All Careers articles

  • side view
    Article

    Coventry University graduate MA work 2020

    2020-09-22T13:26:00Z

    The MA in Automotive & Transport Design at Coventry University combines vehicle design assignments with interdisciplinary projects. Graduates come from many countries and from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds. All are determined to follow their dream of becoming transport designers. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that graduates have had to adapt swiftly to online learning and focus on CAD models in place of creating physical models in their final major projects. Graduates adapted extremely well and their work responds to a range of important future social, environmental and technological scenarios. This article highlights just a handful of concepts. 

  • CCS MFA Thesis Shahbaaz Nilgriwala 04
    Article

    CCS 2020 Transportation Design Summer exhibition

    2020-08-20T14:56:00Z

    We review the latest work of the Transportation Design students at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies

  • Zhifan Chen 2
    Article

    Winners of Car Design Awards China 2020 announced, virtually

    2020-08-03T13:49:00Z

    Yesterday afternoon, the stellar line-up of Judges joined a virtual awards ceremony, organised by Car Design News, to announce and congratulate the Chinese students who have won the 2020 Car Design Awards China.

  • Max Missoni Juan Pablo Bernal Nahum Escobedo_IMG4829
    News

    Polestar launches annual design competition

    2020-06-25T11:26:00Z

    Polestar announces a new design contest geared to inspire and promote automotive creativity, open to both students and professional designers 

  • 2020 Judges
    News

    Car Design Awards China 2020 live judging has taken place (remotely)

    2020-06-10T15:39:00Z

    There have been three stages of judging to get to this point, and today, the Judges selected their category winners (for 10 categories) and the overall winner. The results will be announced on CDN in July, after the individuals have been given the good news. 

  • Abel Sampson thumbnail
    Video

    CDN’s livestream about virtual automotive design teaching

    2020-05-13T15:33:00Z

    Join CDN for an exclusive livestream about virtual teaching for automotive design students. The Royal College of Art’s Dale Harrow and Chris Thorpe will be presenting alongside guest speaker, and RCA alumnus Carl Gotham, Advanced Design Director, SAIC London.

  • Frank Stephenson on the Ferrari F430
    Video

    Frank Stephenson on the Ferrari F430

    2020-04-27T10:07:00Z

    His brief was to take the Ferrari 360 and make it even nicer. In this video Frank guides us through how he fulfilled this tricky task

  • Frank Stephenson
    Video

    Frank Stephenson on the new Mini project

    2020-04-27T09:51:00Z

    In the first in a series of videos looking back at Frank’s fascinating history in design, he recalls the new Mini project, from working on themes to reimagining the gradual evolution of the original Mini design

  • CDN Magna competition 2019 NA winner Zehao Zhang Theme A, life etension
    Article

    Magna’s 2020 Bold Perspective Award open for future car designers

    2020-03-24T16:26:00Z

    Prospective car designers are now able to enter Magna’s 2020 Bold Perspective Award. The winner will receive $10,000 and a paid trip to the LA Auto Show.

  • 3 Tim Pilsbury Designing Car Interior Vol 2
    News

    New Designing Car Interiors volume is invaluable resource for students

    2020-01-28T15:17:00Z

    Books for students of automotive design remain thin on the ground, particularly for interiors. Designer Tim Pilsbury is adressing this imbalance with his excellent Designing Car Interiors volumes

  • CDN_1851 Royal Commission logo
    News

    Royal Commission offering funding for UK research projects

    2019-10-17T12:16:00Z

    The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 is now taking applications for its latest round of funded fellowships and studentships. 

  • CDN Magna GBPA winner Europe Andarta 2
    News

    Magna Bold Perspective design competition announces Europe winner

    2019-09-23T16:35:00Z Sponsored by Magna Exteriors

    Magna’s student design competition asked young designers based in Europe, North America and China to develop innovative vehicle exterior designs for 20-30 years into the future. The winner of the Europe region has just been decided

  • CDAC 2020 20190415-8032
    News

    Car Design News Student Awards China 2020 competition launches

    2019-09-18T14:00:00Z

    The Car Design News Student Awards China competition is officially underway. This unique competition brings together the cream of Chinese student design talent and sets them to work designing vehicles according to an imaginative set of briefs set by eight automotive companies. The Awards ceremony will be held just before the Beijing motor show in 2020. This year, Geely, Ford, Bordrin, New Baojun, VW, Nissan, Hyundai and Chang An are asking students to imagine a dizzying variety of future worlds (and even one off-world scenario).

  • 2. MCD Portfolio Review
    News

    Michelin Challenge Design 2020 has launched

    2019-09-09T15:04:00Z Sponsored by

    Michelin has launched it’s 20th global design competition and, this year, the theme is ‘Upcycle’, challenging the entrants to take inspiration from previously recognised works from the past two decades

  • CDN Magna competition 2019 NA winner Zehao Zhang Theme A, life etension
    Article

    Magna Global Bold Perspective design competition announces US winner

    2019-08-23T12:15:00Z

    Magna’s student design competition asked young designers based in Europe, North America and China to develop innovative vehicle exterior designs for 20-30 years into the future. The winners of the North American region have just been decided, and the winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will join the other finalists at the Car Design News LA Forum, which takes place just before the Los Angeles auto show in November 2019.

  • CDN_Large-JuhoSuh
    News

    Who’s Where: Juho Suh moves from NIO to Hyundai

    2019-08-22T14:28:00Z

    Former Shanghai design studio head for NIO becomes VP and head of Hyundai Design Innovation Group

  • Nissan SH studio - digital sketching 2019
    Article

    How to be a car designer Pt7: Just got hired, the adventure begins…

    Professional car designer and transportation design teacher Luciano Bove offers aspiring car designers advice on how to make a career out of car design, get into a university which teaches transportation design and then grab every opportunity that become available. This series of articles is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a professional car designer. In this, the final article in the series, we offer advice on surviving your first weeks as a professional car designer

  • CDN sketching, not part of the interview process
    Article

    How to be a car designer Pt5: The (job) interview

    Professional car designer and transportation design teacher Luciano Bove offers aspiring car designers advice on how to make a career out of car design and get into a university which teaches transportation design. This series of articles is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a professional car designer. In this article we look at preparing for the job interview

  • CDN Sketch-off LMS 2019 Hui Li winning sketch
    Article

    How to be a car designer Pt4: Your portfolio

    Professional Car Designer and transportation design teacher Luciano Bove offers aspiring car designers advice on how to make a career out of car design and get into a university which teaches transportation design. This series of articles is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a professional car designer. In this feature we examine the art of building a strong automotive design portfolio

  • Swifter main image
    Article

    Magna competition winners announced – China region

    2019-06-26T16:55:00Z Sponsored by Magna Exteriors

    The first region in the Magna Global Bold Perspective Award has announced its results – we reveal the winning work