Fredrick Naaman

Summary

Frederick Naaman
Industrial Design
Helping define a better future with design and creative problem solving

Contact
Los Angeles, CA
818.606.5922
[email protected]
https://fredricknaaman.com/


Experience
Volansi, Concord CA — Sr. Industrial Designer
Nov 2018 - Nov 2021
•Design lead for all future products for VOLANSI
•Designing and developing heavy lift fixed wing VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) drones with in-house engineering team
•Researched and designed best UX-UI practices for use cases for each model of drone
•Working with marketing team to design and develop brand identity, web-site, paint scheme, renderings, spec-sheets, print and web campaigns
•Collaborating with software team UX-UI design input for in-house flight software
•Developing company pitch decks and potential customer presentations
•In charge of office re-design in new location

CREW Bicycles, Irvine CA — Design Lead, Contract, part-time
Fed 2021 - Aug 2021
•Design lead for all future products for CREW Bicycles
•Worked with overseas manufacturing to develop new and updated bicycle and e-bicycles
•Created new colors pallets for upcoming products

aiPod, Pasadena CA — Vehicle Designer
Oct 2017 - Mar 2018
•Created company pitch decks for investor presentations used to raise funds
•Designed concept vehicle based on case study research done with UI (user interface) UX (user experience) team to define user experience, interactions
•Built full-sized testing rig to meet human factors studies & research
•Redesigned existing vehicles for proof of concept testing & initial field-testing
•Collaborated with system engineers on vehicle redesigns
•Developed key values & corporate image

Mooney International, Chino CA — Industrial Designer
Feb 2014 - Aug 2017
•Lead designer for 6 major projects from 2014 to 2017
•Teamed with 70 engineers & 4 design engineers
•Initiated projects using UI/UX research & human factors evaluation
•Prepared full sized testing rigs to prove concept & design intent on multiple projects
•Collaborated with UBER on a VTOL (vertical takeoff & landing vehicle) taxi aircraft with engineers to define top 3 concepts that met UI/UX research
•Defined innovative concepts for UBER through sketches & visual presentations
•Responsible for M20 Ultra series interior & exterior design
•Further developed M10 project to meet all human factors & UI/UX standards
•Helped develop 2 mobile apps for promotional/customer use
•Partnered with consulting firm to meet the desired outcomes for investors
•Developed & worked with in-house marketing team to produce photo real renderings, banners, brochures, promotional materials, & presentations

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXCITE, Pasadena CA — Design Intern
May 2013 - Aug 2013
•Worked in Pasadena studio with lead & senior VFX & 3D artists
•Visualized CAD (computer aided design) data for major automotive company (Toyota) (renderings/animations)
•Partnered with Nike & Adidas on renderings for products
•Completed “beauty” product renderings for watch company

Mazda USA, Irvine CA — Designer Intern
Feb 2012 - Nov 2012
•Designed the Deep Orange 3 concept vehicle (DO3)
•Partnered with (Clemson University) CUICAR engineering students
•Continued CUICAR project from 6th term sponsored project
•Developed theme model to final design model
•Worked with CUICAR engineering students on package/chassis
•Concept was revealed publicly at the 2012 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas & 2012 Los Angeles auto show
•Full size working concept was built

Education
Art Center College of Design
Bachelor's degree, Dec 2013
Transportation/Industrial Design

Areas of Expertise
Aerospace design
Transportation design
Mobility design
Product design
Human factors studies/testing
User experience design

Skills
Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Afterfects, Autodesk Alias, Keyshot, VRED, UX/UI design, Catia, Blender, Concept Development, Office suite, Rapid prototyping

Knowledge of the manufacturing process for metals, composites, plastics, and more. Including machining, molding for composites, injections molding,
3D printing and more.
Experience in soft goods as well.

References
Available upon request


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