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The Automotive Design Organization

Welcome to AutoDesignO, an organization dedicated to all professionals in the automotive design industry. AutoDesignO encompasses all aspects of the trade providing enhanced business relations and communication, resources for studios, relevant news, special events, and additional global opportunities for members that only an association can provide.

AutoDesignO (the Automotive Design Organization) is a professional association, which is advancing improved access to people, essential information, as well as a culture exchange within the design profession, and beyond the studio walls. The organization strives to expand the presence and prominence of the design industry.

Membership is available to design studios, staff and freelance designers, clay modelers, color and trim, digital design and modeling, fabricators, studio engineers, students, studio design and modeling managers, and similar design professionals, as well as industry suppliers, aftermarket companies, governmental bodies, temp and staffing agencies, media and PR, and other transportation design-related firms and organizations.



Jaguar Awarded the 2014 KBB Image Award for "Best Car Styling Luxury Brand"

posted on 04/10/2014

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – April 9, 2014 – British luxury automotive brand Jaguar has been awarded the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Award for "Best Car Styling Luxury Brand".

The Brand Image Awards, presented by Kelley Blue Book, recognize automakers' outstanding achievements in creating and maintaining brand attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm of the new-vehicle buying ... Read More

2015 Challenger and Charger Make World Debuts Next Week

posted on 04/09/2014

(4/9/2014) -- Dodge is giving an early look at its new 2015 Dodge Challenger and the 2015 Dodge Charger, both of which will be revealed at the New York International Auto Show, just ahead of the Dodge brand's 100th anniversary this summer .

Inspired by the classic Dodge Challenger, the iconic muscle car is new from the inside ... Read More

Land Rover Concept vehicle features "Transparent" virtual imaging technology

posted on 04/09/2014

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – April 8, 2014 – Advanced technology is being developed at Land Rover to create a digital view of the terrain ahead by making the front of the car 'virtually' invisible.

Cameras located at the front of the vehicle capture data and are used to feed a Heads-Up Display across the bottom of the windshield, effectively ... Read More

Infiniti Debuts Two Concepts: Good and Evil – Exemplars of Precision and Passion

posted on 04/09/2014

ROLLE, Switzerland (4/9/2014) – Two stunning new faces of Infiniti cars will be revealed tomorrow in a "good and evil" pairing designed to shock and seduce in equal measure.

The special Infiniti Q50 and QX70 models are the first one-off fruit of a creative collaboration between two exceptional premium brands: the luxury performance car maker Infiniti and renowned ... Read More

Visteon Opens New Innovation Center at HQ in Southeast Michigan

posted on 04/02/2014

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., (April 2, 2014) -- Visteon Corporation has unveiled a new Innovation Center at the global automotive supplier's corporate headquarters in Van Buren Township, Mich. The state-of-the-art facility combines a technology showroom with a conferencing area, design studio, collaboration space and "experience lab" – aimed at fostering creativity and teamwork in delivering new products and solutions ... Read More

ZAP and Jonway Auto Unveils Smallest Family of EVs with "Urbee"

posted on 04/01/2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif., (April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire) -- ZAP (ZAAP), an automotive company incorporated in California and headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, jointly with Jonway Auto, its subsidiary in Zhejiang, China, unveils the smallest family in their EV product line - the Urban EV, "Urbee," a city utility fleet EV targeting Chinese city municipal vehicles and local city commuters ... Read More

Interview: Take Five, And Living Large With Clay Dean

posted on 11/30/2013

Clay Dean, Design Director for Global Advance Design for General Motors, takes time out from the 2013 LA Auto Show to discuss how General Motors is approaching design. There's been many changes over the years at the general, and it looks like the train is on the right track. This is Clay's take on concepts and branding. ... Read More

Biomimicry & Mobility 2025: 2013 Design Challenge

posted on 11/17/2013

Each year for the past 10 years, the Design Challenge theme is chosen by the DesignLA Board of Directors. The board is made up of a dozen design studio executives. Automotive design studios from around the world are invited to participate and this year, studios from Germany, Japan and the U.S. will compete to design “Biomimicry & Mobility 2025: ... Read More

Getting Green

posted on 05/20/2013

Do the biggest companies and those at the helm understand what needs to be done? Can we go green, save the world and remain profitable? It's not looking too good at the moment. However, CEOs from companies like GM and Proctor & Gamble are on hand to discuss what's working and what's not, and the light at the end of ... Read More

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