Dwayne began his design career with Troy Lee Designs in Corona, California, as a designer of high-end motocross protective gear. Dwayne then became a senior designer for Mattel,Hot Wheels division. At Hot Wheels, he became a prolific designer, developing everything from Hot Wheels cars to entire lines of new toys. Following his success at Hot Wheels, Dwayne returned to his roots at Troy Lee Designs. There, he continued to design cutting-edge motocross gear including the recent SE2 helmet line and other protective equipment. He now has his own company "Future Elements" - High energy art and design- and works for companies such as Mattel’s Hot Wheels and Batman properties, Hasbro’s Transformers, Texaco, Oakley, Warner Bros, Mazda, Chumba racing, Upper Deck, RC2 Full Throttle, Blackstar Paintball, Troy Lee Designs, Azteq motorsports, Flying Lizard race team, White Box robotics. Dwayne’s skill as a designer is deeply rooted in his love for automotive art. His Hot Wheels design drawings have been widely published in die cast car magazines and books "How to draw Hot Wheels the Hot Wheels Way" and "35 years of Hot Wheels". His art work is also featured at the Peterson Automobile Museum in Los Angeles, California, in the Museum’s Hot Wheels collection. In a new venture, Dwayne launched a new website called www.mastersofchickenscratch.com and features his artwork along with other artist from the hot rod industry. Dwayne Vance has a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Work Samples

  • Hot Rod Art and Design

  • Entertainment Vehicles

  • Mechanical Characters

Work History

  • Design Director

    • HJC helmets
    • Apr 2013 - Present (1 year 6 months)

    Oversee all graphics and Helmet design.
    Implement processes for design direction
    Create design consistency across the line of HJC products
    Work with manufacturing to improve quality and design
    Work with Distributors to improve the product to increase sales
    Re invent the HJC brand and make it more relevant in the motorsports industry

  • Founder and head Chicken Scratcher

    • Masters of Chicken Scratch
    • Jan 2009 - Present (5 years 9 months)

    Hot rod art prints, books and apparel. Hot Rod Artist and designer.

  • Owner

    • FutureElements
    • Jan 2000 - Present (14 years 9 months)

    Future Elements High energy art and design is a full-service industrial and graphic design firm specializing in the automotive, motorsports, and entertainment industries. Focused on its vision of “High Energy Art and Design”, Future Elements Design offers a diverse range of design services including conceptual design,
    3-D visualizing, Industrial design, and custom graphic artwork.

  • Freelance

    • Texaco
    • 2007 - 2010 (3 years)

    Artist for the Texaco Car of the Decades contest.

  • Director of Protective Equipment

    • Troy Lee Designs
    • Sep 2004 - Oct 2007 (3 years 1 month)

    Over saw all the design of the all the protective equipment done at Troy Lee Designs.

    Designed and developed the SE and SE2

    Graphics for SE and SE2

    Designed and developed the 07 line of protective pads

    Graphics for Le Mans car for the Flying Lizard team

  • Senior Designer

    • Mattel
    • Sep 2002 - Oct 2004 (2 years 1 month)

    Senior Designer in Hot Wheels Division

    Lead designer on Acceleracers

    Ran the trend group and help launch G-machines and HIN car lines

    Designed several basic cars
    Bully Goat
    49 Merc
    64 Impala
    Phastasm
    Brick Cutter
    Mercy Breaker
    68 Mustang (Boss Hoss)
    Sir Ominous
    RD-09 (Bad guy leader in Acceleracers)
    Lexus IS race car
    Scorcher

Education

  • Art Center College of Design

    • BS Transportation Design
    • 1995 - 2000
  • Norco Highschool

    • GE
    • 1989 - 1991

Specialties

Awards

Artwork Exhibited in Peterson Automotive Museum Artwork Featured in Imagine FX magazine Chosen as premier artist for Chevron Published in "How to Draw Hot Wheels" Published in "35 years of Hot Wheels"

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