PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST International Advisor / Instructor of making Rapid Prototype Appearance Models, with advanced expertise. Working with Star Prototype, Kaiao Prototype, Detao / SIVA Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, and Tuowei Prototype as an advisor, directing and training Chinese sales representatives & project managers, designers & engineers, prototyping & tooling technicians, teaching English and production terminologies, model making techniques, and effective communication with clients since 2009. ARTIST Visualization Artist with an extensive and diversified background in Concept Design & Illustration, generating ideas and designs, sketching and rendering imaginative images for Film, Animation, Games, and Themed Experiences, since 1991.

Work Samples

  • RAPID PROTOTYPE Appearance Model Making - VAX Project 1

  • RAPID PROTOTYPE Appearance Model Making - VAX Project 2

  • RAPID PROTOTYPE Appearance Model Making - GREEN Tinted PMMA Project 1

Work History

  • VISUALIZATION ARTIST

    • BRADLEE HUGHES
    • Sep 1991 - Present (23 years)
  • INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR / INSTRUCTOR (Design + Production)

    • DE TAO / KAIAO / BOLE / STAR PROTOTYPE
    • Jan 2009 - Jun 2013 (4 years 5 months)

    From 2009 to 2013, I worked with Model Making / Model Manufacturing companies in China as an International Advisor and Instructor, training various aspects of Design and Production to over 200 university / polytechnic graduates to provide international level Rapid Prototype Appearance Models.

    I was responsible for setting up shops with state of the art Rapid Prototyping production technologies, maintaining production equipment, procuring production supplies, and supervising all Visual Projects. Additionally, I designed unique uniforms and production environments for Star Prototype and KAIAO.

  • FINISHING SPECIALIST

    • RPM Reed Prototype + Model
    • Aug 2008 - Jan 2009 (5 months)

    MODEL MAKER - Finisher - (Painting Technician / RTV Technician / Assembly Technician).
    Rapid Prototyping Rapid Tooling R+D Solutions Specialist (Color Matching / Chemical Mixing).
    Developed Innovative Processes to assure (Color / Texture / Gloss / Durometer) requirements.
    Produced - HIGH PROFILE - Functional Models + Appearance Models for:

    • DELL

    • ALIENWARE

  • VISUALIZATION ARTIST (Sketching + Rendering Specialist)

    • FORREC
    • Sep 2007 - Aug 2008 (11 months)

    Responsible for Art Direction, Ideation, Visualization, Brainstorming, Adaptive Design Thinking, Concept Art, Concept Design, Concept Illustration, Storyboarding, and Design Presentation.

    Responsible for developing - TRADITIONAL - Sketching and Rendering using Hand Held:
    (Markers / Pens / Pencils / Pastels / Paints on Bond Paper / Tracing Paper / Drafting Film).

    Responsible for developing - DIGITAL - Sketching and Rendering using MAC + PC Platforms:
    (ADOBE Illustrator and Photoshop; COREL Draw and Painter; AUTODESK Alias and 3DS).

    Responsible for developing - Scaled, Dimensioned, Production Noted Detailed Designs in: (Plan, Elevation, Section, Iso (Assembled / Exploded) Views, Perspective and Aerial Views).


    Creative Contributions to:

    • THE F1 - X (FORMULA ONE EXPERIENCE) THEME PARK
    Dubai, UAE

    • THE AQUA DUNYA DUBAILAND WATER PARK - CONCEPT
    Dubai, UAE

    • THE PEARL TOWER DARK RIDE - CONCEPT
    Shanghai, PRC

    • THE LONGMENZHEN THEME PARK - CONCEPT
    Chongqing, PRC

    • THE HOTGO THEME PARK - CONCEPT
    Shenyang, PRC

  • FINISHING SPECIALIST

    • Designcraft
    • Aug 2004 - Jul 2007 (2 years 11 months)

    MODEL MAKER - Finisher - (Painting Technician / RTV Technician / Assembly Technician).
    Rapid Prototyping Rapid Tooling R+D Solutions Specialist (Color Matching / Chemical Mixing).
    Developed Innovative Processes to assure (Color / Texture / Gloss / Durometer) requirements.
    Produced - HIGH PROFILE - Functional Models + Appearance Models for:

