Dwayne Vance

Design Manager at Fly Racing

Corona, CA, USA
High Energy Art and Design

Work Experience

FLY Racing

Senior Design Manager

In charge of helmet development and provide support and design for Fly Racing protective gear.
Oversee all the production of protective gear.
Help research and develop new technologies for Helmets and Protective gear
Work closely with the design team to give support in several areas of the Fly Racing Brand.
Most recent project: Designed and followed through with product development on the Kinetic Elite Helmet
April 2015 - Present Idaho, United States

HJC Helmets

Design Director

Oversee all graphics and Helmet design in North America.
Implement new processes for better design.
Create design consistency across the line of HJC products.
Work with manufacturing to improve quality and design.
Work with Distributors to improve product to increase sales
Re invent the HJC brand and make it more relevant in the motorsports industry In North America.
Designed and Developed the CLX7 Motocross helmet
Designed majority of Helmet graphics for Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Fall 2015. Along with managing several freelance Artist
April 2013 - April 2015 California, United States

FUTURE ELEMENTS

Chief Creative Officer

Future Elements is my freelance company and we specialized in industrial and graphic design and the automotive, motorsports, and entertainment industries. We offer a diverse range of design services including conceptual design, 3-D visualizing, Industrial design, and custom graphic artwork. We have done work for such clients as Disney, Activision,Mattel, Spinmaster, Wow Wee toys, Hasbro,Toys R Us, EA, Arctic Cat, DC comics, Hong Kong stunt team, Flying Lizard motorsports, ICON4X4, Fly Racing, Troy Lee Designs, Arctic Cat and several start up companies.
October 2008 - Present United States

Masters Of Chicken Scratch

Chief Creative Officer

This is a collection of my personal hot rod art along with a series of books I have created. The book is called Masters of Chicken Scratch Vol 1 and Vol 2. It is currently being sold world wide. It will be an ongoing series for the book and will always include the best Hot Rod Artist from around the world.
October 2009 - Present United States

Troy Lee Designs

Art Director of Protective Equipment

Was in charge of creating new designs in the protective gear category. Designed SE1 and SE2 Helmet, Chest protector, mountain bike knee and elbow pads, along with creating graphics for several projects from race teams to helmet graphics.
September 2004 - September 2008 United States

Mattel/ Hot Wheels

Senior Designer

Worked on several Basic cars in the Hot Wheels line. 1968 Mustang (Tooned), HKS Altezza,49 Merc (Hardnozed), Brick Cutter, Mercy Breaker, Sir Ominous,Bully Goat, Phastasm, RD-09, Scorcher.
Helped lead the design team on Acceleracers and story line for the entertainment property. Then designs and story were later used for Battle Force 5
Helped lead team on Dropstars and HIN (Formula Drift) lines and helped create a more efficient process for development of the 1/32 die cast car line.
Other lines I worked at Mattel were Monster Jam, Batman, 1/18th Scale Collector line and Barbie.
Designed the graphics for Team Hot Wheels helmets.
September 2002 - 2004 El Segundo, California, United States

Troy Lee Designs

Designer

Designed several pieces of protective equipment.
September 2000 - September 2002 Corona, United States

Education

Art Center College Of Design

BS in Transportation Design

Received partial GM scholarship for excellence in design
January 1995 - September 2000 Pasadena, California, United States

Skills

Acrylic Painting, Design Direction, Hand Sketching, Illustration, Marker Renderings, Oil Painting, Photoshop,

Publications featured in

Old school Rods
Secrets of Corel Painter experts
How to Draw Hot Wheels the Hot Wheels Way
Imagine FX
Official Corel Painter Magazine
Rod and Custom
Hot Rod
Fuel Magazine
Dynamite(German Publication)
Kustom Kulture(French Publication)
Masters of Chicken Scratch Vol 1
Masters of Chicken Scratch Vol 2

Social Media

Instagram: @dwaynevance
Blog: www.mastersofchickenscratch.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MastersOfChickenScratch
Portfolio: www.behance.net/FutureElements