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.

NEWS

Innovation is the Spark behind Chevrolet’s Redesigned Minicar

With the instantly recognizable face of a contemporary global Chevrolet, the 2016 Spark is distinguished by a sleeker proportion and aesthetics

BMW i8 Presented with the World Green Car Award is a Pathbreaking Concept

For the second time in succession BMW i clinched victory at the World Car Awards in the category World Green Car.

New Hyundai Tucson Crossover Offers a Fresh, Sporty Design

Hyundai’s New Compact Crossover Offers Sporty Styling, Outstanding Efficiency and Cutting-edge Safety Technologies. Sculpted body forms and sporty contours for an athletic, bold and striking appearance. Unlike the peeked-in-high-school Rob Lowe, this is smart and good looking.

ARTICLES

Inside R-R: Pleasure Principle

Every parent says his or her child is special. Coincidentally, every OEM says each of its cars is 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!

Supersonic

Besides all of the fantastic instruments, musicians and performances make the NAMM Show experience second to none. On one hand you have bands like the George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and on the other there's the jazzy feel of the Levin Brothers. Attendees get the up close and personal experience of a couple talented musicians at a small, exhibitor's show booth and the big time stage performances, along with everything in between. Our gallery captures some of the best moments in time and sound, plus we get inside the heads of few musicians! This is NAMM!