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TOMI LIN

SENIOR TRANSPORTATION DESIGNER

Exceptional, multilingual designer with a rich international background and diverse experiences. Comfortable moving between Eastern and... (more in Details)

Introduction

  • Exceptional, multilingual designer with a rich international background and diverse experiences. Comfortable moving between Eastern and Western creative design environments.
    I am currently the Principal at my own design studio specializing in Transportation and Product Design Projects.

    I was previously the Market Research Manager for Asia and North American Regions at Audi of America's design studio in Santa Monica, California. I held this post for two years.
    As a Industrial Designer, I have been working in the Industrial Design field for many years. I had worked in major companies and smaller studios. Studios that specialized in Automotive to Aviation and Product Design. Many of the products that I was involved in are currently on the market with positive reviews.
    Besides from working in the industry, I also taught at Art Center College of Design's Night Program. Interacting with students and teaching them the process of design is very inspiring and positive. It's nice to influence the future designers and contribute to their growth.
    My goals are to continue to work with creative and thoughtful teams in a positive environment, and to be able to use my skills to their full potential.

    Specialties: Able to generate ideas and solve problems in design. Design and project management. Take concept from ideation to production. Recommend design directions and product selections. Branding, Strategy, Product Planning.

Experience & Achievements

  • Current:
    - Principal at Improdesign
    Past
    - Market Research Manager at Audi Studio in Santa Monica, California
    - Senior Industrial Designer at Teague in Seattle, Washington
    - Instructor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California
    - Design Manager at Prisma Design International in Tustin, California
    -Senior Designer at Volvo Trucks North America in Greensboro, North Carolina

    Achievements:
    - Successful show car designs for different Auto Shows
    - Styling proposals for different manufacturers
    - Audi A3 sedan product planning, Design planning
    - Research proposal for electric car market, led to development of Audi E-Tron
    - Virgin Blue Airlines bar unit
    - First Class seating proposals for Boeing
    - Designer for both Volvo VN Series and VHD construction series trucks

Education

  • Bachelors of Science

Working language(s)

  • English
  • Chinese

Skills

  • Sketch modelling
  • 3d modelling
  • A-class surfacing
  • Technical surfacing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Visualisation
  • Presentation
  • Animation
  • Research
  • Product planning
  • Management

Tools

  • Alias Products (Autodesk)
  • Photoshop (Adobe)
  • Illustrator (Adobe)
  • Rhino (McNeel)

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