C.V. Jordan Meadows

  • Education    
  • Employment    
  • Projects    
  • Awards

Royal College of Art.
London, United Kingdom.
MFA/ Vehicle Design, July 1998

Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI.
BFA/ Industrial Design, June 1996

Center for Creative Studies. Detroit, MI.
Completed classes in Vehicle Design, Dec. 1995

Harvard Business School. Boston, MA.
Completed classes in Design Management, May 1995

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan. Cambridge, MA.
Completed R.I.S.D./M.I.T. Consortium for Product Development, May 1995

Ford Motor Company, Strategic Concepts Group. London, UK. Design Specialist. Advisor for Advanced Design Strategy, Imaging, and Brand Development. Responsible for concept and production proposals for interior/exterior programs. August 2009 -present.

Mazda Design America. Irvine, CA. Design Manager. Responsible for implementing the creative direction and management of the studio’s designers. Maintaining oversight of all design related tasks from advanced concepts through production programs including color, materials, and aftermarket accessories. July 2006 -March 2009.

VW Design Center Potsdam. Sitges Spain/ Potsdam Germany. Team Leader
Responsible for design team operations prior to and during an eighteen month construction of a new studio facility. Supported primarily the VW brand while also contributing to advanced design solutions for the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Seat, and Skoda brands. September2003 -July 2006.

Daimler Chrysler Pacifica.
Carlsbad, CA. Senior Designer, Advanced Concept Studio. Generated theme proposals for interior and exterior concept and production programs. Oversaw the design and build of auto show vehicles. Conducted brand development and imaging. Supported public relations efforts for the Product Design Office. July 2000 -September2003

Daimler Chrysler Corporation. Auburn Hills, MI. Designer, Jeep Production, and Advanced Vehicle Packaging Studios. Supported exterior and interior production programs. Initiated and executed future vehicle concepts proposals. August 1998 -July 2000

B.M.W. Munich, Germany. Alias Modeler, Computer Aided Styling Department.
Assisted in the digital modeling of executive sedan design proposals. August -October 1997

Nissan Design International. San Diego, CA. Intern, Exterior Design Studio. Created entry-level sedan design proposals. June through -1996

Jordan Meadows Design. Los Angeles CA/London UK. March 2009. Established an independent consultancy dedicated to providing transportation design solutions for non automotive industries. Ongoing to date, the project has active programs in the Motorcycle, Entertainment, and Healthcare genres.

Mazda Nagare Concept series. One of the founding members of Mazda’s “Nagare” design language. Initiated and guided design development for the Kiyora Concept exterior for Paris 2008, Mazda Furai concept for Detroit 2008, and Nagare concept interior for Los Angeles 2006. The concept series became the underpinnings for the future direction of all forthcoming Mazda production vehicles.

Dodge Kahuna Concept. The North American International Auto Show, January 2003. Generated the initial theme proposal and lead the design development and execution of the vehicle exterior. The concept, inspired by coastal culture, is an alternative to the common minivan. It draws on the Dodge brand heritage of classic American cruisers to appeal to purchasers who demand functionality and emotional design in the same product.

Jeep Compass Concept. The North American International Auto Show, January 2002. Responsible for the design development and execution of the vehicle interior. The concept is a crossover that blends the performance and power of a sports car with the toughness and practicality of an S.U.V. The aeronautical inspired interior was awarded for its focused and functional design aesthetic.

Jeep W2 (Willys Two) Concept. Tokyo International Auto Show, October 2001. Generated the initial theme proposal and lead the design development and execution of both the interior and exterior. The hard top derivative continued the momentum of the initial award winning design and was Chrysler’s first design study to premier in Japan.

Jeep Willys Concept. The North American International Auto Show, January 2001. Generated the initial theme proposal and lead the design development and execution of both the interior and exterior. The vehicle is a small, charismatic, ecologically friendly S.U.V. that pays homage to Jeeps of the past while showcasing the design and technology of the 21st century. Its patented design won acclaim and garnered favorable reviews from domestic and international press.

Los Angeles Design Challenge. MDA awarded winning studio 2008. Guided the team which created the Mazda “Kaan”- an electric 24 hour urban race craft for the year 2025

Autoweek Design Forum Award. Awarded to the Compass Concept for best concept car interior of the Detroit North American International Auto Show. January 2002

Industrial Design Society of America/ Business Week Magazine (IDEA) Award. Gold awarded to the Willys Concept for innovation and design excellence. June 2001

R.C.A. Vehicle Design Department Award. For outstanding foreign student. July 1998

R.I.S.D Product Design Faculty award. For outstanding design achievement. June 1996

Davidson Interiors/Textron. First Place award for automotive creativity. Dec. 1993


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