Meet Doug Birkholz, a dynamic industrial designer whose passion for creative problem-solving and innovative design solutions makes him a unique asset on the bb7 team.

Doug’s journey in design began at an early age, where he found himself sketching cars, airplanes, and spaceships. His passion for industrial design was ignited by the pivotal moment he discovered Syd Mead’s book, Sentinel. Inspired by Mead’s renderings, Doug’s decision to pursue a career in design was solidified. Years later he was able to have dinner with the author, one of his heroes. This was a fantastic experience for Doug and underscored his unwavering dedication to his craft.

For those venturing into their careers, Doug’s advice is to take every opportunity to learn – be focused on the moment but keep an eye on what’s going on around you. This ethos reflects Doug’s continuous pursuit of knowledge and his astute perception of the evolving landscape of design.

Doug is fascinated by the space industry and envisions it as the next industrial revolution that is still in its early stages. He sees boundless opportunities to redefine the human experience through exploration beyond our planet, fueling his ambition to work on projects within this industry.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Doug finds creative fulfillment in the culinary arts. Cooking and baking serve as extensions of his artistic expression, mirroring the precision and creativity inherent in his design work. Even in culinary mishaps, Doug demonstrates resilience, turning mistakes into edible adventures that delight his colleagues.

Doug is a dreamer and a problem-solver who continually inspires and provides comic relief to his teammates. His enthusiasm for design, commitment to learning, and innovative spirit make him an indispensable member of our team. 🎨🪐🍳