Exterior Designer. Notable designs include Renault DeZir Concept, Renault Alpine A110-50, Renault Clio 2013.
Under the guidance of Laurens Van Der Acker, Yann has been pivotal in the development of Renault’s new exterior form language. The ‘design by volumes’ philosophy evident in the DeZir, which Yann himself compares favourably with the Jaguar C-X75, has successfully shown the world that there is more to automotive design than 'German precision’; emotional design is the key.
Matt Beaven has also been working with Jaguar for some time, and it shows in his acute understanding of the brand. His line, form and proportion is bang on in his sketchwork, and should be the focus of students looking to learn and improve!
[note: while I like to space these ‘featured designers’ out, I’m changing jobs, and having to clear my work hard drive - which is where these were stored]
Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept Interior sketches - Maximilian Kandler. The exterior isn’t very exciting, but this is a really nice new approach. Can’t decide what’s more successful; the display and control within the air vent, the integration of the TFT screen, or the detailing around the gearstick.