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FCA US Product Design Office Searches for Next Automotive Design Star

February 19, 2019

, 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 Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design for FCA – North America, wants to change that. Seven 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 2019 Drive for Design foe hurdles U.S. high propagandize students in grades 10-12 to pattern a ultimate standing car regulating any FCA brand. Just like in a veteran world, there is a turn of coercion – entries are due by Apr 27, 2019. Three students will be named winners from all current entries received.

“Today’s automotive designers not usually blueprint cars, they emanate some of a many modernized user knowledge systems available, 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 good-paying opportunities available. Many of today’s designers had no thought that automotive pattern could be a career choice and we wish to change that.”

Artist Josh Welton Joins Judging Panel
This year, a FCA US pattern organisation adds guest decider 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, including, 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 20
To flog off this year’s competition, Trostle and Head of Jeep® Exterior Design Mark Allen will attend in an “Ask Me Anything” Facebook LIVE promote on Wednesday, Feb 20 during 7 p.m. Eastern, hosted by Josh Welton.  Viewers can contention questions now by a live eventuality around the Drive for Design Facebook page (, a FCA US Facebook page, a FCA US Twitter (@FiatChrysler_NA) and FCA US Instagram (@FiatChrysler_NA) handles regulating #DriveForDesign.

Drive for Design Contest Details
Three winners accept an exclusive, behind-the-scenes debate of a FCA US 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 during College for Creative Studies, a heading art and pattern college in Detroit. The summer module curriculum includes a fundamentals of gestural sketching, viewpoint for both interior and extraneous automotive concepts and how to interpret designs into 3D models.

The FCA US 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 accept their awards on Friday, Jun 14 during EyesOn Design’s “Vision Honored” Black Tie and Silent Auction and will offer as youth 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 Students and relatives can also 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 on a Drive for Design Facebook page (, a FCA US Facebook page, a FCA US Twitter (@FiatChrysler_NA) and FCA US Instagram (@FiatChrysler_NA) handles regulating a hashtag #DriveForDesign.

About Drive for Design
Launched in 2013, a FCA US 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 Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design and Transportation Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Advertising Design, Art Education, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design and Transportation 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.