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

SUMMARY
Strategy Consultant & Interdisciplinary Designer with 10+ years of experience

- Strategy Consultant & Interdisciplinary Designer with 10+ years of experience
- Passionate about disruptive innovation, design/technology, and economics. Driven to develop and execute bold ideas by utilizing conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- Developed a multidisciplinary perspective from designing, developing, and leading 400+ projects in various industries (Automotive, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Entertainment)
- Acquired a deep understanding of complex products and systems, paired with a strong grasp of business and leadership principles that shaped project direction
- Taught 160+ courses on subjects of Business, Design, and Digital Modeling/Visualization to 500+ college students and young professionals


EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign __ Gies College of Business
Master of Science in Management (MSM), Global Business Challenges
August 2020 - July 2022 __ 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


EXPERIENCE
Business Instructor __ Introduction to Global Strategy
MAKH  |  Pasadena, CA  |  February 2021 - Present
Independent Consultant __ Electric Vehicle (EV) sector
Self-Employed  |  Pasadena, CA  |  December 2020 - Present
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: Rise of the Resistance
Scenario  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  March 2017 - November 2018
3D Experience Designer
Code Four  |  Huntington Beach, CA  |  January 2016 - March 2017
Industrial Design Freelancer
Creative Circle  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  February 2015 - December 2015
3D Artist Contractor
Kelly Architects  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  November 2014 - March 2015
Industrial Designer
K-ONE Design  |  November 2011 - June 2014
Rhino 3D Design Instructor
Tehran Institute of Technology  |  December 2009 - November 2011
Exhibit Designer
Olako Exhibition Stand Design Group  |  August 2009 - October 2011


SOFTWARE SKILLS
Infogram, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator
Twinmotion, KeyShot, Lumion, VRED, V-Ray
Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Navisworks, 3ds MAX
Alias AutoStudio/SpeedForm, SolidWorks


AWARDS
CES 2020 Awards
All-electric Fisker Ocean made its public debut at 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 | kayvan.naderi@gmail.com | +1 (949) 939-7717
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