    • MEDELA

    • MOTOROLA

    • RUBBERMAID

    • SHURE

  • FINISHING SPECIALIST

    • Scott Models Design Development
    • Apr 2002 - Jun 2003 (1 year 2 months)

    MODEL MAKER - Finisher - (Painting Technician / RTV Technician / Assembly Technician).
    Rapid Prototyping Rapid Tooling R+D Solutions Specialist (Color Matching / Chemical Mixing).
    Developed Innovative Processes to assure (Color / Texture / Gloss / Durometer) requirements.
    Produced - HIGH PROFILE - Functional Models + Appearance Models for:

    • SYMLBOL

    • POLAROID

  • VISUALIZATION ARTIST (Sketching + Rendering Specialist)

    • BDR Design Group + DNK Architects
    • May 2001 - Apr 2002 (11 months)

    Ideation and Visualization Specialist in Concept Design and Concept Illustration: 2D / 3D Sketching and Rendering of Architectural Designs, Interior Designs, and Landscape Designs.

    Creative Contributions to:

    • THE DOLLYWOOD CHASING RAINBOWS MUSEUM
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee USA

    • THE WILDWOOD INN THEME SUITES
    Gatlinburg, TN USA

    • THE WILDWOOD INN THEME SUITES
    Florence, KY USA

    • THE ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS CENTER
    Sharjah, UAE

  • VISUALIZATION ARTIST (Sketching + Rendering Specialist)

    • JRA Jack Rouse Associates
    • Mar 1997 - Feb 2001 (3 years 11 months)

    Ideation and Visualization Specialist in Concept Design and Concept Illustration: 2D / 3D Sketching and Rendering of Architectural Designs, Interior Designs, and Landscape Designs.

    Creative Contributions to:

    • THE ZDF MEDIEN PARK
    Mainz, Germany

    • THE AUTOSTADT VW THEME PARK / MUSEUM
    Wolfsburg, Germany

    • THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA

    • TEXAS WILD AT THE FORT WORTH ZOO
    Fort Worth, Texas USA

    • THE KORAKUEN THEMED GARDEN PARK
    Tokyo, Japan

    • THE PARAMOUNT PARKS THEME PARK
    Cairo, Egypt

    • THE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS CONCEPT THEME PARK
    Singapore

    • THE TRAVELING SUE T REX EXHIBIT AT THE FIELD MUSEUM
    Chicago, Illinois USA

    • AMAZING CHICAGO AT NAVY PIER
    Chicago, Illinois USA

    • INDIANA THEME PARK
    Indianapolis, Indiana USA

  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

    • DAAP Professional Practice CO-OP
    • Sep 1994 - Nov 1994 (2 months)

    LEXMARK International

  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

    • DAAP Professional Practice CO-OP
    • Mar 1993 - May 1993 (2 months)

    KENNER Hasbro Toy Group

  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

    • DAAP Professional Practice CO-OP
    • Sep 1992 - Nov 1992 (2 months)

    SUNBEAM Outdoor Products Division

  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

    • DAAP Professional Practice CO-OP
    • Jun 1991 - Aug 1991 (2 months)

    VELVASHEEN

  • Trainee / Apprentice

    • DAAP Professional Practice Internship
    • Jun 1990 - Aug 1990 (2 months)

    Wilson and Associates

  • Trainee / Apprentice

    • DAAP Professional Practice Internship
    • Jun 1989 - Aug 1989 (2 months)

    The Cincinnati Art Museum

    Responsibilities:

    • Assisting in the Administration Department
    • Assisting in the Department of Costumes and Textiles
    • Assisting in the Department of Paintings and Restoration
    • Researching and Sketching Museum Artifacts

Education

  • DAAP College of Design Architecture Art and Planning

    • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts, DOUBLE MAJOR Fine Art + Industrial Design
    • 1991 - 1996

    Independent Studies in Asian Languages: Japanese and Chinese

  • Art Advertising Academy

    • Certificate of Completion Airbrushing: Basic Skill Development
    • 1991 - 1991
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati

    • Attended Open Seminars Figure Drawing
    • 1989 - 1990

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA / OBD / APMM / IAAPA / TEA

Awards

STAR PROTOTYPE 2009 Award of Excellence PRINCETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1990 Most Outstanding Artist

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