Igor Kitsen

Igor Kitsen

San Diego, CA, US



Designer through research, process-oriented, and self-driven individual. Excels through collaboration, iteration, and experimentation.



Special Topics, San Diego, CA, US, Designer / CNC Fabricator

- Designer / CNC Fabricator
- Collaborate in the design, development, and fabrication of objects, installations, and architecture
- Produce advanced digital models and drawings for presentations and contract documents
- Assist team in formally complex project analysis, feasibility, and execution
- Coordinate drawings, mock-ups, and as-built conditions with design intent
- Take on any extra-curricular studio challenges that occur

Jun 2013 - current

NSAD Materials Lab, San Diego, CA, US, Materials Lab Technician

- Materials Lab Technician / CNC Fabricator
- Lead and facilitate in-house lab projects
- Manage student flow, in-house projects, and tool maintenance within allocated time constraints
- Operate 3-axis CNC / Mill and Industrial Laser
- Test standard materials with non-standard digital processes
- Execute surface milling, mold making, and material assemblages
- Build physical models / mock-ups for local San Diego design firms

Jun 2012 - Jan 2014

Centerline Design, LLC, Clovis, CA, US, Draftsmen

- Draftsman
- Assist in the design and development of architectural projects
- Production of presentation material
- Develop SD, DD, and CD drawing packages
- Coordinate plan submissions with various jurisdictions

Jan 2008 - Jun 2011


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, B.Arch

Focused on the 'Process' of Architecture through research, sketching, modeling, and digitally fabricating.

Sep 2011 - current


Shortlist | Con[temporary] Transition, Nomination

IDEA District Park Competition - Shortlisted for top design / partnered with the IDEA District in presenting the project to the East Village Association.


Design Village 2011, 3rd Place

Honorable Mentions: Innovative Lighting, Community Space, Creative Portal


Areas of Specialization