College for Creative Studies: Transportation Design

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Jason White

Assistant Professor

BFA, College for Creative Studies

jwhite2@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

The son of an automotive engineer and a high school teacher, Jason White's career has been an appropriate blend of design and academia.

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White graduated from CCS in 1999 with a BFA in Transportation Design, and quickly found his niche as a Ford interior specialist. His work on the 2007 Ford Super Duty and 2008 Ford Escape mixed pragmatic problem solving with attention to fine detail. After a three-year stint at Hyundai in Ann Arbor, White returned to Ford as a Senior Designer for Lincoln, where he penned the 2016 Lincoln MKX interior.

As a CCS instructor, White has taught Transportation Design, Portfolio Development, Visual Communication, Human Factors and Design Theory, among other subjects. He also spent two semesters teaching design drawing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Research Interests:

Industrial Design History, Form Methodologies, Gestalt Theory and Human Factors in Design

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions/projects:

  • White, Jason. Old School Viscom: 20 Renderings in 20 Steps. 2010