Volvo Cars welcomes ex-Mercedes-Benz designer

Brian · Jun 3, 2020 05:27 PM

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Volvo Cars welcomes former Mercedes-Benz designer Claudia Braun and former Facebook web designer Thomas Stovicek to the global design team. 

Claudia Braun joined Volvo Cars from Mercedes-Benz and will assume the position of Vice President of Colour and Material Design. 

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She will be strategically responsible for the colour and interior for both Volvo and Polestar brands. 

Claudia has a longstanding track record in luxury car design found in Mercedes, AMG and Maybach brands. She also had a significant role in colour and trim design for Porsche during her early years. 

Thomas Stovicek joined Volvo Cars from Facebook two years ago and was recently selected to lead Volvo Cars’ user experience (UX) and interaction design operations.

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His role includes overseeing development of every digital interaction that customers have with the Volvo brand and the company. Mr Stovicek recently led the work on the soon-to-be-launched update of the Volvo Cars website.



Brian loves to spend time dwelling on Reddit and video games, especially on First PersonShooters and Racing genres. A huge sucker for old Toyotas and Datsuns from Japan’s bubble economy era. Can be awfully silent sometimes.


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