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Kemal Curic is chief designer for The Lincoln Motor Company, leading exterior design for the all-new Lincoln Corsair.
“In terms of design, the Corsair is extremely dramatic,” says Curic. “It’s like a moving sculpture that changes in different environments, under different lights.”
That’s not surprising, he says, because Corsair was painstakingly crafted in the clay modeling stage, which gives it a timeless appeal. “It’s very humanizing,” he says. “It’s definitely meant to seduce.”
Curic began his career at Ford of Europe in 2003 after earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial design and a master’s in transportation design in Germany. He went to work designing cars like the European-market Fiesta, Mondeo and Kuga, then transitioned to Ford’s Dearborn design team in 2010 to work on the 2015 Mustang.
In 2014, Curic became exterior design manager for Lincoln Continental, then went on to lead the transformation of the Lincoln design framework. He also served as chief designer for the all-new Aviator.
“I have been extremely lucky to work on such amazing cars and to be involved in creating the new face of The Lincoln Motor Company,” he says.
Curic resides in Irvine, California, with his family.