Brenda Parkin

Brenda Parkin

Lead Color Designer, Nissan Design America

Brenda Parkin has been a Color Designer at Nissan Design America in San Diego since 1990. Graduating from San Diego Start University in 1985 with a degree in applied design (crafts) she now applies her need to explore “Experiment with the Materials’ approach to her designs at Nissan. When explaining what a Color Design does she often refers to it as ”Telling a Story” every selection of material, color or texture sends a message. Brenda often uses found objects and carefully curates them to discuss the intended message. Brenda has a passion to educate students about the diversity and opportunities so few people know exists with a career as a Automotive Color Designer.