LEYANG

BAI

Automotive Designer

Leyang662@gmail.com
Oakland, CA

 

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EDUCATION

ArtCenter College of Design

Sept 2015 – May 2020

Bachelor of Science

Transportation Design Major

EXPERIENCE

Ford

(D-Ford Palo Alto Studio)

May 2021 – Aug 2022

Autonomous Vehicle Exterior/Interior Designer & Animator

As part of the D-Ford/Ford Drive human-centered design team, I was responsible for developing proposals for both fully autonomous and service-based driven vehicles. This included creating complete exterior designs from sketches to CAD viewed in VR and interior design work, all of which based on a strategic business model, modularity, and function-based asthetic. 

Also as one of two digital animators in our relatively small team, I was responsible for making movies and teasers of said proposals for presentations to Ford leadership, demonstrating both the value, asthetic, and the user-based story of our designs.

General Motors

Sept 2020 – Apr 2021

3D Modeler (Alias)

I worked on creating Alias CAD data for both exterior and interior designs belonging to Chevrolet and Buick in their SUV segment.

Collaborating with both designers and engineers, I was able to bring life to designs based on production requirements and chase the desired asthetic.

RYFT

Aug 2019 – Sept 2020

Exterior Designer & 3D Modeler

Designing aftermarket kits for the Lamborghini Urus and Mclaren 720s Spyder, now in production

BYD Auto

(LA Studio)

Oct 2019 – Dec 2019

Exterior Design Intern

Working with the LA team on ongoing projects, I designed my own exterior proposals to be presented to the team at ShenZhen headquarters, as well as assisting on ongoing design topics. My work emphasized the upcoming era of electric mobility and how it can be translated into unique exterior styling languages, which were then adopted by each major segment through digital renderings.

Icona Design Group

(Irvine Studio)

 

Apr 2019 – Sep 2019

Exterior & Interior Design Intern

Working with the Irvine team on over a dozen projects with various different clients, with topics varying from simple next generation face lifts to full futuristic concept vehicle. Projects included both exteriors and interiors, and for each I explored multiple original variations and assited others in the studio on their proposals through renderings and editing. 

SAIC Motors

(Morris Garages Division)

Apr 2019 – Sep 2019

Exterior & Interior Design Intern

Working with the Irvine team on over a dozen projects with various different clients, with topics varying from simple next generation face lifts to full futuristic concept vehicle. Projects included both exteriors and interiors, and for each I explored multiple original variations and assited others in the studio on their proposals through renderings and editing. 

ArtCenter College of Design

Jan 2020 – May 2020

Peer Coach

May 2018 – Aug 2018

Teacher’s Assistant 3rd Term Exterior Design

Jan 2018 – Apr 2018

Teacher’s Assistant 3rd Term Visual Communication

SKILL SET

Programs

Photoshop

Illustrator

Indesign

Alias

Blender 3D

Cinema 4D

Gravity Sketch

Vred

Keyshot

Design

Design Research

Story Development

Sketch Development

Digital Rendering

Digital Modeling

3D Rendering

Animation

Virtual Reality Visualization

Languages

English 

Chinese (Mandarin)