Giuseppe F is an experienced car designer, who successfully pivoted his career following a layoff from a failed EV startup during the pandemic. After taking our Gravity Sketch course, he landed a position at GM as lead digital sculptor, and was later promoted to lead the design team focused on leveraging the latest VR/AR/XR technologies to get products to market faster.
Mathew W landed a digital sculpting position at Ford Motor Company. As an aspiring clay modeler, he shifted to digital modeling during the pandemic as design teams transitioned to remote work. Mat uses Gravity Sketch in his day to day work at Ford.
“I had a great instructor. He enabled me to work hard and get out of the program what I put in. The one on one sessions are enlightening and individually catered to each student”
Vincent P received a full scholarship at College for Creative Studies, a leading private fine arts college specialized in automotive design. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree, debt free.
"CarDesign.Academy has consistently provided a high level of mentorship and education for its students. I worked with my instructor to develop my skillset and form a deeper understanding of design, beyond aesthetics, in a style which suited me best. Working with CarDesign.Academy played a large part in my development as a designer, and my acceptance into college with a very generous scholarship."
Brett P is a highly experienced car design consultant on the forefront of the latest AI, VR/AR and rapid 3D design methodology. In addition to stints at Geely and Opel, Brett co-founded the leading car design blog. He came to CarDesign.Academy to get certified in Gravity Sketch.
" The Gravity Sketch VR Intensive course was a great experience, with the Collab working space providing a surprisingly normal and very effective studio environment for our student group to meet, review our work and brainstorm together. Eric's teaching is top-level and fast-paced. As an experienced designer with a thorough understanding of vehicle architectures and design processes, he focuses not only on how to use all the features of Gravity Sketch but also on how it can effectively address your design problems and integrate into your overall design process."
Leon K is an experienced architect and conceptual artist who is pushing the boundaries of VR, AR and AI to design vehicles in the Metaverse. He developed his Mobius autonomous luxury concept in our Gravity Sketch course, where he was able to envision a spacious, immersive interior space and a yacht-like experience.
“I think the strength of CDA is definitely the 1:1 sessions. Another strength is that we were able to learn directly in VR, in the Collaboration room with multiple participants. That was also a really nice and fantastic experience. Really enjoyed it! Another strength is that we were able to gain knowledge from real industry professionals who have worked in leading car brands”.
Andrej S is an experienced automotive design consultant based in Paris, who is constantly striving to learn the latest tools and technologies in VR/AR, visualization and AI.
“Unlike other online-learning platforms, CARDESIGN.ACADEMY stands out for personalized and live approach to each member. There are plenty of resources online on how to sketch & 3D model. But CARDESIGN.ACADEMY is special for its direct interaction with tutors and exchange with other members during weekly reviews.
You can see your project from another perspective, get a different point of view. This feedback is really important, especially if you are stuck at some point in your project. A small group under 10 people is enabled to have live conversations and direct feedback.
I find intensives are quite close to the real-world design development process by its structure, deadlines, reviews with colleagues, and your constant growth in such a collaborative environment. All in all, It is a super exciting experience, not only from a design perspective but also for the creative environment and private community.”
Mike H is an experienced product designer at a leading consultancy. He wanted to level up his skills while drawing upon his longtime passion for cars.
“The tools and techniques that I've learned in the 10-week intensives have been wildly helpful for my day job at a consultancy. CD.A has been a great opportunity to receive the coaching, encouragement and growth that comes from school without having to uproot my life and go back to college. For those who want to push themselves to learn new technologies and techniques as well as practice the skill of design and creativity, this is a great experience.”
Dominik G is an aspiring car designer who developed strong 3D modeling capabilities through online self-study. After months of consuming video content, our intensive training program gave him the personal mentoring he needed to really hone his skills. He landed a job as a digital sculptor at Volvo and has since landed a new position at Geely.
“CarDesign.Academy helped me to develop and hone my drawing skills, which allowed me to improve the quality of my models. Through our 1:1 sessions in Gravity Sketch, my instructor really helped me understand how to construct beautiful surfaces with good geometry.”
Mazher U landed a design role at Monarch, a CA based startup developing electric and autonomous vehicles for sustainable agriculture.
“CarDesign.Academy was truly an enriching experience, as I was able to pick up on a new set of skills and introduce myself to a completely reimagined design process. Our instructor masterfully crafted his weekly demonstrations in 2.5-hour long live sessions where he showed techniques in Gravity Sketch, Fusion 360, Keyshot, Photoshop, and Sketchbook Pro. Upon completion of this course, I’ve become more confident in my quest for developing a unique design process and visual communication techniques.”
Chance C is designing the next generation of RV at Winnebago.
“Starting from the pilot program CARDESIGN.ACADEMY has offered a number of great intensive courses that provide great design exercises. Having participated in a number of intensives with CARDESIGN.ACADEMY allowed me to create an updated post graduate portfolio that displayed the newly acquired skills I gained. With each intensive I developed skills in emerging technologies like VR, used softwares like Blender to sharpen my understanding of 3D, developed a thorough understanding of the design process and had the opportunity to interact with design peers throughout the process. A standout aspect of the course’s offerings was the 1 on 1 with my instructor, this allowed me to ask questions and develop my skills further, and review in-progress work to gain necessary feedback. I really appreciated the insights from other students taking the courses, each had various levels of experience in design, some of whom later became my colleagues in the professional world, which made the experience even more memorable and exceptional.”