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How to Present your Car Design Project

 

How do you present your car design project in school or your portfolio’s projects?

Design students many times have really nice works and projects done, but when it comes to present them to people in public something strange happens they do not sell their ideas well enough.

In this video some tips & advices to improve your way you present your design projects specially in Transportation Design field.

Enjoy!

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The Digital Modeler in Car Design

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Very often we talk about car design and car designers, but not much about other professional roles that help a design to become an excellent and sexy model.

The Digital Modeler is a key role in this fascinating and creative world. Designers could not see their creativity come to life without a good design modeler as partner.

In this Hub on Hubpages I tell about it and it might be of your interest if you like to model, so click: The Digital Modeler to read the full article!

 

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The Clay Modeler in Car Design

Clay Modelers at work

When we talk about Car Design we often talk about designers and their Hollywood life style (which is not really true).

However, there are several other professional roles in car design that are very important such as the Clay Modeler. What does it mean modeling cars? How important is this professional figure in a design team?

To discover click: The Clay modeler

Enjoy!

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Renault Design Academy India Midterm Step

renault-design-academy-india-moneet-chitrodaRenault Interior Designer Moneet Chitroda meets Design Academy India’s interns

Since 3 months, the 4 Renault Design Academy India Internship program interns, in Chennai India, keep on working hard to achieve their objective: get hired by Renault  at the end of this adventure.

For those that do not know yet, Renault recently opened the Design Academy India special internship program in its new Design studio in Chennai India. Objective of this initiative is to select some of the best talents from design schools and form them with a very close to reality working program, the 2 best at the end will be offered a real designer job contract.

From an idea of Patrick Lecharpy, and managed by Luciano Bove the Design Academy India counts on a trainers’ team of 12 professional Renault designers. Each week a trainer flies to Chennai to spend his/her week with the interns and supervise their project development.

Anybody can follow this incredible activity via Renault Design Academy India’s Facebook page on which you will see lots of photos and videos plus the weekly EPISODES sort of short videos of how they are moving on with this internship. Please LIKE the page if you check it!

So, where are we today with our interns?

Actually they are in the process of starting their Alias virtual models according to their chosen concept, at the end of this month Renault VP Design big boss Laurens van den Acker will be visiting the Design Academy and check their work in progress with Patrick Lecharpy, Luciano Bove, Alain Lonay, Philippe Ponceau.

In other words the program is moving to model making step and, before that, some strong feedbacks will be given to the interns by the top management. Smitesh, Gautam,Nhikil & Aditya (the 4 interns) will present their works to get precious advices and move on with their projects according to the planning.

The final Design Academy presentation is expected for the 18th of October.

Check the Facebook page to stay tuned for more to come…

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Car Design How a Sketch becomes a Real Car

Car Design Process is always a bit complicated to explain, and I know that many of you would like to understand how a car sketch is transformed in a real car project.

It is a teamwork complex activity, Design dept will work with other departments in the company to complete the project and see one day that project in production.

In this video, I try to explain how this process takes place.

Enjoy!

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Free-hand Sketching is Important!

Sketching free-hand showing excellent skills & talent is extremely important to be a designer.

In a Design Process, to develop a project, sketching is the first important step to make, drawing on paper our ideas (ideation stage or brainstorming step) will give any designer a passional and fun way to look for ideas and also to do it in a more efficient way in terms of timing. If we know how to draw it will be easier to see on paper our ideas.

Any project has its Design Process and Design Planning (how long will it take to make the project according to company’s time to market plan); to perform correctly every step of this process has a given time that we (designers) must respect.

You understand that if you do not sketch well or think that you can easily jump steps to go directly to sketch modeling you are making a big mistake! The reason is simple: it will take you a lot longer to respect the Design Process Timing (specially in Car Design).

 

 

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