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Hello, I'm
Steve Fuchs

Designer. Professor. Maker. Surfer.

About

  • Name: Steven Raymond Fuchs, Jr. (SRF)
  • Email: info@stevefuchs.com
  • Phone: 310.753.4050 *texts preferred*
  • Date of birth: 07 October 1971
  • Address: LA + OC, CA, USA
  • Nationality: United States

Personal Statement

I am constantly balancing my desire to be in “creative flows”—where symbiotic connections to energies beyond human understanding coexist. Surfing—and life in general—is all about learning to balance and flow with these energies in our environment, complex systems, and diverse cultures.

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Skills

Areas of Focus

One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received was... "Steve, you can do anything. Choose 3 to 4 areas you want to focus your attention on and be the best you can at them."

Designer

Consultant, 30 years

Professor

Educator, 18 years

Maker

Lifelong, 36 years

Surfer

Traveler, 33 years

Knowledge

Over the course of my journey, I've continually developed my gifts & skills into expertise and enjoy practicing and teaching the following disciplines and subjects.

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Design Fabrication
  • Creative Direction
  • Film Production
  • Event Planning
  • Typography
  • 3D Modeling & Rendering
  • Curriculum Design
  • Grant Writing
  • Maker Culture

Design Languages

Within design, there are many "languages" to learn, master, and teach. Three of my design language interests are listed below.

Concept & Design Thinking
Branding & Emerging Media
3D Programming & Computational Design

Experience

30+ Years of Experience!

I'm a multidisciplinary designer, tenured Architecture & Design Professor at Orange Coast College (OCC), Adjunct Faculty at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in the Jewelry Design program, and 32-year resident of Los Angeles by way of Hawaii.

SRF Design Studio

Design Director

2001 - Current
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Orange Coast College

Tenured Professor

2012 - Current
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Fashion Institute (FIDM)

Design Faculty

2012 - Current
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Harrington College of Design

Graduate Faculty

2010 - 2012
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Gehry Technologies

Senior Project
Consultant

2007 - 2010
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Panelite, LLC

Design Manager
& Fabricator

2005 - 2007
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Illustrator
& Researcher

1996 - 2004
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Education

Design is a journey!

I earned a Master of Architecture II from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc, 2006), and in 2011, I received an employer-based scholarship to engage in a Doctor of Computer Science specializing in Emerging Media, specifically researching how augmented reality affects design studios and project-based learning (currently on hold).

Colorado Tech

Doctor of Computer Science

2011 - (on hold)
RESEARCH
“Augmented Design Education” (working)
A transdisciplinary, design education curriculum & augmented creative collaboration platform
SCI-Arc

Master of Architecture II

2004 - 2006
THESIS
“Coversion: Interactive Architectural Solution Networks”
Design of a massively participatory network platform to radically challenge design expertise and educational methodologies, given cultural and technological evolution, by restructuring curriculum using spatial design and fabrication as facilitators of project-based learning
Thomas Edison

Bachelor of Science (BSAST)

2002 - 2004
EMPHASIS
Applied Science & Technology
Diversified knowledge was developed within the architectural technology fields, including practical experience in teaching and writing about computer-aided design & building information management.

Portfolio

Our portfolio features a variety of projects and services

Recent highlights of my career: $1 million CCCMaker.com makerspace grant (2017–), FormFoundDesign.com (2016–), Stoked! The Series (2014–2017), Featured Artist in MANA: The Film (2014); Graduate Faculty at Harrington College of Design (2010–2012); Senior Project Consultant with famed architect Frank Gehry (2007–2010); Design Life Now: Cooper-Hewitt Triennial (2007); and a long list of global surf travel.

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Updated Portfolio Under Development

Contact

Let's Keep In Touch

Feel free to contact me about anything you think I may be interested in. Also, I'm very happy to provide initial consultation on design, architecture, fabrication, and surfing-related projects. Thanks for coming to check out my website.

Steve Fuchs
32231 Sea Raven Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Mobile
310.753.4050 *texts preferred*

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Steve Fuchs

designer.
professor.
maker.
surfer.