Douglas Breuninger

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My Journey to becoming a car designer began in my Junior year of High School. I was close to graduating, and really didn’t have any concrete direction in what I wanted to do after I graduated, aside from knowing i wanted to do something with cars. I didn’t have the best grades, but my parents noticed that I seemed to excel in my art classes. One day, unbeknownst to me, my parents were doing some research on schools and came across Art Center College of Design In Pasadena, CA. They told me that it was a school where i could develop skills in designing cars as a profession. They were offering classes for High School students called “Saturday High”. My Ma signed me up for the program in 2002, and two weeks later after attending my first class, it hit me that car design was my calling. I continued taking Saturday High classes until I graduated high school in 2003. I then attended Pasadena City College where i worked tirelessly to build my admission portfolios and learn as much as possible about the process of designing.

Spring 2007, I was admitted into Art Center College of Design in as a Transportation Designer Major. While in my third term at the Art Center I met Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Auto Sports, along with the crew of Pimp My Ride when they made a visit to the hillside campus. It was that encounter that ultimately set the course for my design career.

January 2009, I started my journey with Galpin Auto Sports while finishing my studies at Art Center over the course of 3 years. Spring 2012 , I achieved my B.S. Degree in Industrial Design and was quickly taken on board full time as Galpin Auto Sports Designer/ Concept Artist.

To date, I have had the honor to be lead design of the Galpin Ford GTR1 super car and the opportunities to work with Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Fisker, Disney, Popular Mechanics, and U.S Air Force just to name a few.

Suffice it to say Notable Rides was born out my passion and enthusiasm for design, art, and the automobile.
— Doug Breuninger