As Editor-in-Chief of Car Design News, Chris Maillard oversees all the publishing brand’s output. This includes the CDN website’s breaking news and deep analysis, the quarterly Interior Motives magazine with its highly visual and inspiring glossy pages, the series of bespoke publications on behalf of major design organisations, the student competitions which aim to find the next design superstars, and the global events which inform and connect the worldwide design community.
A highly experienced and multi-award-winning journalist, Chris began his career on local and national newspapers, later moving to magazines where he launched the big-selling Auto Express and the phenomenally successful BBC Top Gear, among many others. He has also worked for multiple content agencies, where he built and ran major web and print projects for clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Ford, and Volkswagen.
He has always been fanatical about great design, from superb-looking magazine pages to smooth web user journeys. And of course, cars – which makes helming Car Design News a deeply satisfying role, in the centre of the industry’s most design-centric, interesting and varied niche.