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    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. 

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    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

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    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).

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 

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    IED Barcelona: Graduating into a changing world for transportation design

    2019-06-17T13:34:00Z Sponsored by IED Barcelona

    Where are they now, and how do they see transportation design developing? Four former students from IED Barcelona describe their roles and careers since graduating…

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    Roadster Life busts some myths

    2019-06-10T11:03:00Z

    Created by CDN fan and automotive freelance designer (and author)  Matteo Licata, this mythbusting video will brighten your week

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    Michelin’s Challenge Design winners announced

    2019-06-06T15:02:00Z

    The theme of this year’s challenge was ‘Inspiring Mobility’, which looked for ideas about how to put emotion and human interaction into focus in the mega cities of 2035

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    CDN Sketch-off at the London Motor & Tech show

    2019-05-21T13:27:00Z

    At this year’s London motor show Mike Brewer compèred the first ever Car Design News live Sketch-off

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    Shanghai’s war for talent

    2018-09-26T16:59:00Z

    The place to be for young designers is now Shanghai – but expect competition…

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    Car Design Essentials Part 3: Graphics

    2018-09-05T15:50:00Z

    Designers talk of “having an eye for design,” an intuitive sense of what’s harmonious and what is undesirable but what exactly are the components of the criteria that they’re using? For automotive design  it essentially breaks down into three steps, which we term ‘Bones, Muscles and Graphics’. In this final part, we examine the third element of evaluating automotive design, the graphic treatment (grilles, lamps, window shapes, shutlines, DRG, DLO, wheels)

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    Car Design Essentials Part 2: Muscles

    2018-08-28T16:59:00Z

    How do you teach automotive design students to develop a good eye for design; to intuitively draw vehicles with good proportions, pleasing lines and a strong design character? Essentially, it breaks down into three steps, which I term ‘Bones, Muscles and Graphics’. Over the course of three articles Nick Hull will introduce these steps and explain the components of each element that builds into a complete set of principles.

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    Car Design Essentials Part 1: Bones

    2018-08-17T16:48:00Z

    How do you teach automotive design students to develop a good eye for design; to intuitively draw vehicles with good proportions, pleasing lines and a strong design character? Essentially, it breaks down into three steps, which I term ‘Bones, Muscles and Graphics’. Over the course of three articles Nick Hull will introduce these steps and explain the components of each element that builds into a complete set of principles.

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    How much does it cost for a car designer to live in different cities around the world? And what’s the quality of living?

    2016-07-27T16:02:06Z

    What to expect when living in one of the world’s car design cities