Design Factory was established in 1970 as the Industrial Design office of Art Center trained designer Jim Gerdom and we remain active in automotive and product design for our client manufacturers.

Jim’s design work has been seen in numerous automotive enthusiast magazines, including Autoweek, Hemmings, Hot Rod, and Mustang Monthly.

Jim has also taught design related courses at the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Kansas, and other local colleges.

Since 1975, we have also had a catalog of automotive enthusiast products and collectibles. which is now replaced by this website.

Jim is a member of:

  • Mustang Club of America
  • Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City
  • Falcon Club of America
  • Mid-America Falcons
  • Fairlane Club of America
  • Ranchero Enthusiasts
  • International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS)
  • IPMS Great Plains
  • KC Slammers Model Car Club, IPMS