Wayne State University

Claas Kuhnen

Claas Kuhnen

  • (715) 513 - 9118

  • Lecturor

    Area Coordinator Interior Design

    Office: Old Maine 2nd Floor

    By appointment before class

     

Biography

Claas Kuhnen is a German 3D designer with a strong interdisciplinary education bridging industrial, graphic, and 3D animation design. 

He received his undergraduate degree in Color Design for Product and Graphic Design from the University of Applied Science and Art Hildesheim, Germany and his Masters in Fine Arts in 3D Studio Art in Jewelry Design with a focus on functional object design and digital 3D art from Bowling Green State University. 

As a designer, Claas has an interest in design informed solutions and the relationship between consumerism, products, and their impact on society. Projects he works on include furniture, consumer products, and interior/exhibit design.

Besides his teaching responsebility in Interior and Industrial Design teaching classes such as 3D Modeling, Basic and Advances Presentation, and Furniture Design and others, he also serves as a research assistant for the Biomedical Engineering department in the development of medical devices. 

In his research and studio practice, he investigates a modern multi-application approach utilizing parametric and generative design steps in a cohesive and productive workflow bridging the gab between design, engineering, and character modeling/animation tools. 

His work and techniques were presented at exhibitions such as Autodesk University, SIGGRAPH, SOFA, and SNAG. 

In addition Claas also actively contributes to various 3D CG outlets and online web communities sharing his techniques and knowledge and is an Autodesk Expert Elite Member.