Unstoppable Creative Machine Mike Jelinek is concept artist and design avanturist. Mike has worked at Autodesk as global automotive concept design expert and technical account manager. Previously he held various creative positions at design and styling departments of VW, Skoda, Citroen, GM Europe, Mercedes both as employee or freelancer. Starting 2012, Mike runs his own design consulting company with customers around the world, mainly in Australia, France and Sweden. He keeps his focus on alternative transportation and creativity generally. Among the others, his work was published at Core77, Wired magazine or Yanko Design. Specialties: Creative and unorthodox thinking, concept art, sketching, illustration, project management

Work Samples

Work History

  • Principal

    • Horseville Design Hideout
    • Jan 2013 - Present (2 years 8 months)

    Concept research and design, theme development, user experience analysis, case studies, illustration, visualization, product design, customization and personalization, automotive design related services and consulting, digital modeling, education and coaching for creative teams ...

  • Director Styling&Design

    • Industrie Hansa
    • May 2012 - Jan 2013 (8 months)

    automotive and product design related services and consuting, digital modeling ...

  • Technical account manager EMEA - Automotive design and styling

    • Autodesk
    • Jan 2006 - Jun 2012 (6 years 5 months)

    Managing Autodesk's clients within Europeans automotive OEM's creative departments: Industrial and product design, styling centers; specifically in the advanced or concept phase of the product development.
    Delivers consulting, develops methodologies and contributes to software development. Acts as a trainer and coach.

  • Senior solutions engineer for concept design

    • Autodesk
    • Jan 2006 - May 2011 (5 years 4 months)

    responsible for conceptual phase of design, mainly in automotive.
    covers areas of sketching, illustration, modeling and CAD

  • Senior Design Consultant

    • Alias|Wavefront
    • 2005 - 2006 (1 year)
  • Senior creative designer (digital design)

    • Volkswagen
    • 2005 - 2005

    Advanced and Strategic Design Centre Europe

  • designer/artist

    • self employed
    • Aug 2002 - Dec 2004 (2 years 4 months)

    working as a freelance artist for various customers:
    Nike: Eyewear
    Prim: Wrist watches
    PSA: Citroen, show car interior design, Alias modelling
    GME: Opel, show car exterior design, Alias modelling

  • Designer

    • ┼áKODA AUTO a.s.
    • May 1995 - Jul 2002 (7 years 2 months)

    accessory designer, component and exterior designer
    CAS team leader


  • Academy of art and design, Bratislava

    • Transportation Design
    • 1990 - 2000



2000 Czech "National design prize", Skoda Octavia, Skoda Design team member 2001 Alias|Wavefront Design Competition, placement in "Notables" 2002 Czech prize "Excellent Design", Skoda Superb, Skoda design team member 2003 Opticore GoDigital car design competition finalist 2010, 2011, 2012 AU speaker