Associate Professor, Industrial Design Department
day - San Jose State University
I was offered and presented by SJSU to teach a class in the design program. - Primary function to educate senior level design students in the professional industries through design processes with necessary concepts and understanding methodologies in becoming professional designers. - Educating contemporary high design validation processes and primary principles, with the addition in safety and correct/precise usage of hand tools and shop machines. - Incubating and implementing out of the box thinking, and generating very fast design mockup concepts, with found objects and off-the-shelves parts, "looks like/works like", (1 hour per concept). - Introducing various prototyping development exercises, that strongly focus on varied intricate fine design details, accuracy, precision, placement and refinement, while building the students' knowledge, skills, and confidence. - Introducing successfully proven brainstorming sessions and ideation, with additional human factors expertise into the classroom. Robert Zuchowski - email@example.com - 408-859-7439 - I bring to the University, a level of one on one refinement to the students, that helps them navigate through the design process advances without fully influencing their decision making.
day - Ideo Radius Google Speck, Dell Supermodelli A+J Product Solutions. CMF's Consultant/Contractor - The majority of my CMF" s work derives from my involvement with various big projects (usually large high end fully functional appearance prototype projects) from well-known brands like Disney, Intel, Tesla, Google, Motorola, Fluidigm, Speck, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Acura, HP, Getaround, and many more. - Shaping the vision for CMF strategy, deliver first-class design solutions, develop roadmaps, create concepts, and oversee a variety of color/material developments through manufacturing. - Specific engagements on large high end fully functional appearance prototype projects, and big interactive complex physical products in reducing cost factor, and faster delivery to the market for Intel, Blink, Military, Disney, HP, Google, Nvidia, Cisco, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Kopen, Fluidigm, plus many more.
Grade 14, Sr. Traditional Model Maker - Developed synergies with different clients, design teams, disciplines in order to evaluate, communicate and execute design directions to various teams or vendors for rapid overlapping prototype deadline executions, managed Ford, AT&T, Disney, Intel, Lufthansa, Micron, eCast, Kavo, Schick, many others. - Managed vendor relations utilized "time and motion" methodologies and created new tools and way of tooling streamlining techniques/processes resulting in saving costs and time for AT&T, Ford, Schick, Intel, eCast, and Disney.
Sr. Model Maker- Quality Controller
Satellite Models (Lunar Design)
Mountain View, CA
- Quality control, built and over looked every model in fast-paced detail-oriented environment. - Helped to build and secure longer lasting business relationships with external clients resulting in 30% increase in model making work and revenues. For various clients, Apple, HP, Oral-B, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems and ProjectaVision, the film industry ("Flubber" with Robin Williams).
Published Artist, Photographer
SJ. Germany and Korea.
present-day - Art work published displayed in SF., Sculptor - Focal effort in creating a series of Abstract Art pieces, through spontaneous personal expression, with freedom from traditional artistic standards, different surface qualities of paint, and the act of painting itself. With its importance on spontaneous, subconscious creation, in the emotional dynamics of color. - Two art pieces displayed in NY Times Square on digital boards, published in an artistic books. Recently one art piece displayed on a big advertising board in Los Angeles. San Jose Metro newspaper sponsored solo show. As well as gallery solo and collaborative successful shows. - Some of my photography had been published in art/photography magazines and published on international websites. - Kinetic light water sculptures, "simulating water movement flow", through various colorful LED's on detail content. Robert Zuchowski - firstname.lastname@example.org - 408-859-7439 - Interactive face sculpture. Invented a passive device, created a typographical form of 3D face, which projects any cell phone moving screen content on it, in real time, no electricity or electronics need. It is a "3-dimensional screen display".
CMF Specialist, Manager
Palo Alto, CA
Grade 14, Sr. Traditional Model Maker - Established internal production of visual hard models, high end functional appearance prototypes, "showroom concept cars". Established a lab, created and curated innovational CMF library of color, materials and finishes. Taught wide breadth of traditional skills and techniques at the IDEO form studio, worked with clients such as Pepsi, Nike, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Samsung, Palm, Handspring, Steelcase, Whirlpool, P&G, OXO, Lilly Reach, plus many more. Robert Zuchowski - email@example.com - 408-859-7439 - Proven record of successful overlapping complex fast programs, which helped to build up more long lasting client relationships/return business from Microsoft, HP, Intel Zyliss, HannSpree, P&G, Eastman, some of them resulting in multimillion dollar contracts in revenues for IDEO.
Senior Model Maker
- Managed in-house modeling studio, involved with developing 3-D model making, styling, silicone tooling, vacuum forming tooling, casting, sculpting and investigating new treatments and materials for Nike, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Apple, MCI, Knoll, Jabra, Plantronics, Teva, Kensington, O Neill and other well-known brands. - Established full mass production facility at Vent Design for Knoll Extra, and generated production-run for mouse-pads, wrist-rests, lumbar-support and footrests, with a capacity exceeding 1M units per item. Robert Zuchowski - firstname.lastname@example.org - 408-859-7439
Random Product Design Ltd.
London, United Kingdom
- Four years apprenticeship with Random, developed broad skill set in model making, injection molding, fiberglass tooling, vacuum forming tooling, silicone tooling, aluminum sand casting, custom eye matching, quality spraying and texture, CNC machining of aerodynamic foils For the Formula One car industry including specific engagements for companies such as McLaren, Ferrari, Jaguar, created 1/4 scale aerodynamic wind tunnel models, water vessels and aircrafts. Projects include Virgin Transatlantic (Powerboat and Balloon), Fishing Boats, Australian and American pilot's night vision and helmets, motorcycle and kids first bicycle helmets, Lions Plastic Clarinet, Knoll, British Telecom, check-in desks for BAA Heathrow, Formula1, Evenflow, Ferguson Television, the film industry (Monty Python "Meaning of Life" + "Brazil") and many more.
Lee Goldfinger & Miles Architects and Planners.
London, United Kingdom
Model Maker - Specific duties: manual drafting of presentation renderings, preparation and reading of Architectural drawings, orchestrating building contractors, also included the making of Architectural models.