Erik Van der Palen (born in The Netherlands) is artist who studied industrial design at the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He also worked for Mercedes Benz AG in Stuttgart, Germany as an apprentice designer in the automotive styling studio. Van der Palen moved to California in early 1980 to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
He has worked on a variety of projects including motion picture concept design for science fiction films such as Bladerunner, Tron, and 2010.
Artist for Torg's Kanawa Land Vehicles