Until 2015 Martin Skalski was a full-time, tenured, professor at Pratt institute, located in Brooklyn, New York. Professor Skalski established and directed the Transportation Design Program at Pratt and taught drawing, color theory, abstract three-dimensional design as well as transportation design. He is a Fulbright Scholar and has taught internationally in China and Turkey and at art and design schools in Michigan. While at Pratt he solicited and executed sponsored design projects by numerous corporations including: Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Honda, Northrop-Grumman, Corning, Black and Decker, NEC, Mitsubishi and Engelhard/Mearl. In 1998 he formed partnership with the University of Virginia Aeronautical Engineering School to design small aircraft. Two aircraft designs from that partnership won NASA design awards. He as received numerous grants and awards: including an NEA design award, two $25,000 and two $10,000 grants from Ford Motor Company, $30,000 from Mitsubishi Motors of America, Grants totaling over $100,000 from General Motors Corporation and a Metropolis Designers Saturday design award. His students and his own work has been shown in Car Styling Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Progressive Architecture and Brooklyn Bridge Magazine. Examples of his work have been exhibited in New York and Tokyo. His book, “External Qualities” that explains in detail the aesthetic aspects of color, line, shape, texture, pattern and gloss. A second book, “Three-Dimensional Design” gives step-by-step instructions for teaching a year-long course for three-dimensional visual literacy. He has done experimental design for new products to be mass produced by laser and other computer run machinery at Milgo Industries in New York. His firm completed the design for a set of different pieces of street furniture for a New York based street amenities company.