An accomplished Industrial Designer/ 3D modeler. With a track record of taking on difficult projects, developing innovative solutions, detailed renderings and marketable products. Demonstrated expertise in: Alias, Rhino, hypershot, 3DStudio Max, Adobe Studio. As a graduate of the College of Creative Studies, I am well versed in creating a total design package that takes into consideration: consumer interest, research, marketing, production, and profitability.

Work Samples


  • LINCOLN MKZ (sc)

  • Packaging

Work History

Russell Sims Portfolio 19629 Parke ln. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (C) 734 642 8007 HIGHLIGHTS • Accomplished Designer and 3D Modeler possessing a unique blend of technical knowledge, problem solving skills and strong creative design • Motivated with a track record for taking on challenging projects • Extensive experience working with Engineers developing innovative solutions, and marketable products. Seeing them from conception through design development, pre-production models, production molds, and tooling. • Well versed in creating a total design package that considers consumer interest, research, marketing, and profitability EDUCATION B.A. in Industrial Design Center of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI TECHNICAL SKILLS Rhino, Alias, 3D Studio Max, Solid Works, Smart Team, CAD, Vellum, Art Cam, Hyper shot, Adobe Studio, Photoshop, Illustrator, Drafting, MS Office EXPERIENCE Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mi 2010 to Current Digital Modeler / Designer • Create sketch models • Surface scans • Make class A surface • Ready rapid prototype and production parts • Design prototype and production parts 2012 to Current Faculty - Lawrence Technological University Rapid Technologies. Senior Automotive Alias Class. Amcor PET Packaging, Manchester, MI 2009 to 2010 Packaging Design / Rhino Modeler • Research, designed and modeled PET packaging • Using the blow molding and injection molding processes. • Created initial sketches based on design plan • Refined sketches and created 3D Rhino models • Used Hypershot and Adobe Programs to create presentations • Converted Rhino models to make prototypes • Worked closely with engineers to make final production molds • Full life cycle knowledge from inception to marketplace APEX, Grosse Ile, MI 2005 to 2009 Designer • Design of residential spaces, and exterior landscape design • Worked with customers and project managers to create a cohesive viable design • Created sketches detailed layouts and models Melton World Vehicles, Southgate, MI 2002 to 2005 Logistics Associate • Importing vehicles for OEM’s and suppliers Visteon, Van Buren, MI 2002 to 2003 Interior Design / Alias Modeler • Researched emerging trends and consumer needs • Created unique design sketches based on these needs • Considered material interaction, component assembly • Brought unique processes and materials to the auto industry • Create highly detailed Alias models for presentations showing function, Assembly and material interaction Mitsui 2002 to 2003 Interior Design / Color and Trim • Researched Japanese culture • Color and material trends • Used research to create interior ideation for GM imports to Japan • Created material boards and models of car interiors for presentations • Award winning design Nitto 2002 to 2003 Designer/ Alias Modeler • Designed tire tread patters and technology for performance vehicles • Used Alias to create models for photo realistic renderings for presentation purposes • Award winning design Michelin 2002 to 2003 Designer /Alias Modeler • Created a wheel and tire for 2020 based on French culture and Michelin technology • Built Alias models for realistic rendering for presentations and diagrams BMW Jet Ski Project 2001 to 2002 Designer • Created a jet ski that solves inherent water craft problems • Created a flagship to display BMW adv tech. Exhibit Design Robot Z 2001 to 2002 Designer • Designed an 50’x50’ exhibit to sell an idea to investors, scientist and the public. • Designed a logo • Created an exhibit., from sketches to a scale model • Made an Alias model / renderings and animation for presentaions • Created an interactive touch display and video Furniture Studio, MI 2000 to 2001 Designer • Researched emerging trends and consumer needs • Created unique design sketches based on these needs • Considered material interaction, component assembly • Brought unique processes and materials to furniture design • Create highly detailed Studio Max models for presentations showingfunction, Assembly and material interaction INTEREST Water, art, design, engineering, photography, sailboat racing (member of team Shenanigan), car racing, the outdoors, and to work on products that improve peoples lives. Not only with ease of use but with design that captivates their imagination. To be part of and contribute to an innovative accomplished team.


  • College for Creative Studies

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 1999 - 2003



Nitto Competition Mitsui Competition College For Creative Studies Scholarship