Classiq Designer Series—Featuring Bill Robinson
Before there were dedicated schools for automobile design people who wished to be an automotive stylist worked at Industrial Design Studio. Bill Robinson is among those that pioneered the automotive design industry. From his first experience seeing a Cord to showing off his portfolio straight out of high school, Bill was destined to be an automotive stylist.
Video Credits: Julie Hyde-Edwards and Robert Edwards for making the videos possible, Clasiq for producing the series. Sponsored by Farmers Insurance.
Published on Dean’s Garage by permission by Charlie Rubin, Clasiq COO and Founder.
Dean’s Garage, The Future is Back release: January, 2020.
Packard Designer, Bill Robinson
The design security is so great that sometimes your friends would be in another studio and they would not allow you into that studio. The only information you can take with you is the design knowledge you have in your head.
Being a Design Teacher
“Designers are difficult people to work with. They all think their designs are great, and their designs should be picked.” But working with students who want to become transportation designers can really be rewarding work
Identity in Automobile Design
The strongest challenge in automotive design is Identity. Early in the 20th century Packard understood that they needed to create consistency in their design. There was a time when even five-year-old kids could spot a Packard on the road.
Bill Robinson Analyzes His Own Design Work
Listen to Bill as he dissects his artwork and discusses his thinking while he was doing these designs.
The Start of Automobile Design
Learn a bit about the start and history of automotive design.