1991-11-01

Bringing the Designer and Engineer Together-The Technical Stylist 912513

In the design studios of today's automotive companies, there is always a need for the engineer who finds great pleasure and satisfaction in working with the designer or artist to help make those futuristic sketches a reality.
The category often assigned to this type of engineer is that of ‘Technical Stylist’. But a great many of the newly formed design studios of the last decade or so, do not incorporate the engineers or technical stylists within the same environs as the designers and clay modelers. In too many cases, the engineering support group is in another area completely remote of the design activity.
In this paper, we will trace the origin of the Technical Stylist and how that person fits into the modern studio of the 90's to help erase any demarcation that may exist--another step toward “Bringing The Designer And Engineer Together” as we leap into the year 2000.

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