Luciano Bove

Luciano Bove

Born in Nocera Inferiore, Italy in 1963, Bove start his car design adventure at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, aged 19, graduating in 1989.

His career started at Fiat in Turin, Italy, where he stayed for 12 years. Here he designed and managed the Fiat Seicento programme from 1995–98.

In January 2000 he moved to Renault as senior design manager. He still works there today as R&D design manager responsible for new technology design projects. These include the Kangoo II and Renault Twizy EV for which he won the Red Dot Design Award in 2012.

During his designer career he has taught many students at Art Center Europe in Vevey, Switzerland, as well as IAAD and IED Turin.

In 2006 he founded Car Design Education Tips – a blog dedicated to car design for passionate design students.

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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