I am a senior interior designer in Maserati and I have been working as a leading design projects for four and a half years in Centro Stile, Officina 83 in Turin, Italy.
I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and so far I have lived in four different cities: Seoul, Paris, Tokyo and Turin.
I have experienced many different cultures and every experience in each country gave me so much inspiration and understanding about diversity.
I started to design clothes when I was eight years old, dreaming to be a fashion designer living in Milan. Instead, now I am a car designer mixing fashion with high performance in Turin. Before I started my career in 2006, I tried various jobs in the fashion industry as a co-producer, promoter, and even model to explore and search for inspirations.
I joined FCA in January 2015. This is the third automotive company I have worked for after Nissan/Infiniti and GM. Joining FCA was a great opportunity since I have a big passion about the brand I work for and I knew I could positively contribute to the Company with my international approach.
When I have to describe by work in FCA, I usually use the sentence “From a single drawing to a car”; indeed I sketch both by hand and on computer, studying trends and competitors and working hard with digital and physical modelers, engineers and suppliers. All together, we work through many complex steps and presentations in order to develop our projects.
The most exciting part of my work is the “C & C”, which stands for Creation and Collaboration.
For me, it is always a pleasure to create and develop a design with my colleagues, who are very passionate and professional. We take our initial idea sketch and grow stronger and stronger with our various perspectives. After all my experiences in the car industry, even if it sounds obvious, I realized that a single person can’t make a car on his own. It is all about teamwork.
I work daily in order to maximize the potential of the product, not only by designing beautiful cars, but also by defining the correct products for the future global market.
To me FCA name means a strong and incredibly important reality, where we stand together to share our passion and to lead each other to common exciting goals.
If I have to describe FCA in three words, I feel to say “Incredibly high potential”: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is made up of a historical and cultural connection, which has incredibly high potential in the global market. The Company has strong power to develop future products in all segments with competitive technology in the various global markets. We can create the best product in any segment with our technology and design blended beautifully with our brands’ deep heritage.