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.

In addition, we offer limited, non-member access for the general public. This provides an enticing sampling of transportation design and news.

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.


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Digital Modelers Wanted in So Cal and MI

An affiliate of StylingHaus is looking for digital modelers that are ready to dive into the job with an automotive design studio. Primary support for creating Class – A models in support of pre-production and advanced design studio projects and proposals within automotive design studios in Southern California and Michigan.

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Clay Modelers Wanted Now

StylingHaus has a client that's looking for a strong clay modeler or two. The client is about ready to pull the trigger on the right candidate. Will that be you? Do you have fingers of fury and can get it done quickly when push comes to shove, but are able to handle a relaxed pace as well? This studio has it all, and more!

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These Lucky 7 Jeep Concepts Take On Moab

The seven new Jeep concept vehicles built for Moab this year were created by a team of dedicated, passionate engineers, designers and fabricators that have been customizing production vehicles since 2002, and have introduced more than 50 concept vehicles!


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The Essential Collection

The Malamut Museum isn’t like the Petersen. There’s no constant flow of visitors. This is an invite only affair. The owners, Mike Malamut and his wife, like to keep it personal. The couple, a few hired helpers, and their large, all-observing German shepherd run the show. Oh yes, and there is an eye-popping collection of cars too!

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Take Five with J Mays. Welcome to the Zoo!

Zootopia is the upcoming release from Disney. When the need arose for automotive designs for the animals in the movie, J Mays was the natural choice. After all, if he can design cars that evoke a beetle or a mustang, surely he can capture the essence of a moose, a giraffe, or a mouse!

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Wham, Bam, Designing at NAMM

One example of the music and auto connection is the Sauvage “One-Piece Master”, which is largely inspired by the love of automotive design. “When designing the ‘One-Piece Master’, we were strongly influenced by the car industry; especially the luxurious cars like the Bugatti, Porsche, and some French brand called Facel Vega.