Chelsea Greenwell’s research explores the natural world through a digital platform, questioning humanity’s complex relationship with nature. Graduating with a Bachelors of Arts (Honours with Distinction) in 2015 from the University of Windsor, Chelsea double majored in Fine Arts & English Language and Literature, Minoring in Spanish Language. During her course of study, Chelsea’s areas of concentration were BioArt & Sculpture, with an interest in digital modeling and 3D printing. In 2015, Chelsea continued her education in Detroit, at the College for Creative Studies in Professional Automotive Modeling, where she focused on digital modeling and clay sculpting, specifically for product design and the automotive industry.
Currently Chelsea works at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and has held a position as a Concept Developer and Digital Modeler in FCA Product Design since 2016. Chelsea is also in her first semester of her Masters Degree in Industrial Design through the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, with a specialized interest in Biomimicry..
Chelsea plans on building a rough model in real-time so the student can get an understanding of both 3D modeling and class-A surfacing. Her role is to take a 2D sketch and turn it into a 3D model, from conception to production. The typical product design process is: sketching, theme selection, clay and 3D models made, design (and engineering) changes made throughout, Class-A Surface refinement, then lastly manufacturing and production.