EyesOn Design Awards

The North American International Auto Show 2014 EyesOn Design Awards honor the most significant automotive designs on display at NAIAS 2014 as determined by the North American and global leaders of design from automotive manufacturers, along with academic chairs of transportation design programs and design leaders from other fields. 

These awards recognize the skill and creativity of today's most gifted designers in the areas of Aesthetics and Innovation, Concept Implementation, Functionality and Spirit of Industrial Design. Awarded in production and concept categories, the EyesOn Design Awards are coveted by automotive designers as validation for exceptional design, as determined by the leaders of their field.  
Presented by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the EyesOn Design Awards serve as an extension of the DIO's annual EyesOn Design automotive exhibition held each June to honor and celebrate the past, present and future of automotive design. In addition to recognizing major design achievement in the automotive industry, funds raised by both EyesOn Design events support the DIO's mission to assist and educate the visually impaired, help preserve vision by public and professional education and support research related to the eye.

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Kathi Askins
Event Co-Chair

Drew Brophy Jr.
Event Co-Chair

Kathy Lightbody
Media Relations

Chief Judges

Dale Harrow
Head of School of Design for Production and Head of Department Vehicle Design
Royal College of Art

Ralph Gilles
Senior Vice President Product Design; President & CEO SRT Brand & Motorsports

Jack Telnack
Vice President Design (Retired)
Ford Motor Company



Mark Adams
Vice President Design
GM Europe

Charles Allen
Senior Vice President/General Manager & Director (Retired)
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Chris Chapman
Chief Designer & Director
Hyundai Design North America

Wayne Cherry
Vice President Design (Retired)
General Motors Corporation

Dan Darancou
Chief Designer

Willie G. Davidson
Chief Styling Officer Emeritus

Peter Horbury
Senior Vice President of Design
Geely Holding Group

Hubert Lee
Creative Director
Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Division

Ikuo Maeda
Executive Officer, Head of Design
Mazda Motor Corporation

Jens Manske
Executive Design Director, Design Center California
Volkswagen America

Dave Marek
Director, Auto Styling Division, Honda NA

Tom Matano
Director, School of Industrial Design
San Francisco Academy of Art

Gerry McGovern
Design Director & Chief Creative Officer
Land Rover

Keith Nagara
Director Transportation Design & Industrial Design Programs
Lawrence Technological University

Ken Parkinson

Steve Pasteiner
Advanced Automotive Technologies

Chuck Pelly
Chief Creative Officer

Stewart Reed
Chair, Transportation Design
Art Center College of Design

Pat Schiavone
Vice President, Global Consumer Design
Whirlpool Corporation

Peter Schreyer
President and Chief Design Officer
Hyundai Motor Group

Jack Telnack
Vice President Design (Retired)
Ford Motor Company

Mark Trostle Sr.
American Speed Company

Taro Ueda
Vice President
Nissan Design America

Franz VonHolzhausen
Senior Design Executive
Tesla Motors

Gorden Wagener
Vice President Design
Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Vans & Daimler Trucks