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DARREN MCKEAGE

AUTOMOTIVE AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

I've always found great joy in form and design. In my eyes automotive design is the perfect expression of sculptural form. The automobile... (more in Details)

Introduction

  • I've always found great joy in form and design. In my eyes automotive design is the perfect expression of sculptural form. The automobile is such a big part of our lives and I'm privileged to be able to contribute to something so many are passionate about and interact with everyday.

    Currently I'm working as a freelance designer for a variety of clients. Within my extensive background, I've designed many notable vehicles from scratch ranging from SUV's, three wheelers, micro cars and electric vehicles. Some of these include the Motive Kestrel, Motive Bison Pickup, K2 Capra SUV and the Myers Motors Duo. I've also had the priviledge of re-designing many existing vehicles, including the Epic Torq and Zap Alias.

    If you have an idea or concept in mind, I'd love to speak with you to help you realize your vision. I work with a large network of suppliers, engineers and groups in this field so I'm able to provide a complete picture from napkin sketch to physical product.

Experience & Achievements

  • President, VP of Design and a Co-Founder for Motive Industries in Calgary Alberta, Canada. (2007-2013)

    Writing automotive design reviews for Elemente Magazine.

    Worked as an illustrator/graphic designer at Stantec Consulting.

    Featured in the first issue of 'enclave' magazine displaying my work and career goals.

    Awards: 1st place in the GrabCAD supercar design competition for the body design of a supercar for 500 Group. (2012)
    - 3rd place in the 'Design Exchange National Student Design Competition' for the redesigned Nissan Murano. (2004)

Education

  • Masters with Distinction in Automotive Design from Coventry University in the UK. (2008)

    Bachelor of Design Degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design. (2005)

Working language(s)

  • English

Skills

  • Sketch modelling
  • 3d modelling
  • A-class surfacing
  • Technical surfacing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Visualisation
  • Presentation
  • Animation

Tools

  • Alias Products (Autodesk)
  • Photoshop (Adobe)
  • Illustrator (Adobe)
  • Bunkspeed (Bunkspeed)

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