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Raffi Minasian is a freelance designer working with a wide variety of clients. He holds a BFA from University of California at Los Angeles in Product Design and a BS in Transportation Design from Art Center College. His experience includes aircraft interior design for The Boeing Corporation, toys for Mattel and McDonald’s, consumer products for Microsoft, Polaris, and Rainbird, and car designs for Toyota, Subaru, The Franklin Mint, and Moal Coachbuilders. Over the past twenty years Raffi has designed more than 300 different model cars, and hundreds of consumer products, toys, and home accessories.


An award winning artist and published illustrator, Raffi has taught illustration and design at several noted universities. In 2003 after holding positions as Senior Director and Vice President for major corporations, he returned to his roots as a “hands on” designer working on freelance projects. Today, in addition to his ongoing product design work, Raffi manufactures specialty parts for the classic and muscle car aftermarket as well as custom parts for hot rods and customs. next>

black and white car bistro logo illustration Polaris