Helping entrepreneurs, startups, makers, inventors, and small companies develop innovative new electronic products in a predictable fashion with minimal risk is my goal.
Hey there, I'm John Teel, founder of Predictable Designs. I'm an electronics design engineer and entrepreneur who brought my own product to market.
You can read my story where I share how I got my own product to market by getting a big national retailer interested, then getting a manufacturer to invest over $100,000!
As a senior design engineer at Texas Instruments (TI) I designed dozens of successful electronic microchips. My designs can be found in all kinds of popular electronic devices including some from Apple and Intel.
You almost certainly own several products with TI microchips inside, and most likely a product or two with one of my chip designs.
My focus now is helping entrepreneurs, startups, makers, inventors and small companies develop new electronic products inside my Hardware Academy program.
If you'd like a team of experts (including myself) always there to help you with your product then the Hardware Academy is for you. Also you get lots of in-depth training courses, valuable resources, referrals for trusted developers and suppliers, and a thriving community of others just like you.
"From figuring out how to put together the first breadboard prototypes, to doing marketing and building a waitlist, creating a roadmap and a strategy, and building a functional prototype with a custom PCBs, I've been accompanied by John and the Hardware Academy every step of this journey. I couldn't have accomplished any of this without the Academy."
- Nicolas Franco, Creator of the Hex Evo* and Academy member since 2020
* Blew past $40,000 crowdfunding goal in only 86 minutes!
"John is one of the best design engineers I have ever met!"
"John is simply the best engineer I have ever worked with. His passion, in-depth knowledge, attention to every detail, professionalism, and steadfast work ethnic make John a rare breed and truly remarkable person to work with. He has my respect and highest recommendation."
"Rarely do you find someone who is both a talented engineer, driven entrepreneur, and is fun to work with. John does this and makes it look easy."
Before starting Predictable Designs, I invented, developed and manufactured a consumer lighting device. The product was sold in hundreds of retail locations across multiple countries.
In addition to developing the product I also oversaw manufacturing in Asia, marketing, trade shows, logistics, financing, and sales. I had a team of over 20 sales representatives across the U.S. selling the product at one point.
I’m originally from Indiana but have lived in Texas, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii and now Arizona. Being an entrepreneur and freelance engineer has given me the opportunity to live in some pretty amazing places and to have some incredible experiences.
I received my Master's in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree from the University of Texas with a focus on Microelectronics. I'm honored to also be named an ARM Innovator. ARM is the leading developer of microcontroller and microprocessor architectures.
I love product development, technology and all things entrepreneurial. But I'm also passionate about science, nature, wildlife, hiking and beautiful places.
I'm a huge fan of Albert Einstein. His unparalleled genius, focus and passionate curiosity inspire me on a regular basis.
"I have no special talents. I am just passionately curious."
- Albert Einstein
If you really want to know more about me then check out 21 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Me (John Teel).
I'm available for expert interviews, podcasts, and to provide quotes about product development and bringing new electronic products to market.