John Salisz

John Salisz

Northville, MI, US



Industrial Designer working primarily in Creative Brand Architecture and 3D Experiential Design. I have 15+ years of professional working experience with many of the major automotive corporations (BMW / Subaru / Chrysler / Jeep / Toyota / Lincoln ... As a 3D designer I have worked in the Auto Show industry creating interactive environments for venues and events such as the North American International Auto Show, LA Auto Show, International Auto Shows, Olympics and various Dealer Meetings, Product Launches, Symposiums... I am currently working with Jack Morton on PUMA / Liberty Mutual / Gillette helping to support the international brand architecture in stores and events.

Because of my diverse background as a Designer and Detailer, I have the ability to adapt to various engineering and architectural programs. 

Please feel free to connect if you are in need... I'm always looking to collaborate on new and interesting projects.



Jack Morton, Boston, MA, US, Senior Designer (freelance designer/consultant)

2012 - Sr. Design Lead
Actively working with the NJ team on various ongoing events. Responsible for translation of each event’s marketing goals and objectives into 3D design.

2013 - Sr. Design Lead
Worked on designs for Red Touch Media for an upcoming event in Cannes.

2013 - Current
Currently working with the Boston office on PUMA, Liberty Mutual, Gillette.

Jul 2012 - current

Czarnowski Inc, Novi, MI, US, Senior Designer (freelance designer/consultant)

2012 Sr. Design Lead
Actively working with the Novi team with presentations for GM. Responsible for creating various 3D visual presentations in 3D Max and AutoCAD.

2013 Sr. Design Lead
Designing the Korean Autoshow for Chevrolet.

2013 Sr. Design Lead
GM's Diversity Program booth design.

Jul 2012 - Feb 2014

Imagination - The Americas, Dearborn, MI, US, Senior Designer

Sr. Designer
Working closely with our International design team to creatively and strategically develop an extraordinary experience for Ford/Lincoln NAIAS. Responsible as active liaison in maintaining design intent/integrity with external engineering and construction suppliers from initial conception through onsite execution. Collaborating with 2D graphic and sales teams to develop compelling creative solutions for presentation and design development.

Mar 2011 - Feb 2012

Sparks Exhibits & Environments, Philadelphia, PA, US, Exhibit Designer

Exhibit Designer
Brought in as part of a freelance design team to tackle a large, highly complex and tight deadline client pitch. Ability to absorb and process information, create meaningful environments and concepts was invaluable to the success in acquiring this client.

Jun 2008 - Jun 2008

George P Johnson Co., Boston, MA, US, Project Designer

Project Designer, 1999 – 2008
Responsible for translation of each event’s marketing goals and objectives into 3D design. Collaborate with sales, management and clients from launch of program through successful onsite execution. Responsible for the conceptualization and design of major domestic and international auto shows, press events, black-tie corporate events, product reveals, ride & drives, tradeshows, museum installations, corporate interiors and mobile and retail environments. Work with 2D designer and marketing specialist to ensure graphic requirements are met. Preparation and delivery of presentation materials – including 2D visuals, 3D models and animations. Design and detail creation of modular exhibit components for production.

Project Engineer, 1997-1999
Engineering of floor plans, 3D environments and interactive components. Worked with design through final installation to ensure cost-effective measures were engineered throughout process.

Jun 2006 - Jun 2008


Wayne State University, Michigan, Detroit, MI, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

BFA - Industrial Design

Jun 1991 - Jun 1996

Schoolcraft Community College, Livonia, MI, US, Architectural Design

Associates - Architectural Drafting and Design CAD

Jun 1984 - Jun 1986

Areas of Specialization