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Byungwan Kang

Automotive Design Portfolio

About me...
Born in South Korea on July 3rd 1989. Young creative designer filled with unleashed creative ideas, an inherent early bird trained physically and mentally to be tough in a military manner, desires a collaborative environment to work with team members for flexible communication while holding the team to a high standard. Focuses on design with purposes of pursuing a human focus philosophy.

INTERIOR

EXTERIOR & INTERIOR

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

FORD

2025 F-150 Interior

ards Auto Sponspored project. The purpose of the project is to envision a pickup truck interior for the year 2025 that integrates the multiple roles pickups play in their owners lives.

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CUSTOMERS NEEDS
1. How to build a small house with one pick-up truck?

2. Meet the needs of the Generation X.

Generation

x
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WEEKLY LIFESTYLE

Story
Brian is a successful building contractor. He needs a truck that meet the requirements of his job. Brian wants more equipments in his truck that help his job done. He wants the truck to assist his job specially when he upload and unload the items. Brians and his family enjoy outdoor life occasionally, therefore the truck needs to carry large items more efficiently and safely.
Quality & Satisfaction Since 1989

Oce Hour

Monday-Thursday Friday

11:00am - 3:00pm 11:00am - 1:00pm

Contact

586-899-2271 bkangdesign@gmail.com

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INSPIRATION RESEARCH

Fold & Slide


Lightweight and efficient space usage

Modern furniture design

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IDEATION SKETCHES
Thin & simple modern furniture inspiration

Extra cargo area

Overlapping structure

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FINAL DESIGN

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FUNCTION & TECHNOLOGY

Rail System
The Rail System works like a treadmill. This system helps users load and unload large items easily and safely.

The ladder is stored in a truck-bed when its not in use. It can be removed from the bed as well.

Lightweight and extendable ladder moves along the rail like a fire truck.

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When truck bed folds, belts are straightened.

A safety bar turns 90 degree towards the driver to expand the space.

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protection bars

head up display

Seats are lightweight and thin, giving more room to passengers. Anti-scratch plate is installed behind the front seat in case large and heavy item sits on it.

interior powerbelt

powerbelt control buttons

blueprint storage

extendable power outlet

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3D ALIAS MODEL

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CHEVROLET
Water & Ground

CS senior project designing a vehicle for a water transportation, the Surfboard. The project is sponsored by PACE.

PROJECT BRIEF

How to use waterways in.....

Berlin Rome Venice London Shanghai Manhattan Chicago Tokyo Seoul Paris

with your own car?

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CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Perspective:

Water City

-Governmental regulation of water pollution -Sustainable city & water friendly landscaping -Waterways for transportation and parking lot

-Cities embrace more nature -Sustainability - food, water, and air -Suburban Outdoor Lifestyle within the city
Current system
More Lifestyle New Experience No boundaries

he areas around the waterway such as river and lake are usually the densest and most developed. Such waterways in the city provide sufficient water to facilitate transportation and irrigation.

New markets

Traffic problem can be solved:

Applicable to:

Major cities

Better solution?
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GM SURFBOARD

Surfboard Sharing System

Transparent reinforced glass

Call the device and it detracts your location.

Aligns with the vehicle automatically.

Maintains balance and position. Moves back and forth if necessary.

The vehicle and the Surfboard are connected by the center hub

Bars extend out to be stabilized on the water

Teeth carves water to travel straight.

Cruising Mode

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TECHNOLOGY Tuned mass damper

City Mode

High-speed Mode

Energy Efficient Less friction

Stable driving Delivers more power

This massive pendulum balances building from high-wind and earthquake, On a Surfboard, this structure works exactly opposite. The vehicle balances itself by shifting its weight left and right

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IDEATION SKETCH

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DEVELOPMENT

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REFINEMENT

Pedestrian Safety Airbag

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FINAL DIRECTION

Signal lights are turned on when its on the Surfboard

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FINAL DESIGN
Light & thin IP is connected to the windshield and raised up when it opens

Pedestrian safety airbag is lowered and becomes a step

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INTERIOR IDEATION

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INTERIOR DEVELOPMENT

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FINAL INTERIOR DESIGN DIRECTION

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1/5 CLAY MODEL

Estimated time of completion: May 1st

In progess...
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City Friendly CUV

JEEP

CS senior project designing a city friendly compact utility vehicle for Jeep. The project is sponsored by the Chrysler group.

