Successful product designers combine inspiration and skills from a variety of disciplines. Beginning with foundational concepts in design, learn the design processes to create and visualize physical products.
Explore the foundations of design and the impact of materials.
Create your own product designs.
Visualize how your product will look in the real world.
Design Foundation 3D: Shape and Form with Dave Schultze
A fast-paced tour that's a refreshing and entertaining take on design history, theory, and insights. These lessons demystify a variety of 2D and 3D design principles, and then provide real-world examples.
1h 8m • COURSE
Design Foundations: Physical Materials with Scott Clear
Deepen your understanding of product materials by uncovering how to use materials more creatively.
1h 31m • COURSE
Product Design: From Sketch to CAD with Jean Gorospe
Transform product designs that start as rough sketches into polished CAD drawings, with Photoshop, Rhino, and Illustrator.
1h 16m • COURSE
Product Design: From CAD to 3D Model with Jean Gorospe
Turn a CAD concept model into something functional and ready for product rendering and manufacture.
1h 45m • COURSE
3ds Max: Medical Product Visualization with Arnold with Duane Loose
Discover how to use 3ds Max and Arnold to create compelling product visualizations for medical devices.
1h 23m • COURSE
Maxwell Render for Product Visualization with Leon van den Heever
Deepen your understanding of how to work with Maxwell Render. Learn how to stage, light, and compose a basic render project using this powerful 3D rendering software.
54m 26s • COURSE
Rhino and V-Ray: Product Design Rendering with Dave Schultze
Promote your design concepts better with beautiful product renderings built with Rhino and V-Ray.
2h 54m • COURSE
You'll learn product design skills with these experts
Dave Schultze is an industrial designer and notorious 3D geek.
As an industrial designer, he has developed products for Microsoft, LG, Umbra, and Hasbro. He has won multiple industrial design awards and his work has been recognized in media coverage worldwide. Most recently, his "Philco PC" concept computer was featured in more than 20 magazines. Dave is a dedicated educator who has taught a 3D visualization class at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. In recognition of his unique design, technical, and communication skills, Dave has been contracted by Fortune 500 manufacturers to inspire their staff and train them in the latest 3D tools.
Scott Clear is the chief design and innovation officer at RKS Design.
With over 30 years of experience in design-led innovation and building brands by design, Scott Clear brings a new dimension to the world of industrial design. His unique global experiences and knowledge help him provide the missing link in the business of design.
As an industry thought leader and champion of brand, design, and innovation, Scott is a world-class industrial designer with expertise in business strategy, marketing, architecture, transportation, and product development.
This combination has resulted in signature solutions and unexpected industry firsts that have unlocked design opportunities and intellectual properties, leading to new acquisitions, management growth, and of course, bottom-line profits. Scott's clients include Ford, Honda, GE, 3M, Microsoft, and Sony.
Jean Gorospe has 15+ years of experience working in the video game, jewelry, and product design industries.
He specializes in 3D design using Rhino, ZBrush, and Maya. Jean also teaches various courses in CAD and digital sculpting. He is based in New York City. To learn more about Jean, visit his LinkedIn profile.
Duane Loose is the principal designer at Duane Loose Design.
Duane uses precision 3D, animation, visual effects, and motion graphics to create stories about the people, products, and processes of engineering, aerospace, architecture, industrial design, and experimental instructional design. Duane leads through innovative process development, strategic and tactical management of high-performance teams, and the elite quality content and world-class products they produce. Known for inspired teaching and mentoring, his multi-career industry experience is grounded in tenacious devotion to design principles, service to others, and the constant wonder of finding things out.
Leon van den Heever is a certified 3D instructor and artist driven by a passion for 3D.
Leon van den Heever is a certified 3D professional and instructor in various specialty disciplines, and has exposure to CAD modeling and design. He has a manufacturing background, with the addition of being an engineering data management specialist and consultant. With a passion for working with 3D applications, he is also a 3D visualization modeler, animator, and render freelancer in engineering, architecture, and other disciplines.