Tag: J. Mays

J Mays retires from Ford Design, Moray Callum succeeds
6 Nov 2013

J Mays retires from Ford Design, Moray Callum succeeds

Ford Motor Company has announced that J Mays, group vice president and chief creative officer, Design, will retire after a 33-year career, succeded by Moray Callum
Retrofuturism: J Mays Talks About Automotive Design
6 Nov 2013

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...
Ford Motor designer riffs on architecture
5 Jun 2013

Ford Motor designer riffs on architecture

J. Mays doesn’t get to Chicago real often. But Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE: F) chief creative officer has been here often enough to know it’s a powerhouse city in the realm of architectural design. As the person in charge of design for...
Interview with J Mays
22 May 2013

Interview with J Mays

[…] we thought that it would be insightful to get in touch with J Mays, VP Design Director at Ford. While he wore the Audi legacy badge for a while after designing classics such as the Audi Avus Quattro concept car and VW’s revisit of the...
Video interview with J.Mays
30 Aug 2012

Video interview with J.Mays

Jalopnik has published a video interview with a live Q&A session featuring Ford Chief Creative Officer J. Mays.
Ford Designer J Mays Says The Past Isn
30 Jun 2012

Ford Designer J Mays Says The Past Isn’t What It Used to Be

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, said J Mays, Ford Motor Co. chief designer. Earlier in his career, at Volkswagen AG, Mays was responsible for designing the Volkswagen Concept 1, the concept car that eventually became the “New Beetle,” a...
Mays on design
22 Nov 2011

Mays on design

A veteran designer talks about global design, national design and why he doesn’t follow trends. With an automotive design career that includes standout work for Audi (AVUS concept, ’91) and Volkswagen (Concept One ’94), with positions in...
J Mays: Ford
10 Nov 2009

J Mays: Ford’s Global Design Chief on why ‘the computer is today’s hotrod’

Roland Barthes suggested that cars were the modern day equivalent of Gothic Cathedrals, ‘the Supreme creation of an era. Conceived with passion by unknown artists’. That’s still true to this day. While fashion designers and...
Interview with J. Mays
28 Feb 2007

Interview with J. Mays

As vice-president of design for the Ford Motor Company, J. MAYS is one of the world’s most influential automotive designers. Before joining Ford in 1997, the US-born Mays worked for Audi, BMW and developed the Volkswagen Concept One, which...

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