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Automotive Designer


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Automotive Designer

EDUCATION FREELANCE WORK Super Monkey Studio (2018, Automotive) - Automotive Interior Designer for OEM companies

NicholasChoDesign.com nicholascho@hotmail.co.uk

Venetian Design (2014 - 2017, Transport) -Tractor facelift for Agromehanika -Yacht exterior redesigns for Oceanco

Coventry University 2010-2014 MDES Yacht Design, scholarship 1st Class Degree

Automotive designer; studies in automotive, yacht and interior designs have helped me take on wide inspirations. Flexible in approach.

2LK Design (2014, Architecture) -Exhibition stand design, 2D sketching/rendering for Intel, design used at CES 2014.

Interior Designer for Hyundai Kite

INTERNSHIP/STAGE Pininfarina (2019, 6 months, Transport) -Interior proposal selected by OEM Client

Interior proposal selected by OEM client during Pininfarina Internship. English

SKILLS

IED Torino 2017-2018 Transportation Design Master 110+/110 scored

Italian

IED Milano 2015-2016 Interior Design Master 102/110 scored

Chinese Cantonese

Granstudio (2018, 7 months, Transport) -Automotive interior/exterior design for OEMs -Material research and design -Stroller design using 2D and 3D skills Cesare Arosio (2016, 6 months, Interior) -Interior/furniture design seen to market -Chair design shown at Salone Del Mobile 2016

Photoshop Indesign

Studio Starkel (2013, 6 months, Yacht) -Yacht design, live projects using 2D and 3D skills -Work shown at the Cannes Boat Show 2013

Illustrator Alias Vred

TEACHING ENGLISH -Successfully helped students pass IELTS level 6

Rhinoceros Vray

2005 2010 2015 2020 Short-listed Fifth Gear concept car

Winner F-1 The Great Design

Winner, 16-18 New Routemaster for London

Runner Up Student Design (furniture)

Group Winner Race Car (Manta X6)

Winner (interior) Hyundai Kite for Geneva Motor Show 2018

Selected Proposal Interior selected by OEM Client

Channel 5

Design Museum London

Transport for London

Design Museum, London

NCS Newcast Services srl

Hyundai Design Center Europe

Pininfarina Internship Cambiano, Italy

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Infiniti Pin_inspiration Pininfarina Internship Project - Super Luxury

Land Rover SVXplore Open-sourced Modular SUV

Aston Martin Venture Compact Luxury Sports Car

Hyundai Kite Ultimate Recreational Buggy

Swatch Conceptual Interior Inspired by Watches

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PIN_INSPIRATION INTERNSHIP PROJECT Subscription services mean that current luxury will be more attainable to the masses. What does this mean for the future concept of luxury and what can we learn from other luxury sectors? _

FUTURE LUXURY HIERACHY MODEL

Oversized Comfort Work not related to Infiniti

Negative Space

Open Vs Closed


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STEP 1// UNDERSTAND LUXURY IN OTHER SECTORS ‘PERCEPTION OF SPACE IS LUXURY’

Intimacy vs Exposure Framed View

Assymetric Space Luxury Yacht - Emotional Purchase Wraparound structure

Private Jet - Business Purchase

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PRIVATE JET RESEARCH

COLOUR & TRIM


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STEP 2// TRANSLATE ULTIMATE LUXURY FROM JETS TO CARS_

Luxury Car - Emotional Purchase

Open structure to nature Protective floating structure

USER PACKAGE THROUGH THE AGES

150 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO

FUTURE

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Japanese minimalism emphasises space

Sofa seating opens, faces bonsai garden

Bonsai Garden


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Let the outside in


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BACK-TO-BASICS SUV FOR ADVENTURE TRAILS A rugged interior embracing the flexibility of open-sourced co-created modules to maximise adaptability for adventure senarios _

Series 1 Land Rover DNA

Offset Cutouts Work not related to Land Rover

Hollow Block

Overlapping Structure


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Space for open-sourced co-created modules

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Dashboard as bracing

COLOUR & TRIM


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App service allows explorers to design and share modules, from different seat cushions to storage units, to suit various adventure trails, encouraging a co-created Land Rover community between brand and fans

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Straps to fix modules


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VENTURE SMALL SPORTS CAR FOCUSED ON A PURE DRIVING EXPERIENCE A baby Aston Martin delivering sporting luxury within a pure sports car architecture_

Organic Sculpture Work not related to Aston Martin

High-tech Core

Luxurious Skin


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Asymetric Design

Pinstripe suit detailing

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INTERIOR DEVELOPMENT

Skeletal Structure

Crafted Wraparound Cover

COLOUR & TRIM


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Driver-centric Environment

Aston ‘Winglet’ cutout shape

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INTERIOR DEVELOPMENT

Jewel-like Frame


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RENDERS - ALIAS, RHINO, KEYSHOT


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THE ULTIMATE RECREATIONAL BUGGY A new concept to blur the boundaries of on-shore/off-shore leisure activities as well as the interplay between interior and exterior. A vehicle to maximise outdoor endeavours by providing a new concept of vehicle interaction: why can’t a buggy be driven past the shoreline to be used as a platform for water-sports activities? _ Collaboration:

Debut 2018:

Trumpet Speedform

Exposed Seat Hang

Aquatic Forms


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Extendable Hammock

Floating Seats

HANGING SEAT CONCEPT EXPOSURE TO NATURE Feel exposed to nature’s elements and be one with the environment

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WRAP-AROUND STRUCTURE FEELING OF PROTECTION Structural frame around the seat gives a sense of security

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COLOUR & TRIM


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Adjustable Pedals/Footrest

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FINAL RENDERS

Stitching

Removable Jetski

Detachable Wheel

Interior Transformation:

1. Detachable wheel stored

2. Removable jetski push out


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Steering wheel storage GoPro Camera Recording

3. Screen usage for passenger

4 Jetski docked

5. Time for the ‘passenger’ to drive..

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1:1 Scale Model for Geneva 2018, by Newcast Services S.r.l

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WATCH LAYOUT

What if Swatch expanded their portfolio into the automotive industry? _

PORTABLE EMOTIONAL KEY Infotainment paused during home-car journey; seamless infotainment continuity

Work not related to Swatch


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RENDER - ALIAS, VRED, PHOTOSHOP


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Yacht Design

Cosmo Table ‘19 Paccini e Cappellini

Margaret Collection ‘16 Laura Meroni

Interior Design

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