Car Design Publications

George Barbaz

George Barbaz

I worked with George Barbaz in the Lincoln-Mercury Advanced Design Studio during 1973. George was the “Senior” member of our studio, having started as a designer with Ford in 1945 after serving in the army infantry during World War II. He was of Hungarian descent, and had a great sense of humor, and very definite […]

Sneak Preview of the New 1968 GM Cars

Sneak Preview of the New 1968 GM Cars

Dick Nesbitt sent me these and this note: “I came across some Harry Bradley 1968 forecast illustrations for Motor Trend(July 1967) I got from Strother McMinn when I was at Art Center.”

Curvature: the relevant criterion for Class-A surface quality

Curvature: the relevant criterion for Class-A surface quality

An increasinq number of projects in in the automotive and aeronautical industry include Class-A surface quality as a competitive advantage. Quality control tends to be too subjective, however, as it is usually entrusted to human inspectors. Optical systems are showing qreat a promise with theis high resolution, but the relevance, geometrical correctness and correlation with […]

Art Center

Art Center’s New Breed

Personal Mobility, this is perhaps the most used description for what automotive design is trying to become, of the future of mobility. Often, and in certain countries, it has a linguistic connection to gear that helps physically impaired people move around comfortably. The car industry is desperately trying to shake that connotation off but at […]

Harry Bentley Bradley, Part 2

Harry Bentley Bradley, Part 2

While Dean’s Garage venue is not custom cars, nonetheless there is a lot of creativity and interesting design to be discovered when designers apply their skills and interest to modifying what Detroit built. The customizer must have a very thorough understanding of the vocabulary of forms he’s working with to successfully reinvent the design. Plus, […]

Harry Bentley Bradley, Part One

Harry Bentley Bradley, Part One

Harry Bradley was one of the Transportation Design Instructors at Art Center when I was there. I remember the first day of a Trans class in my last trimester, Harry announced that there weren’t any design jobs. Judging from the last few graduating classes, he was right. No jobs had been offered. That wasn’t very […]

Nissan Micra Design Story

Nissan Micra Design Story

“With the March (also known as Micra), the project was a huge challenge for the design team, we had to travel a long way to reach the goal” said Makoto Yamane, Nissan’s Associate Product Chief Designer. “Spending almost twice as much time on it compared to regular projects, but after achieving various breakthroughs the design […]

Interview with Dmitriy Samal

Interview with Dmitriy Samal

Cardesign.ru community collaborates with many design studios, including those organized by its fellow countrymen. One of these studios, Samal Design, is being managed by its founder Dmitriy Samal, who lives and works in Paris. We’ve asked Dmitriy to tell us about his career path and vision of the design.

Designing a World-Class Compact Sedan

Designing a World-Class Compact Sedan

“I wanted to design a perfect robust sedan,” says Yamane, Associate Product Chief Designer in charge of designing the new Global Sedan. Sports cars, minivans, and SUVs… Automobiles come in various forms. However, looking back into the history of motorization, regardless of the country, the very first step is always a sedan. Over a long […]

Interview with Domagoj Dukec, BMW

Interview with Domagoj Dukec, BMW

An in-depth interview with Domagoj Dukec, BMW Group Design Manager. Graduated in 1989 from Pforzheim, the 36year old Croatian has worked for Volkswagen and Citroën, where he moved by personal invitation from Citroën Design Director Jean-Pierre Ploué.

Interview with designer Nicola Crea

Interview with designer Nicola Crea

Design is the practice that allows dreams to come through Nicola Crea is a design manager and consultant for product development. He has worked as a car designer at Pininfarina Concept Institute, Fiat, Mercedes-Benz cars and Giannini. In 1992, he ventured into designing of boats and motorcycles. He started his consultancy, “Victory design”, an engineering […]

Exclusive interview:

Exclusive interview: ‘Blade Runner’ Futurist Syd Mead

The man behind the visual style of many a Hollywood SF classic (and who has arguably done more than anyone else to shape the cars we drive today) prognosticates on the automotive industry…and the prospect of a Blade Runner sequel.

Personal Luxury Cars of the 1970s, Part 2

Personal Luxury Cars of the 1970s, Part 2

There has been quite a bit of interest in the last post by Dick Nesbitt, if the number of comments is any indication. Here is some follow-up information and sketches/photos courtesy of Dick Nesbitt.

Personal Luxury Cars of the 1970s

Personal Luxury Cars of the 1970s

As rising insurance cost and increased emissions control concerns gradually phased out the exciting high-performance cars of the late 1960′s, high-image “personal-luxury” style became the new emphasis for the 1970s. From the “entry-level” Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Ford Elite, to the “mid-range” Pontiac Grand Prix, Mercury Cougar, Dodge Daytona and Chrysler Cordoba, sales were exploding […]

Design CV

Design CV & Cover letter presentation

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

Searching for Car Design sketches

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 […]

Tips on Transportation Design Courses

Tips on Transportation Design Courses

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.

Rules for a good mini sketch book

Rules for a good mini sketch book

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.

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