Hi, I'm Chris, a design lead at D-Ford, the human-centered design group at Ford Motor Company, where I help teams discover opportunities, dream big, and communicate with clarity and creativity.

Here is a collection of some of my non-Ford design work — highlighting select projects I have directed and designed. If you'd like to hear more about my work at Ford, or are interested in hiring me as a freelance designer or consultant, drop me a note.

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“Chris is the rare combination of executive translator, strategic thinker, seasoned communication designer and storyteller. I have seen him ignite people and strategies through his craft ... with a level head, strong collaboration, and deep dedication to delivering with excellence no matter the challenge. He is an incredible talent and person to have on a design team.”

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Sandy Fershee 

SVP, Head of Design and Creative at Tonal
Formerly Lab Director, D-Ford Detroit, Ford Motor Company

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“Chris is a brilliant designer who can see the big picture and also cares about the little details. He is also a wonderful mentor and stellar collaborator — everyone wants him on their team. His drive to always be improving and learning has helped him to get where he is today.”

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Kristy Blazo 

Design Research Director | D-Ford | Ford Motor Company

Expertise

Communication Strategy
Visual Design
Human-Centered Design
Creative Direction
Team-building
Ideation

Industries

Automotive
Financial Services
Entertainment
Technology
Media
Hospitality

I've worked with

Ford Motor Company
EY – Ernst & Young
Harper Collins
Random House
Penguin
College for Creative Studies

Contact

Christopher Tobias
Phone: 248 933 2477
Email: chris@tobiasdesign.com
LinkedIn: /christopher-tobias

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