How to do to become a car designer

Luciano Bove Senior Design Manager at R&D Renault Design Studio
Luciano Bove Senior Design Manager at R&D Renault Design Studio

Dear friends,

lots of times I receive questions like "How did you do to become a car designer? Who told you about the right school? What type of difficulties did you encounter?..."

For this reason I decided to write few lines about my experience, recently I have been invited by a design school and you can also see the video of my Talk about my personal experience.

When my life changed.

I was 19 when I confessed to my father that I wanted to become a car designer. One week earlier I found on a car magazine a great reportage about Art Center College of Design, the Californian design school one of the best institutions where to study Design. At the beginning my father did not want to listen to me asking me to continue my economics studies at university, however after few weeks several talks and my mother's underground convincing activity my life started to change! My father told me that I could have studied a year the English language in San Francisco, follow a design college to prepare my admission portfolio and try to be accepted at the Art Center College in Pasadena. If nothing would have been accomplished I would have returned to Italy to get back my studies.In September (four months later) I left Italy and I took a plane for my first time.

On my side I worked very hard during almost 6 years between English college studies, night courses at California College of Arts & Crafts in Berkeley, later 2 years at Pasadena City College and finally full time at Art Center to follow Transportation Design course. Since the age of 10 I always sketched cars (what they look like in my head at that time...), when I discovered that this passion was a real job with a professional future...I had a real great sensation: I finally had a future project to propose to my parents in alternative to the economics studies. I will never forget the human sacrifice my parents went through to give me this opportunity, I'll never forget how much they supported me economically and with all their love. I was very far but I felt them very close. I worked very hard , believe me I did, Art Center is a very competitive school and the experience has been difficult but very rich,too.



Art Center bridge
Art Center bridge

Today I am a Design manager in automotive industry with already 22 years experience and satisfied with the fact that all the hard work served to accomplish the goal. I worked for about 10 years with some European design schools,too to give what I have learned in US, had the chance to meet a lot of beautiful young people with hopes and talent.

I wrote this real story to explain, to young design students that might read this article, that you guys have to fight for it, to be a car designer is not an easy thing. You need talent, strong will to overcome all sort of problems and negative times, you never give up, you must be disciplined and you need a good design school so that the money spent will be returned thanks to the job opportunities you will have.

Good luck!

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Twin XL 7 years ago

Be strong, you can be anything you want when you set your mind to it!


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luciano63 7 years ago from Paris Author

True! Thanks for your comment.


Dennis 6 years ago

what if I will be succeed in univercity and everything will be ok, but I won`t get work as designer...


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luciano63 6 years ago from Paris Author

Dear dennis, the risk exists...you will have harder time to ind a car designer job...but you could get it!


Ronan 6 years ago

I am 17 years old...and i wanna do car designing...but dont exactly know what all are the requirements...

So i'd be grateful if u help me.


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luciano63 6 years ago from Paris Author

Hi Ronan,

first of all do you want to be a car designer because you have strong passion and sketch a lot on your own? Or just because it looks like some thing cool to be?

Second: you have to put together some of your drawings and show them to an expert to understand if you have a talent that needs a professional school. You need an evaluation before you decide what to do.

Third: once you know just apply for car design school and study hard to get your diploma or BS in Transportation Design.

You can find me on facebook, write to me a message and I'll give you instructiuons to send to me via email some of your drawings so I can see them and tell you honestly what I think it could be best for you.

OK? Thanks for writing.


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brandon.C 6 years ago

hey Luciano hi im brandon and i read your story and i must say i was inspired by it n i have always loved cars and ive been drawing them since i was like 6 i am now currently 16 n have had car designer on my list of careers. I do have a great passion for cars particularly GM cars :) i have a great passion 4 art and ive always wanted to make a great car i wasn't really sure about my career choice up until about a year ago when my father inspired me by purchasing a 2010 camaro it was pre-ordered n i have always thought the design was stunning. but enough about that i just wanted to get some constructive criticism and advice from an accomplished designer. thx Luciano p.s. i also am very involved in the car scene every sunday its all about cars 4 me.:)


mn_89 6 years ago

if i have a talented and creative is important to studio at school or art college for design or my talent it's enough


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luciano63 6 years ago from Paris Author

Hi mn_89 just talent is not enough, you need a school to develop your talent correctly.


Bryce  5 years ago

Hey thanks for the inspiring story. I'm 15 and I'm just wondering if you have any tips for me to get on the right path to be a car designer? I've been sketching cars about as long as I could hold a pencil. If you could give me any tips on how I could improve my skills that would be great. Thanks.


