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  • Open Entry

    23 October - 20 November
  • Contestant

    22 November - 04 December
  • Semi-final

    05 December - 12 January
  • Final

    15 January - 29 January

Henri Kavaja Mentor

  • Lead Creative Designer, Cadillac Exteriors
  • GM
  • USA
Henri Kavaja Henri Kavaja is an automotive designer, product designer and artist. Henri attended The Cleveland Institute of Art where he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Industrial Design.

Henri joined General Motors in 2006 and has been in the Cadillac Design studio since 2010.
Currently, he is a lead creative designer at the General Motors Design Center in Warren Michigan designing future Cadillac exteriors.

He was part of the Chevy Volt exterior design team, Opel Ampera team, and he was the lead exterior designer for the 2013 GMC Acadia, 2015 Cadillac ATS-V series (coupe/sedan) and Cadillac CT6.

Henri has involved himself in teaching and mentoring transportation design students at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

He has also mentored in “You Make a Difference “, a program created by General Motors to identify diverse talent, give young people exposure to vehicle design, and increase overall awareness of careers in art and design.

In his spare time, Henri enjoys cycling, music and traveling.

Judges

Jim Fleming

  • GM
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Crystal Windham

  • GM
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Todd Parker

  • GM Exterior Component and Accessories Studio
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Mentors

Dave Heyne

  • GM
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Henri Kavaja

  • GM
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Robin Krieg

  • GM
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Brian Yu

  • GM
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Junia Lapp

  • GM
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Olivier Poulet

  • GM
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Gayoung Shin

  • GM
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Chris Mikalauskas

  • GM
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Eun Kang

  • GM
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