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.

The three key points that guide our association are  – awareness, education, and preservation.


Great Scott, Back To The Future with the Lexus Hoverboards

Collaboration of design and technology results in a creative breakthrough for the new Lexus Amazing in Motion campaign. Additionally, The Lexus Hoverboard is a prototype and will not be for sale! Will this solve the missing link in the public transportation debate?

The Most Efficient Shell Eco-marathon Cars Compete At Le Mans

Staking a claim to be the most energy-efficient vehicles ever to roll a wheel on the hallowed Le Mans tarmac, the slippery shaped Shell Eco-marathon vehicles built by teams of French students have achieved up to 3,771 km per litre.

Is Plano The New Home Of Calty?

Toyota Motor North America unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally sensitive corporate campus. In support of the Company’s “One Toyota” vision, the renderings reveal buildings and outdoor spaces designed to create a collaborative environment that encourages discovery, transparency and creativity.


Touring With An Entourage

The Entourage movie and the Cadillac Ciel concept car have something in common, the suspension of disbelief. Riding on the thin, razor’s edge between reality and fiction gives both a sense that anything is possible. If the penduellum swings too far in one direction or the other, the whole thing collapses like a house of cards. Too believable is boring, and too extreme is simply hokey. Can either the movie or the Caddy pull it off?

Inside R-R: Pleasure Principle

Every parent says his or her child is special. Coincidentally, every OEM says each of its cars are special. But, as we all know, some are just a bit more special than others. Many a car company touts the virtues of its diverse product line. Oh sure, there’s three trim levels, eight paint choices, and in some cases a wide selection of knick-knacks, so you can call the car your very own. Chrome plated plastic mirrors or vinyl stripes, just check the box. That story fits 99% of the cars found on the road. And then, there's Rolls-Royce.

Mix Master

The Culver City Car Show on May 9, 2015 had everything from George Barris to military transports, more customs and hot rods than you can shake a stick at, and everything in between! Sure, there's low-riders and movie cars too. Not only will you find the old guard, but you'll find the next generation of talent, like Keith Dean, son of legendary customizer Dick Dean. One look at cars like the '53 Cadillac from South End Kustom and you know the future looks bright!