MCE Design Workshops 2010

Design Schools 21 Dec 2009
MCE Design Workshops 2010

Motorcity Europe has organized a second series of two- and five-day Design Workshops, that will be held in Cologne, Germany, in February 2010 and will be available in intermediate and advanced level. We report the main information and a gallery from the past Design Seminars.

Independent design studio Motorcity Europe (MCE) is launching another series of two- and five-day Design Workshops aimed at broadening the skills, experience and job prospects of anyone working – or looking to work – within the field of automotive design.

August 22 Seminar Workroom August 22 Seminar WorkroomSketching Demo During The August 8 Seminar Based on the success of the MCE Summer Seminars, these follow up Workshops in February 2010 will be an improved version, open to all skill levels of Design. Top sponsors including Autdesk, Wacom and RLE Int’l will also be supporting this event.

Chris Daniels - Kia DesignDavid Beasley - Pininfarina DesignErika Tsubaki - Ford DesignHeld within the RLE-MCE design studio in Cologne, Germany, the Workshops 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.

Building Scale Clay Models In 3 Days Building Scale Clay Models In 3 Days Sketch Demo These seminars are open to students, graduates, design professionals and even non-designers seeking to gain experience in the field.

As such, the seminars are broken down into two levels: intermediate and advanced. The latter is only open to those with a degree in automotive or industrial design, or higher-level design students.

Hugo Nightingale - Jaguar DesignHugo Nightingale and David Hilton Giving Sketch Demos Pascal Grappey - Citroen Design

Both groups can choose between a two-day intensive weekend course (475 Euros), or a five-day Project Workshop (975 Euros) that will see attendees walk out with a portfolio project 3D model developed under the guidance of MCE’s design professionals.

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

MCE Sketch MCE Sketch MCE SketchAll attendees to the Workshop will have their own 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 600-square-meter studio is equipped with a full-size measuring plate, a complete shop and all the materials required to build scale models.

“I was amazed at how much the individuals accomplished in the Summer Seminars. These follow up Workshops are 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 MCE Director, David Hilton.

Places are available for the February 20 and 27th Workshops. For more information visit

(Source: Motorcity Europe)

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