Innovative designer Franz von Holzhausen has made a name for himself as a leading automobile designer. From Volkswagen to Tesla, Franz is creating industry defying designs for the mass market. Discover how to inject creativity into your businesses, follow entrepreneurial intuition and achieve beyond the limits society sets you, with a keynote speech from Franz von Holzhausen.
The man behind some of the most innovative vehicles produced by Tesla, Franz took on the role of Senior Design Executive at Tesla Motors in 2008. Hailed as one of the most influential designers of his generation, Franz created world class design for the company including the more recent Cybertruck, which is the car of the future, now. From elegant and affordable to futuristic and flashy, Franz is completely versatile in his creations, which is one of the reasons Tesla has become such a popular and established brand.
Studying industrial design at Syracuse University, Franz showed promise as a meticulous and innovative designer from the outset. After obtaining his initial degree, Franz gained a place on one of the most prestigious transport design programmes in the world at ArtCenter College of Design. Graduating in 1992, Franz had become a skilled designer, prepared for a lucrative career in the vehicle industry.
Focused on a career in vehicle design, Franz joined Volkswagen Group in 1992, straight out of education. As the Assistant Chief Designer, Franz held a key role in the development of the Microbus and Concept One New Beetle, both highly successful vehicles on the global market. Eight years later he became the Design Manager of General Motors, where he designed a new roadster for the brand, the Saturn Sky. In demand as an industry leading expert, Franz was soon scouted by Mazda as the Director of Design for their North American Operations.
Announced as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2018, the title recognises the achievements of Franz over the course of his three decades in the industry. Pairing business acumen with innovation, Franz has developed the winning combination for a profitable business, and you can learn from him with a keynote speech.
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