Mon, 2 November 2015
370: Dave O’Connell is the Chief Designer at Katzkin Automotive Leather and an Instructor at Art Center College of Design
Dave O’Connell is the Chief Designer at Katzkin Automotive Leather. He is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of Art Center College in Pasadena. His career includes working for Automobiles Peugeot and at the Centre Style Citroen in Velizy, just outside of Paris. He designed the Citroen AZ exterior and the initial concepts of their SM. He worked at Mitsubishi Motors Research and Design where he was the Chief Designer on the Eclipse, the 3000 GT, and their Montero Sport. David has served on the Art Center faculty since 2001 and their Mentor program. He’s a concours judge, enjoys surfing, and restoring and riding vintage motorcycles.