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  • Jung-Soo Choi

    Head of Department Transportation Design Studies

    Pune, India

Designer at large. Essentialist. Design for everyone.

Work Samples

  • Storyboad from Peer Insight

  • Volvo Trucks VN interior

  • Volvo Trucks CMF update

Work History

  • Head of Department Transportation Design Studies

    • Institut Supérieur de Design Rubika
    • Pune, India
    • Jul 2015 - Present (1 year 11 months)

    Created a design education curriculum aligned to international standards. Established a professional network for internships, placements, and masterclasses. Coordinated projects with Tata, Mahindra, Benelli Keeway Shanghai, Maruti-Suzuki India, Mazda Frankfurt, Paccar, Volvo Trucks Shanghai, Faurecia, CADCAM UK, UMEA, and TVS.

  • Industrial Design Trainer

    • Institut Supérieur de Design Rubika
    • Pune, India
    • Jan 2015 - Jul 2015 (6 months)

    Teaching sketching, rendering, model making, and project reviews.

  • Freelance User Experience Design Consultant

    • Peer Insight
    • Washington, DC
    • May 2012 - Oct 2014 (2 years 5 months)

    Service design and prototype consultant. Worked on projects for UnitedHealthcare, AARP, Kimberly-Clark, DTE, Nike, and Microsoft.

  • Product Design Consultant

    • Volvo Trucks
    • Greensboro, NC
    • Jun 2008 - Dec 2010 (2 years 6 months)

    Interior and exterior design for class-8 vehicles. Led a CMF update project working with engineering, product planning, and tier 1&2 suppliers. New VN interior launched in MATS 2011.

  • Design Director/ Co-Founder

    • KIMSKI design
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Apr 2006 - Jun 2008 (2 years 2 months)

    Design start-up in Downtown Los Angeles. FF&E, furniture, apparel design consultancy. Design and built our own retail store in Little Tokyo LA.

  • Design Instructor

    • Vision 21 Art & Design Portfolio School
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Feb 2006 - Jun 2008 (2 years 4 months)

    Teaching aspiring artists and designers. Specialized in portfolio development for fashion and industrial design.

  • Prop Designer

    In theaters 09.09.09
    Produced by Tim Burton and directed by Shane Acker.

  • Contract Product Designer

    • Stuart Karten Design
    • Marina del Rey, CA
    • Dec 2005 - Jun 2006 (6 months)

    Actively involved in projects with Plantronics, Quiksilver, Johnson Controls, Pelican Electronics, and Purina.

  • Footwear Design Intern

    • K-Swiss Inc.
    • Westlake Village, CA
    • May 2003 - Aug 2003 (3 months)

    Lifestyle and basketball footwear design projects.

Education

  • INSEAD

    • Product Development/ New Business Venture
    • 2005 - 2005

    product designers from Art Center collaborated with MBA students of INSEAD to develop new products and business ventures.

  • Art Center College of Design

    • B.S. Product Design, Transportation Design
    • 2001 - 2005

    proud to be a student of late Norm Schureman

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    • N/A Fashion Design
    • 1998 - 2000
  • James Madison University

    • N/A Gen Ed, Fine Arts
    • 1997 - 1998
  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • Pre-College Program certificate Industrial Design (Pre-College)
    • 1996 - 1996

    Pre-College Summer program. Full Scholarship. Beginings of my design career.

Specialties

Affiliations

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, India National Association of Students of Architecture, India Agapolis Group of Yanji, China IDSA

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