This KeyShot Designer Spotlight is brought to you by a joint collaboration between Luxion and Student Design.

Nadeem Hussain is a Product Designer from the UK, who currently works in the Medical Devices industry. Prior to this, he studied Graphic Design but slowly grew in love with the process of creating physical products and, especially, using that process to solve real-world problems. Here he tells us how he uses KeyShot to communicate the solutions.

Nadeem Hussain

Modeling software used: SOLIDWORKS, Rhino
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What sparked your interest in product visualization?

The ability to bring your ideas to life and communicate them is what sparked my interest in product visualization. KeyShot is an amazing tool that can be used during the entire design process. Not only does KeyShot enable me to save time in creating physical prototypes, but it also allows me to easily explore how different materials and textures will look. Overall, it enables me to create photorealistic images for all marketing-related product content.

Not only does KeyShot enable me to save time in creating physical prototypes, but it also allows me to easily explore how different materials and textures will look.”

What has been the highlight of your career?
For my first role after graduating, I moved to Germany and took part in creating a new wearable barcode scanner at ProGlove, that aimed to increase the efficiency, safety, and comfort for the modern industry worker. It’s really nice to see the product I worked on used at companies such as BMW and BOSCH.

What is unique about your approach to a design?
I care about designing the best possible product for the user, that is my primary goal. I don’t know if this makes me unique but I think you always face design challenges and technological constraints throughout projects. This is where you can also be innovative. It’s important to keep this holistic mindset when it comes to design.

Keyboard Rendering Tutorial

This keyboard rendering tutorial explores the setup and process of the keyboard image shared on Instagram. Material, texture, and environment setup in KeyShot are covered. The KeyShot .ksp is also available for free on Gumroad.

What is your primary 3D modeling software?
I learned both Solidworks and Rhino, at the same time. I don’t think it was a wise thing to do as both software couldn’t be more different but Rhino helps me to explore different shapes and forms very quickly with surface modeling before I build detailed models ready for the engineers in SolidWorks.

What advice would you give to someone interested in doing what you do?
People may assume that they need to be ‘naturally creative’ to become a designer but I really don’t think that is the case. I would say, design at its core is all about critical thinking and problem-solving; It’s all really logical and it’s something that you can develop. I’m improving my design thinking skills all the time.

When it comes to designing a product, it really does encompass everything. It’s where business, art, and engineering all come together and this mix will always keep you engaged. A lot of good designs have come from people who are not in the traditional design career but noticed a problem that people are facing, came up with a solution, and understood how to commercialize it.

“When it comes to designing a product, it really does encompass everything. It’s where business, art, and engineering all come together and this mix will always keep you engaged.”

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