CONTACT & CV

e-mail:  samkim79@mac.com
EXPERIENCE
General Motors · Warren, Michigan
Creative Sculptor · December 2012 – Present
· GMC interior clay and MAYA modeler.
· Chevrolet Full-size Trucks and Performance Cars interior clay modeler.

BMW Group · Münich, Germany
Contract Maya Modeler · April 2012 – June 2012
· Developed two automotive interior polygon models under guidance of respective designers.
· Both models selected for milling and further clay development.

Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Division · Carslbad, California
Contract Clay Modeler · February 2012 – March 2012
· Clay modeling trainee under the supervision of Armin Sinicki.
· Work with designer to sculpt rocker panel and bumper details on a full-scale model.
· Work around the shop building wheels, buck construction, and packing clay for milling.

Clay Modeling · Encinitas, California
Clay Modeler Apprentice · October 2011 – November 2012
· Trainee under the supervision of Armin Sinicki, modeler at Mercedes-Benz.
· Execute fifth scale clay models for various Art Center College of Design students in home studio.
· Hard-model and prepare fifth scale clay models for final paint and finishing.

Viking Children’s Books · Penguin Group (USA), Inc. · New York, New York
senior graphic designer · august 2006 – july 2011
· Execute book designs and production under guidance of art director and editors.
· Art direct and assist illustrators for chapter and picture books.
· Design jackets, picture books, and typeset interiors for various novels.

Puffin Books · Penguin Group (USA), Inc. · New York, New York
Junior Designer · June 2004 – August 2006
· Execute book designs and production under guidance of art director and editors.
· Design covers and picture books, and typeset interiors for young adult and middle-grade fiction.
· Develop author/series branding for several key titles.


SKILLS
Full working knowledge in Taurus and Roland Milling, Autodesk MAYA 2016 (specialty in modeling),
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, and
Microsoft Office. Other skills include Autodesk Alias (basic knowledge), clay sculpting, dynocing, hard-modeling, oil and acrylic painting, drawing, woodworking, package design, and graphic design practices.


EDUCATION
3D Training Institute · New York, New York · 2011
· Certification of 12 Week training program in Autodesk MAYA

Pratt Institute · New York, New York · 2002 – 2004
· Associate of Occupational Studies in Graphic Design degree

Washington University in St. Louis · St. Louis, Missouri · 1997 – 2001
· Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Painting

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