After graduating BSID, and about a year each at an East Coast design firm, NCR Corporation in San Diego, and a tech start-up in Silicon Valley, Jim Mielke established Mielke Design in 1984, in Silicon Valley.
Mielke's strength is the skill set combination of creative industrial design, with the real world detail of mechanical engineering. The concurrent application of design and engineering results in more holistic solutions, as compared to a design group handing their concept off to a separate engineering group.
Mielke realized early in his career that he enjoyed hands-on designing, more than attending meetings and managing other designers. To this day, when Mielke Design takes on a project, it's Jim that does, and enjoys the work.