2012 Volvo S60 Referral M37TH5
Women have made big strides in the automotive design world, but are noticeably absent from the most-competitive, high-visibility jobs in exterior design. Seunghee Oh is one of the few that have risen to the top.
Oh: I think it’s the best thing ever I’ve experienced. A lot of OEMs have many layers: designer, senior designer, manager, senior manager, director of design for North America, director of global design; eight to 10 layers. Here there are just one or two layers. That really allows us to move fast. We designed the Ocean in only 24 months. That usually takes 36 to 48 months at a big OEM.