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  • Rob King

    Designer and modeler, "Im looking for: Freelance design or ...

    Los Angeles, CA

My skill set is an interesting blend as a designer and model builder. I’ve utilized both of these disciplines in the marine, automotive and product design fields. I’m confident that I can bring a fresh new look to your companies designs with my understanding of the design, modeling and fabrication worlds. The main focus of my career has been to put the companies I work with at the leading edge of their industry while creating award winning designs year after year.

Work Samples

  • Boat design and plug building

  • Product design

  • ACCD projects

Work History

R O B K I N G (313) 550-2987 rob.kingdesign@yahoo.com Online portfolio://www.coroflot.com/robking SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS – Transportation Designer & Model Builder Qualifications: Idea generation, Market research, Hand sketching, Marker rendering, Photoshop CS3 -CS5, Illustrator, Alias Auto Desk 3Dmodeling, Microsoft Word, Taurus clay mill, Taurus and Fidia controllers. Team management, Client management, Modeling and fabrication in: Clay, Wood, Aluminum, Metal, Bondo, Plastics, Fiberglass, Carbon fiber. WORK EXPERIENCE Freelance Design Consultant – clients listed below 1994-Present Perform all phases of design from initial concepts, design refinement to final design solutions including sketches, computer aided design, model making and prototype that are work ready for production. Technicon Design. 11/2010-7/2012 Clay modeling on both full size and 40th% scale car models. Exteriors, and Interiors. Run and operate Taurus Clay Mill with both the Taurus and Fidia controllers. California performance Boat design – clients listed below 2/1997-1/2009 Design and build boat plugs ready to produce production molds. Manage a team when needed. I.E. Perform all phases of design from initial concept pen sketches, Refinement Design sketches as per client desires to final design solution with Color renderings. Top view side views and engineering blueprints when needed. Then build full size model making and prototype that are work ready for production. Simpkins Design Group, Carlsbad CA. 1990-1997 Responsibilities include concept sketches, refinement drawings, initial blue prints and all final design renderings and model building. Projects were: Medical equipment for Ritter, Midmark Medical, pontoon and deck boats for Harris-Kayot, x-ray aprons for E-Z-EM and flight simulators for Fly-it Motion Simulators. Education Bachelors of Science, Transportation Design, 9/1998-8/2002 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Awards & Recognition My boat designs earned “Powerboat of the Year” award for: Best Design 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Featured in: Hot Boat, Powerboat, Extreme Boat and Performance Boats Magazines for crafting new and exciting boats and for advancing the industry to what it is today. Recognized in Car Styling, Autoweek and Playboy magazines for work performed in the automotive industry. Client List and Responsibilities Electra Meccanica- All design work for getting their 3 wheel car ready for production and clay modeling of scale cars. Enzo Custom Cycles- Design and build New trike model for 2015 BMW, DesignworksUSA - Collaborate with designers on four car projects. Gekko- Design and build 2015 22GTR Eliminator - Design and built 38 Eagle, 36 Daytona coupe, all three 27 Daytona’s and 22 Daytona. DCB - Design and built the full line of boats (6 boats from 1998-2008). Ultra Custom Boats - Design and build full line of all boat models, t-shirt designs and all graphic designs. Cobra Performance Boats - Design and built the full line of boats (5 boats from 2000-2006, 1 boat in 2014), All graphic designs and associated advertising material. Hallett Boats - Design and built 285 deckboat. Nordic Boats - Design and built 43 Thor and 34 Thor. Artha Works - Design and prototype cars, carbon fiber airplane and motorcycle parts. Panoz Automotive - Design and built front and rear bumpers for the Esperante GTLM. Concept sketches and rendering on the Abruzzi. DiMora Motor Car - Concept sketches over Alias models to guide the Alias Modeler for his 2M Luxury Sedan. Vector - Bondo modeling on the full size Vector car model. Medical Illuminations - Design and built models and prototypes of exam lighting. Rick Scott Design - Toy design projects as needed. Skylon Sports - Design speakers, towers and board racks. Nexbelt - Designed Belt buckle. Speed by design. Design and build bagger bike parts for the Harley bagger bikes. Iron-Lad Golf - Render various projects as needed. Mojo Sports - Various design projects as needed. Basic Creations - Design and prototype exotic DVD and CD cases for the entertainment and gaming industry. Rever Corsa – Sketch ideas for a new Ducati motorcycle. San Diego Hydro Trailers - Design and built full size trailer models ready for roto-cast production molds.


  • Art Center College of Design

    • BS Science with Emphisus on Transportation Design Transportation Design
    • 1998 - 2002



"PowerBoat of the year award" for my boat designs in: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.