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Name: Jonathan Brazeau Location: Ottawa, Canada (Gatineau) Profession: Designer artist, engineer, Inventor Education: Business degree I mainly focus on modeling motorcycle components, mechanical components but I learn something new everyday. I work with SolidWorks and keyshot primarily. I love to take a real world object and model it to the thousandth of an inch, and bring it into the virtual world. Being able to play around with a model in 3D is so amazing. It's so cool to be able to model a big heavy motor for instance, 50lbs and then be able to just turn it, flip it, position it with ease. Always looking to do collaborations with other designers for projects, preferably automotive, mechanical and motorcycle related but I'm open to anything related to design, building, creation related, heck, I even have killer ideas for movie scripts. Ultimately, I think I would like to get some exposure doing hollywood movie effects, doing CAD and building props for movies, advertisement and film. Looking forward to getting better with Blender, 3DS and Maya. I will be learning WinMax and working with a HURCO VM20i at a local shop, in the near future. I am bilingual in french and english JB

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work experience

Dirt Force Motorcycles Founder July 2004 - January 2015

My motorcycles side business. I build custom, light weight dirt bike frames. Check it out: www.dirtforcemotorcycles.com

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Federal government work Clerical positions August 2004 - October 2012

Just contract work for the government, not design related. Office position. Need to pay bills and help fund my side business

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Self employed (Free-Lance) Designer Lead Designer January 2012 - January 2015

I finally took the red pill, took hold of the reigns of my life and havn't looked back since. I have been working as a free-lance designer for the past few years and I won't lie it hasn't been easy to make a living but I still stand strong in this path and move forward with every day, and everyday I learn something new, make a new friend/contact and business connection and I have never been so happy and passionate about my work. - Solidworks advanced user - 3D modelling and rendering services for clients - Learning other software such as Blender - Learning about 3D printing - Participated in and won design competitions - Working with companies in Concept to finished product, design.

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education

University of Ottawa Business Degree, Business administration 2001 - 2004

University was a good learning experience. Not required IMO but good to have a few years under your belt.

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additional

Workstation specs: PC1: OS:WIN7 CADWARE: Solidworks2012, Maya, Zbrush, PhotochopCS5 CPU: 3.6 775 Pentium, old stuff RAM: 8GB Storage:1GB HD Blue WD Mobo: ??? crap. Gaphiscs:GTX660TI Case: Thermaltake storm 2 Keyboard: Steelseries Apex backlit Mouse: CMstorm sentenial advance2 Triple 27" AOC HD LED monitors PC2: OS:WIN7 CADWARE: Solidworks2012, Maya, Zbrush, PhotochopCS5 CPU: AMD bulldozer 3.?? forget RAM: 16GB Storage:256SSD+network Gaphiscs: GTX550 TI Case: Thermaltake Aguila HTPC Keyboard: K800 Logitech wireless backlit Mouse: LogitechMX performance mouse 42" Plasma TV. Network and backup: 6ishTB total. 3TB server, server backed to 3TB raid 1 configuration. 256 local SSD, 1TB local PC1.
Honors and awards: March-May, 2014 Portable Bike Racer Tool Desk Challenge (Rabaconda) 1st place, 700$ prize and product development initiative with company. Contest Link: https://grabcad.com/challenges/portable-bike-racer-tool-desk-challenge March-Apri 10, 2014 BOXX future workstation Design Challenge Honorable mention among 271 entries Contest Link: https://grabcad.com/challenges/boxx-future-workstation-design-challenge Febuary-March 9, 2014 Umbra Paper towel holder challenge Honorable Mention among 400+ entries Contest link: https://grabcad.com/challenges/umbra-paper-towel-holder-challenge January-Febuary, 2014 Donkey Calf Raise Challenge Honorable Mention Contest link: https://grabcad.com/challenges/donkey-calf-raise-attachment-challenge January - Febuary 7, 2014 Razor USA powerwing scooter Design Challenge Placed 1st (as team with Petar trlajic) Prize: 500$ + 1 year subscription to Solid Edge(4200$US), 1 year subscription to Keyshot (2495$US)+Razor powerwing scooter+500$ extra if design concept is used. Contest link: https://grabcad.com/challenges/get-radical-razor-powerwing-scooter-design-challenge January 2014 NEC Display solutions design Challenge 3rd Place among 150+ contestants for "The Locust" future desk Prize: NEC MultiSync PA272W (msrp 1440$) + T-Shirt and bottle. Contest link: https://grabcad.com/challenges/nec-display-solutions-design-challenge November 2013 Lomography Camera Accessory Challenge Placed 2nd for holder accesories Prize: Lomography camera and accesories Contest link: https://grabcad.com/challenges/lomography-camera-accessory-challenge November 13, 2013 3DPrintMyGift Challenge: Santa's New Sleigh Placed 7th among 10 finalists Prize: GC T-shirt and notebook Contest link: https://grabcad.com/challenges/3dprintmygift-challenge-santa-s-new-sleigh
Interests: Too many to list... My preference with design and art is more for the concrete as opposed to abstract, even when dealing with abstract, the piece has to show some element of creativity, novelty, talent within it's design. General interests. -Motorcycles, speed, adrenaline, engineering challenges, color, pencil sketching, autoparts, photography, too many to list. -Movies...too many to list... -Music: Drum and bass, SEBA, anything with a good beat.

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