrial Designer What was your first full-time job and what did you learn from it? My first full-time job was in Atlanta at Bubba Brands. I had just graduated from college and was working as an industrial designer. That role introduced me to how design actually works in the real world – the elements that are not taught in school. I got to experience the process of designing product and seeing how it goes into manufacturing, whereas my school studies were more conceptually focused – more blue sky. Being on the business side threw me in the deep end and changed how my approach to design starts and ends. It’s not just adding things to create something beautiful, but also crafting something functional and producible. What did you want to be when you grew up? Many things from many parts of my life. In college, I initially thought I might go into architecture or advertising. I was super into movies and film and had a friend whose father worked in advertising and seeing the commercials he created was really inspiring. I was always interested in the creative field and also really liked cars, which is …