Wayne Kady began his career as an automobile designer in 1961, and spent the next 38 years in Cadillac and Buick studios. His first production studio assignment was in Cadillac working on the ’65s. In 1968 he was promoted to Chief Designer in Advanced Cadillac Studio. There he led the design of the highly successful 1971 Eldorado. In September 1972 Wayne was promoted to Buick Chief Designer. Then back to Cadillac as he served as Studio Chief from 1974 until 1988. There he directed the design for Cadillac DeVilles, Fleetwoods, Sevilles, and Eldorados. In 1988 Wayne returned to Buick as Chief Designer of Buick 2, overseeing the design of the 1992 Roadmaster, 1993 Sklylark, and the 1997 Century and Regal sedans before his retirement in 1999.
I was in Cadillac Studio under Wayne in 1976 and again in late 1987. Many thanks to Wayne for taking the time to share photos and descriptions of his work.
Wayne rendered in water color. The examples in this gallery would take 2-3 days to render. Photos in the gallery are captioned.