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Nikhil Puranik

Class A Specialist (Alias Modeler) with 6+ years experience in automotive industry


About myself in short:

- Passion for Design
- Digital Design Diploma
- Engineering Background
- Achieved professional skills in 3d modelling
- Skills to realize and resolve ideas in 3D
- Knowledge of both Implicit and Explicit 3d modelling
- Rapid Concept Modelling
- Alias Rendering and PS Retouching
- Good English skills both written and spoken

Interested also in:

- Research and Development for new ways of 3D modelling.
- Learning new modelling tools
- Rendering and Animation

Work experience

May 2016Present

Onsite Class A Specialist through SATVEN

General Motors
  • Deliver Class A models within agreed time and of a quality according to GM standard.
  • Responsible of quality of the 3D model with respect to surface integrity and technical content.
  • Review of the model with Designer and Studio Engineer.
  • Produce a high quality Surface Model again from a variety of input sources   such as: -Concept / Designers quick model, Sketches, verbal direction from the Designer and Point Cloud or other scan data.
  • Identify problems with surface quality and confirm the released proposal with designer and studio engineer.
Mar 2010 May 2016

Digital Sculptor Lead

Hyundai Motors India

As a Team Leader I am responsible for generating concepts for Exterior/Interior projects varying from ground up design to major and minor face lifts within the time given. Working with team of CAS/Class-A (Alias) modelers to create digital models and design proposals.


  • Production cars: Hyundai New i30, i20, i10, New Sonata, Genesis, Genesis limousine, Santa Fe, Equus, Tucson, Elentra, New Sonata KIA CEED, SOUL, SPORTAGE, MORNING, CARNIVAL, K5 OPTIMA, k7 Cadenza, k9
  • Develop Interior parts like Dashboard, Center Console, Overhead Console, Full Seat Buck, Door trim etc….
  • Develop exterior trim parts like Radiator Grille, Head lamp, Rear Combo-Lamp, Alloy Wheel, Wheel Cap, Door Handle, Side Mirror
  • Develop Exterior full Body model Development with Rendering
  • Continuous improvement of quality and productivity.
  • Developing concept 3d models based on the Design brief given by designers
  • Research, benchmark and make contextual inquiries of the competitor’s vehicles for all aspects of Interior and Exterior
  • Deliver production quality alias models and ensures surface meet Global Design Standards in quality and time
  • Managing and training team to capture design intent from Design Sketches, concept themes and scan data
  • Managing a team that works on creative modeling and ‘class A surfacing’ of exterior and interior parts.
  • Show cars : Hyundai Blue 2 (HND6), Hyundai Hexa Space (HND7) ,KIA KV7 , Kia Naimo Electric Concept and many more


  • Global Training (2010) in Hyundai Motors Company, South Korea to Expert Level in Automotive Design and Development Process
  • Global training (2013) in HKMC for advance managerial skills to handle a team of digital designers and alias experts.


Autodesk Alias Studio tools

Class-A surfacing and automotive design tools

Autodesk Showcase

3D presentation and 3D visualization Tool


3D visualization and virtual prototyping  Tool




Master of Business Administration (MBA)

SMU, Hyderabad

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management


PG Diploma

MIT, Pune

PG Diploma In Product & Tool design


Bachelor of Engineering

KBP COE, Satara

Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Production