Hyunhong Jo


Detroit, MI, USA
Hello, I'm Hong Jo (Joe) from South Korea. When I served as soldier in Korean army from august 2010 to late May 2012, I've noticed that number of products designed wrong, not only surpluses but also products or vehicles does not have proper functions as well as lack of sustainability. That was the main reason why I decided to come states to study industrial design. While studying transportation design field in College for Creative Studies, I found myself into Clay sculpting. Since then, I decided to take and extend my program a year to attend professional automotive modeling [PAM] course that is currently offering in College for Creative Studies. After finishing PAM course, I became a design student who could think my sketch can become real object with confidence. And I certainly believe this skills can be much more helpful to understand and participate as a team member in professional field. I may not be an hot car designer, but could be an team member that has some insights from broad fields!

Work Experience

Honda Motor

Clay Modeling Intern

I as intern, was responsible to create 1/15 scaled clay model in 5 workdays under competitive environments. turned out to be this opportunity was actual entry test (Part 1) to get in company as a full time clay modeler.
July 2018 - Present Japan


Exterior and Interior Design Intern

I was responsible to design an exterior and interior design for fully engineered, working prototype that will reveal in august 2019. Limited amount of work allowed to share in public.
May 2018 - July 2018 Michigan, United States


Sponsored Design Student

This was my sixth semester at College for Creative Studies, as an Sponsored Student who was responsible for design Motorcycle for the year of 2030, still maintaining their iconic V-Twin powertrain along with surface finishing, such as Electroplating
January 2018 - May 2018 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Grupo Antolin

Sponsored Design Student

This was my fifth semester at College for Creative Studies, as an Sponsored Student who was responsible for Mobility for year of 2030 with integration of housing environment.
September 2017 - December 2017 Detroit, Michigan, United States

College For Creative Studies

Teaching Assistant

Transportation design Teaching assistant at
2016 & 2017 Summer Pre-College Experiences - College for creative studies
June 2015 - August 2016 Detroit, Michigan, United States

College For Creative Studies

Woodshop Technician (2014-2019)

Responsible for maintaining shop area as safe, clean as possible
reminder for individuals on safety reasons who visits and work at shop
December 2014 - Present Detroit, Michigan, United States

ROK Army

Convoy Leader / Navigator

I was Convoy Leader who was part of H.E.T Squad (Heavy Equipment Transporter) of ROK ARMY.

noticed and realized a lot about tactical vehicles as well as good experience while maintaining my equipment to utilize properly what I learn from previous position at HONDA Korea.
August 2010 - May 2012 Incheon, Korea, Republic of

Innogis Logistics

Driver, DTD Service

I was service provider as a driver of delivery truck. was good experience to know how logistic system is actually working in our society.
June 2012 - June 2013 Yong-in, Korea, Republic of

ILJIN Honda Korea

Porter / Technician

it was good lesson for realizing and learning on Automotive Painting and bodyworks as well as vehicle fixing method, including maintenences.
June 2009 - August 2010 Anyang, Korea, Republic of

Racing Team Special Edition

Team Member

Involved as Team member who was responsible as Sub-mechanic as well as Time trial drvier, while doing race livery design works.

valuable experience as an car guy, who was willing to learn about the basics of the structure of car and modifying for racing.
March 2009 - August 2010 Korea, Republic of


College For Creative Studies

Bachelor of fine arts

I've been pursuing Transportation design Bachalor degree, which what I absolutely loves, during the program, I decided to learn little more about Automotive Clay Modeling, and that brought me to get CCS-PAM (Professional Automotive Modeling) course as extra after 4th term.
I will be graduated after I'm done with 10th term at CCS, which will be May of 2019.
September 2014 - Present Detroit, Michigan, United States


Japanese (Beginner),
Chinese (Beginner),
Korean (Native),
English (Fluent),



Ford Blue Oval Scholar


Ministry Of Industry And Energy Of Korea

The 2nd International EV Concept Design Award - Selected Award


Carl Olsen Endowed Scholarship

Selected Award


AUDI Korea

2nd Place Winner_ Racing Livery Design Contest for R8 LMS - Team Audi Korea


College For Creative Studies

Dean's List


College For Creative Studies

CCS Alumni Scholarships (2014~2016)


College For Creative Studies

CCS Scholarships



3D Modeling, Car Design, Clay Modeling, Concept Development, Industrial Design, Photography, Transportation Design,