Bunker Hill Bradley
: this American designer's name comes from the famous revolutionary battle. He has won international recognition as a car designer, with experience in the United States (GM and Ford), Japan (Nissan and Honda), Germany (Ford), and Australia (Holden, Nissan, Ford, and Toyota).
Born in Los Angeles and raised on the West Coast, he graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design on a Ford scholarship. His career began with GM in Detroit that same year, 1979, working under Chuck Jordan and Bill Porter. A return to California brought him to Honda in '83 and Ford's Concept Center in '84, as Assistant Manager.
Bunker migrated to Australia for three years in '86, becoming Chief Designer of GM Holden, and in '88, Design Director of Nissan. His return to California in '89 brought him to GM's Advanced Concepts Center under John Schinella, before emigrating back to Australia in '94. Bradley has taught art and design in both the US and Australia, and is now finally back in California, as freelance designer.
Notable achievements: Chief Designer of the Holden VN/VP/VQ Commodores. Key Designer on projects like the Pontiac Fiero Prototype, Buick Riviera, Ford Thunderbirds, Cadillac Allante Concepts, Corvette C-5 Calif., Shelby Series I interior, and Honda Accord 3-door. Chief Designer or Designer on many limited production cars and show cars: eg: Ford Au. GT-2, Australia Axcess I & II, (award-winning industry showcars), The Ford Au. R-5, the Brock Au. VL-Groupe A, GM electric showcars, and numerous bus, motorcycle and convertible projects.