Artificial Intelligent in Automotive Design

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In the ever-evolving landscape of automotive design, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sparked both excitement and apprehension. As designers, modellers, and enthusiasts, we find ourselves at the crossroads of innovation and uncertainty, pondering the implications of AI on our craft. The adoption of AI tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion have ushered in a new era of creativity … Read More

TR25 on display at The British Motor Museum

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Following Makkina’s unveiling of its Triumph TR25 in London in July, the car went on display at the British Motor Museum alongside its original inspiration – the record-breaking ‘Jabbeke’ Triumph TR2, MVC575. Makkina’s modern day interpretation of the TR2 fits in perfectly, with looks that take cues from its legendary predecessor, combined with modern technology and a contemporary feel that … Read More

Makkina TR25 Launch Event

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On July 13 2023 Makkina held its 25th Birthday Party at Woods Quay on the Victoria Embankment, London. It took the opportunity to launch its first concept car in the company’s history, the aptly named Makkina Triumph TR25 in recognition of its birthday. Taking inspiration from the iconic Triumph ‘Jabbeke’ TR2, the recently launched Triumph TR25 show car was built … Read More

Alias Sub-D Modelling

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Alias Sub Divisional Modelling has been around for a good few years now. But initially I was sceptical of how it would fit into my workflow. Around the time the software first became available I did a couple of tutorials and concluded that I could build a car quicker in Nurbs. But over the next couple of years the software … Read More

2021 The Car Industry Rebounds

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After such a difficult year in 2020, where I spend several months without work, it was hard to imagine that 2021 was going to be the complete opposite. Still if history has taught me anything it is that the Car Industry bounces back big and hard after a period of down time, and that is exactly what happened in 2021. … Read More

Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020

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It’s fair to say that 2020 is a year that no one is going to forget… ever. Like a lot of people, this year has been pretty difficult to navigate and to remain employed. After finishing my contract at Charge Cars I returned to Makkina In November 2019. At the time the studio was very busy with several amazing projects … Read More

New contract at Charge Automotive, London

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In September 2019, I finished my contract at Makkina and started working with Charge Automotive, a new EV company based in the heart of London. I joined a rapidly growing team of highly talented individuals responsible for the development of the company’s 1960’s Electric Mustang concept. We are now tasked with developing and delivering 499 of these cars for production … Read More

Bentley re-imagines the future of Grand Touring on its 100th Birthday

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Bentley Motors celebrated its 100th birthday by unveiling its vision of the future of luxury mobility at the home of Bentley in Crewe. The Bentley EXP 100 GT is a physical embodiment of the future Bentley brand, reimagining Grand Touring for the future. Beyond mere mobility, the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car will enhance the owner’s Grand Touring experience, … Read More

New contract at Makkina, London

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In October 2018 I was offered the opportunity to work with Makkina in Notting Hill, London. After 14 or so years of working with OEM’s it was exciting to switch things up a gear and work with this world renowned Automotive Design Consultancy led by its founder Michael Ani. I joined a team of extremely talented designers and modellers working closely … Read More

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