Visiting Artist Series Welcomes Omer Halilhodžić

Published: November 12, 2020

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series is proud to welcome Bosnian automotive designer, Omer Halilhodžić, for a virtual lecture and Q&A Nov. 20.  

A graduate of the University of Sarajevo with a degree in industrial design, Halilhodžić is currently a member of the designer team of Škoda. His work prior to Škoda included being a member of the famous design team of Ferrari, the exterior chief designer for the European styling center of Mercedes-Benz in Germany, as well as work with Mitsubishi Motors and Volkswagen. Halilhodžić considers Leonardo da Vinci to be the greatest designer of all time and looks to nature for his inspirations. He was responsible for the styling of the 2004 Mitsubishi Colt and the concept cars which preceded it including the CZ2, CZ3, CZ3 cabriolet, and CZT. He has since penned the Mitsubishi Concept Sportback and the Mitsubishi Concept X, which presages the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X production car.

Plan to join us Friday, Nov. 20, at noon, for Halilhodžić’s lecture, hosted via Zoom, as he discusses his career as an automotive designer and the roll of drawing and sculpture in contemporary automotive design.

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CWI’s Visiting Artist Series is made possible through a grant from Idaho Commission on the Arts, which is supported by National Endowment for the Arts. Visiting Artist Series workshops, featuring visual and performing artists, are free and open to the public.

Contact Goran Fazil at to learn more or with questions.

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