A common question that we hear here at AD&P is "How do I become an automotive designer?" While the questioner is typically a student, that's not invariably in·var·i·a·ble
Not changing or subject to change; constant.
in·vari·a·bil the case. Often, people who are already undertaking a career path realize that there is another road that seems more appealing. Or, another way of looking at it is that when it comes to jobs in the auto industry, being a designer is one hell of a lot sexier than, say, being an engineer. Not that we have anything against engineers. In Fact, one of our Friends, Geoff Wardle, who is a professor at Art Center in Pasadena, once counseled a wanna-be car designer by noting that he, Wardle, had always wanted to be a professional car designer but first graduated with a degree in mechanical and vehicle engineering before attending the Royal College of Art's Automotive Design Automotive design is the profession involved in the development of motor vehicles or more specifically road vehicles. This most commonly refers to automobiles but also refers to motorcycles, trucks, buses, coaches, and vans. graduate program. He wrote to the prospective designer, "I have always Found that my engineering background helped me tremendously in my career."
The allure of car design is captured in a fine way by Jonathan Bell Jonathan Bell may be:
Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish: "He likes big meals, so I cook sumptuous ones" Anaïs Nin. , well-designed (go Figure) tome that looks at how the work is done (Face it: enjoyable though if may be, if is still work), then looks at concept vehicles and designers who bring these dream cars to life. Although the book can be paged through simply for the gorgeous photographs printed on heavy, quality paper stock [the captions are printed in type smaller than the one print on the contract for a Faustian car lease], Jackson does provide some interesting observations in the main body text, such as, when describing how the past is often prelude prelude (prā`ld), musical composition of no universal style, usually for the keyboard. It was originally used to precede a ceremony and later a second, often larger piece. to concepts to come, he writes: "The hermetic hermetic /her·met·ic/ (her-met´ik) impervious to air.
her·met·ic or her·met·i·cal
Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air. world of the motor industry, from education through to career, coupled with the tangled tan·gled
Complicated and difficult to unravel. See Synonyms at complex.
Adj. 1. tangled - in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"
untangled - not tangled
2. web of allegiances, technology partnerships, and ownerships that characterize the modern industry, also makes self-reference inevitable." I couldn't have said it better myself--GSV