Name

Keith Charvonia

About

Keith Charvonia is an award winning Industrial Designer from Phoenix, Arizona. A tinkerer since he could walk, he has always had an interest in all things mechanical. That sense of curiosity found a place to thrive at Arizona State University, where Keith graduated with his B.S. in Industrial Design Cum Laude in 2005.

During his Junior year in the ID program he was offered an internship at Yamaha's design studio in Long Beach, California. They mutually agreed that he should finish his degree, and there would be a position waiting for him upon graduation. That summer Keith headed to Long Beach where he honed his sketching skills and worked alongside some of the industry's most talented artists and designers.

The next chapter led Keith back to Phoenix-based OmniMount Systems, where he received six patents and countless industry awards for revolutionary flat panel mounting solutions. During this time, Keith was also quietly building what would become a world famous kustom, his '51 Kaiser. His first traditional build landed him in HOT ROD Magazine three times in 2008, and concluded with a feature in Rodder's Journal #54. Not too shabby for his first time out.

Keith currently works at Airaid Filter Company designing intake systems for late model vehicles. He works closely with a mechanical engineer to design and tune the cleanest, highest horsepower intakes available. Keith has also been contracted to design commercial aircraft seatbelts for crew and passengers, so look down next time you take flight and you just might see his styling in a most unlikely setting.

When Keith isn't designing slick products or fabricating, he works on his Midcentury Modern home in North Phoenix and mountain bikes in the nearby desert. He and his wife Kendall also recently welcomed their son to the world, and are enjoying the adventures of being new parents.

Specialties

  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Prototyping

Skills

  • Sketching
  • Rendering
  • SolidWorks
  • Catalyst
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • 3D Scanning
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Sheetmetal Design
  • Rotomolding
  • Urethane Mold Design
  • Laser Cutting
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • 3D Printing