EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show

The officially-sanctioned design awards for the Detroit auto show. 

Validation of Great Automobile Design from the Industry's Leaders

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cobo Center Atrium, Detroit, MI

EyesOn Design Awards are the officially-sanctioned design awards for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). They honor the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut in Detroit.

The awards are prominently displayed in design studios around the world and are merchandised as industry validation of great design.



Ford, Buick, Audi Win 2015 EyesOn Design Awards

EyesOn Design Awards for Design Excellence for 2015 were revealed today at the North American International Auto Show. The awards honor the most significant automotive designs revealed at NAIAS as determined by automotive design leaders. The Ford GT received Best Production Vehicle. The Buick Avenir Concept received Best Concept Vehicle and Innovative Use of Color, Graphics, and Materials. The 2016 Audi Q7 took home Best Designed Interior. 

2015 Winners Photos


    • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence - Concept Vehicle, presented by Dassault Systèmes 
    • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence - Production Vehicle
    • EyesOn Design Award for Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials, presented by Axalta Coating Systems
    • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence - Interior Design, presented by ABC Group
    • Designer Catalyst Award, presented by Lacks Wheel Trim Systems


    The Awards are selected by active and retired design heads of automotive manufacturers and transportation design chairs from top art schools.

    The 2015 panel will be led by four chief judges:

    • Charles Allen — SVP and GM (ret.), Honda R&D Americas

    • Steve Pasteiner — Founder/Owner, Advanced Automotive Technologies

    • Stewart Reed — Chair, Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design

    • Jack Telnack — Vice President Design (Retired), Ford Motor Company; 2006 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner

    The 2015 judges included: 

    • Alfonso Albaisa — Executive Design Director, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

    • Tim Annes — Head of Advance Design, FCA US LLC

    • Anne Asensio — VP, Design Experience, Dassault Systemes

    • Brian Baker — VP Design, American Specialty Cars

    • Moray Callum — VP, Design, Ford Motor Company

    • Chris Chapman — Chief Designer, Hyundai Design Center

    • Wayne Cherry — VP of Design (ret.), General Motors; 2013 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner

    • David Cohen — Lead Designer, Subaru

    • Dan Darancou – Chief Design, CH-Auto

    • Colin Dhillon — Director of Industrial Design, ABC Group of Companies

    • Fabio Filippini — VP Design and Chief Creative Officer, Pininfarina SPA

    • Ralph Gilles — Senior Vice President - Product Design, FCA US LLC

    • Robert Giolito — Design VP for the EMEA Region of Fiat Chrysler

    • Dale Harrow — Professor of Vehicle Design, Royal College of Art

    • Kevin Hunter — President, Calty Design Research, Toyota Motor Corporation

    • Jon Ikeda— Division Director, Design, Honda/Acura, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

    • Derek Jenkins — Design Director, Mazda Design America

    • Ikuo Maeda — General Manager, Mazda Design Division

    • Tom Matano — Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University

    • Keith Nagara — Director, Transportation Design Program, Lawrence Technological University

    • Dave O'Connell — Chief Designer, Katzkin Leather

    • Suk Geon Oh — Senior EVP, Head of Design, Hyundai Motor Company

    • Chuck Pelly — Founder and Former President of Designworks/USA; Chief Creative Officer, Intersection-Inc; 2004 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner

    • Pat Schiavone — Vice President, Global Consumer Design, Whirlpool Corporation

    • Peter Schreyer — President and Chief Design Officer, Hyundai Motor Group; 2014 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner

    • Paul Snyder — Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies

    • Frank Stephenson — Director of Design, McLaren Automotive

    • Chris Svensson — Design Director, The Americas, Ford Motor Co.

    • Mark Trostle Sr. — Director of Design, Roush Industries

    • Taro Ueda — VP, Design, Nissan Design America

    • Franz VonHolzhausen— Design Director, Tesla Motors

    • David Woodhouse — Design Director, Lincoln

    2015 Awards Sponsors

    For 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia Doherty at cyndy@fulkersongroup.com or (313) 515-9050. 

    2015 Event Sponsors

    2015 In-Kind Sponsors