Retrofuturism: J Mays Talks About Automotive Design
There are few people who have a better, hands-on perspective of automotive design than J Mays. So who better to ask about why cars and trucks look the way they do when they do it?
Although J Mays is just 58 years old, he is arguably one of the deans of contemporary automotive design. Mays, Ford group vice president of Design and chief creative officer, started his career in 1980 at Audi in Ingolstadt after being graduated from Art Center in Pasadena.
From Audi it was on to BMW in ’83, back to Audi in ’84, then from Germany to Simi Valley, CA, in ’89 as the chief designer for Volkswagen of America. He joined Ford in 1997.