George Argiris


  • Solidworks exhibit:  Rendering of MiraCosta College seal, to be manufactured and placed on multiple podiums and Dean's office display
  • Book publications:  1) Textbook:  AutoCAD and its Applications - Advanced 2000 (Goodheart Wilcox Co., Dec. 1999, Pg. 498, hard cover):  1957 Chevy BelAir AutoCAD isometric assembly drawing; 2) Book:  Kodak-The Joy of Photography (Editors of Eastman Kodak Co, 1979) :  1st Place winning photo (texture category), Kodak International Photo Contest
  • Magazine publications:  1) The Artist's Magazine (F & W Publications, Inc., Nov. 1994, Pg. 60), National Competition (pen-and-ink category), 1st Place (Union Pacific 4-12-2) and feature article; 2) Rancho Magazine (Pomerado News, 1994), Artist of the Month, feature article on innovative artistic style 3) Truck Magazine: Airbrushed tailgate mural.
  • AutoCAD technical illustration of product for brochure/box, commissioning by local multimillion-dollar company (SpeedPlay, Inc.)
  • Awards:  1) 1st Place (Union Pacific 4-12-2) + feature article, The Artist's Magazine National Competition, pen-and-ink category (1994); 2) 1st Place/Best of Show (USS Constitution), Del Mar Fair AutoCAD Competition (1999)
  • TV commercials/magazines/auto shows featuring custom auto painting, including airbrushed murals/graphics
  • Fine art exhibits: Village Gallery and Seaside Gallery (Lahaina, HI), Village Galleries (Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Kapalua, HI), Kalama Gallery (Kihei, HI), Image Graphics (La Jolla, CA), Hasson Gallery (Laguna, CA), Gallery of Arts (San Diego, CA)
  • Museum:  Custom self-built/painted bicycle:  Shimano Bicycle Museum, Osaka, Japan 
  • Portfolio

    Work History

    Work History
    Jun 2000 - Jul 2012

    Technical Illustrator II (Collision Graphics Dept.)

    Mitchell International, Inc. (auto repair manual publisher)

    Job Duties:  (software:  AutoCAD 14 & 2000, Photoshop CS4)

    Drew vehicle assembly isometric exploded views, as well as orthographic/isometric/plan and sectional/cut-away views.  Reproduced vehicle photographic images into detailed technical AutoCAD drawings.  Imported different file types (JPEG, PNG, PDF, TIFF, etc.) into AutoCAD for drawing purposes.  Prepared drawings for collision repair manuals:  Lower body:  Hand-drew vehicle frame, imported into/redrew in AutoCAD, input dimensions and callouts of measuring points.  Took photos of vehicle frame, imported into Photoshop for stitching together (i.e., sizing-placement-merging of photos into one complete, seamless, large composite of entire vehicle).  Upper body:  Imported photos into AutoCAD, reproduced in AutoCAD all vehicle openings (doors/hood/trunk), input dimensions, placed arrows.  Produced for identification purpose thumbnail picture/icon database of all vehicles via Photoshop vehicle image import, with image alteration (i.e., eliminating backgrounds/other images so only vehicle showed).

    Per selection by supervisory personnel, single-handedly:

    1.  Created illustration database of:  a) all insurance-covered vehicles [including motorhome, snowmobile, quad, school bus, jet ski, ski boat, truck, car, sport utility vehicles, etc.] for insurance damage-estimating purposes; b) emblems for all vehicle makes/models, domestic/imported [emblems also used by Mitchell staff as publication icons]; c) block Library of Parts to expedite Mitchell staff work flow (self-initiated idea);

    2.  For airbag identification in Rescuer Guide to Vehicle Safety Equipment, all domestic/ imported makes/ models:  a) created vehicle sectional/cut-away-view illustrations to show airbag placement, which included creating from scratch drawings of vehicle interior/exterior [including seats, dashboards, etc.]; b) designed all icons/callouts for this;

    3.  Implemented color graphics, i.e., imported graphics into Photoshop for identification colors of special metals.  Created legend and placed it on drawing that would call out particular color (such as aluminum, magnesium, ultra-high-strength steels, composites, etc.), then added pre-specified colors to specific parts;

    4.  Designed and illustrated repair manual cover for Collision Automotive Dimensions Manual for all vehicle makes/models, domestic/imported.

    5.  Illustrated all vehicle makes/models, domestic/imported, in AutoCAD for calling out of all individual glass locations (i.e., windshield, door, rear window) (National Auto Glass Specifications Manual).


    Jun 2013 - Dec 2013

    Solidworks Intro & Advanced 3D Design

    Palomar College

    Solidworks 2013-14

    Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

    Mechanical Design Certificate Courses: 1) Advanced 3D Modeling & Prototyping; 2) Manufacturing Processes; 3) Graphics Communication

    MiraCosta College

    AutoCAD 2014

    Solidworks 2013-14

    Jan 2013 - May 2013

    Architectural Drafting Certificate Courses: 1) Architectural Theory; 2) Basic Architectural Drafting; 3) Environmental Architecture/Design; 4) Architectural Drawing & Color; 5) Intro to Revit Architecture

    Palomar College

    Revit 2013

    Jun 1997 - May 1999

    AutoCAD Drafting: Three AutoCAD Program Certificates achieved: 1) CAD; 2) Drafting Technology - Technical; 3) Electro/Mechanical Drafting & Design

    Palomar College