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2013 Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

Meet Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

His team's mission: Take an upscale mid-size sedan known for quality and reliability (yawn). And make it fly beyond recognition. Mission accomplished.

Well, if Elba is James Bond, allow me to introduce you to Q: 2013 Toyota…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Antone Barnes: From Once Designing Music Careers to Home, Interior Design

Along with partner, San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis, Barnes creates his own path while living his dream

You may have found your next home or interior designer, folks.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Design Drive

How one artist steers her creative interests

Crystal Windham, interior design director, passenger cars, at General Motors Co., integrates beauty and style…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Driven by Design

Opportunities in the design field are greater than they may appear. However, aspiring designers are…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Andre Hudson, 35, Design Manager for Hyundai America, Los Angeles   

Hudson was the lead designer on the 2011 Sonata, which lead to a 93%  increase in sales year-over-year for the $98.9 billion company. He  oversees exterior design at Hyundai and has also contributed to the Genesis Coupe, the Azera, and the 2009 Nuvis Concept. The College for Creative Studies graduate credits his success to the power of good  design. "Designers have an amazing power because you affect people's  lives every day long after the product has left your sketchpad or  computer; everything you touch was designed by someone. Great design  changes the world." To read more about Hudson, check out the January 2012 issue of Black Enterprise.

BE NEXT: 13 Young Innovators Driving the Business of Design

Check out how this group of innovative BE Nexters (21-35-year-old) are using their passion for…

By LaToya M. Smith

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About This Issue: Redesigning Future Business Leadership

The importance of good design transcends all industries. Whether it’s your mobile device, the clothes…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Eco-Healthy Design Can Help Fight Asthma & Allergies

What you can do to eliminate hidden health hazards in your home

Statistics show that 1 out of 7 children in the United States will suffer from…

By Robin Wilson

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The Mind Behind GM’s Designs

A quick chat with Ed Welburn, GM's global design chief, at the N.Y. Auto Show

Ed Welburn, VP Global Design, General Motors
Greeted by the pleasant aroma of “new car…

By Renita Burns

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GM Designer Talks Economy, Creative Interiors

First black woman in her post stresses forward thinking

Reports indicate that auto executives expect the industry to be hit by a wave of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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