Since its establishment in 2006, GAC Design has been internationally recognized for its competency in automotive design and innovation. At the GAC R&D Center, GAC Design has been creating world-class automotive designs for a series of concept and production vehicles, effectively supporting the fast growth of GAC Group (Guangzhou Automotive Group Co. Ltd). We assemble creative talent around the world, with design studios in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Los Angeles. Our goal is to explore the boundaries of automotive design and become an important player on the global design stage.
- Guangzhou -
GAC Design Guangzhou was established in 2006 and has grown from zero into a strong team of over 300 employees coming from different places in China and around the world. The Guangzhou headquarters has established a complete automotive design process and operation system that is able to undertake a broad range of tasks from advanced exploration to production. With forward thinking and open mind, GAC Design is dedicated to creating high quality original designs and be competitive at an international level.
- Shanghai -
GAC Advanced Design Shanghai was established in 2018. Situated in a vibrant metropolis with diverse culture and design resources, the Shanghai studio is keen to attract China’s most creative car design professionals, to focus on advanced design research and concept design studies, and to make a design impact on GAC’s future products.
- Los Angeles -
Established in 2017 in Newport Beach, California, GAC Advanced Design Center Los Angeles is home to some of the most forward-thinking professionals in the car industry. As GAC’s first global satellite design studio, it provides a tremendous opportunity to create futuristic, cutting edge and avant-garde designs with a fresh, innovative, out-of-the-box approach. The Design Center also serves as a production studio to provide creative support for GAC Design in China and a trend research post for the American market as well as global design trends on behalf of GAC.
Vice President, Head of Design
Mr. Zhang Fan is the Vice President of GAC R&D and Head of Design. Since graduating from Tsinghua University in 2002, Fan has been working in car design for more than fifteen years. As a design veteran from Daimler AG in Sindelfingen, Germany, he worked on exterior design for brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, and Smart. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept, which he worked on as the lead designer, epitomized the new Mercedes-Benz design language of Young, Dynamic and Glamour. Since he joined GAC as the Design Director in 2011, he has led the design team to finish a wide variety of impressive concept and production cars, and made significant contribution to the rapid advancement of GAC Design on the global stage.