About Us


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


SEMA Member

Truckin', August 2010

Hot Rod, December 2004

Mustang Illustrated, August 1993