VALIDATION OF GREAT AUTOMOBILE DESIGN FROM THE INDUSTRY'S LEADERS
2018 EyesOn Design Winners Announced
The EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show, the officially-sanctioned design awards of NAIAS, were presented on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
Best Concept Vehicle - Infiniti Q Inspiration - Presented by Dassault Systèmes.
The judges say: "Quiet beauty in its exterior and interior; simplicity reduced."
Best Designed Interior - Infiniti Q Inspiration - Presented by ABC Group Inc.
The judges say: "Zen mode well-expressed in a beautiful interior with its high-tech submerged beneath beauty."
Best Production Vehicle - BMW X2 - Presented by Henry Ford Health System.
The judges say: "An important new entry into the small SUV segment."
Vehicle Harmonization - BMW X2 - Presented by Lacks Enterprises.
The judges say: "A successful execution for an SUV in a small package."
Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials - Nissan Xmotion
Presented by Axalta Coating Systems
The judges say: "A beautiful celebration of natural materials."
Best Designed User Experience - Ram 1500
Presented by HFHS Department of Ophthalmology
The judges say: "Flexible functionality; large screens with individual pre-sets for multiple users."
A special presentation of the EyesOn Design Catalyst Award was made by Ed Welburn to his father, Ed Welburn, Sr., whom he credits with inspiring his passion for automotive design. The retired GM design head will receive the EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award at a gala event on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Thank you to the 2018 EyesOn Design Chief Judges:
Michael Simcoe, Vice President of Global Design, General Motors
Stewart Reed, Transportation Design Chair, ArtCenter College of Design
Victor Nacif, former Nissan Design VP & CCO, Brojure.com
Dave Marek, Acura Global Creative Director, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
The winning vehicles will be invited to display at the 31st annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition, which takes place each Father's Day Sunday at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.
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Thank you to our sponsors:
Axalta Coating Systems
ABC Group, Inc.
Michelin North America
The Haartz Corporation
Toray International America - Ultrasuede Department
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2018 Chief Judges
Dave Marek, Acura Global Creative Director, Honda R & D, Americas
Victor Nacif, Nissan-Retired
Stewart Reed, Chair, Transportation Design Art Center College of Design
Michael Simcoe, Vice President, GM Global Design, General Motors Corporation
Tim Anness, Head of Jeep FWD Exterior Design, FCA - North America
Anne Asensio, Vice President, Design Experience Dassault
Chris Benjamin, Head of Interior Design, FCA North America
Klaus Bischoff, Executive Director of Volkswagen Design, Volkswagen
Wayne Cherry, Vice President of Design (Retired), General Motors Corporation
David Cohen, Assistant Chief Designer, Subaru
Dan Darancou, Vice President of Design, CH-Auto
Walter deSilva, Head of Design (Retired), Volkswagen
Colin Dhillon, Director of Industrial Design & Marketing, ABC Group
Karim Habib, Executive Design Director, INFINITI Motors
Dale Harrow, Dean of School of Design, Head of Program Vehicle Design, Royal College of Art
Kevin Hunter, President of Toyota Motor Corporation North American Design Studio,
Calty Design Research, Toyota Calty
Amko Leenarts, Ford Motor Company
Tom Matano, Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University", San Francisco Art
Craig Metros, Ford Motor Company
Patrick Murray, Lear
Keith Nagara, Director, Industrial Design & Transportation Design, Lawrence Technological University
Bryan Nesbitt, General Motors
Steve Pasteiner, Founder/Owner, Advanced Automotive Technologies
Joel Piaskowski, Ford Motor Company
David Rand, Consultant
Brad Richards, Vice President of Styling & Design, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Michael Robinson, CEO & Design Director, ED Design s.r.l
Pat Schiavone, Vice President, Global Consumer Design, Whirlpool Corporation
Paul Snyder, Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies
Gerhard Steinle, Director, Global Operations, Designworks A BMW Group Company
Danny Stillion, Partner and Executive Design Director, IDEO
Mark Trostle, Sr., Founder American Speed Company & Director of Creative Services, Roush Industries American Speed & Roush Industries
Taro Ueda, Vice-President, Nissan Design America, Nissan North American, Inc.
Ed Welburn, Vice-President Design (Retired), General Motors Corporation
Nate Young, Senior Vice President of Design and Ideation, Newell Brands
2018 Chief Docent
Gerry Piaskowski, Director of Design (Retired), Daimler Chrysler
Jeevak Badve, Vice President, Strategic Growth, Sundberg-Ferar
Brian Baker, Executive Design Consultant, Founder Autoarcheology, Baker Design, LLC
Brook Banhan, Owner, Middlecott, LLC
Bill Barranco, Director Operations, Advanced Design, Guangzhou Automobile Groups
Mahdi Chowdhury, Transportation Designer, Lear
Steve Clambaneva, Director and Design Business Consultant, Dassault Systemes
Andre Clemons, Catia Design & Styling, Dassault Systemes
Frank Dionisopoulos, Senior Designer - MOPAR Performance & Motorsports Studio, FCA NA
Glenn Durmisevich, Chief Designer - Innovation & Design, Navistar
Ed Golden, Ford Motor Company
Greg Gresens, Vice President, Industrial Design, Newell Brands
Tom Hale, Artist
Harman Gill, Industrial Designer, ABC Group, Inc.
Henri Kavaja, Lead Senior Creative Designer, Cadillac, General Motors Corporation
Pete Lawlis, Head of Interior Systems, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram & Dodge
Nancy Lockhart, Color Marketing Manager, Axalta Coating Systems
John Manoogian, Founder, Forzablitz
David McIntosh, Head & Representative, League of Retired Automotive Designers
Bill Michalak, Designer (Retired), General Motors Corporation
Gail Miciuda, Director of Advanced Business Development, SRG Global
Pete Montero, Product Planner, Fiat Chrysler Automotive
Steve Nowicki, New Business Development-Creative Services, Roush Industries
Dave O’Connell, Chief Designer, Divergent3D
Tom Obertynski, Ophthalmologist, Michigan Glaucoma Specialists
Brad, Palmer, Head Industrial Design, MAYCO International
Richard Plavetich, General Manager, Nissan Design America
Christos Roustemis, Design Lead Cadillac Interior Studio, General Motors Corporation
Sebastian, Sullen, Senior Design Engineer, General Motors Corporation
Kip Wasenko, Designer Cadillac (Retired), General Motors Corporation