In Charge of Design
Richard has spent the past two decades bringing fresh insights into automobile performance and aesthetics for some of the most highly regarded car-makers in the world. In 2008, he was an original member of the BMW i design team, serving as lead exterior designer for the BMW i3 Concept and i3 production car, which won iF Gold Product Design Award and the World Car Design of the Year award. He also led the design of the equally lauded i8 Concept, the i8 Spyder Concept, and the BMW E-Kickboard Concept. His design talents have been tapped by Nissan Infiniti in London, GM Cadillac Advanced Design in Hollywood, and VW/Audi/Porsche units in Barcelona, Ingolstadt, and Santa Monica. In addition to reimaging land vehicles, he has lent his imagination and skills to vehicles of the air and sea, designing private jet interiors for Embraer and luxury yachts for Intermarine. From 2007 to 2015, he was also a faculty member at his alma mater, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, mentoring the next generation of car designers. Until December 2017, Richard was a founding member and the VP of Design of electric vehicle company Faraday Future where he was the head of design and the lead designer of the FF 91. At Canoo, Richard is responsible for all aspects of design and creative departments including Interior and Exterior Vehicle Design, CMF, UI/UX, and Virtual Reality. In addition to Canoo, Richard has his own industrial design firm and creative studio that designs for organizations in industries such as technology and transportation.