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GM Designer Elia Russinoff

GM Designer Elia Russinoff

Our designer friend and colleague, Elia ‘Russ’ Russinoff, has provided a portfolio of his work to feature on Dean’s Garage, shown on behalf of the Automotive Designers Guild and The League of Retired Automotive Designers, of which Russ is a fellow member. Included among the 40+ sketches/photos is an image of a gold-colored 3/8ths scale […]

Interview with Luciano Bove

Interview with Luciano Bove

How did you choose to be a designer? Since I was a child I showed a strong passion for the automobile and its design, I used to sketch cars a lot on my school notebooks until I learned about Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. I spoke to my parents showing them that […]

Five questions to Louis de Fabribeckers, Head of Design Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera

Five questions to Louis de Fabribeckers, Head of Design Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera

Six decades after Touring’s influential Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante, the Italian Carrozzeria has been spinning the flying saucer again. Classic Driver talked with Louis de Fabribeckers (Head of Design, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera) at this year’s Geneva Show.

Interview with Volvo Design Director Andreas Nilsson

Interview with Volvo Design Director Andreas Nilsson

Cast your mind back to last year’s Shanghai Motor Show and you’ll surely remember Volvo’s arresting Concept Universe. Andreas Nilsson, Volvo’s young and enterprising Design Director – Strategic and Interaction, was the man behind it. Nilsson is a rare specimen in this industry – in thirteen years since leaving Coventry with a Bachelors degree in […]

10 most important designs in Korean automotive history

10 most important designs in Korean automotive history

Four design center heads from Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors, Renault Samsung Motors and GM Korea and three automotive experts — Global AutoNews Editor in Chief Charley Chae, Daelim University College Professor Kim Pil-soo and Hanbat National University Professor Koo Sang — picked five most important models and Business Focus compiled the chart. — ED.

Interview with Christopher Weil – BMW 3 Series Exterior Designer

Interview with Christopher Weil – BMW 3 Series Exterior Designer

A young man passionate about art and architecture, Christopher Weil, is part of Adrian Van Hooydonk’s design team at BMW and responsible for the exterior design of the new F30 BMW 3 Series. At Detroit Auto Show, our own Shawn Molnar spent some time with Weil to learn more about the design language of the […]

Designer John Frye about car design

Designer John Frye about car design

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 […]

2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus – The Making of a Global Vehicle: Design

As the first in a wave of truly global vehicles to come out of the brand-defining One Ford philosophy of Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally, the next-generation Focus contains universal characteristics – from the curve of the roof down to the tension in the accelerator – known as the Ford Global DNA. This is […]

Automobile Design for the Connected Age

Automobile Design for the Connected Age

BMW’s chief designer predicts that tomorrow’s cars will be controlled by voice commands, gestures, and touch screens. Car design is in a state of flux. The designer’s job used to be about tail fins and chrome. Then it was all about cup holders and plastics. Today, as communication technology invades the vehicle, it’s just as […]

Stefan Sielaff talks about Audi

Stefan Sielaff talks about Audi’s design future

Trained at the Royal College of Art, Stefan Sielaff joined Audi in 1990 becoming head of design in 2006. Wallpaper* caught up with him at the flagship Audi centre in West London to talk about the marque’s involvement with architects and urbanism, and his thoughts on electric car design.

Interview with Jae Min, Chief Designer at Volkswagen Group Design Center California

Interview with Jae Min, Chief Designer at Volkswagen Group Design Center California

Transcendent. It’s an adjective one could use to singularly describe Jae S. Min, Chief Designer at Volkswagen Group of America, Design Center California (DCC). The complex is one of three Volkswagen Group design centers worldwide, and the only one outside of Germany. Right now he’s behind the wheel of a loaded Ibis White Q7 TDI […]

Mays on design

Mays on design

A veteran designer talks about global design, national design and why he doesn’t follow trends. With an automotive design career that includes standout work for Audi (AVUS concept, ’91) and Volkswagen (Concept One ’94), with positions in Ingolstadt (two stints, with the second including participation in the development of the TT), Munich (with BMW), Simi […]

Interview with Arseniy Kostromin

Interview with Arseniy Kostromin

Arseniy Kostromin was born in 1986 in Balashikha town near Moscow. In 2003 he left the school and entered “MAMI” (Moscow State Technical University), graduated in 2008. Since February, 2008 till November, 2010 he had been working in RDCE (Renault Design Central Europe) in Bucharest, where he also made his degree work Renault Alpine. In […]

Chevrolet Speedometer Design

Chevrolet Speedometer Design

Design evolution from 1941 to 2011 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet. During these 100 years the company developed over a hundred different types of cars, vans and trucks. All of those cars, vans and trucks have something in common: they all contain speedometers.

Interview with Peter Horbury, Volvo

Interview with Peter Horbury, Volvo

Peter Horbury (51) is quiet force of car design. Far from extrovert superstars, his 30+ year career covers over 50 cars and trucks created under Ford and Volvo brands. Horbury is best known for successful transition of classic Volvo box into contemporary styled premium brand during 90es.

Development of the 1992 Oldsmobile Achieva SCX

Development of the 1992 Oldsmobile Achieva SCX

From Buick One to Olds One I was transferred from Buick One to Oldsmobile One Exterior Studio in late 1985. Olds One was a crazy studio even by Design Staff standards. One story comes to mind. Peggy Lee recorded a song called Is That All There Is? in the ’50s that was so depressing that it was […]

3D Automotive Modeling

3D Automotive Modeling

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 […]

1987 Oldsmobile Aerotech

1987 Oldsmobile Aerotech

I was in Oldsmobile 2 Studio when Ed Welburn was given the assignment to develop the Aerotech. The car was modeled in an out-of-the-way basement studio away from prying eyes. It is interesting to note that two years earlier when the Achieva styling model was being developed, Dave Holls decided to pull the clay out […]

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