Ben Messmer


Ben Messmer

Adjunct Faculty

Specializing in advanced automotive design at Ford Motor Company, Ben Messmer takes a thesis-based approach derived from his interests in cognitive psychology and the semiotics of visual culture.

Before moving to Michigan, Messmer gained experience with the Volkswagen Group in California and Berlin, Mercedes-Benz in Carlsbad, and Fisker Automotive. He was the lead designer on the Local Motors Rally Fighter, responsible for the exterior design process.

Before entering automotive design, Messmer was an artist and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. He is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina.