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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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How to Make a Car Design Portfolio Advices

The Car Design Portfolio is a hot topic in Design education, and during my last LIVE CHAT on my YouTube channel I talked about it. The objective in this video lecture is to give lots of advices and tips to you so that you remain concentrated on the key factors to make a professional portfolio.

We must keep in mind that quality and creativity are the most important aspects of any portfolio, with quality I also mean skills.

How many mistakes should we be aware of? Many, and in this video I explain how to avoid some of them.

Enjoy!

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Renault Design Academy India Final Presentation News

Luciano Bove and the Design Academy India candidates

The Renault Design Academy India special Internship Program held in Chennai Design Studio (in India) is almost at its end.

On the 14th of November the four candidates will deliver their project presentation including their scale painted models, Luciano Bove (DAI Program Manager) & Patrick Lecharpy (Renault VP Advance Design & India Design Operations) will be in Chennai for the presentation and also to decide what to do after the Design Academy in Chennai design studio.

The Renault Design managers from France will announce the follow up of this special internship, we do not know yet how many will be hired as designers by Renault, we do not know if those projects will have an extra activity for the near future.

The only sure thing is that the Design Academy India will be present at the next Delhi Motor Show on the Renault India stand…and it might not be just this…

Follow (click) Renault Design Academy India Facebook official page to discover the final presentation, news, videos & and lots more.

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What Age to Get into Car Designers’ Market? Some Tips.

The Car designers’ market changed a lot in the last 20 years thanks to many new design schools popping out as mushrooms around the world. How this is affecting the car designer market?

It is clear that today the hiring age is lower than some years ago. A young designer out of school is hired at the age of 21/23 years old, this is the reason why the age factor is very important to get into a car design studio. Naturally a real talent will always have his/her chance even if older…but it remains an exception.

Check my ebook about Car Designer Career & Management (click)

Car Designer, some tips for you by Luciano Bove

Car Designer, some tips for you by Luciano Bove

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Drawing well cars or products is first step for a good portfolio

I did not know if to write again about “drawing correctly cars, products or whatever you prefer” because it might look like I am repeating myself here.

However, recently I visited two important design schools (Russia and Italy) and I saw final portfolios and projects just before diplomas and bachelors have been given to those graduating students. I also saw few works from other schools (mainly Italians) on Facebook. Again final graduating presentations.

I have to admit that all presentations have been well organized by those schools, you can find online several nice pictures and videos.

What about the content?

Since I believe the content (what and how you developed your projects) is more important than “all flashes and lights” of a final graduating presentation and party…I payed good attention to those portfolios’ content.

-student skills

-student creativity

-student final design oral presentation

-student overall portfolio organization

Those are my main 4 key elements I look at to understand if a graduating student is ready to postulate for a designer job vacancy.

Now, I chose Driven Mavens’ car sketch on top of this article because it is a great example how a well constructed sketch should be at the end of any First Year design student. Believe me I saw only 2 students close to this quality after more than 50 students (between all schools I saw personally or on FB).

Too many students show, in their final portfolios, projects with big drawing mistakes which means they are missing the Basics of Drawing, I saw few with bad wheels on their car sketch perspectives (yes first year mistake when we all learned how to draw an ellipse in perspective to draw our car wheels), I saw many cars illustrations with horrible backgrounds (the subject is overpowered by its background done of course with the magic Photoshop, next time better learn how to place a background first to give value to your subject on paper). I have heard lots of “this is my style”, “This is my personal logo”, “No I do not know how long is my car”, “you right my perspective is not correct”…

Portfolio Creativity

The last thing is a bit embarrassing for me is: the expressed creativity.

Most of projects I saw were a mix salad of what we saw already during last two years of car shows. I still see projects that show a nice restyling execution rather than a new design proposal. When some showed a real super creative project it was about a huge vehicle with no wheel but only for two people (?!?), super aero but intended for city use (?!?).

Is out there a lack of creativity? Is there some light selections operated by some of those design schools?

It would be too easy to accuse the students of not performing as they should have done (of course they do have their faults). However my attention goes to “how some design schools organize and manage this business”. Do you want to help young talents to become great talents and get a job in one of the most complicated and closed professional environment?

Make a strict entry selection! Ask your department Chair to perform, Ask your teachers to do their job or change them!

 

 

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