- Bill Robinson’s automotive design career began in 1948 and included stints at Kaiser-Frazer, Briggs Mfg. (working on Packards), and Chrysler.
- Robinson taught “every car designer to come out of the College of Creative Studies (CCS) in the 1980s and ‘90s. It’s not hyperbole. He literally designed the design community,” Rivian’s Richard Vaughan said.
- Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, will host a memorial service March 4.
Automotive designer Bill Robinson, who penned Packards in the 1950s and later educated a generation of automotive stylists shaping today’s vehicles, died Tuesday at a hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He would have celebrated his 97th birthday in August.
“As one of the thousands of industrial designers Bill Robinson looked after during his time as our transportation design instructor at the College for Creative Studies (in Detroit), I can tell you that he was not only our instructor but