Keith Charvonia is an award-winning Industrial Designer from Phoenix, Arizona. A tinkerer since he could walk, he has always had an interest in anything mechanical. That sense of curiosity found a place to thrive at Arizona State University, where Keith graduated with his B.S. in Industrial Design Cum Laude in 2005.
The day after graduation Keith headed to Long Beach, California to begin his internship at Yamaha's design studio. This afforded Keith the opportunity to hone his sketching skills alongside some of the industry's most talented artists and designers.
The next chapter led Keith back to Phoenix-based OmniMount Systems, where he received six patents and countless industry awards for innovative flat panel mounting solutions. During this time, Keith was also quietly building what would become a world famous kustom, his '51 Kaiser. His first traditional build landed him in HOT ROD Magazine four times, Rodder's Journal #54, and an appearance on Jay Leno's Garage.
Keith currently heads up Product Development for Airaid Performance Intakes, where he designs the most innovative, highest horsepower intakes available.
He also works actively for Speedhunters as a photojournalist, so you might spot him at a car show or race on the weekends. Keith has spent the past two years honing his craft both as a photographer and writer and enjoys the opportunity to learn about cars and their owners with each story he creates.
In 2014, Keith represented Speedhunters in the Scion Tuner Challenge, going head to head with Super Street and GT Channel to build the best Scion FR-S they could in just 90 days. With the help of automotive designer Andy Blackmore, Keith and, his small team built the winning FR-S in his humble two-car garage. The MAXIMUM ATTACK FR-S was also featured on Jay Leno's Garage.