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Dave O’Connell is the Chief Designer at Katzkin Automotive Leather. He is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of Art Center College in Pasadena. His career includes working for Automobiles Peugeot and at the Centre Style Citroen in Velizy, just outside of Paris. He designed the Citroen AZ exterior and the initial concepts of their SM. He worked at Mitsubishi Motors Research and Design where he was the Chief Designer on the Eclipse, the 3000 GT, and their Montero Sport. David has served on the Art Center faculty since 2001 and their Mentor program. He’s a concours judge, enjoys surfing, and restoring and riding vintage motorcycles.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford
“People don’t really know what they want until they see it.” – Steve Jobs
Solving all the challenges that come with designing an automobile that has to be made in mass volumes that appeals to the public and gets approved by the management.
Learning the importance of pushing the design needle forward.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A Matra Bagheera
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Keep it simple.
Autoblog – www.autoblog.com
The Creative Priority by Jerry Hirshberg
Keep it fun.
HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DAVE
Katzkin – www.katzkin.com
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