MCE Design Workshops 2014

Design Workshops 4 Dec 2013
MCE Design Workshops 2014

Independent design studio Motorcity Europe has announced the much-awaited return of their car design workshops: the next two-day and five-day workshops will take place on January 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

Back by popular demand after the success of the 2009-2011 editions, these two-day and five-day Design Workshops, planned for January 25-29, 2014 will open to all skill levels of design.

MCE Design Workshop - Attendee on his digital model Building scale clay models in 3 days

The renewed worshops will be intensely improved and will be aimed at “broadening the skills, experience and job prospects of anyone working – or looking to work – within the field of automotive design.”

Bentley GT3 - one of David Hilton's projects at Bentley

Run by MCE Director and recently Bentley Exterior Design Chief David Hilton, the workshops will have a limited attendance of just 20 designers.

MC1 supercar concept rendering

The courses will be held within the MCE-RLE design studio in Cologne, Germany, and will see well-known design professionals instruct on a range of design techniques, including sketching and visualizing, clay and digital modeling, portfolio improvement, presentation skills, creative thinking, and automotive and product design business strategies.

Sketching demo by Jaguar designer Hugo Nightingale Presentation by Hasip Girgin from Mazda

The workshops are open to students, graduates, design professionals and even non-designers seeking to gain experience in the field.

Sketching demo by Jaguar designer Hugo Nightingale Presentation by David Beasley from Nissan Design London

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MCE Design Workshops details

MCE Design Workshop 2014 PosterThis one time Workshop is open to both Advanced and Intermediate level attendees.

They can choose between a two-day intensive weekend course (495 Euros), or a five-day Project Workshop (995 Euros) which will allow them to walk out with a completed 3D portfolio model project developed under the guidance of MCE’s design professionals.

Previous guest presenters have included working Designers from Ford, Pininfarina, Citroen, Kia, Jaguar, Mazda and more.

All attendees to the Workshop will have private access to an Alias Autostudio workstations equipped with Wacom tablets and sketch pads. No experience in Alias is required, all tricks and tips taught are easy to learn and use.

The 500-square-meter studio is equipped with a full-size measuring plate, a complete shop and all the materials required to build scale models.

“I am constantly amazed at how much the individuals accomplish in these Workshops. This follow up intense Workshop is all about creativity, talent building and portfolio improvement in an interactive environment. It’s fascinating to get Designers together in one studio setting, learning from each other, trading contacts and concepts. The objective is to interactively improve each individual while opening new doors and ideas,” explains David Hilton.

MCE Design Workshop - Group shot around the Workshop limousine

Top sponsors of the event will include Autodesk, Wacom and RLE Int’l.

(Image Courtesy: Motorcity Europe for Car Body Design)

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