Joey_Hiben
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3,350 / 22,985
Skill pts: 5
Very unique skillset. Innovative. Extremely hard-working.

13 years of professional experience with a robust and diverse portfolio. Projects range from large-scale stone sculptures using ancient carving techniques, to cutting-edge 3D architectural models using the latest BIM and rendering software.

I work in a wide-range of mediums, both by hand and digitally. The more I expand into another category, the more it enables me to push the limits of the next. For instance, the more I have developed my freehand drawing skills, the more I have been able to push what I do in the computer. And vice versa.

This well-rounded background allows me to approach each project organically, without being biased towards one fixated linear process. This allows for more design feedback to occur, and it also translates to multiple solutions for each project. This means that you'll be able to visualize your project in the best possible way, tailored to you.

Architecture is primary focus, but other creative design projects are encouraged. Scope of work could include anything from large architectural visualization projects to quick one-off design studies or initial prototype models.

Software Skills

Expert Level:
□ Revit (10,000+ hrs, Pro Certified, Custom Apps)
□ Form Z (geometric/semi-organic modeling)
□ SketchUp

High Proficiency:
□ Photoshop (Arch. Focus)
□ AutoCAD
□ Mudbox (Digital Sculpting)

Decent:
□ 3ds Max (Rendering, Vray, Poly Modeling)
□ Artlantis (Architectural Cinematography)


- Extremely proficient in rectilinear modeling, BIM, and geometric modeling. Proficient in organic modeling and digital sculpting.
- Experienced and well-rounded enough in software knowledge to create whatever can be imagined in 3D format, one way or another.
- I regularly use several other software programs for various purposes in the design/build workflow.
- Skilled in rendering, but my 3D models are often highly detailed working models of the design, as opposed to rendering-only as an end-goal. High-end renderings and presentations are also available as required to market, visualize, or simply to "sell your idea".


Hand Skills

Conceptual Design, Freehand Sketching and Drawing (pen, pencil, or ink and marker), Watercolor and Oil Painting, and Stone Sculpture.

Portfolio

Experience

  • Artist Joey Hiben Designs, Inc. Jan 2009 – Present 10 yrs 5 mos South Bend, IN, USA □ Works include large-scale stone sculpture, digital sculpture and 3D modeling, oil painting, arch. rendering/ residential design, and marble relief etchings. □ Developed a stone-sculpture technique which combines 3D modeling software and hand-carving techniques.
  • Visualization Specialist, Designer, PM L&M Associates Jan 2013 – Jan 2016 3 yrs Eden Prairie, MN, USA □ Contributed to the design of several commercial and retail projects. Enhanced the interactive visual experience. □ Created digital models for the design of dozens of retail projects. Implemented these models within a hybrid workflow for design use, renderings, CDs, and as custom BIM packages utilized thru the life of the project for various marketing/ operational purposes. □ Served as PM for several corporate buildouts of Sleep Number stores, including mall locations and strip-mall locations. □ Created digital models for nursing home projects, which served as primary design tools developed to influence and visualize the design in real-time. The models were also used for renderings and construction documents. □ Played a key role in the transition from AutoCAD to Revit while maintaining the pace of ongoing design and PM duties.
  • Sculptor, Designer, PM Bailey Properties / SkyRidge Nature Preserve May 2006 – Oct 2014 8 yrs 5 mos Minnetonka, MN, USA (Part and full time, depending on year/season) □ Gained valuable design/build experience on numerous ongoing creative projects at a business park and sculpture walk. □ Works ranged from landscapes and commercial architectural design, to indoor stone art works and outdoor sculptures. □ Digital models/ renderings, Designed office layouts for prospective tenants/ tenant improvements, presentations to clients, construction management, landscape site design and fabrication of stone sculptures. □ Worked with a team on LEED certification on a project which received Minnesota's first Platinum E.B. rating. □ Developed a productive friendship with the late Jerry Bailey, a former landscape architect who created SkyRidge.
  • Architecture Intern FCA Construction, LLC. Nov -0001 – Mar 2008 2008 yrs 3 mos Eden Prairie, MN, USA □ FCA is the Design/Construction branch of Lifetime Fitness Health Clubs. □ Assisted in the layout of a prototypical teen center and cafe, assisted in the design work for fitness club interior renovations, designed art features, drafted office layouts for the corporate headquarters, and designed initial layouts for spas. □ Consulted with mechanical and electrical engineers, contractors, and fitness/wellness industry professionals. □ Prepared digital models and hand-rendered presentations for Lifetime Executives.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) 2005 – 2012
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Location

South Bend, IN, United States