Juan Sebastian David Guzman

Juan Sebastian David Guzman

New York, NY, US

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Recent graduate from PRATT INSTITUTE, Master of Architecture, 3-year program. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, I studied Industrial and Product Design at Universidad Jorge tadeo Lozano, then proceeded to relocate to Hong Kong where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Hong Kong from 2009 - 2012.

Design has always been my passion and i am very keen to work in different fields such as interior, animation, web and graphic design plus advertisement. In order to acquire the necessary skills for this, i have taken courses and self-studied many different software from Auto Cad and Rhinoceros to 3dsMax or Maya, as well as the Adobe suit including Psd, Ai or In-design, After Effects, Premier Pro and many other. In addition to my interest in digital design, I am also keen on model construction.  

However, I believe even though software and modelf crafting are a great medium to represent an idea, to a degree; the most important and fundamental motivation in my design concience is the great ability to find an issue, address it and develop a language and a series of paramters to intend to solve it.

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PRATT INSTITUTE - Rapid Prototyping Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Digital Output Technician Trainer

Project Review, Improvement & development.
Equipment operation (PLA, wax & Resin 3D printer) & Maintenance.
Prints Adjustments, curing and final delivery.
3D Scanning; small, medium & large objects. Body part/Full Body scanning (Artec Eva & Spider).
Scans assembly, curing, printing and/or file STL setting production.
Incoming student workers training and adaptation to Lab’s work process and equipment operation.

Jun 2016 - Jun 2018

Hands Creations Limited, Hong Kong, HK, Interior Design Assistant

Project research, massing studies, development and 3D modeling.
Assistance with project drawing package revision and assembly.
Materials collection, research, acquiring and mood-board design.
furniture selection, 3D modeling, rendering and specification drawing.
Mediator between design director, CAD draft team and out-source firms for 3D model, render and specs.
Site visiting, accompanied by the Design director for project supervision and adjustments meetings.

Nov 2013 - Sep 2014

DLN (Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers LTD), Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Assistant - Trainee

Assistance with project drawing package revision and assembly.
Project research, massing studies, development and 3D modeling.
In-depth Auto-Cad drawing package revision and dispatch for re-adjustments.

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2015 - Jun 2018

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, BArch, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

Universidad de bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, CO, Bachelors, Industrial & Product Design

Jan 2006 - Jun 2009


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