Paul Snyder, Chair of Transportation Design at CCS, is an internationally recognised transportation designer with over 25 years US, Japan, and EU experience. A native of Detroit, he graduated from CCS in1987, and has since designed for brands as varied as Ford, Lincoln, Renault, Honda and Acura.
Snyder’s teaching experience includes Transportation and Visual Communications at CCS, and the Pratt Institute in New York (NYC), as well as Foundations Color, Figurative Sculpture, Painting and Drawing at CCS and Wayne State University.
In NYC as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, he simultaneously earned his MFA cum laude from the New York Academy of Art in NYC, and designed and launched StudioPak Backpack Portfolios.
Returning to Detroit in 1999, he rejoined Ford and contributed to the Ford Flex, Ford Taurus X, and the Ford Five Hundred programmes.
From 2005 to 2015 Paul was Assistant Chief Designer at Honda Motor Co. in the Tokyo, Milan, and Los Angeles studios, where his most recent accomplishments include the 2011 Honda Civic, 2013 Honda Accord, and the 2018 Honda Odyssey.
Since January 2015, Paul has taken on the role of the Paul and Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design at the College for Creative Studies.