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luciano63 5 years ago from Paris Author

Hi Bryce as you read my story you, at the right age, have to find the right design school in US or foreign country. Drawing well is the key and strong passion and creativity.

If you want to reach me just contact me on Facebook look for Luciano Bove and after we will get in contact.

OK?


Akhdan 5 years ago

this is a very inspirational story. i have the same passion for drawing cars and i also want to follow your path and succeed. i have many notebooks filled with car drawings, detailed from the outside and inside the car and can draw for hours without stopping. some people have called me mad but most say that i draw stuff they cant even imagine. i am only 16 and am doing pre engineering in my school, im also planning to build a go kart from scratch with my friend. what else should i do to be able to design cars for the big boys like lamborghini, mclaren, ferrari, porsche, etc.? i truly have a lot of potential can send u pics of the cars if u like. i want to be a future designer. thanx alot


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luciano63 5 years ago from Paris Author

Hi Akhdan,

if you do a lot of sketching about cars and other stuff is a very good thing...just keep going! At the same time you should start looking for a professional design school that offers a Transportation Design course.

Reading my blog and my articles here you can find interesting news.

http://lucianobove.blogspot.com

Look for Luciano Bove on facebook

OK?


Ramiz 5 years ago

Hi....this is Ramiz and this is my second message from me and as you had asked me to follow the few websites of your mentioned designing institute...i did that but as because i don't have higher grade in science and maths they are not ready to accept me and now i had got an institute called DYP-DC centre of automotive research & studies in my won country India but there is a good designer called Dilip chabreya who completed his graduate from art center collage.....and they don't need such high grades and had thought of applying their but i had some suggestions from you and that is this institute is very new started in 2010 so if i complete my bachelor from here will i be able to do my master abroad if i want?...actually i want to know what they need for masters and as it is a new one so will they give importance to bachalors from here.And another thing i would request you is that i want you to judge my designes and suggest me ways to make it far more better....so how can this be possible i think you are in facebook and i had searched you but their were so many of the same name and i could not identify you....please say some ways to identify you like profile pics or any thing else or your your email address....sir please help me i don't have any body to help me in this....and designing is my dream and i want to fulfill it so please help me sir i will be very grateful to you...


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luciano63 5 years ago from Paris Author

Ramiz,

Dilip's school is doing well and has a great potential to do better...so go there and do not worry.

Their diploma will be ok for attending a Master in Italy at IED school or IAAD school.

You can send me your works for an evaluation and to do so become friend on my page on Facebook so I'll give you in private my email.

OK?


pratush 5 years ago

I have offer letter from DYPDC but this college have no experience of Placement because the 1st batch is under processing. What should i do, i am confused about placement after complete course from DYPDC.

Should i try for 1 year course of M Des in transportation design from abroad.

I have 3.9 year experience as a Product Designer, i am not strong in Sketching, but i am good in concept design, DYPDC admission jury like my portfolio which shown Digital Modelling of Cars and FMCG Products.

And a clay model of car which made by me.

Am i eligible for 1 year M Des Transportation Design, and i have not any Automobile Design experience.

But i have a caliber for proove myself.

What should i do, DYPDC or School in Abroad.

Please sir, give me suggestion for launch my career in Transportation Design course.

Thanks and Your blog is really valuable blog.


pratush 5 years ago

i forgot to write in above comment that i have offer in DYPDC for 2 year PG course.


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luciano63 5 years ago from Paris Author

Pratush,

I thinl that you can accept Dilip's school...be concerned to learn how to draw cars...if you do it well in school you will also have a chance to get a job.


pratush 5 years ago

thnx you so much luciano for ur valuable comments.


Ramiz 5 years ago

Thank you so much sir for your kind reply to my questions....and now i had some other problem as well and that is such a high course fee in DYPDC which is really to much for me but still i am trying to convince my parents instead of knowing that is out of their capacity but still they are warring of future as their is very little scope for this course......actually they are thinking that if i could now make a good future out of it.....though i am trying to manage it.....sir can you tell me what is required actually to study abroad in designing??......mainly i don't have any other person to guide me in this field it is almost unknown to most of the people here so please say what is the requirments for masters??.....and sir i have send you the frnd rqst in facebook please accept it and judge my designs those are less in number but i hope you will like it...and please comment on them i just so much eager to hear your advice and guidance.....those are on my album 'sketchbook'.....thank you sir.


kyle 5 years ago

do you know what exact qualifications you need to become a car designer


Daniel 5 years ago

i would also like to know what qualifications you need to become a car designer?


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luciano63 5 years ago from Paris Author

Kyle & Daniel you need to have a good talent and passion in drawing cars. The school will do the rest, best school to me is Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. In Europe you have good schools in Germany France and Italy.


Atif-autofreak 5 years ago

hi im atif ,its really very inspiring,

i am also interested in car designing and have a huge passion towards it, but i have completed my graduation in computers and dont have an enginering background and want to enter in this field,am i eligible for it ?, and wanted to know why are the fees of automotive designing schools so high ?, and also wanted to know which is the best designing school in INDIA, which offer's placements with reasonable fees ....?, if they doesn't offer placement will i get a job after investing a big amount of money ? Please help...!


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luciano63 5 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Atif,

you are asking many questions to which it is difficult for me to give you a good answer. Anyway on Cardesignnews.com you will find all design schools addresses from every country including India, about job it all depends on your talent, about school's fee...its mainly private school!


kiran modagi 4 years ago

hi mr.luciano 63 , i am kiran from india, im 16 years old (studying X grade) i want to become a car designer because i have a passion to design modern cars . I wanted ur advice, so i thought i can add u as my frnd in facebook there are many luciano bove's .So if u give me ur correct particular profile name i can talk to you. it would be very helpful.....THANK YOU u can mail ur profile name to kiran.modagi@gmail.com thanx again


Mehmet 4 years ago

Highly inspirational. I felt I was reading my life story when my family supported my studying after finishing business degree to become an indusrial deigner. But still don't feel quite finished yet. I'm from canada and want to pursue MA in europe related TD. My true pasion has always been car design(Or TD) but not really sure if I'm on the right track or not in terms of my skillset, passion and will. Car design is a serious branch of design which needs upmost attention of devotiton. Can I also submit some of my sketches for ypur criticism Luciano? thanks, greetings from montreal!


Mehmet 4 years ago

Highly inspirational. I felt I was reading my life story when my family supported my studying after finishing business degree to become an indusrial deigner. But still don't feel quite finished yet. I'm from canada and want to pursue MA in europe related TD. My true pasion has always been car design(Or TD) but not really sure if I'm on the right track or not in terms of my skillset, passion and will. Car design is a serious branch of design which needs upmost attention of devotiton. Can I also submit some of my sketches for your criticism Luciano? thanks, greetings from montreal!


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Memhmet to show me your sketches you must leave me your email or contact me via Facebook and then I'll give you in private my email. OK?


Rodney 4 years ago

DYPDC Car Design Contest 2012 is on. They are looking for Future Designers. Go to this link for more details. All the best guys. http://www.dypdc-contest.com/index.php. And Luciano, excellent post, mate.


Lucy 4 years ago

hello. I am so glad i found your blog! What you do right now is my dream. I am 17 years old and i'm working my butt off to get into Art Center so that i can major in Transportation Design and one day become a successful designer like you. I had a question as to how i can get there. I have a great passion for cars and talent in art. I'm thinking about signing up for Summer Workshop for Art Center so that i can take a class there that can improve my car designing skills. Do you think this is a good idea?

Thanks!

-Lucy


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Lucy,

yes it is a great idea. I did the same starting with Art Center at Night for two courses...it was the best way to understand the school philosophy and demands, it will help your head to get yourself into the picture.

Do it and wish you the best!

Lucy you can follow me also on Facebook!


Lucy 4 years ago

Thank you so much! I signed up this morning and i can't wait! only problem is that i'm a girl and less than 5% of car designers are women.

but hopefully my skills get me to where i want.

Amazing blog and fb page

again, thank you


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Lucy we need girls in this men job environment! Female creativity is missing!

Wish you the best!


Anteriksh 4 years ago

Hey Guys,

Can any one here suggests me about the SUPINFOCOM Institute of Industrial design at Valenciennes france? Is it a good college to pursue the course of Transportation Designing. Where it stands when it comes to international transportation college ranking? Which one is Better Strate college or Supinfocom. GUYS PLZ HELP WITH YOUR SUGGESTIONS.....


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Anteriksh I know that Strate College is a very good school!


Ashish Mohan 4 years ago

Hi Luciano,great insight about the struggle many people go through...same was with me..my father wanted me to become an engineer ..so i did engineering now this year im gonna apply for transportation design..i wanted to take admission to art center..but it was not in my budget since im not rich..idk why these schools are so rich..regards Ash


desire ever onedoor 4 years ago

i am searching for where to lay my ambition,

which is automobile designer. i need help, contact me ,

www.desireonedoor@yahoo.com OR +2347064550510


Ashish Mohan 4 years ago

Hi luciano,nice post you were lucky that your parents allowed to go into college you desired.I wanted to go to art center,but i come from not so rich family so they declined.Now i got admission to ISD india,but they arent willing me to even go into it cause of its fees,and i feel so frustated.I have talent but my parents are not willing..i tried to convince them but to no avail..


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mirandagoodenough 4 years ago from Sydney

This may be off topic, but follow your dream. We only live once so do it. Although there will be risks, but hey, it makes it more exciting. Good luck on your car designer dream :-)


Ishu 4 years ago

I really want to become a car designer because of my passion of car designing i draw the all type of cars bmw mercedes audi all company cars please sir give me a chance to show my talent in your luxury cars standards i am in class tenth in masd public school(panipat)


dakshan wijesinghe 4 years ago

Hi Mr Luciano ,

I am Dakshan , i'm 18 years and i am very passionate to become a car designer , ever since i was little it was my only dream , to create cars .

I wanted to follow a transportation design course at Coventry university in U.K and checked a few other design schools as well , however the cost was a bit too high for my parents since most of the schools were in Europe ,

there fore I am currently going to do a bachelors in art hons degree in industrial design in a university in Malaysia ( Limkokwing university of creative technology ) .

I just want to ask you if i can archive my dream of becoming a car designer if i do Industrial design and how to get my self into the industry?

your advice will be of great help to me

regards ,

Dakshan


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yagnik sagar 4 years ago

Hi,I am Yagnik sagar from Ahmedabad,India. I have an interest in car designing since my childhood. But i have no support from my family members. my family members does not like my hobby and my interest.I have many sample drawings of a car.I can't understand what would i have to do? Now i am 19 years old and I am studying in Civil engineering due to my father's pressure.so i need help to fulfill my interest.


Hirottam 3 years ago

HI Pratush,

I am also planning to join DYPDC. could tyou please let me know how is the placements from the institute?


Ayeshmantha 3 years ago

Hi luciano!!

I read your article in hub pages.

Now i'm 19 years old. (female)

I'm interested in automotive design since i was 16.

so for my foundation, in 2012 i did my AS (edxcel exam) in maths,physics, chemistry but unfortunately for the 3rd time i could not able to get through in these subjects. This coming June i'm going to sit for the art and design A/L(Cambridge exam) and re-sit for the maths AS level in edxcel.

but i have no idea whether universities would except me with this situation and my parents are also financially not in a very good position.

Therefore now i'm scared to choose this field too because if i didn't get a good job for automotive design my life will be finished. And also i heard that only a small number of people can get this job.

So, i want to know whether I would be able to do this? And also I must say that I'm a hard worker. I look for your early reply.

Thank you!!


Abhishek deol 3 years ago

Hello mr. Bove...due to recession problm if I do masters(T.D.) abroad then most probably I have to come back to in India due to visa probleems even if I got a job abroad....but in India design schools are in developing phase for transportatn design course and stand nowhere opposite to the design schools abroad....so pls comment n solve my confusion?


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Abhishek, what can I say? If you study abroad you will receive a more professional education because of experience...if you styudy in India you will receive a good education but without that extra only abroad schools can give you..


abhishek deol 3 years ago

you are right mr. bove.....studying abroad would give more professional education.......but sometimes i feel low wether my portfolio will be accepted at top design colleges abroad or not....also m unable to contact with some indian who did designing abroad like Mr. Arvind Ramkrishna as he is not vry much SOCIAL like you.....sir i would like to hear some motivation n inspiring words from you


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

you can find Arvind on FB...contact me on FB too so I'll tell you how to send me your min portfolio for a feedback. OK?


amol khond 3 years ago

dear sir,

i have got admission in masters in IAAD and SPD , i am from India

Can you please tell about placements records of both schools???


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Amol, both schools are good and equivalent...so it is up to you. good luck!


Sangeeth Sajilal 3 years ago

Respected Sir,

I am currently studying in grade 11th(Science Stream). I like sketching cars and I also have an ambition to become an automobile designer. When I searched for design colleges in India, i found two colleges which I feel is good. The colleges are 1.DSK Supinfocom and the other college is DYP-DC by Dillip Chabbaria. My real doubt is that, should I join the college soon after I passing my 12th grade or should I take any courses etc???


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Sangeeth,

I think you should take the design college after you finish your college school. To do so you will have to present an entry portfolio to pass an evaluation admission interview (most of cases is like that). So my suggestion to you is sketch your cars and think about putting together a mini portfolio of your best works.


Sangeeth 3 years ago

Thanks for your great information sir...


Gabriel 3 years ago

When you talk seens, looks like soo easy cross the contry to fallow our dream, i really thank you for this tutorial i'm starting search for a school


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Thank you Gabriel, if you need help ask look for my profile on FB Luciano Bove OK?


Darli 3 years ago

Hey I'm 15 and I'm very Fascinated in designing cars and I don't know where to begin. Right now I'm going to take CAD and I don't know if I'm going on the right track. I really need some help!


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Darli, you are very young and you can plan your school career. So i suggest to draw a lot , CAD is ok but Alias would be more indicated to learn surfacing a car or objects...work to build your entry portfolio for a design school...read my articles hubs here about design schools you will find several and get the right infos...ok?


devansh.kumar87@yahoo.com 2 years ago

hello sir! i devansh kumar and my friend HITESH CHANALIA we were from chandigarh(india) we want to be a car designer because we are very passionnate about it and we will be compleating our 10TH IN THREE MONTHS . we are making our own sketches and desigen from three yeares and we don't know that what stream we choose to become a car designer after 10th we are totally confused because of scope of car designer is less INDIA . we have a dream that we get oppunity to work with (WEST COST CUSTOM .USA) and we are the lover of lamborgni and street cars . if you give some instruction to us we m@il some sketches that our drawn by us.

THANK YOU

DEVANSH KUMAR, HITESH CHANALIA (HD)


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear guys! here on my profile Hubpages you will find all my articles with instructions! you can follow me also on Facebook search for my blog page "Car design education tips"


John paul 2 years ago

Hi Mr. Luciano, I'm very inspired at your story. I have alot of design in mind and I draw once a ferrari concept of my own. I have no skills at drawing and CAD 3D designing, I would like to broaden my knowledge to it. But I didn't find such as Designer School for car design here. -from the Philippines


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear JP, in your case if you want to become a designer you have to think to move because you need a design school to get a diploma or a BS in Design.


John Paul 2 years ago

That's what I wanted to do. The problem is I was not like other people who could fly there because that problem is money.

But still trying to find school and interships here. I know dreams do come true. Everything is possible.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

try hard best wishes to you ;)


John Paul 2 years ago

Thank you. Same to you.

Wish you can have school here for filipinos who wanted to be like you.

You've been a great inspiration.

Like me, I've finished diploma in computer engr. and i would like to try what I really wanted. Godbless. :)

Keep on inspiring people.


Sourav Pradhan 2 years ago

Hello Mr.Luciano.I'm doing my 12 grade;nd ihav a great passion for designing.How do i start my college?Can I directly apply for a designing course(i'm trying fo IED) or shud I do any college like engineering before this?Kindly explain d steps..


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

No you do not have to do Engineering! You need a design college in order to become a designer. So go straight to IED for your application.


chiku 2 years ago

Hello Mr.Luciano i read about you nd felt great and relaxed i want to tell you that i am 13 years old and want to become a car designer. I have been designing cars sinces i was 8 years old. What should i do ?


chiku 2 years ago

hello again Mr.Luciano as you know about me i would like to imform more about me that i am studying ina normal CBSE school in INDIA and i am doing a great research on how to become a car designer and what should we do but i am confused a lot. In India it is a very little scope for designing and i must do my 12th in INDIA but after that my parent are ready happily to send me abroad { GERMANY }. I don't go to any designing school but simply draw my own cars and i will be able to take any class only after class 12th............. please help me, i need your help sir....


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Chiku, thanks for writing here and reading my articles...in your case you have all the time to plan your school career. In germany there is one of best eruopean school for car design it is : http://www.hs-pforzheim.de/en-us/School-of-Design/...

check it out and plan your mission..check also my blog with tutorials and lots more.. http://www.lucianobove.com/

take care

luciano


chiku 2 years ago

Thanks Mr.Luciano thanks very much, not only this I will need your advise and help in future so you can send your mail ID to chikuinfun@gmail.com and thanks again.................


Neilo Loggenberg (south africa) 2 years ago

Mr Luciano...

i cant thank you enough for this opportunity & info that you made available via your hubpage. i've been searching for way; means & info on automotive designing for years already.

over the years, i've compiled so many designs of my own. a range of different types of vehicles for a range of different marques, as well as my own 'brand'. in earlier research, i was able to get in contact with one of the senior managers at a toyota plant in my hometown. it was just an assembly play & i knew it was a long shot, but i really wanted to get into designing & took any opportunity that came my way. but it wasn' to be that one. i was told that my designs would be sent in for "perusal" & that i should get in touch with them again, once i've completed my schooling. i did so & was then told that i have to complete a cad course at tertiary level. unfortunately, it wasn't in my budget.

so life went on & i continued to sketch & design. i can say i've grown & developed a bit over time, but it is all raw & unprofessional (obviously). all the while i have been reading up & researching car designing. trying to find ways to get into the industry, even if it's at the bottom - i don't mind working my way up.

i have, as per your advise, sent you an invite on facebook. i look forward to connecting & communicating with you on this topic. i also hope you can advise me & direct me on the path to car designing. perhaps, in future, you can 'peruse' my deigns & give me some expert advise.

once again, thanks for all the help & info...i look forward to your response & acceptance on facebook.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

OK no problem I check my FB page


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Kartik Agrawal 2 years ago from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Sir,

I am doing mechanical engineering from srm university chennai ,India and I am interested over learning machine designing softwares(modeling software like CATIA, Solidworks , ansys...) and making different designs.

sir i wants to ask that is there any future in that. I am not very much interested in car designing. what I should do to get more professional in that so that I can easily find a job in designing in any company. sir need to work after my b.tech so that I can pay my debts.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Kartik yes there is a future in that definitely. We always are looking for people that love to work with virtual 3D software to make our cars interiors détails and accessories...design schools (also in India) offer a sort of digital design course. Go for it!


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Kartik Agrawal 2 years ago from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Thank you very much for the your reply...

Sir I am learning those software by own by refering some books and also working in fuel efficient car project in my college. I need some sort of guidence, which is the best thing to refer so that can get that much perfect , that I can get a job. As I can't afford the study cost for post graduation.


pankaj jarora 2 years ago

I am curious to know that if one can get job in car companies other than the car designer if yes what courses are required nd are they available in india?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Pankaj, in car design you have several different working figures that can be exercised after design school they are:

digital modeler

3D manual modeler

Graphic interior and exterior design

Color & Trim

design manager assistant (planning, budget, project organization follow up)


Ashish Mohan 2 years ago

Bonjour Sir, first of all you have been an inspiration and your articles been so helpful.I want to your for an advice , I applied for National institute of Design two times but could'nt make it to final list..they take only 15 people..i had got admission to DSK pune earlier and now in MIT pune..but still i wanna go for NID next year..my parents think im crazy ..i wanna go for higher studies at Pforzhiem ,germany for automobile design..so what you suggest?take admission at MIT or prepare harder for NID next year..im 24 years old..will it be too late to wait a year...

Regards

Ashish


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

I would start at DSK and at the end of your course I will go for a master in Europe! Do not wait!


Ashish Mohan 2 years ago

I would had but its too costly for me..


Sumit Dharmadhikari 2 years ago

High ,

Sir This year I've completed my Automobile Engg. diploma . Now i want to enroll in DYPDC For ' PG diploma in Digital modeling ' .

Sir i'm passionate about sketching cars from childhood . All i wanted to do it as a professional . Is PG diploma enogh ? Suggest me.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi, digital modeling is not car design ! It is a professional activity related to car design.


Amrinder singh 2 years ago

hello sir i want ask that which institute is best for car designing

and how much is the possibility of getting a job


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi, if we talk about best car design schools for me...I would say Art Center college of Design in Pasadena (my school) and CCS in Detroit. However in Europe you have UMEA in Sweden, Coventry in England, IED and IAAD in Italy, Strate College in France....


Krunal Prajapat 2 years ago

lucian , I m from India i have a great passion in designing and sketch. I can design any car ,bike,truck by seeing it just once and my own thinking of design is the best. U can seen at my Facebook account@ Krüñäl Präjäpäţ and also my page Krunal Prajapat. I want to go in DYPDC but its fees are very high for me n my parents. Please guid me what shal i do . I have also done AutoCAD. Please suggest me ....plezz


mujju 2 years ago

hi friends this is mujju & i am from india. Am in class 10th now. my aim is also to be a car designer but i dont have any idea. so can you give me some tips......


santosh jena 2 years ago

Hey luciano....I'm studying in class 11th now...I've a doubt of how to guide my career to be a professional car designer...I ve also recently participated in the dypdc contest 2014....I think I may go to dypdc institute after 12th and then to abroad...would it be correct....


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi I am sorry but the only way to become a car designer or a designer is to get a design diploma or BS in a design school.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi read my articles you discover how..


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Yes no problem with this plan.


santosh 2 years ago

hey luciano again...how can I know that there's talent in me to design cars...can u sugest some site where I can post my designes and say abou it....


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

generally you send it to me few sketches and I tell you what I think...or you can post it on several car design fans FB pages...


santosh 2 years ago

Hey luciano ..I've messaged my designs on fb page ie luciano bove car designer...plz tell me whether I've the potential to be a car designer..


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

ok I'll check!


santosh 2 years ago

Hiii luciano again....

I've messaged some more sketches on fb...plz check it......


harsh sharma 2 years ago

Lucian,i am from india,i am doing mechanical engineering. I have great passion about car designs and sketches..i am making car desings when i was 10 years old.i make my own desings..i want to show my car designs to car companies.please help me how can i show my car designs...


