Never referred to as a painter, Syd Mead, nevertheless, has his own unique style of depicting cars, trucks and other transportation. Starting as an automotive designer with Ford, USA, Syd proceeded, just after 23 months at the company, to develop his own career with the US Steel and other clients. Syd Mead cannot be described as a designer or painter. He possesses qualities necessary to successfully work in both fields. However, his forte is visualization. Therefore he is more of the futurist and visionary, producing his visuals of striking beauty and quality.