Sally Erickson Wilson

Sally Erickson Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Textile Design at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. After earning a postgraduate diploma in Marketing at Kingston University in Surrey, she received her master’s degree in Textile Design from the Royal College of Art in London.

Erickson Wilson began designing interior color and material proposals for Peugeot and Citroën brands at Peugeot S.A. in Paris, France. She then went on to Ghia SpA in Turin, Italy, where she worked on several concept vehicles including the Ford Focus and the Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale.

These foundational experiences led to successive stints as chief color and materials designer—first for Fiat and then for Ford Motor Company in England and Michigan—where Erickson Wilson led design teams responsible for color and materials programs.

Erickson Wilson also has served as a color and materials consultant for Tata Technologies, Chris Bangle Associates (CBA) of Torino, Italy, and Global Auto Systems, Inc., in Seoul, Korea. Wilson was an adjunct faculty member at CCS from 2005 – 2011 where she taught design theory and history of modern among other courses.

Prior to joining CCS Erickson Wilson was Design Manager at Johnson Controls where she was responsible for leading the North American fabric design team.

  • Chair of MFA Color & Materials Design

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