Site of the Month: Designer Techniques

Automotive Design 3 May 2006
Site of the Month: Designer Techniques

DesignerTechniques is a new car design website with exclusive tutorials and resources. It was created by Allan MacDonald, a professional designer today employed at Volvo Trucks.

An image from the

An image from the “Photoshop Tape Drawing” tutorial DesignerTechniques is a brand new website that promises to become one of most valuable resources for car design students and enthusiasts.

As its creator Allan Macdonald explains, “My intention […] is to create a leading database of information that will help teach students of design, and give advice on how to become an automotive designer.”

At the moment there are already several tutorials available, all of them providing high quality tips on various subjects, from traditional drawing to digital sketching.

Another interesting feature is the “Designers” section, where visitors will have the opportunity to read the stories and career paths of today’s professional designers.

Sketches by Allan MacDonald
Above: Sketches by Allan MacDonald, today designer at Volvo Trucks

In addition to this, to celebrate the launch of the website a design competition will be started soon, and CarBodyDesign will keep you informed about this event.

For the moment, interested people can contact DesignerTechniques’ staff to send suggestions or share ideas (email:

DesignerTechniques screenshot
DesignerTechniques screenshot
Above: Some screenshots from DesignerTechniques website

We wish the best luck to Allan MacDonald and his staff for their promising project!

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