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DAVID OLSEN

AUTOMOTIVE LEAD DESIGNER

Lead designer with experience in all fields of automotive exterior and interior design. Variety of skills from product planning and creative... (more in Details)

Introduction

  • Lead designer with experience in all fields of automotive exterior and interior design. Variety of skills from product planning and creative management to hands on concept and production vehicle development.

Experience & Achievements

  • International Trucks, Lead Designer, Lisle, IL June 2011-Present
    Active designer on:
    2016 LT Series Exterior (production)
    2016 CATALIST Exterior and Interior (showtruck)
    2016 HX Series Exterior (production)
    2016 LoneStar Exterior Refresh (production)
    2013 ProStar Horizon Exterior (showtruck)
    2013 ProStar Sleeper Interior (production)
    2012 DuraStar, TranStar, ProStar Driver Information Display (production)
    2012 CAT CT660 Driver Information Display (production)

    Kenworth Trucks, Contract Designer, Renton, WA June 2007-June 2011
    Active designer on:
    2013 T880 Exterior and Interior (production)
    2012 T680 Exterior and Interior (production)
    2010 T700 Exterior (production)
    2009 T470 Exterior (production)
    2009 T440 Exterior (production)
    2008 C500 Exterior (production)

    Suzuki Motorcycles, Contract Designer, La CaƱada, CA September-October 2006

    Honda Cars, ACCD Sponsored project, Pasadena, CA October-December 2006

    Volvo Cars, Design Intern, Camarillo, CA June-August 2006

    Toyota Cars, Design Intern, Tokyo, Japan September-November 2005

    Kenworth Trucks, Design Intern, Renton, WA June-August 2004

    Awards:
    2016 8 Patents on LT Series Truck
    2016 4 Patents on International CATALIST Truck
    2015 Kenworth T880 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year
    2013 4 Patents on International Horizon Truck
    2013 Kenworth T680 IDSA IDEA Finalist
    2013 Kenworth T680 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year
    2011 Kenworth T700 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year
    2011 1st place Auto (r) Design Competition
    2007 Berman Auto & Design Competition Finalist
    2007 Art Center College of Design Scholarship
    2007 Lotus senior project displayed at L.A. Auto Show
    2006 MINI project featured in MINI International Magazine
    2005 Art Center College of Design Student Gallery & Williamson Gallery

Education

  • Art Center College of Design
    B.S. Transportation Design 2007

    Western Washington University
    Industrial Design 2000-2002

Working language(s)

  • English

Skills

  • Sketch modelling
  • 3d modelling
  • A-class surfacing
  • Technical surfacing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Visualisation
  • Presentation
  • Animation
  • Clay sculpting
  • Graphic design
  • Design management

Tools

  • Alias Products (Autodesk)
  • Photoshop (Adobe)
  • Illustrator (Adobe)
  • Microsoft Office
  • SOLIDWORKS (3DS)
  • Painter (Corel)
  • Bunkspeed (Bunkspeed)
  • VRED
  • Autodesk Showcase

Albums


All designs by David Olsen | View in pure portfolio mode


  • 2016 International CALATIST…


  • 2016 International LT


  • 2016 International HX520


  • 2016 International HX515


  • 2010 Kenworth T700


  • 2012 Kenworth T680


  • 2012 Kenworth T680


  • Porsche Carrera 4S


  • Porsche Carrera 4S


  • Porsche Carrera 4S


  • Nissan Titan ET


  • Nissan Titan ET


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