• Industrial Designer at Tangent Design Inc. Open to Freelance work as well as design/product consulting. Can provide 2D ideation to finish CAD models ready for production. If interested please contact me via email. dnikonchik@gmail.com

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Work History

CURRENT WORK _________________________________________________________________ Industrial Designer at Tangent Design Inc. EDUCATION _________________________________________________________________ College for Creative Studies-Detroit, MI Bachelor of Fine Arts-Transportation Design Graduated May 2011 James E. Taylor High school- Katy, TX Graduated 2007 National Honor Society and Student Council Representative 2007 K.I.S.D. "Award of Excellence" recipient EXPERIENCE (CCS Industry Sponsored Projects) __________________________________________________________________ •2010-Michelin Design Challenge (Tire design and Fuel Efficient Hybrid Pick-up for 2017 •2010-Arvin Meritor and International (2015 Hybrid Long Haul Interior) •2010- W.T.S.I. (World Technical Service Ind.) and TARDEC ( U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center) ( Hybrid Humvee Redesign) •2009-Hagie Manufacturing Company, Inc. ( Agricultural Field Sprayer Redesign) •2009- Interior Motives (Concept Vehicle Interior) •2008- PGW (Pittsburgh Glass Works) (Concept Vehicle) EXPERIENCE (Other) _________________________________________________________________ •(2011-) Tangent Design Group Inc. (Industrial Designer, Design Consultancy) •Summer '09- Little Caesar's Pizza •Summer '08- Express (Clothiers) SKILLS _________________________________________________________________ • Precision Physical Model Making • Professional Sketch Level (Physical & Digital) • Professional Rendering (Physical & Digital) • 3D Modeling & Rendering • Photo Editing COMPUTER _________________________________________________________________ •Proficient in MAC and PC Operating Systems •Adobe- Photoshop, Illustrator (Highly Proficient) •Rhinoceros Modeler (Highly Proficient) •Bunkspeed- SHOT (Highly Proficient) •Autodesk-Alias (Highly Proficient) •Autodesk-VRED (Highly Proficient) LANGUAGES _________________________________________________________________ • English: Fluent • German: Moderate OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS __________________________________________________________________ •2050 BMW M3 (Student Concept) featured on 100+ websites. Published in Anno Books- Student Design Competition 2010-2011 •Pick-up Truck design (2010 Michelin Design Challenge) featured on 100+ websites. Featured at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. •As part of the Gold Key Award Winner's Tour, V.A.S.E. 2006 select fine art pieces were exhibited in many major cities museums, as well as Carnegie Hall.


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