Bryan Thompson is an automotive designer and television host. With 15 years in the automotive industry designing for major car companies including Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo/Mack Trucks, he has had multiple designs manufactured by Nissan, has designed in studios around the world from France to Japan, and from Austria to Brazil.
He is a frequent contributor to various mainstream publications and media. He's appeared on Good Morning America, hosted design segments on local television, and written for NBC / Universal's BravoTV.
Specialty: Planes, Trailers, and Automobiles. From tough trucks to charming Airstream campers, and from high-flying executive jet interiors to far out Hollywood set designs, Bryan loves being a contributor to pop culture.
Bryan got his start in the industry by taking the bold step of dropping out of college at Arizona State University when a guidance counselor told him Car Design was a "pipe dream." Without knowing French, he moved to France, found a camping trailer to live in outside a mechanic's garage, and proceeded to sneak onto trains, travel Europe and visit every car design studio he could get into. After refusing to leave the lobby at the Fiat Studios in Turin, Italy, until he would be seen, the then Design Director, Peter Davis spent an afternoon with him and gave him the crucial advice he was looking for. After graduating from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and almost a decade designing at Nissan Design in Southern California, Bryan went freelance. He now designs for multiple industries, from Executive Jet interiors for Embraer, to Airstream Camping trailers, to Entertainment Production Design. He can credit the throne from which Katy Perry "Roars" in the music video for the song as one of his favorite projects he's worked on.