Karma bolsters studio with new design VP

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Michelle Christensen joins Karma from Nissan, bolstering the California EV maker’s expanding design team

Michelle Christensen has been appointed vice president of global design at Karma Automotive. She joins from Nissan, most recently serving as senior manager of design. Prior to that, Christensen held stints at Faraday Future, Honda’s R&D division in the US, and General Motors.

A graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design, California, Christensen joins the ranks of other experienced names to come out of the design school, including CDR lifetime achievement winner Wayne Cherry, Hyundai’s SangYup Lee, the recently-retired Frank Saucedo. Christensen joins another recent appointment in Nicholas David, who will head up interior design at Karma and joined in May.

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