Meet Automotive Designer, Jim "JD" Orr

Don’t miss this great opportunity during Corvette weekend in August to meet world-renowned industrial designer, and automotive designer, Jim "JD" Orr.

Jim spent over 15 years as an Executive Director of Design in various divisions of GM including Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Cadillac, but one of his most famous contributions to Corvette design history was his concepting and design work on the 1976 mid-engine Aerovette! Orr also influenced various design aspects of the C4 and C5 Corvettes.

A ‘60s era graduate of the famous Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, this native of Scotland immediately caught the eye of GM Design Staff and soon found himself roaming the halls of the Warren Tech Center, working with GM greats like Bill Mitchell, Chuck Jordan, John DeLorean and Zora Duntov.

Fast forward to modern day and his passion for inspiring and teaching young people led to him establishing two collegiate industrial design programs, prior to co-founding the International Center for Creativity, near Columbus, Ohio, where he still guest instructs today. His talents and rich industry experience will be on full display throughout the weekend. He’ll be showcasing prints of past work, conducting sketch demonstrations, signing autographs, hosting seminars and taking orders for custom Corvette renderings (proceeds will benefit student scholarships and educational initiatives at the ICC, and the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation).

Learn more about JD via the links below and make plans to meet him at the show this summer!

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