Interview with Earl Lucas, 2010 Ford Taurus designer
At the press conference for the 2010 Ford Taurus, I had the good fortune to spend some time with Earl Lucas, lead exterior designer for the automobile. A Dallas native, the affable Lucas has been drawing cars since he was three years old.
Lucas credits a visit to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit with awakening him to the fact that he could indulge his childhood passion and make a comfortable living doing so. Majoring in transportation design at CCS, Lucas had an opportunity to work with some of the best design professionals in the auto industry.
After graduation, Lucas designed aircraft interiors, some of which were commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei. Decorated with gold, platinum and other precious jewels, in the Sultan’s planes, Lucas also got to incorporate another of his passions, jewelry making.
In addition to the 2010 Taurus, Lucas did the 2003 Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition.