July. 2017 · Beijing

Advanced Transportation Design workshop: 6 days
Instructor:Marek Djordjevic
The goal of the advanced design workshop is to improve the capability of designers inside their company. Attendees can learn the methodology of automotive design and development from basic ideas to complete design. Designers will learn and absorb the design process in order to build a creative culture inside their companies. 

Marek Djordjevic
Owner, Marek Djordjevic, Inc.
July. 2016 · Beijing

Marek Djordjevic was born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia and received his degree at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He began his career at BMW Group, initially based at BMW DesignworksUSA and later at various studio locations in Europe, where he worked on the design of BMW concept and production cars, as well as Mini, MG and Land Rover models during BMW’s ownership of Rover Group.
Marek Djordjevic Inc, based in Los Angeles, focuses on land, air and sea vehicles and lifestyle products. It caters to a wide range of clients – from individuals to industrial conglomerates and explores new ideas in exclusive vehicle design, product planning, strategic brand and concept development.
Sharing his professional knowledge, insight and passion, Djordjevic has also been lecturing as Adjunct Professor at Art Center College of Design for over 10 years, fostering the future of creative professionals in Advanced Transportation Design.

Marek Djordjevic
Owner, Marek Djordjevic, Inc.
Sep. 2015 · Hangzhou

Frank Stephenson is an American/Spanish car designer who has designed a wide range of successful automobiles for various manufacturers.
After graduating from Art Center College of Design, Frank began his career in 1986 with Ford Motor Company in Germany. In 2002 he went to Ferrari and Maserati as their first ever Design Director. There he was responsible for the designs of the Ferrari FXX Super Enzo and the the Maserati MC12 Stradale, among many other acclaimed cars. He then became Design Director for Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Light Commercial Vehicles in 2006 where he led the design of cars such as the Fiat 500, the Fiat Bravo and the Alfa Romeo Mito. His portfolio also includes the new MINI and the McLaren P1.
Insiders regularly refer to him as “one of the most influential car designers of our times”.

Frank Stephenson
Car Designer

Marek Djordjevic was born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia and received his degree at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He began his career at BMW Group, initially based at BMW DesignworksUSA and later at various studio locations in Europe, where he worked on the design of BMW concept and production cars, as well as Mini, MG and Land Rover models during BMW’s ownership of Rover Group.
Marek Djordjevic Inc, based in Los Angeles, focuses on land, air and sea vehicles and lifestyle products. It caters to a wide range of clients – from individuals to industrial conglomerates and explores new ideas in exclusive vehicle design, product planning, strategic brand and concept development.
Sharing his professional knowledge, insight and passion, Djordjevic has also been lecturing as Adjunct Professor at Art Center College of Design for over 10 years, fostering the future of creative professionals in Advanced Transportation Design.

Marek Djordjevic
Owner, Marek Djordjevic, Inc.

Daniel Darancou started his professional car design career in Italy under Walter di Silva before moving to GM Design. While there, he was assigned to international activities with postings in Japan for Toyota, Suzuki and Isuzu. He also developed interiors for Opel in Germany, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and Saturn.
He is currently Executive Chief Designer for CH-AUTO Technologies in Beijing, China.

Daniel Darancou
VP, CH-AUTO Technologies
Apr. 2015 · Shanghai

Dave Marek began his career at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in 1987 and has contributed to the designs of North American developed products for over 25 years. Marek earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, graduating with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and continues to be involved today.
He has been an instructor at the college since 1989, has been instrumental in bringing numerous sponsored projects to the Transportation Department, and has served on the Art Center Alumni Council. Marek is also a supporter of various museums including the Petersen Automobile Museum, The Gettysburg Foundation, The California Railroad Museum, The NHRA Museum, and The Pearl Harbor Memorial.
In his spare time, Marek creates fine art and graphics for numerous clients, with his art and graphics being used on various championship cars, including the Honda team graphics.

Dave Marek
Global Creative Director, Acura, Honda R&D Americas

Pierre Leclercq is currently the V.P. and Head of Design at Great Wall Motors. He is in charge of design and global brand quality. As he said toCar Design magazine: “this is a very interesting time for the Chinese car industry, and the ones who build their own identity and history will survive the test to time.” Leclercq was Design Chief at BMW in Munich, Germany. At BMW, he is credited with the highly successful and award-winning designs of the BMW X5 and the X6. Leclercq was born Belgium.
He is a graduate in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design.