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

hey just contact design studios...on cardesignnews.com you will find all infos.


nivaas 2 years ago

hi bove,my name is nivaas i am studying 12th i am from india i am intrested in car designing i dont no what to do after it sir plz help me ..from my small age i am intrested in car designing plz help me


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Nivaas, here on hubpages I wrote another article about how to plan your car designer school career..you will find it here on my profile hubs list..


Prabhsharan007 2 years ago

Hey i really liked uour article !!

I just wanted to know what i should be good at to become a sucessful automobile designer . Im not that good in mathematics !! I have a really creative thinking but its kinda hard to apply that on paper !! Im 14 and i live in india !! Im anxiously waiting for your reaply :)


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi, thanks for reading! You need to plan your school career...I wrote an article about it: http://hubpages.com/art/How-to-plan-your-Design-Ed...


harsh upmanyu 2 years ago

Dear sir, i have ask a question from you, how i can show my car designs to car companies. You said to me go to car studio and cardesignnews.com. ,but i can't find my satisfaction answer. Please give me another help.


Harsh Upmanyu 2 years ago

Dear sir,I would like to thanks you,You are doing a grateful work, for giving a way to the peoples to show there talent.You are my idol.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Harsh thank you, on the websites I indicated you will find the list country by country of all car design studios contacts...


harsh upmany 2 years ago

Sir, i want to like contect with you. How can i do this?. And i had send my designs to your facebook .


Ayush T 2 years ago

sir plzz tell me to what to do for becoming a car designer interior and exterior both i am in class 10th now and don't have any idea for it and living in india and can't go foreign for my studies.. soo the plzz suggest a way the prblem.....


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

As you can see from my Hub and other Hubs I write here on Hubpages the best way is to draw start drawing on paper with your hands and pencils...prepare a small portfolio for an evaluation. Visit in India the 3 design schools you have NID, DSK-ISD and DYPDC school.

Get info about how to do visiting their websites and follow instructions. Goiod luck!


Ayush T 2 years ago

for that we have to do engneering or we can apply directly... and also tell me where are these schools in INDIA.... becoz don't know much about them.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

you can google the names....Pune is one city!


Ayush T 2 years ago

thanks sir


Harsh 2 years ago

Sir, i belongs to a medium class family. My parents does not afford cars desings school fee. Please tell me some another way to take admission in cars dsn. School. Pls tell me scholarship are available in these schools or not.if yes how can i do apply.?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Yes IAAD in Turin and IED in Turin SPD in Milan italy offer scolarships....check IED because they just launched one online....check their website www.ied.edu


arvin stephen 2 years ago

I'm Arvin and I'm from Malaysia sir . I'm interested in designing car since I was small but I don't know where should I go to study such course. And what are the qualification needed to study car designing . Thank you sir.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Arvin here on hubpages you will find all my hubs that explain how to do.


arvin stephen 2 years ago

Sir there is courses in Malaysia about cars . But its not about designing but its about repairing , automotive . I wants to be a car designing where I want to design car . Is any college organising designing car near Malaysia ?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Sorry I have no idea I know that in those countries you have car design schools: India, USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden, England, Slovakia, Russia, Korea, Japan, China


Prajkta 2 years ago

Sir,

How is SPD? I just got admitted in SPD milan for one year car design course, as I don't have any relevant design degree I have to first do the one year course and then I will be able to do Master's in car & Transportation design.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

the SPD school is a good one in Italy go and do your best!


Prajkta 2 years ago

Thank you sir, I don't have any design degree, am a computer engineer. Will it be enough for me to start a career with just a diploma course and Master? I am a girl, what you think, do girls have chance to build a good career in Car design field?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

first of all you need to draw a lot to make sure you have excellent skills..you will learn this n school but you need to show your drawing to someone to know if you have talent ...


Prajkta 2 years ago

Sir,

Will you please see my sketches, if I show it to you?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

yes to contact me you can find me on facebook it is easy...


prajkta. 2 years ago

Sorry sir

I am not on facebook. I am following you on google plus,so can I send you through mail?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

yes no problem.


martin 2 years ago

First, congratulations on work, his blog. I think you give a lot of information that can not be found anywhere.

I am from Ecuador, my family belongs to a middle socioeconomic class.

I have a 3 year degree in industrial design, a superior design institute.

I want to know what school I can go if I do not possess a bachelor's degree. want to directly study the master.

also what is affordable country to live? I actually prefer europe.

I have a good level of design and sketching.

until now my best option is torino ied. however, I'll have to take out a $ 80,000 loan. that's a lot of money. couple pay tuition and living there.

