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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.



World-Premiere of the All-New Volvo XC90 SUV

posted on 08/26/2014

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, (Aug. 27, 2014) -- Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish.

Three years in the ... Read More

Petersen Automotive Museum Details a Comprehensive Master Plan

posted on 08/17/2014

Los Angeles, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2014) -- Amidst a year of tremendous growth, the Petersen Automotive Museum detailed a comprehensive master plan that will transform the 20-year-old Los Angeles institution into one of the finest automotive museums in the world. The New Petersen will seamlessly blend cutting-edge interactive technology with rare and historically significant vehicles, a focus on the ... Read More

LA Auto Show Expects Nearly 60 World and N American Vehicle Debuts

posted on 08/17/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 7, 2014) – Known as the first major annual auto show of the season, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) announced today that it expects nearly 60 world and North American vehicle debuts to be unveiled in front of media, analysts, automotive industry executives and lifestyle influencers from around the globe during its ... Read More

Mercedes Presents Luxury Designer ProductsMcCall's Motorworks Revival

posted on 08/16/2014

Stuttgart/Monterey, USA (8/14/2014) -- Mercedes-Benz Style will present its luxury designer products on August 13th, 2014 at the 23rd McCall's Motorworks Revival in Monterey. Rare classics, today's best and highest-end in automobile production, as well as stylish motorcycles and first-class private jets characterize the ambiance at McCall's Motorworks Revival. Every year, movie stars, moguls and members of the international ... Read More

McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept Debuts at Private Pebble Beach Event

posted on 08/15/2014

(8/15/2014) -- Twenty years ago, the then soon-to-be-launched McLaren F1 GTR began testing ahead of an assault on the 1995 GT season. The track derivative, as the road-going version had done, rewrote the rule book and the claimed victories and titles across the globe in the years that followed, securing a place in motorsport folklore. Two decades on, and ... Read More

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection at Pebble

posted on 08/15/2014

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, (August 15, 2014)-- The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection, which was conceived to celebrate Sir Malcolm Campbell's act of setting a new world water-speed record in 1937, has made its North American debut following its presentation at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Event this morning. On Sunday, it will appear by the water at the ... 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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