Pierre Leclercq
Vice-President, Great Wall Auto Company

Eric is founder and president of The CARLAB, an advanced automotive consulting firm which helps manufacturers and suppliers plan and design new vehicles. Founded in 1999, it is the most influential auto product consultancy in North America, serving carmakers from Nissan to Ferrari, Toyota, VW, Honda and Subaru, in addition to industry suppliers such as Continental, global auto clubs and the energy industry.
Eric is also Professor of Vehicle Technology at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where most of the world’s top car designers are trained.
He is a frequent media commentator and analyst on the auto industry, and a member of the Motor Press Guild.

Eric Noble
Founder, THE CARLAB

Marek Djordjevic was born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia and received his degree at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He began his career at BMW Group, initially based at BMW DesignworksUSA and later at various studio locations in Europe, where he worked on the design of BMW concept and production cars, as well as Mini, MG and Land Rover models during BMW’s ownership of Rover Group.
Marek Djordjevic Inc, based in Los Angeles, focuses on land, air and sea vehicles and lifestyle products. It caters to a wide range of clients – from individuals to industrial conglomerates and explores new ideas in exclusive vehicle design, product planning, strategic brand and concept development.
Sharing his professional knowledge, insight and passion, Djordjevic has also been lecturing as Adjunct Professor at Art Center College of Design for over 10 years, fostering the future of creative professionals in Advanced Transportation Design.

Marek Djordjevic
Owner, Marek Djordjevic, Inc.
Sep. 2015 · Beijing

“Bangle is arguably the most influential auto designer of his generation.” Phil Patton, New York Times, February 20, 2006. One only needs to look down the street for evidence of Chris Bangle’s ingenuity and far-reaching influence.
A daring designer whose work has provoked endless discussion, Bangle is best known for his tenure as Chief of Design for the BMW group, where he was responsible for bringing the designs of the BMW, Mini Cooper, and Rolls Royce into the twenty-first century.
After pushing car design language to its limits for twenty-eight years, Bangle announced his departure in February 2009 from the auto industry – but not from car design. He is pursuing his own design-related endeavors from his studio in Italy, focusing on new ideas and cutting-edge innovation. To create the proper structure for this in March 2009 he founded Chris Bangle Associates s.r.l. (CBA) at a centuries old Borgata in the hills above Clavesana. Today, as the managing Director of CBA, Chris Bangle leads a team of designers and engineers, who, together with the Associates from the CBA clients, use the Borgata as a hybrid “Studio/Design Residency”.

Chris Bangle
Managing Director, Chris Bangle Associates

Geoff Wardle is currently the Executive Director of Graduate Transportation Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The program reflects Geoff’s passionate belief that in order to attain a sustainable world we must view transportation from a holistic and integrated perspective. We should choose the optimal mode of transportation for each specific movement of goods or personal mobility – optimal from a point of view of energy usage, non-renewable resources consumed and our planetary wellbeing. However, this is not in any way easy.
With a lifetime’s fascination in the future of all forms of transportation, Wardle first graduated in vehicle and mechanical engineering and then attended the Royal College of Art’s Vehicle Design Master’s program in London. He spent 20 years working with different car and vehicle manufacturers around the globe before becoming involved in full-time design education. These companies included British Leyland, Chrysler, SAAB, International Automotive Design, Ford Australia, Tatra of the Czech Republic and TVS Motor in India.
Geoff is a frequent presenter at international conferences related to transportation, sustainable mobility and design as well as being invited to speak on various national and regional public radio programs.

Geoff Wardle
Executive Director of Graduate Transportation Design, ArtCenter

Marek Djordjevic began his career at BMW Group, initially based at BMW DesignworksUSA and later at various studio locations in Europe, where he worked on the design of BMW concept and production cars, as well as Mini, MG and Land Rover models during BMW’s ownership of Rover Group.
In September of 2005, Djordjevic, at the time head of exterior design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and creative director at BMW DesignworksUSA’s automotive studio, left BMW Group to set up Marek Djordjevic Inc, an independent strategic design and premium brand development agency.
Marek Djordjevic Inc, based in Los Angeles, focuses on land, air and sea vehicles and lifestyle products. It caters to a wide range of clients – from individuals to industrial conglomerates and explores new ideas in exclusive vehicle design, product planning, strategic brand and concept development.
Sharing his professional knowledge, insight and passion, Djordjevic has also been lecturing as Adjunct Professor at Art Center College of Design for over 10 years, fostering the future of creative professionals in Advanced Transportation Design. We tend to see what we want to see.

Marek Djordjevic
Owner, Marek DjordjevicI Inc.

Chris Bangle on TED: Great Cars art Great Art