With an outstanding background as a design drafter and over 14 years of experience in the field, Scott Lester brings both his passion and his expertise to the table, delivering results.
I started Scott Lester Drafting & Design to try my hand at some local freelance work. I am very passionate about drafting & design and wanted to try doing aside from my full time job. I am a 2008 honor graduate of Surry Community College with a degree in Mechanical Drafting Technology. I have always been facinated by how things go together, how things can be improved, etc...
Shortly after graduating college, I began my career working in the Architectural Stone industry. I utilized AutoCad for 5 years producing shop drawings and fabrication tickets. My jobs include the Allentown Art Museum, work for Duke, UNC, Cyclotron, and various monuments and buildings around the country. In 2012, due to a slow economy, I was let go by the company I worked for and within 1 1/2 months, I totally changed my genre in my career over to mechanical design.
I went from 2D drafting to 3D modeling using a combination of Solid Works & Solid Edge. I have a strong work ethic in design intent and high quality models and drawings. I am well versed in design and drawing standards, and adhere to them in my work.
In 2011, I began teaching at the college I graduated from as the Engineering Design Instructor. I worked at the college until May 2020 when it just became too much for me with my freelancing business as well. I do miss teaching young minds the joy of engineering design though.
Over the past few years, I have met some amazing clients with some really special businesses. I have seen my business grow and hope to see that in the future.
-Scott Lester, Owner