The Advice an Automotive Designer Would Give to his Younger Self

Why Continued Education is Essential in the Designing Industry

Why Continued Education is Essential in the Designing Industry Senior designer Christ Lavelanet shares the advice he would give to his younger self. Chris explains that he would have done more research in the design field, and prepared himself for challenges. Additionally, Chris would have reacted in more constructive way and explains the importance of […]

The Challenges Within the Field of Automotive Design

The Challenges Within the Automotive Design Industry

The Challenges Within the Automotive Design Industry Senior designer Chris Lavelanet addresses the challenges within the field of design. We are encouraged to develop and propose well-founded ideas, as there must be validity behind them. Chris adds that often when we are developing, we will not be working alone and our ideas will be challenged. […]

The Difference Between American and European Automotive Production Companies

The Difference Between American and European Automotive Production Companies

The Difference Between American and European Automotive Production Companies Senior designer Chris Lavelanet discusses the differences between American and European automotive designs. Chris explains that there are very few vehicles that appeal to every major market. Finally, he speaks on the changes American production companies are making, along with the diversity of the Volkswagen Beetle, […]

What I should know before I pursuing a creative field?

What Should I Know Before Pursuing a Field in Design?

What Should I Know Before Pursuing a Field in Design? Senior designer Chris Lavelanet offers advice to future designers. Chris emphasizes that aspiring designers should know the field is not easy to pursue. It requires a lot of perseverance, as like all creative fields, they are highly popular. Chris encourages us to judge of skills […]

Where does 3D printing stand with modern-day designing?

Why 3D Printers Are Changing the Designing World

Why 3D Printers Are Changing the Designing World Senior designer Chris Lavelanet discusses 3D printing used within design. Chris explains the process can be helpful as it allows for the creation of any form. Chris suggests that if the printing were made of another material, it may be used more in mass production rather than […]

What are the differences amongst the hundreds of design softwares?

What Software Should I Choose as a Creative Designer?

What Software Should I Choose as a Creative Designer? Senior designer Chris Lavelanet discusses different design programs used in the industry, and the different purposes as to why they are used instead of the next. Each program has its different corks and specialty, and companies will carry different licenses. Chris speaks on 3D printing, and […]

What is the Typical Day of a Automotive Designer?

What is the Typical Day Like for an Automotive Designer?

What is the Typical Day Like for an Automotive Designer? Senior designer Chris Lavelanet discusses a typical day in his profession. Determining immediate needs of the department are essential, as his team works on a multitude of projects. Chris may often meet with others to ensure they share the same perspective of the task at […]

Could my Childhood Tell me What Career I Should Pursue?

Could My Childhood Tell Me What Career I Should Pursue?

Could My Childhood Tell Me What Career I Should Pursue? Senior designer Chris Lavelanet shares his personal inspiration for pursuing a career in automotive design. Identifying early with his fascination with cars and planes, he shares a story of going to an auto show with his father. ¬†Chris recalls memorizing brands, distinguishing features, and analyzing […]