About

About me:

Christobal Welchissimo (or Chris Welch)

My design education started at University of Cincinnati in 1992.

I worked for Hasbro/Kenner Toy Group from 1993 until 2007 as a freelance contract artist. I designed LOTS of toys and concept designs for Film, Games, and Television. Transformers, Gi-Joe, Superman, Batman, Fox, Universal, Dreamworks.

I worked at BMW/Designworks - USA from 1995-1997. I designed several things including Caterpillar Front-Loaders, Dina Class 8 trucks, and BMW exterior car designs.

Along the way I worked for Siemens, Philips, Magnavox, Disney, Blizzard, and a laundry list of companies that are of no consequence, but were fun to design for.

In 1997 I moved to Michigan and started working for Magna designing car seats, and co-invented the original fold-in-floor bucket seat known more commonly in the industry as a stow-and-go seat.

In 2004 I started working for Jeep Truck, designing lots of car stuff. I helped design lots of cars, but am most well known for the 2011-2016 Jeep Grand-Cherokee interiors.

The First CycleKart I built was in 2013, after James M. created 'The Gauntlet' which was a design and building challenge (which he won) to make a Cyclekart. That first design was nicknamed 'The Rotten Tuna' and was a steel monstrosity built as a test bed for things I wanted to try, and to help learn how to fabricate. It was dis-assembled in 2016.

The Second CycleKart was built at a friends place, and is steel framed, but utilizes lightening-holes along the steel structure to add lightness and flex in the body.

The Third CycleKart is the Bugatii Type-69, which is an exercise in lightness. It's my theory that a CycleKart can be VERY light, using basic materials (nothing exotic).

please email me for more info: cyclekartdesign@gmail.com




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