Roots of Design
Driven by a personal passion of Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of Design, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Roots of Design is a program to encourage students of all ages to pursue professional careers by leveraging creativity and unique skills. Through speaking engagements and community involvement around the world, Alfonso hopes to help both young students and their parents understand the potential of careers in design and other creative pursuits.
He is responsible for developing bold and expressive designs for both Nissan and INFINITI brands.
He is leading global design teams to reinforce a common essence across all models within each brand and deliver inspiring and exciting designs for customers.
Under Albaisa’s leadership, Global Nissan Design members are evolving new design language giving shape of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies to customers around the world. He oversees Nissan design bases in all Nissan's Design Studios to ensure that global designs are relevant to different markets.
Between 2007 and 2010 he was a vice president at Nissan Design Europe. In 2012 Albaisa was appointed design director, leading global design strategy for Nissan.
Albaisa graduated from Pratt Institute in New York in 1988 and attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
He enjoys spending time with his family and sailing on the open ocean.
Albaisa speaks English and Spanish.
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