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  • Frank Stephenson on the Ferrari F430
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    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

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    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

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    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

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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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    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 part 6: The internship

    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 penultimate article of this series, we offer advice on making the most of the internship

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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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    How to be a car designer part 3: Going to design school

    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 featue he offers advice on how to make the most of your time at university and put yourself first in line for a job in car design

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    How to be a car designer part 2: Starting design school

    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

  • How to be a car designer Luciano Bove
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    How to be a car designer Part 1: Turning passion into a profession

    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

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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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    Magna design competition seeks students with insight and vision

    2019-04-15T18:12:00Z

    [Sponsored] Magna’s Global Bold Perspective Award, staged in association with CDN, is looking for design students with big ideas about future mobility

  • Designing Car Interiors by Tim Pilsbury
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    New book - Designing Car Interiors

    2019-03-28T10:22:00Z

    Tim Pilsbury’s new book, Designing Car Interiors, is an excellent addition to the car design library

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    Six books for your holiday wish list

    2018-12-17T11:17:00Z

    Buy them for your learned friend, relative or colleague… or just get them for yourself

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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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    Book Review: How to Illustrate and Design Concept Cars

    2017-07-11T11:17:00Z

    A thorough introduction to visualising your ideas