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FCA Design Team Seeks High School Students to Design a Future of Ram Truck

February 20, 2020

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Without a poke from an art teacher, a revisit to an art propagandize or usually plain luck, some of a world’s tip automotive designers might never have done their symbol on history.

Mark Trostle, Head of Ram Truck Design during FCA, wants to change that. Eight years ago, he regenerated a foe he won as a high propagandize tyro that helped expostulate him to where he is today, heading a pattern efforts for some of a many preferred vehicles on a road.

The 2020 Drive for Design foe hurdles U.S. high propagandize students in grades 10-12 to blueprint a Ram lorry of a future. And, usually like in a veteran world, there is a turn of coercion – entries are due by May 1, 2020. Three students will be named winners from all current entries received.

“The landscape of automotive pattern has altered and today’s automotive designers not usually blueprint cars, they emanate some of a many modernized user knowledge systems, work with 3D technology, investigate tone trends and emanate interior spaces that are multifunctional and beautiful,” pronounced Trostle. “As a margin of automotive pattern grows, it’s critical that we boost recognition and teach students and relatives about a career opportunities available.”

The Drive for Design foe kicked off during a EyesOn Design commemorative print phenomenon hold during a Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.

Artist Josh Welton Joins Judging Panel
Coming behind for a second year as a guest decider is Josh Welton, writer, artist and owners of Brown Dog Welding LLC phony and art studio in Detroit. Welton is an achieved welder, fabricator, teacher, artist, writer, amicable media influencer, podcast host, businessman and automotive enthusiast. He writes for a accumulation of outlets and shares his artistic creations on amicable media. Welton will assistance examination submitted sketches and name this year’s winners.
Facebook LIVE “Ask Me Anything” on Wednesday, Feb 26
To flog off this year’s competition, Trostle and Head of FCA Design Ralph Gilles will attend in an “Ask Me Anything” Facebook LIVE promote on Wednesday, Feb 26 during 6 p.m. Eastern, hosted by Welton. Viewers can contention questions now for a live eventuality around a Drive for Design Facebook page (, a FCA North America Facebook page (, a FCA North America Twitter (@FiatChrysler_NA) and FCA North America Instagram (@FiatChrysler_NA) channels regulating #DriveForDesign.

Drive for Design Contest Details
Three winners accept an exclusive, behind-the-scenes debate of a FCA Product Design studios in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and a event to spend one-on-one time with heading automotive designers.

The winners also accept a extend to attend a Precollege Summer Experience Transportation Design module at College for Creative Studies, a heading art and pattern college in Detroit, from that both Trostle and Gilles graduated. The summer module curriculum includes a fundamentals of gestural sketching, sketch automotive concepts in viewpoint and how to interpret designs into 3D models.

The FCA Product Design Office is again partnering with EyesOn Design, that focuses on a automotive village and students entrance together to commemorate, simulate and conclude a craftsmanship and beauty of classical and complicated car design. Drive for Design winners will accept their awards on Sunday, Jun 14 during EyesOn Design’s “Vision Honored” Black Tie and Silent Auction and will offer as Junior Judges during a prestigious EyesOn Design Car Show, hold each Father’s Day weekend during a ancestral Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

For minute foe manners and information on how to contention sketches, revisit

Drive for Design Social Media
Students and relatives can follow a FCA North America amicable channels for unchanging posts to teach and surprise supporters about careers in automotive design. Weekly updates will be posted each Wednesday on a Drive for Design Facebook page (, a FCA North America Facebook page (, a FCA North America Twitter (@FiatChrysler_NA) and FCA North America Instagram (@FiatChrysler_NA) channels regulating a hashtag #DriveForDesign.

About Drive for Design
Launched in 2013, a FCA Product Design Office combined a Drive for Design foe as an innovative approach to teach immature artists about careers in automotive design. Starting locally in Detroit, Drive for Design has grown to turn a inhabitant foe that awards gifted students with prizes and singular opportunities to serve rise their pattern skills.

About CCS
The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a nonprofit, private college certified by a Michigan Education Department to extend bachelor’s and master’s degrees. CCS, located in midtown Detroit, strives to yield students with a collection indispensable for successful careers in a energetic and flourishing artistic industries.
Founded in 1906 as a Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, CCS plays a pivotal purpose in Detroit’s informative and educational communities. A private, entirely accredited college, CCS enrolls some-more than 1,400 students, posterior Master of Fine Arts degrees in tone and materials design, communication design, integrated pattern and travel pattern and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in promotion design, art education, crafts, party arts, conform accessories design, excellent arts, striking design, illustration, interior design, photography, product pattern and travel design.

About EyesOn Design
A advantage for a Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), a not-for-profit corporation, EyesOn Design is a vital source of income for a DIO’s research, preparation and support organisation programs for a visually impaired. The DIO is a multiplication of a Department of Ophthalmology of a Henry Ford Health System.
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