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ES-P1 (Electric Sports - Prototype 1)

Once in a while it’s great to hear a contemporary artist cover a classic tune… So when the 40th anniversary of 917 -one of my all time favorite race cars came around, as a die-hard fan, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pay tribute.  ES-P1 pays homage to the classic LeMans racers of the late 60s while looking forward with a modern high-tech twist. 

Weighing in at 917 kg, the body has been crafted of ultra light weight materials around an RS Spyder chassis. With its 500hp bio-fueled engine assisted by a kinetic energy recovery system, the ESP1 is sure to be the world’s most entertaining hybrid!

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Compass

Debuted North American International Auto Show, January 2002. I was 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 by Auto Weeks prestigious Eyes on Design Committee.

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Furai

Debuted North American International Auto Show, January 2008 Furai was the First concept car conceived and completed while I held the position of Design manager. The Concept was for a visionary exotic positioned between road and track as a display of the brands motorsports heritage. The final vehicle represented a collaborative team effort which involved the entire studio top to bottom. As design manager my involvement focused primarily on the concept development, and oversight of design execution through sketch, data, ¼ and 1:1 clay phase. I'm proud to have had a hand in guiding the creative process with the other directors and senior managers. Furai was a dream come true for me, the entire team, as well as Mazda enthusiast.

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Kahuna

Debuted North American International Auto Show, January 2003. Kahuna was my second publicly displayed Concept car. I was responsible for the initial theme proposal and lead the design development and execution of vehicle exterior. The concept, inspired by coastal culture, is an alternative to the common minivan. Using Bio-degradable body panels, it draws on the Dodge brand heritage of classic American cruisers to appeal to purchasers who demand environmental consciousness and emotive design in the same product.

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Kiyora

Debuted at Paris International Auto Show, October 2008. Kiyora was a display of what was possible for Mazda’s entry in to the ever competitive B segment in Europe. As design manager I was tasked with responsibility for the projects exterior development. We worked collectively as a team to create the final vision. Ultimately the success of the program was based on an international collaboration between our studio in California and Mazda’s design group based in Germany which provided the Interior design. As a constant goal I seek to enhance the creative chemistry within a team. Thanks to a great ensemble of designers Kiyora was a success.

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Kaan (E1 racer)

Debuted Los Angeles International Auto Show, October 2008. Los Angeles Design Challenge Winner. Kaan is an zero emissions peloton racer for the year 2025 where California freeways have been resurfaced with a sub-level electro-conductive polymer to power the electric cars of the future. As design manager my involvement focused primarily on guiding the concept development, and oversight of projects execution. The end result was a creative collaboration authored by the team reflecting emotional excitement and environmental sustainability.

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Willys

Debuted North American International Auto Show, January 2001 and was my first publicly displayed concept car. I was responsible for 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 local and international press.

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