Marek joined Aston Martin in 2005 as Director of Design from Ford North America where he held the position of Director of Design for Product, Interior Design Strategy and Process. Since then, he has been strengthening Aston Martin’s iconic styling.
After beginning his design career with Rover Cars in 1991, Marek moved to BMW Designworks, California in 1995 to become Senior Designer. He joined Ford in 1999 as Chief Designer for the company’s Ford and Lincoln Mercury brand, eventually becoming Director of Design for Product at Ford North America. While at Ford, he also led the overhaul of Land Rover’s design DNA for future production models.
Marek has also been heavily involved with the design of some of the world’s most iconic cars throughout his accomplished career. These have included the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Lincoln MKX, the Navicross Concept Cars and the Range Rover Mk lll.
Marek was born in Sheffield, England, in 1966. He graduated from Teesside University in Middlesbrough with a First Class Honours Degree in Industrial Design and continued his studies in Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2011, Marek was invited to take up the position of visiting Professor at the RCA, allowing him the opportunity to give students an insight into modern automotive design. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Teesside University.