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CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Why people drive SUV(CUV) in cities?
Jeeps offroad reputation
The World is Changing
-Oil is running out -Electric Vehicle -Overpopulation -[Point A to B] < [Lifestyle]

Jeeps reputation

Practicality Durability Safety Power

The Future Jeep


-If Jeep runs in electric or hybrid, the most effective way to approach customer is being a city-friendly vehicle. -Lightweight, High MPG, & New Style

Plus...

Target Customer
-Age between 20~30 -80 % in city / 20 % outdoor -Demands sense of safety & durability -Shopping, furniture building, party etc. -Tough and Stylish -Outdoor activity on weekends

Communication

Lightweight

High MPG

Compact

Style

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INSPIRATION

Kia Sportage
4440mm

Audi Q3
4385mm

Range Rover Evoque


4355mm
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IDEATION SKETCHES

one-box compact package

straight line signature headlamp

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PACKAGE DRAWING

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DEVELOPMENT

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FINAL DESIGN

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COLOR SCHEME STUDY


Luxury 4 Mid-Size 8 Compact 13 Sport 16 Light Truck 8 SUV 13 Mini Van 10
-PPG 2014

Apollo Volare

Sony PlayStation 3
Naef Cella Building Set

Blue is a great simbol of high-tech and electric power

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Quiksilver Odyssey

Blue is stylish, highly dense, and comfort to stare


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-PPG 2014

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1/5 CLAY MODEL

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ALFA ROMEO
Sports Sedan

ersonal sketching project. The purpose of the project is to design a sports sedan for Alfa Romeo that sits between Chrysler 300 and Maerati Ghibli.

TARGET LINEUP
Lancia Thema (Chrysler 300)

?
Reminiscences of an original Alfa Romeo

American Mood > Italian Sculptural Design Luxury Saloon > Sportiness Masculine > Feminine

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Compact Practical Affordable High MPG Maserati Ghibli Maserati Quattroporte Luxury Exclusive

Beauty

Galmour

Sensuous

The power of presence

IDEATION SKETCHES

straightforward line & surface

Low rear body

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Tail lamp study

Head lamp detail

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DEVELOPMENT SKETCHES

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FINAL DESIGN

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2008~2014

GM DESIGN COMPETITION

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DUESENBERG SPORTS
3 L : Long, Low, Leaned BACK

Body Style Development


SSCs 7:3 driving position

Main Design Features


-Powerboats side body -Drapery Surface Transition -Hidden Rear Wheel

-it is as low as 1050mm, but has a length of almost 5000mm

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Silk Fabric-Transition
-Surface transition -D-shape bodyside

Development Direction
-Leaned back position -SSCs extended hood

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Transparency Control : Stage Curtains

The Surprising Emerge

Magnetic Suspension & Steering

Motion Sensor Door


-slide along the sensor to open -operates without touching

-Each layers of magnetic wheels are floating -Improves driving comfort & better reaction

(Top&Front) Glass (Rear) Enhanced Disposable Plastic

Carbon Fiber

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DUESENBERG SPORTS INTERIOR

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VISCOM IV

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BIKE RIDERS RECON VEHICLE

Michelin Design Challenge 2014 Winner

Wheel Proposal

Vehicle Proposal

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Education
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI Pursuing a BFA in Automotive Design Anticipated graduation date: MAY 2014

Byungwan Kang
586-899-2271 bkangdesign@gmail.com

Experience
[Torino Design] Summer Internship [8th US ARMY] Korean Augmentation Troop to the United States Army
Italy, Summer 2013 South Korea, AUG 2010 - MAY 2012

Awards & Achievement


-CCS Scholarship -Michelin/Carl Olsen Scholarship -2012 GM Interactive Design Competition -2013 GM Interactive Design Competition -2014 Michelin Challenge Design
-Buick Finalist -Cadillac Finalist -1st Place Vehicle Design (Individual) Best Vehicle Architecture (Team)

Sponsored Project
-Osram (2009)
B-class luxury car

Skills
-Various wet and dry Medium -Alias & Rhinoceros -Showcase & KeyShot -Adobe softwares -Clay Modeling -Textile

-Cadillac (2012)
Limousine

-Chrysler (2013)
Electric city CUV

-Michelin/Carl Olsen (2013)


Autonomous recon vehicle

Languages
Korean (Native) English (Fluent)

-GM/PACE (2014)
City mobility & GM Surfboard

Thank you