Los Angeles, CA | kayvan.naderi@gmail.com | 949 939 7717

I am an Interdisciplinary Designer with 8+ years of experience. I have a genuine passion for design, technology, and disruptive innovation, accompanied by an eagerness to make bold ideas practical & implementable through adopting conceptual/analytical and problem-solving skills. My deep curiosity drives me to develop the habits of exploring, learning, and discovering the connections between human behavior, science, art, and design.
- Worked on more than 400 design projects as a designer, developer, and team leader in different fields (Experiential, Environmental, Industrial, and Automotive design)
- Desire to develop, motivate, and mentor young design professionals led to teaching over 42 Design Sketching and 120 Digital Modeling courses between 2006 to 2014.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Science in Management (MSM), Global Business Challenges
August 2020 - Currently Enrolled __ Illinois, United States
ArtCenter College of Design
Evening courses (non-degree), Transportation Design
January 2016 - April 2018 __ California, United States
IAU - College of Art & Architecture
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Industrial and Product Design

Sr. Strategy & Innovation Consultant
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Remote (Contract position via Tehran Polytechnic University)  |  August 2020 – Present
Sr. Industrial Designer/CAD Sculptor
Fisker Inc  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  November 2018 – June 2020
Technical Designer | Star Wars Land project
Scenario  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  March 2017 – November 2018
- Produced over 300 very complex elements, each with an average of 120 parts, and supervised many of them to the fabrication phase.
- By noticing the team needs on the complicated shape modeling, I served as a key resource to advise/mentor my colleagues.
- Worked on a wide range of products for Disney’s theme parks. Participated in the interdisciplinary design process and assisted in all project phases, including conceptual design, presentation, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and Production Readiness Review (PRR).
- Contributed to the design/manufacturing process by utilizing knowledge of fabrication tools & techniques as well as generating and revising highly detailed complex 3D models, fabrication drawings, and assembly instructions.
- Interfaced directly with engineers, fabricators, and external vendors to resolve design/fabrication issues. Specified material/finish and selection of OEM components (hardware, fasteners, pins, fitting, etc.).
3D Experience Designer
Code Four  |  Huntington Beach, CA  |  January 2016 – March 2017
- Created and developed innovative solutions for exhibit & event design projects by giving physical form to a brand’s essence for high-profile clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Home Depot, Major League Soccer, Irvine Company, and Citadel Outlets.
Industrial Design Freelancer
Creative Circle  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  February 2015 – December 2015
- Developed new & existing products identified from research by facilitating brainstorming sessions, sketching, computer rendering, and prototyping, for various clients.
3D Artist Contractor
Kelly Architects  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  November 2014 – March 2015
- Involved in design development by creating and developing virtual 3D models and renders, presentation images, photo montages and other design elements.
Industrial Designer
K-ONE Design  |  November 2011 – June 2014
- Managed a variety of both long term and fast-paced client projects ranging from furniture and POP displays to home appliances.
- Active in the entire process from concept to finalized product, including research and design briefs, ideation, concept creation, idea selection and refinement, CAD surface modeling, and prototyping.
Rhino 3D Design Instructor
Tehran Institute of Technology  |  December 2009 – November 2011
- Led 3D CAD Modeling and Rendering Course for architects, industrial and interior designers. Created lesson plans and developed course materials.
Exhibit Designer
Olako Exhibition Stand Design Group  |  August 2009 – October 2011
- Designed and produced a variety of exhibits that sparked public interest. Generated creative solutions during the design and fabrication process.


Alias AutoStudio & Speedform, Rhino, Grasshopper, Solidworks
VRED, V-Ray, KeyShot, Lumion, Flamingo nXt 
SketchUp, AutoCad, Navisworks, 3ds MAX
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Painter

Michelin Challenge Design
Winner, Displayed at Detroit International Auto show, USA, 2012
"City 2046: Art, Life and Ingenuity" Transforming Personal Mobility
CDN Interior Motives Design Awards
Finalist, Best use of technology and best conceptual exterior, Germany, 2011
"A car for the digital age"
Futuristic Car Design Contest
Winner, Displayed at Seoul International Motor Show, South Korea, 2011
"Progressive Sports Cars of the Future"
Kia Motors Design Competition
First place, Displayed at AUN Gallery and Behzad Gallery, Iran, 2010
"2020 KIA Super Sport Concept Car"
Red Dot Design Award Concept
Winner, Displayed at Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore, 2007
"A fresh concept in future housing (portable house) named Living-Box"
Los Angeles, CA | kayvan.naderi@gmail.com | 949 939 7717
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