Following are three designers who will regularly post to AUTODESIGN.com. If you’re interested in posting, send an email link with your post/article and contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead Editor, Detroit
Jason White previously contributed to the website Car Design Fetish and provides a unique perspective on the world of design; often focusing on nostalgic and eccentric stories that receive little coverage from other outlets. Jason graduated from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Transportation Design. While at CCS, he was awarded internships at Chrysler Corporation and William M. Schmidt Associates. He worked as a designer at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan from 1999 to 2006. His contributions there include the 2008 Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner interior and the 2007 Ford Super Duty instrument panel. After a three year stint at Hyundai in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jason has returned to Ford as a contract designer. He has taught freshman transportation design courses at his alma mater since 2007. In 2010, Jason published his first book, the critically acclaimed Old School Viscom: 20 Renderings in 20 Steps.
Lead Editor, West Coast
Ryan Paul is a graduate of CCS’s Transportation Design program. While at CCS, he interned at Design a Storz in Zell am See, Austria, and at Ford’s Living Legends Studio in Dearborn. Asa consultant, he’s designed cars, computers, custom aircraft and architectural interiors, brands, and experiences for clients including Dell, Alienware, HP, and Microsoft, as well as startups like KLD Energy Technologies, and even King Al Khalifa of Bahrain. Products he’s helped design have won multiple IDSA and Red Dot design awards. As an artist and photographer, he’s had numerous group and solo shows of his paintings and photos, both analog and digital. His personal website is www.phenotyp.com, but can be found more frequently posting to his Tumblr, phenotyp.tumblr.com.
Robert Gelardi is a Design Manager, North America Design for Ford Motor Company. His career at Ford has encompassed both interior and exterior design in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars and SUVs, but he always has returned to Mustang. Robert’s most recent projects include the 2013 Mustang exterior, 2012 Boss 302 Mustang interior and exterior, the 2010 Mustang and Shelby GT500 interior and GT500 exterior, the 2008 Lincoln MKS. In his spare time, Robert creates automotive art and has exhibited at AutoRama, SEMA Las Vegas, and the Mustang Club of America National Show. His artwork hangs in several management offices including the President of Ford Mark Fields. Robert’s current professional work focuses on Driver Interface Design for 2015 and beyond. Robert was the Afternoon Keynote Speaker at the Ward’s Auto Interiors Conference in 2011, and is excited to return as a panel speaker for 2012. In June, he was a speaker on Mustang design at the Designer’s 2012 MAIN EVENT located at Lawrence Technical University. His work and contact info can be seen at www.robertgelardi.com