This week, we were lucky to score some time with a real behind-the-scenes player: Maki Ushiroyama from Troy Lee Designs. Now a 25-year-employee, Maki has designed much of the riding gear and casual wear that carries the TLD badge. A design student from Japan, Maki volunteered to do odd jobs around Troy Lee’s original shop as a teenager, and this opened the door for him to become one of the most important employees in the company. If you’re a design nut, trust us: It’s worth the watch!