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The Top 7 Skills Every Car Designer Needs!

Author: Mehrdad Haghighi
Top 7 Skills

1. Sketching

Drawing or sketching is the heart of car design. It is your foundation you’ll use to project your creative ideas. So needless to say you must be excellent at it. It is by far the most fundamental skill you should learn and master.

2. CAD

CAD software are used to create models in 3D with computer graphics. They are used to flesh out your original ideas, rendering them in detailed 3D images. There are both free and paid software on the market, so don’t hesitate to try the free ones to get an idea of how they work early on.

3. Clay-Modelling

You should also get your hands on some clay and start modelling with it. Even today, in our digital age, clay-modeling is an unavoidable step of the design process. It allows you to give your design a concrete physical form in the real world.

4. Creativity

On the one hand, you should be well aware of the current and established design trends in the car industry. On the other hand, don’t confined yourself to what you already know and be on the lookout for creative ideas.

5. Communication

In this modern time we live in; we are receiving, sending, and processing numerous messages every day. But successful communication is far more than sharing information; it is also an understanding of the feelings behind this information. Developing communication skills can help us avoid conflicts compromise, and help in better decision-making.

6. Organisation

Organisational skills are the abilities that let you stay focused on different tasks, and use your time, energy, strength, mental capacity, physical space, etc. effectively and efficiently in order to achieve the desired outcome. The breadth of the organizational skills' definition leads to a certain paradox.

7. Organisation

Problem-solving skills help you determine why an issue is happening and how to resolve that issue. It's one of the key skills that employers seek in job applicants. Problem-solving starts with identifying the issue, coming up with solutions, implementing those solutions, and evaluating their effectiveness.

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