Kunihisa Ito brings over 30 years of international automotive and product design experience to
his teaching position at CCS. Throughout this career, Ito has served in interior and exterior
design and design management positions for automakers including General Motors/Opel, Ford
Motor Company/Ford Japan, and Nissan Design America. He has also spent many years on
international assignments in both Germany and Japan.
Ito also established a design consultancy, Jiotto Design Inc., in Kyoto, Japan, which he ran from
1989 to 1999. During this time he worked with companies including Honda, Suzuki, Subaru,
Yamaha Motors, Volkswagen, NEC, Sony, Canon and Casio.
Ito earned a bachelor of science (with honors from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena,
Calif., and a bachelor of science from St. Paul Rikkyo University in Tokyo.