Colin Phipps, GM Shanghai Advanced Design

Colin Phipps, Director of Design at GM Shanghai, graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Transportation Design. He began his career at General Motors in 2001 and has held various global design posts including his more recent 13 years in Cadillac Global Design. Colin has also held positions in Strategic Design, Advanced Design and Exterior Design, developing numerous Global concept and production exteriors for Buick and Cadillac. In 2016 Colin took up the assignment to advance the Baojun and Wuling brands in China, as Director of Design for SGMW.

Most recently, Colin has joined the GM China Global Advanced Design team as Director of Design. Based in Shanghai, the team there supports GM’s global brand initiatives while maintaining focus on one of our fastest growing markets.

In addition to Colin’s professional automotive career he was a faculty member at the College for Creative Studies, teaching Transportation Design from 2003-2016 where he served to inspire and develop future generations of automobile designers.