Daniel Schaumann


Daniel Schaumann 
Visiting Instructor, Industrial Design
Foundation Studio Coordinator, 3D Form Studio

BFA, Industrial Design, Purdue University
BS, Material and Science Engineering, Purdue University

A multi-faceted creative who straddles the line between design and engineering, Daniel Schaumann seeks to empower others through the magic of design. At UIC, he brings a lifelong love of learning, teaching and education to his design courses, honing the foundational sketching and visualization skills that will ultimately enable his students to bring their ideas to life. 

In his professional practice, DANSCH, Daniel provides design and engineering consulting services to clients ranging from large corporations to local startups. A deep believer in the bicycle as a vehicle for change, Daniel’s personal practice, Pachyderm, includes the design and fabrication of custom bicycles. In this capacity, he works with steel and carbon fiber to create functional, modern vehicles with simple, classic aesthetics. 

Daniel is also a principle designer for Parallel Goods, a group seeking to bring functional design to the DIY 3D printing community by developing downloadable products optimized for low-cost, 3D printers. In 2015 his design for the Gramovox Floating Record player earned IDSA IDEA Silver award.