inspiration. imre molnar.
When the world loses a great designer and man- we grieve Not only the Dean of CCS but a truly talented designer- Imre serves as true inspiration to anyone who dared to dreamed- who continue to push everything to the limits-
"In order to design, you've got to have a real passion and love for it"
Imre, Me and Sandra at my graduation May 2010.
I wanted to share the life and story of one of my mentors- http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130103/CARNEWS/130109977
The College for Creative Studies announced the passing of Imre Molnar, IDSA who died on Dec. 28, 2012 of a heart attack while bicycling in California.
Molnar served as the College’s chief academic officer for 11 years, first as dean of the College and more recently as provost. He oversaw the College’s faculty, curriculum and academic resources. He led the development of new degree and educational programs and was vital in the creation of the College’s first Master of Fine Arts programs. In addition, his experience and relationships with the global automotive industry gave him unique insights into the evolving world of automotive design and helped propel CCS’s Transportation Design degree programs to a world leadership position.
Molnar was an admired figure in the design community and a frequent speaker at design conferences and universities around the world. He served on IDSA's Catalyst jury in 2012 and on the IDEA 2004 jury.
Born in Hungary and raised in Australia, he joined CCS in 2001. He previously served as design director for Patagonia, the outdoor clothing manufacturer, and as director of operations at the renowned design consulting firm Hauser Inc. He also had a long association with the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, as faculty member, administrator and graduate student, including service as director of education at the school’s campus in Vevey, Switzerland. He also served as the field officer/New South Wales director of the Industrial Design Council of Australia – Sydney. Molnar earned a bachelor's from the National Art School in Sydney, Australia and master's in fine arts from Art Center College of Design.
His love and passion for art and design live on- let us carry on the torch. <3
Rest in Peace.