Senior industrial designer with more then ten years of experience in the automotive interior products. Visionary mind with solid background of excellence in capturing innovative ideas through research, concept sketches and 2D, 3D renderings. Support product development process and provide detailed design solutions per costumer needs. Achieved numerous patent awards on wide range of products. International design experience with interpersonal communication skill.

Work Samples

  • Alias 3D Model

  • Portfolio Projects

  • College for Creative Studies Projects

Work History

Yu-Jin Song 732 Atwood Pl. San Marcos, CA 92069 Phone: 248-770-9653 yjsong76@yahoo.com CAREER HISTORY TITLEIST GOLF (Acushnet Company) May 2010 - Current Senior Industrial Designer Generating concept ideas with latest styles for Titleist golf clubs including accessories/soft goods and over seeing product development process through production. BOSTROM SEATING, Wixom, MI Dec 2008 - May 2010 Industrial Design Consultant – Bostrom Product Engineering Providing concept ideas and detailed designs for prototype and supporting production execution. •Improving the product development process at Bostrom to automotive standard. •Providing continuous improvement concepts on current production seating for quality and styling enhancements. •Assembling the prototype models with fit and finish, including surfacing and painting of molded components. •Holding weekly conference calls with CAD designers in India to provide design directions and oversee 2-D prints and 3-D modeling progress. •Supporting the creation of company product brochure and operation manual. LEAR CORPORATION, Southfield, MI Jan 2000 – Oct 2008 Senior Industrial Designer - Lear Seating Studio May2006 – Oct 2008 Worked with designers, engineers and sales on wide range of seating projects. •Developed numerous non-automotive seats which brought in new businesses with Gulfstream, Can Am and Ski doo. •Created new styling seats for 2011 Dodge program which captured corporate identity and provided design solutions to be competitive to the industry benchmark in sport sedan segment. Resulted in gaining new businesses and numerous OEM tier supplier awards for best in quality. •Mentored and trained summer interns for industrial design. Industrial Designer - Lear Production Studio Apr. 2004 – May 2006 Lead designer for Asian OEM projects including Hyundai, GM Daewoo, Toyota and etc. •Performed language translations and supported product developments to build closer relationship with Korean customers and resulted expanding company business in the Korean market by 30%. •Provided research data and design solutions for Hyundai and enabled them to earn JD power associates choice award. Industrial Designer - Lear Harmony Craftsmanship Studio Jan. 2003 – Apr. 2004 Created and provided harmony craftsmanship research data to Lear global web site. •Provided quality analysis on automotive interior components of new vehicles to the Quality Focus Team to improve the interior components at Lear. •Identified interior quality issues and proposed design solution to manufacture best in class automotive interior products. Industrial designer - Lear Advanced Design Studio Jan. 2000 – Jan 2003 Created a new concept ideas on wide range of automotive interior products. •Created innovative ideas and concepts for production implementation and gained numerous patent awards. •Participated in 2002 Lear Frankfurt auto-show for I.P and Door concept displays. WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE •Polaris Sponsored P.W.C. Studio (Fall 99) •Spartan Sponsored Fire-Truck Studio (Winter 99) •Airport Tow-Tractor Studio (Fall 98) •Reebok Sponsored Shoe Studio (Winter 98) •Geltspur Exhibit Design Competition (Winter 97) •Lego Sponsored Studio (Fall 97) Achievements: Patent on interchangeable/rotational overhead storage system 2002 Patent on Cargo floor/cargo divider with drain channels 2003 Patent on expandable overhead storage system 2003 Patent on overhead storage console assembly 2003 Patent on interchangeable seat back panel 2007 Michigan industrial technology contest, 1st place 1995 Numerous scholastic awards and honor in art 1990-1995 EDUCATION College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI 1995-2000 B.F.A.- Industrial Design Other Relevant Training: • Photoshop • Alias • Key Shot rendering software • Power Point • Clay modeling and Urethane foam models • Vacuum-forming skills ( Bi-vac, Styrene, and Arcylic ) • Wood working skills • Model finishing capabilities (Surfacing, finishing, painting and clear coating) LANGUAGE • Fluent in Korean, including reading and writing.

Education

College for Creative Studies Detroit

Specialties

Awards

-Design patents on golf club designs 2011-current -Utility patents on golf club head cover construction 2012 -Patent on interchangeable/rotational overhead storage system 2002 -Patent on Cargo floor/cargo divider with drain channels 2003 -Patent on expandable overhead storage system 2003 -Patent on overhead storage console assembly 2003 -Patent on interchangeable seat back...
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