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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.



30 World Debuts and Evolution of OEM Design Language at 2014 LAAS

posted on 09/18/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 18, 2014) – The Los Angeles Auto Show confirmed today that 30 world debuts (totaling 60 vehicle unveilings overall) will be introduced in front of a global audience during its 2014 Press & Trade Days (Nov. 18-20) at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Almost every manufacturer has news to make in Los Angeles, but ... Read More

All-New 2015 S63 AMG Coupe Shows Design, Luxury, and Tech Prowess

posted on 09/14/2014

MONTVALE, NJ (September 11, 2014) -- Lincoln Center is a buzz with the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (#MBFW) as it gets underway from September 4-11, with a line-up of over 100 designers showing their Spring 2015 Collections. Among the world's most renowned designers, Mercedes-Benz is showing off a trendsetter of its own, the all-new 2015 S63 AMG Coupe. ... Read More

Constellium Joins MIT Led Consortium to Improve Auto Structural Design

posted on 09/14/2014

NEW YORK, (Sept. 11, 2014) -- Constellium N.V. announced today that it has joined the Industrial Fracture Consortium established by Professor Tomasz Wierzbicki from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The consortium will engage in research to develop and improve modeling and mathematical simulations software designed to predict the behaviors of the structural components during forming and crash, which ... Read More

APT MotoVox Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of MotoPeds

posted on 09/13/2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Sept. 12, 2014) -- APT MotoVox Group, Inc. (OTC BB: MTVX) today announced the acquisition of MotoPed, which debuted last December in a breakaway Kickstarter campaign that quickly went viral. The MotoPed design (soon available in Beach Cruiser, Downhill, and Black Ops Survival bike models) is a radical new mash-up fusing the unique combination of ... Read More

Calty Design Draws Inspiration from Maker Faire, Urban Lifestyle Trends

posted on 09/13/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Sept. 10, 2014) – The do-it-yourself movement is transforming cities with invention-focused Maker Faire events, growing entrepreneurship, and a new Toyota concept to fit these trends. Inspired by a growing innovative spirit in urban areas, Toyota revealed today the Urban Utility concept vehicle – or U2 – at a private panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine ... Read More

Modernism Week Announces Fall Preview Schedule Weekend of Events

posted on 09/12/2014

PALM SPRINGS, CA (September 10, 2014) – Modernism Week will host its Fall Preview in Palm Springs over the Columbus Day holiday weekend (October 10-13, 2014). Highlights include a
festive opening night poolside beach party and outdoor movie at Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club, a sneak peek of the Palm Springs Art Museum's soon-to-open Architecture & Design museum, 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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