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Max Sims

Max Sims
Max Sims

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Educational Background

MFA Design, California College of the Arts


Max Sims is an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at SCU’s Imaginarium. Max has a diverse background that includes car design (General Motors and Renault), film special effects (credits include Beetlejuice and Masters of the Universe), computer aided industrial design software (Alias Autostudio), 3D graphics design ( and production management (think3). His firm, Prescient Venture Design, works on atomically precise molecular nanotechnology and medical devices.

  • Inside Maya 5 (co-author; New Riders Press 2003)
  • “Best in Concepts,” ID Design Magazine 1988
  • Design Excellence Award,” Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA) 2004
  • “Medical Design Excellence Award,” Medical Design 2004
  • ARTS 197A (VR 101)
  • ARTS 197B (VR 102)
  • ARTS 197C (VR 103)

Past courses taught at Santa Clara University:

  • ARTS 173/COEN 167 Introduction to 3D Animation and Modeling