Leonard Hoover

Freelance Illustrator & Artist

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Location:Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/leonardhoover
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Len Hoover

43 Dearborn Ave

Seabrook, New Hampshire 03874

603-474-1559

leonardhoover@gmail.com

Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, BFA in Industrial Design May 2000,
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Third Semester 1995,
Newton North High School, Newton, MA Diploma June 1989

Skills

Traditional Skills:
Conceptual Sketching
Finished Rendering
Sign layout, carving, finishing
Vinyl Creation, Layout, Finishing, Application
Sign Installation
Sign Painting
Sign Layout and Writing
Vinyl Lettering
Hand Lettering
Design Research
Material and Methods
Vacuum forming
Shop Maintenance
Fabrication
Loading and unloading deliveries

Model Making:
CM70 Clay
Fiberglass
HDU Foam
Foam Core
Welding

Computer Skills:
Maya 3.0
Z Paint
Alias Wavefront 9.0
Solidworks 2007
StudioPaint 4.0
Adobe Illustrator 8.01
Len Hoover

Employment

2009-current BAE Systems
Merrimack, New Hampshire
Prepare and paint several classified military products using Urethanes, epoxies, enamels, etc.
Surface preparation, finishing and documentation

Ongoing
Artist
Online Gallery: http://www.artifolio.com/leonardhoover/gallery/

2008- 2009 Cape Ann Signs
Ipswich, Massachusetts
Producing conceptual designs, sketching, HDU model making, sign construction, screen printing, shop maintenance, equipment repair and maintenance, vehicle repair and maintenance, automotive painting, resins, urethane model making, sign painting, sign installation, customer service and sales

2002- 2008 Signworks
Farmington, Maine
Producing conceptual designs, sketching, HDU model making, sign construction, screen printing, shop maintenance, equipment repair and maintenance, vehicle repair and maintenance, automotive painting, sign painting, resins, urethane model making, sign installation, customer service and sales

2004- 2007 Air Vehicle Modification Systems, Airvms, A Division of LH Design and Manufacturing
www.airvms.com (Company is now closed)
Self-employed entrepreneur
Designed, Created and Fabricated automotive aftermarket hood scoops, conceptual sketching, 3-D modeling, fiberglass prototyping, ABS plastic vacuum forming and vacuum forming machine construction

2001-2002 Waltham Auto and Tire
Waltham, MA
Automotive repair, maintenance, autobody repair and painting, shop maintenance, customer service, sales

2000-2001 Blue Sorcery Inc.
Chicago, IL
Supervised several design teams through various projects,
Aided in concept development using sketching, rendering, CGI

2000 Tempest Studios
North Lake, IL
Supervised several design teams through various projects,
Aided in concept development using sketching, rendering, CGI

Len Hoover

Spring 2000 Tower Automotive Transportation Design Internship
Milwaukee, WI
Designed a prototype SUV to showcase Tower Automotive technological capabilities

1999-2000 MIAD Teaching Assistant, DS 252 Rendering Course
Milwaukee, WI
Taught students the principles of rendering through various visual techniques and exercises

Spring 1999 SRAM Corporation Product Design Internship
Chicago, IL
Assisted in the creation of prototype modeling for an aftermarket bicycle parts corporation

1997-1999 MIAD Resident Hall Assistant
Milwaukee, WI
developed community social programs, created resident-hall director working relationships

Summer Job 1995-1997 Mulhern Sunoco
Newton, MA
Summer Job for 2 years as a general auto Mechanic, window and sign painter
Honors

Dean's List, 2000 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Second Place, 1999 Johnson Worldwide Associates Design Competition
Second Place, 1999 Society of Plastic Industry Automotive Seating Competition
Third Place, 1999 Kruger International Office Furniture Design Competition
Vice Chair, 1997-1999 MIAD Student Chapter of Industrial Designers Society of America
Nominated, 2000 IDSA/ MIAD Student Merit Award Competition
Ford Motor CO, 1995, Scholarship for one semester to Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Skills (2) Rating
Illustration
Art