Alumni Stories

Kimberly Marte

BS 97 Environmental Design

Environmental Design alum Kimberly Marte has worked on quiet a few impressive cars since graduating from ArtCenter. As the Senior Lead Designer for Color and Materials at Tesla Motors she worked as a member of the team that researched and designed the feel and color the iconic Model S. It is a car, and a company, known for its attention to detail. At Tesla contributes to the color options, both interior and exterior, and anything you touch, such as the plastics, metals, resins, fibers, fabrics, leathers and grains. Her insight into consumer preferences comes from staying ahead of trends and researching current trends in multiple disciplines from fashion to interior design. She talked with us about the unique working environment at Tesla and the difficulties and rewards of being a female in the automotive business.

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