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  • Claas Eicke Kuhnen

    3D Design Generalist

    Detroit, MI

Work Samples

  • Portfolio 2013

Work History

Professional Experience: 2014-Present studioKuhnen, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA 3D Design Generalist - Product Rendering 2013–Present Detergent Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Furniture Rendering for Leland International 2010–2012 Intel Mobile / Infinion, Munich, Germany 3D animated interface concept design for smart phones 2010–Present 2B Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Contract Industrial Designer 2004–2008 Quatographic, Braunschweig, Germany Website design 2002–2004 Creative Design, Hildesheim, Germany School book design including logo design, typography, page layout JN-Design, Hildesheim, Germany Website and interactive interface design Teaching Experience: 2012–Present Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Part-Time Faculty for Industrial Design Taught: Product design with Focus on Consumer Culture, Design Anthropology and 3D Conceptual CAD 2007– 2010 Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan Assistant Professor of Industrial Design - Digital Fabrication Taught: Product/Graphic Design, Visual Presentation, Digital 3D Modeling and Animation, Model Making 2006–2007 UW-Stout Applied Arts and Science, Menomonie, Wisconsin Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Product Design Taught: Design Theory and Methods, Advanced Presentation Techniques, Art Metals Skills: Consumer and Culture orientated Research, Ideation, Sketching, Parametric and Organic Sub-D Modeling, Rendering, Animation, Rapid Prototyping Alias Automotive, Fusion 360, Rhino, T-Splines, Grasshopper, VRay, Blender, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite English, German (native)

Education

  • Bowling Green State University

    • MFA 3D Studio Jewelry Metalsmithing | Digital Arts
    • 2004 - 2006

    Emphasis in functional object design in metals and 3D digital arts

  • Fachhochschule Hildesheim, Germany

    • Diplom Designer (Fh) Color Advanced Color Concepts
    • 2000 - 2004

    Emphasis on interdisciplinary approach to industrial and graphic design.

Specialties

Awards

2008 SIGGRAPH | Evolve - Los Angeles, USA Presentation: Experimental form and surface development for jewelry utilizing 3D animation tools 2006 “Thoughts Materialized” SNAG - Society of North American Goldsmiths, Chicago, USA SNAG Annual Juried Student Exhibition 2002–2003 DAAD One Year Study Abroad Stipend German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn,...
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