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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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    Starting out in car design

    It’s a common predicament. You’re 16 years old and desperate to become a car designer but have little idea about how to achieve that burning ambition. Nick Hull offers some practical advice on how to begin your career as a car designer

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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 Pt6: 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 Pt3: 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 Pt1: 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

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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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    What can car designers learn from Dieter Rams?

    2017-02-07T15:44:07Z

    Simplicity, purity and honesty in design: can car designers learn from Rams' product design philosophy?

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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

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    Why car designers and engineers should solve problems together

    2016-03-17T15:28:31Z

    How close relationships between design and engineering help make better cars

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    What is the likely effect of the emissions testing scandal on car designers?

    2015-09-28T12:10:16Z

    Peter Stevens covers everything a designer needs to know about defeat devices, testing regulations and more