Los Angeles, CA | kaywon.naderi@gmail.com | +1 (949) 939-7717

Design Technology Director & Strategy Consultant with 15+ years of experience

- Developed a multidisciplinary perspective from leading, designing, and developing 650+ projects in various industries (Retail, Hospitality, Construction, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Automotive)
- Acquired a comprehensive understanding of complex products and systems as well as business/leadership best practices, contributing to project success
- Passionate about design, technology, process improvement, disruptive innovation, and economics. Driven to develop and execute bold ideas through conceptual, analytical, practical, and theoretical frameworks
- Taught 170+ courses on subjects of Design, Digital Modeling, Visualization, and Business to 550+ college students and working professionals
- Gained an international perspective from working in the Middle East, Malaysia, and the US, providing a holistic view of global business challenges, opportunities, and successful strategies
Sr. Director of Design & Technology
Displayit Inc.  |  Irvine, CA  |  April 2023 - Present
Design Manager
Nassal  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  May 2022 - March 2023
Project Lead _ Gies augmented reality (AR) project
Illinois Business Consulting | Champaign, IL |  February 2022 - May 2022
Remote contract position
Sr. Strategy & Innovation Consultant
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  |  August 2020 - November 2021
Remote contract position via Tehran Polytechnic University
Sr. Industrial Designer
Fisker Inc.  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  November 2018 - June 2020
Technical Designer _ Disney's Star Wars Land
Scenario  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  March 2017 - November 2018
3D Experience Designer
Code Four  |  Huntington Beach, CA  |  January 2016 - March 2017
Industrial Designer _ Freelance
Creative Circle  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  February 2015 - December 2015
3D Artist _ Contract
Kelly Architects  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  November 2014 - March 2015
Rhino 3D Design Instructor
Tehran Institute of Technology  |  December 2009 - March 2014
Exhibit Designer
Olako Exhibition Stand Design Group  |  August 2009 - October 2011

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign _ Gies College of Business
Master of Science in Management (MSM), Global Business Challenges
August 2020 -
July 2023  |  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


Photoshop, Illustrator, Miro, Infogram, Figma
Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUp, AutoCAD
Bluebeam Revu, Navisworks, Revit, BIM 360
Twinmotion, KeyShot, Lumion, V-Ray, VRED
3ds MAX, Alias AutoStudio/SpeedForm

CES 2020 Awards
All-electric Fisker Ocean made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020, grabbing awards and top show honors from some of the most prominent media outlets. (TIME Magazine, Business Insider, Newsweek, Mashable, PCMag, Digital Trends, CNET, Sunset Magazine, and Robb Report)
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 | kaywon.naderi@gmail.com | +1 (949) 939-7717
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