Interview with Jae Min, Chief Designer at Volkswagen Group Design Center California
Transcendent. It’s an adjective one could use to singularly describe Jae S. Min, Chief Designer at Volkswagen Group of America, Design Center California (DCC). The complex is one of three Volkswagen Group design centers worldwide, and the only one outside of Germany.
Right now he’s behind the wheel of a loaded Ibis White Q7 TDI driving down Ocean Parkway in Santa Monica, the main drag outside of DCC. Jae rarely grants interviews. He’s humble and usually prefers to deflect attention to the products. But after we met at a tour of DCC last December, he allowed me to sit in on a couple of the Visual Communication classes he teaches at Art Center College of Design.