David W. Marek
Dave grew up in Northern California around custom and rod guys like Don Tognotti and Dick Bertilucci, both who worked with Sam and George Barris before they moved south. He used to love going to Obexers Market in Tahoe to get the latest Tom Daniel creation but had a "problem"-- he could never just build them straight out of the box! He always was doing something crazy to them.
Dave graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 1987 where he earned a BS degree in Industrial Design. He has been an instructor at the college since 1989 and has been instrumental in bringing numerous sponsored projects to the Transportation Department. Dave also serves on the Art Center Alumni Council.
Today, Dave makes his living as the Chief Designer and Senior Manager of the Automotive Styling Group at Honda Research and Development--Americas. He's been with Honda since 1987--during which time he has been involved in numerous projects. He has served as Project leader for such projects as the 1994 Accord Wagon and the 1997 Acura CL.
Dave uses his free time to create Automotive Fine Art and graphics for C.A.R.T. championship cars including the Honda team graphics. Examples of Dave's work can be found in various enthusiast magazines including, Road & Track, Racer, Street Rodder and Car Graphic.
Dave also operates FlatOut Design with his partner Dan Patterson. You can check it out at www.flatoutdesign.com