As Acura Executive Creative Director, Dave Marek has responsibility for the designs of all Acura products worldwide. This included bringing to life the brand's Precision Crafted Performance DNA in the new design direction of Acura vehicles.

Marek joined the company at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) in 1987 and, since that time, has contributed to the designs of its North American-developed products for more than 25 years.

In Marek's previous role as Honda's design project leader for the U.S., he led the design for a number of milestone products, including the 1994 Honda Accord Wagon, 2003 Honda Element and 2006 Honda Ridgeline. Significantly, Marek led the design of the first Acura model to be designed, developed and produced in America, the 1997 Acura CL.

In 2014, Marek was named Acura Creative Director, becoming Acura Executive Creative Director in 2016.

In 2019, Marek led the design of the unique bodywork and livery for the 2019 IMSA Acura Team Penske ARX-05 prototypes, which made their racing debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in January 2019.

On April 1, 2021, his role moved within American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) as part of a corporate restructuring that led to the integration of the auto styling operations of HRA into AHM.  

Marek earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, graduating with honors from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. He continues to be involved with his alma mater, including serving as an instructor since 1989, bringing numerous ArtCenter-sponsored projects to the California Department of Transportation, and being elected to the ArtCenter Alumni Council.

Marek's work has been published in numerous enthusiast magazines, including Road & Track, Racer, Street Rodder, and Car Graphic, as well as online at and Marek also has created fine art and graphics for various championship racing teams, including Honda Racing.