David "Dave" Marek

Transportation Design


Dave Marek is the executive creative director for Acura. He began his career at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in 1987 and served as design project leader for a number of milestone products such as the 1997 Acura CL, 2003 Honda Element, and 2016 ACURA NSX. As Acura's executive creative director, he is responsible for all designs of the Acura brand globally. Marek earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, graduating with honors from ArtCenter College of Design. He has been an instructor at the college since 1989, has been instrumental in bringing numerous sponsored projects to the Transportation Department, serves on the ArtCenter Full Circle Board and formerly served on the ArtCenter Alumni Council. He is also on the Advisory Board for Operation Wheels of Freedom Foundation and is a member of the Lions Automobilia Foundation Board of Directors. Additionally, Marek is the co-host of the acclaimed podcast Man Seeks Adventure.