Transportation Design


Raphael Zammit

Chair MFA Transportation Design and Associate Professor

MFA, University of Cincinnati; BFA, University of Michigan; BS, Art Center College of Design

Raphael Zammit's career in automotive design spans eight studios in four countries across Europe, Asia, and North America - working in the areas of advanced concept vehicles, production vehicles, and strategic branding.

Zammit comes to CCS from the University of Cincinnati where he was associate professor and lead faculty for transportation design. He served as the Coordinator of the Industrial Design Program from 2011 to 2014. His teaching, research, and expertise are in vehicle design, conceptual visualization, and aesthetic messaging. In these areas he has presented, published, exhibited, and juried competitions nationally and internationally and was awarded a design patent for work created in collaboration with Boeing and the Live Well Collaborative.

Beginning in Stuttgart, Germany Zammit designed for Porsche A.G. and taught Transportation Design at Phorzhiem Fachhochschule Fur Gestaltung. While at Porsche, he worked on the 02 Boxster, Cayman and Cayenne programs. He then worked in Barcelona, Spain for Volkswagen/Audi's advanced concept studio Design Center Europe. Returning to the US, he joined Hyundai's California studio. Designing there and in South Korea before moving to General Motors' advanced concept studio in North Hollywood. At GM, he also spent time working in Detroit, Michigan where he contributed to the revival of the Chevrolet Camaro and the creation of the Global Brand Studio. There he was responsible for leading a team to clarify and enhance GMs then eight domestic Brands.