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John McInnis
John McInnis
Industrial and Transportation designer
San Francisco, United States

Summary

My name is John and I'm currently an Industrial Designer at Alta Motors in Brisbane, CA. Previously Lead Designer at Lightning Motorcycles. I have a BFA in Industrial Design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I am skilled at traditional and digital sketching as well as transferring sketches to surface and solid modeling, and designing those parts for manufacture.

Skills

Transport DesignphotoshopGraphic DesignVehicle ModelingIndustrial DesignSketchingautodesk aliasautodesk inventorrhinoceros 3dmachiningrapid prototyping

Software proficiency

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
Illustrator
Illustrator
Keyshot
Keyshot
Photoshop
Photoshop
Alias Design
Alias Design
Lightroom
Lightroom
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
SolidWorks
SolidWorks
Inventor
Inventor
VRED
VRED

Experience

  • Designer at Alta Motors
    Brisbane, United States of America
    March 2017 - Present

    -Responsible for sketch and CAD work of customer facing surfaces on current and future Alta Redshift models.

    -Conceptual traditional and digital sketching of future Alta Motors motorcycle models.

    -Contribute to overall visual design and graphic design of the Alta Motors brand and physical graphics.

  • Lead Designer at Lightning Motorcycles
    San Carlos, United States of America
    August 2015 - March 2017

    -Developed core design strategies for current and future Lightning products

    -Initiated design concepts through traditional and digital sketching

    -Created accurate Alias CAD models from selected sketches for customer and racing applications

    -Redesigned subsystems on the LS218 electric superbike for small scale production resulting in fewer parts and an easier assembly

    -Created entirely new mold system for the carbon fiber LS218 body work

    -Created and assembled 1/4 scale models through 3D printed parts and clay sculpting for form visualization

    -Conceptualized and produce effective battery management systems that integrated efficiently into the motorcycle package