Car Design Forum LA 2018

Our first Car Design Forum LA happened on 28 November, as part of the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Automobility section, and provided a fascinating, cutting-edge snapshot of the latest trends in automotive design, straight from many of the world’s most acclaimed car designers.

With 15 high-profile speakers offering insights across the one-day forum, some 240+ senior designers flocked to hear what was on offer.

From Andy Woodman, Senior Design Manager of Lego, discussing flying BMW motorbikes to Stefan Lamm, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design, explaining the philosophy behind the EQ brand and Frank Saucedo, Director of GM Advanced Design, California, flying the audience through a virtual city created in VR, there was a huge range of unique presentations and forward-thinking philosophies on offer.

Read Part One of our LA Forum reports here, then follow the links for the rest of the day’s excitement.

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Derek Jenkins

Vice President of Design, Lucid Motors

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Andrew Moir

Andrew Moir

Design Manager, Hyundai Design North America

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Chris Maillard

Editor-in-Chief, Car Design News

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T. Jon Mayer

Senior Director of Design, Volvo Cars USA

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Larry Erickson

Larry Erickson

Global Director of Exteriors Design Group, Magna Exteriors

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David Muyres

Mobility Futurist, Moderator

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Lars Falk

Head of Interior Design and Creative UX Design for Geely Design Europe

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Alfonso Albaisa

Senior Vice President, Global Design Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan

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Brad Gieske

Design Manager – User Experience, FCA US LLC

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Benoît Jacob

Vice President of Design, Byton

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Stefan Lamm

Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design North America

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Frank Saucedo

Director of GM Advanced Design, California, General Motors

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Michael Smith

Design Manager, Ford Motor Company

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Daniel Darancou

Vice President of Design, Qiantu Motor CH-Auto Technology Corporation

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Andy Woodman

Senior Design Manager, LEGO

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Dave Marek

Acura Executive Creative Director, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

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Stewart Reed

Chair of the Transportation Design Department at Art Center College, MODERATOR

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Event Schedule

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There is a wide selection of talks and subjects during our conference

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