Hydra Design Labs is led by a team of OEM automotive design experts.

Hydra Design Labs is led by a team of OEM automotive design experts.

It's a surprisingly unique concept: an automotive design studio led by automotive designers. You might expect that all design studios operate that way, but that’s exactly what sets Hydra apart.

Design is an integral part of the entire process, from the earliest concept to final production.

Other studios often utilize designers for part of a new model development, but the design phase is considered a starting point that unfortunately becomes watered down after dealing with the realities of engineering and production challenges. The design teams often don’t have enough interaction with engineering, compromising the original design intent.

At Hydra Design Labs, we believe that design is more than just a starting point for vehicle development – design is an integral part of the entire process, from the earliest concept to final production.

We’re inspired to create tomorrow’s vehicles

Our entire management team consists of automotive designers with decades of experience 
at major OEMs. This means that one team of experienced designers follow the entire development process, managing both the design and engineering throughout the project. This unique approach ensures that we keep a close eye on every detail so that nothing is lost in translation. The passion of the original concept is carried all the way to the production vehicle.

This commitment to uncompromised design is the foundation of Hydra Design Labs. While our experienced team handles every step of vehicle development, we are designers first and let our passion for boundary-pushing design solutions drive decision-making throughout the process.

Jon Hull

Jon Hull

CEO of Hydra Design Labs

Mike Desmond, principal designer

Mike Desmond

Principal Designer

Brent Wickham, design operations team lead

Brent Wickham

Design Operations Team Lead

Chris Schuttera, principal designer

Chris Schuttera

Principal Designer

Gary Ragle, principal designer

Gary Ragle

Principal Designer

Dan Sims, chief creative officer

Dan Sims

Chief Creative Officer

Mark Ferrara, director of fabrication

Mark Ferrara

Director of Fabrication

Shawn Campbell

Shawn Campbell

CMF Design Specialist

We are led by a group of automotive design experts who manage and oversee the rest of our team.

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