John Manoogian II

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • "Design Thinking" as a process
  • History of Automotive Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

33 Years @ General Motors Design Staff

Dir. of Design, Cadillac Exterior:
Motor Trend Car of the Year Cadillac CTS
2 Presidential Limousines
33% of all GM cars sold 2008 were a result of Manoogian's team's efforts


Executive Vehicle Chief Designer:
Buick,Chevrolet,Pontiac Exterior


Chief Designer Pontiac Exterior

Assist. Chief Designer
Saturn Exterior, Pontiac Exterior, Cadillac Exterior

Portfolio Team:
Responsible for interviewing and hiring college graduates for design positions at GM Design

Sheetmetal Subject Matter Expert 
Exterior Quality Champion

3 Design Patents

John Manoogian II is currently acting as a design consultant for his recently formed design consultancy Forzablitz, working on various design projects which included an electric car project. He has also been retained as an Expert Witness in Automotive Design Patent case. Additionally, Manoogian is teaching the next generation of transportation designers as an Adjunct Professor at CCS.

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS

Speaker: Industrial Designer's Society of America Annual Michigan conference on Transportation 

Speaker: Portland Art Museum, Art of the Automobile"

Speaker: Cadillac Club of America, Classic Car Club of America

Documentary "Detroit in Overdrive"

Concours Judge: La Jolla,CA, Meadowbrook Concours, Eyes on Design Automotive Design Exibition

MSNBC,NPR, various Automotive television program guest speaker

Quoted in Automotive publications regarding design trends and automotive design 

  • MBA, Oakland University, BA, Michigan State University, BS, Art Center College of Design
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • jmanoogian@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

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