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Sponsored by Eastman Chemical, the Common Studio Hour Industrial Design Lecture Series will begin in fall 2022. Amazing designers will share the fascinating stories of their design journeys and projects. You can see the full lineup of speakers on this calendar page.

Join us for a special presentation by Tim Shih who has experience at Yanfeng Automotive, BMW, Johnson Controls, Volvo Trucks. 

Tim Shih is Vice President of Design and User Experience at Yanfeng, overseeing teams in China, Germany, and the US. Yanfeng is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers with 55,000 global employees and $18 billion annual revenue. Aside from manufacturing products for nearly all automotive brands, Yanfeng is focused on integrating its full product portfolio of interiors, exteriors, safety, seating, and electronics into future smart cabin solutions. Previous to joining Yanfeng in 2017, Tim worked for over ten years at BMW Group, contributing to 4, 5, 6, and 7 Series production vehicles in Munich, Germany, and later moving to Shanghai to lead design for Zinoro, BMW’s new-energy sub-brand developed for China. Before BMW, Tim worked for Johnson Controls in Germany and Japan, and began his career in 1998 at Volvo Trucks North America.

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