Which do you suguieres me in italy and europe?

thanks for everything!

best wishes


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Martin thank you for your encouragement ;)

About your Master you can check also IAAD design school in Torino it is a bit cheaper and the level quality is the same as the other school.


martin 2 years ago

between IAAD and SPD ? what do u recommend ? when leaving the studios of IAAD and SPD, it is easy to get work? Obviously if you are skilled!

thank you a loooot for help me !! =)


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

both are good! you get a job if you are good!


martin 2 years ago

Tell me more about british schools or univesities ? what about Coventry??

or strate school of design paris???

thank you so much for help !!!


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

they are both good..Strate preatty good..


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Kartik Agrawal 2 years ago from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

hey Sir ,

How are you ?

I am a third year mechanical student. Studying in Chennai , India.

For this summer I want to do my internship in any foreign based automobile company in R&D or in design department. I am pretty much good at 3D software like CATIA and ANSYS . Wanted to pursue my carrier in that field.

so, how I can get any paid internship for a month (as the cost for living in foreign is high, its better if i get some finance help). I am eagerly waiting for your reply .

Thank you,

kartik agrawal

kartikagrawal010@gmail.com


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Kartik for that you should contact any type of engineering departement of an automobile company.


Santosh Jena 2 years ago

Dear sir....currently am reading in class XI ...ive inquired in EID milan.italy..is it a good scholl to go with..actually im not so good at studies but I can design cars marvellously....so I wanted to know if someones study is a weakpoint of his carrer rather than his talent in car designing...

Thank you sir


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

for car design you have to check IED in Torino!! Or IAAD in Torino.


Santosh jena 2 years ago

Thank u sir....but I too wanted to know will mah designin carrer be affected by my weak studies....??im very good at designing n sketchin but not so good at studies......

Waiting for your replies


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

car design is about sketching drawing modeling digital virtual modeling illustrating.....so I would try to apply and see if I am eligible!


Santosh 2 years ago

Thank you sir for your valuable suggestions.


prashant 23 months ago

Hello sir i am from india and i want to be a car designer and i m in 11th standard but i m little confused about my designing school Sir please tell me which school i should choose to become a car designe in country like india


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luciano63 23 months ago from Paris Author

in India to become a car designer you have mainly 3 schools: NID, ISD Pune, DSKA


prashant 22 months ago

"Thankew sir "


Shashank rana 22 months ago

#Heads off to you sir your story inspire me hii sir i am17 year and i have a Biig passion about car designing i love cars since i was 4month old but i am little confused about my career reqirementssss and the right design school in india

""@please suggest me Sir

Thank you

waiting for your reply sir#*******


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luciano63 22 months ago from Paris Author

check for indian design school program DSK ISD


Vivek mishra 21 months ago

hello ! Sir I'm 18 years and car designing is my passion when i m in 6th class but I'm little bit confussed about car designing school because in here all the school are very costly I can't afford that money so will u suggest me is there any school where I can make my dreams true


Amit Bodake 20 months ago

hello sir , I am from India. And I am sketching cars since I was in 7th std. Now it has become my dream .Now I have given examination of 10th. but I don,t know. What should i do to become car designer after 10th . sir please ,tell me about it.


Pratham24 19 months ago from Nashik

I have been sketching hard as you suggested. (and its getting better, linework and all)Its gonna take a little more convincing to my parents amd their main question is that am i gonna earn back as fast as i invested in the school? How much do you pay freshmen designers? I am very passionate about working in this field not for the sake of money but for myself. But sooner or later money does come into the equation. Will I earn back what i invested?


Pratham 18 months ago

Chris Bangle has said in his book that 'Unless things change, the inevitable future will come for designers'. what does he mean by that?


ved 18 months ago

hi...... im 16 years old i have just cleared 10 th bord exams i want designing cars to be my profession ......... what to do ????????


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luciano63 17 months ago from Paris Author

I am sorry but car design is an expensive field to learn.


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luciano63 17 months ago from Paris Author

Amit you can enter a car design school starting at the age of 18yrs old. so before then just work hard on your own.


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luciano63 17 months ago from Paris Author

to become a cardesigner is a question of passion and mission...not a question for money!


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luciano63 17 months ago from Paris Author

ask him! I'll call him and ask for you :)


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luciano63 17 months ago from Paris Author

You can apply for a car design school at 18yrs old...so for now work hard on your own and follow my blog.


santosh 14 months ago

kire kan khabar??????


Aditya saraf 6 months ago

hello,

i study transportation design at IED torino.

is it possible to migrate from one school to other without having to start from 1st year again in different country?

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