Born to Design takes you inside the most fascinating stories coming out of the design and manufacturing world. The surprising backstories of amazing creators. Harrowing near-failures that became overnight successes. Uplifting examples of the many ways our community is changing the world for the better. Presented by SOLIDWORKS, Born to Design is a podcast for dreamers, designers, and creators of all kinds.
Choppers, Machining, and Community
Interview with Jason Pohl, who you may know as the product designer for the popular television show, “American Chopper.” Jason is a very outgoing and passionate advocate for Product Design, and he shares a lot about his experience, mentorship and building the product design community. Listen as Jason discusses what’s next for him and his desire to grow the design community to help others succeed in this industry.
Young Entrepreneurs Making a Difference
Interview with Lucas Crupi, who became the youngest Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, when he passed his exam at only 15 years old. Lucas a mentor and ambassador for STEM, with a lot of wisdom for a 16 year old.
Turning Your Passion Into Your Job
Eric Haddad is a designer, but also a part-time hobbyist who started his own venture…3DAeroventures (the hobby) along with his own design business, Dimensional Fidelity. Listen as Eric shares some advice about chasing your dreams and doing what you love, and how to turn this dream into your job, or your own business.
How to Go from Product Designer to Business Owner
Marc McCauley & Jesse Hahne, are the founders of the Center for Advanced Design, who share some insights into how to start and run a successful design business. They also discuss their relationship with Mike Schultz, a pareathlete who they worked with on the design of a high-end prosthetic leg that allows Mike to compete and win many X-Games competitions.
BioMechatronics: Designing Next-Level Robotics for Humans
Dr. Matt Carney received a PhD in Biometrics Engineering from MIT, and is a designer and entrepreneur as well. Listen in as Matt discusses the technology and exciting advancements in designing the next level robotics. He is dedicated to creating superior bionic legs that perform better than anyone could imagine.
Learn the Keys to Kick-Start Your Business with Charles Adler
Learn the Keys to Kick-Start your business with Charles Adler, Founder of Kickstarter, designer and entrepreneur. Charles discusses the keys to taking a great idea to market, including tips for effectively communicating new ideas.
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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌
Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Cliff does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
These podcasts are extremely interesting! They share unique and innovative stories about how people are using design and development to help with their everyday life. Anybody with innovative/mechanical interests, these are right up your alley.
Inspiration + Engineers
So cool to hear the stories of Engineers and what’s inspired them, how they’ve overcome challenges, and the advice they share to the listeners. Very entertaining!