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Global Creative Director

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Company Description: Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 268 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup...   more

Employment History


  • BS degree , Industrial Design
    Art Center College of Design
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Acura's Dave Marek: Future Brand Styling Will "Go Farther"
We talked with Acura global creative director Dave Marek about how the TLX SEMA concept came together and what the show car indicates about the brand's future direction. Marek, who is responsible for Acura design around the world, says that the new Acura signature color seen on the SEMA concept could be adapted to a non-show car. "It's production ready, and ... the process is more intensive than say, a Civic," Marek notes of the three-stage Andaro Blue paint. "It's not easy to do, but it's worth it. In fact, getting that paint right comprised two-and-a-half weeks of the show car's two-month build process. Offering an extra-cost color like that on a TLX could happen, but expect to only see it on the more sporty editions of cars such as the TLX and ILX, the 2016 version of which debuts later this month at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Having a signature color potentially available on certain models of future Acuras could help owners feel more special about their cars. "The next round of styling will be more premium-brand, performance feeling, and more noticeable," Marek says. Without compromising the brand's core strengths, Marek believes Acura can give customers "a little more style. Even some customers who love their cars, Marek explains, wish they were a bit bolder. Without going over the top, Marek admits "we have the opportunity to go farther.
Though Marek feels the overall feel of the show car's design is perfect, perhaps if the two teams had more time, he wouldn't mind seeing the front match more with the back. In front, piano black trim Marek describes as more sinister and tough-feeling than the stock chrome also add to the appeal of the show car, which had no engine or interior modifications. "This is a way to get people to go, 'Huh, I didn't realize you could do that with a TLX,'" Marek says. While Marek and Acura look to the future of the brand's design, he points to the 2004 TL sedan and the original NSX as cars that really connected with customers. "We can do that. We always have. We're that brand -- people just forgot. As we've been hearing for a while now, people will likely remember once the new NSX eventually debuts. "When it comes," Marek says, "it's going to be spectacular. And the TLX show car by GAS? Galpin owns it, but the concept's designer, Doug Breuninger, is interested in buying it. As Acura evolves its design language over the next few years, Marek should hope to capture the same level of interest from an increasing number of luxury buyers around the world.
"The Acura brand has always been ..., 3 Nov 2014 [cached]
"The Acura brand has always been about a luxury performance experience, which, of course, includes the look and feel of the product," said Dave Marek, Global Creative Director of Acura Design.
"We were very excited to have Dave Marek and Acura come to us with the idea of customizing the all new TLX.
is none other than Dave ..., 30 May 2014 [cached]
is none other than Dave Marek, who most recently served as the division director of design for both the Honda and Acura brands here in America.
• Learn about the exciting world ..., 11 June 2014 [cached]
• Learn about the exciting world of automotive design during an interview with Honda's Director of Advance Design, Dave Marek, during Inside the MotoMan Studio on July 20.
This is the most stylish Accord ..., 29 Nov 2012 [cached]
This is the most stylish Accord ever," proclaimed Dave Marek, Honda's chief designer in the United States, at a press unveiling of the new car last August.
This is the most stylish Accord ever," proclaimed Dave Marek, Honda's chief designer in the United States, at a press unveiling of the new car last August.
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