Car Design Learning Resources
It is true! It is not an easy task to choose a Design School. We have so many around the world. Back at my time (30 years ago) it was a lot easier. We had probably five schools, Art Center College of Design ( Pasadena USA) and Royal College (London UK) were the best ones. Today […]
When I was a student at ACCD in Pasadena I learned to accept critics about my work and also critic my classmates’ works. Our teachers encouraged us to do so. When I start teaching I also criticize students’ works and asked them to give their critics and opinions about their classmates’ works. At work (Fiat […]
In Car Design Education most of young fresh students believe that the hardest thing to accomplish is to be accepted at a good competitive design school! “Hey to be accepted I had to go through a selection with interview and entry portfolio review, now I am in… I made it!” You know what? In a […]
This is the time everybody is searching for a good Design school to attend next academic year. In Transportation Design , in some ways, it is easier to choose because there are less schools. At the same time all these schools are in competition with each others and offer similar programs, similar methods and similar […]
[…] To me it is a good thing that design schools seriously start forming young designers to learn and become passionate about the fascinating virtual 3D design world, design studios around the world need such professional profiles because virtual technologies are getting more important day by day into the design process. Autodesk and Maya 3DMAX […]
Today I would like to tell you a bit about the importance of Master programs in Design offered by many Design schools around the globe. I decided to treat this topic because sometime, during my visits in schools, students ask me if it is adviced to follow a Master Program after the Diploma and if […]
Much of the traffic this website receives is from people who are interested in a career in car design. It is a very difficult career to secure, and not at as one might visualize. This is a short explanation of how I ended up in this career. It isn’t the path that everyone takes of […]
Note: Link directs to the book preview hosted by Google Books. Master techniques from top automotive designers and world-class game developers with this insider’s guide to designing and modeling 3D vehicles. With techniques demonstrated in 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, and Photoshop, 3D Automotive Modeling starts with a fantastic series of hot concept designs and continues […]
Many of you are writing to me asking for info on master Programs in Transportation Design. Many of you come from car design schools and engineering universities, many asking about their age to make sure it (the age) does not become the negative element to stop them from finding a job in car design (risk […]
Lately I wrote about all mistakes to avoid in preparing and sending your mini portfolio to a car design studio. Today I would like to remind you that your Design CV (editorial graphics) is also very important as wall as how and what you write in you Cover Letter.
Searching for car design sketches,illustrations,digital art, renderings, tutorials, demos is very important for beginners. Transportation Design students or lovers need good quality references to see, understand and learn. If we want to draw well cars we have to follow car sketching lessons, but also we have to help ourself when our teachers and friends are […]
I keep receiving your mini sketch books via email for an evaluation and I am very happy about the trust you have in me and my judgments. Lately I received some that had the same mistakes and I had to write back telling about: quality, composition on page, rendering quality, visual communication and presentation’s objectives.
I keep receiving your mini sketch books via email for an evaluation and I am very happy about the trust you have in me and my judgments. Lately I received some that had the same mistakes and I had to write back telling about: quality, composition on page, rendering quality, visual comunication and presentation’s objectives.
What about Public Universities and what exactly do they offer? In contrast, public Universities that offer design curriculum’s will give you a well rounded education. You study many different subjects but from the artistic skill perspective, you do not benefit from the intense curriculum that is only well known to the private art schools. The […]
Drawing cars as a casual hobby is one thing. Pursuing the art of designing cars is a completely different animal all together. Embarking in the journey and quest for your future is scary. The question asked “What do I want to study in college?” creeps up around your junior or senior year of high school. […]
Recently I received by email a new small mini portfolio in Pdf format from a young design student asking me for some tips and advices. As usually I do I went through it with attention, it was made of 17 pages with sketches and color rendered illustrations of final chosen designs. At a first glance […]
Several times I wrote about the importance of sketching cars correctly and the image here published made by designer Akos Szas is an example. The car sketches composition about a VW project proposals shows how exciting could be drawing cars. I imagine that Akos’s drawing is part of a larger series of presented works, what […]
Jason White, a contract car designer at Ford and an instructor in the Transportation Design department at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, must be a wonderful teacher. His first book, the self-published and obliquely titled “Old School Viscom: 20 Renderings in 20 Steps”, is fascinating from the first page to anyone who has ever wanted […]