DYPDC faculty had a great time at Techfest 2012 that was organized by IIT Powai. As part of this annual event, they had invited us to conduct an Automotive Sketching Workshop. Mr. Emanuele Nicosia conducted the session and was assisted by Dominique Taffin and Mizhuo Tomita. What was wonderful to see was the tremendous enthusiasm the 100 odd students from various parts of the country displayed. They also demonstrated a great desire to learn automotive sketching. It was also wonderful to see the number of female participants, who showed an equal amount of skill and passion to learn this art form.
All participants had a great time learning from the DYPDC faculty. What fascinated them the most was the improvement they noticed in their sketching skills before and after Mr. Emanuele taught them the tricks and tips to make better sketches. They left the session with the confidence that they too can improve their sketching skills if they put their hearts to it and practice regularly.
A little about our faculty
Emanuele Nicosia graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 1976 and has more than 30 years of experience in designing production and concept cars for worldwide car industries using Italian creativity and designing concepts.
During his stint with Centro Ricerche Pininfarina, he worked with some of the world’s most renowned brands, including, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Peugeot, Cadillac, and Honda. Presently, he heads the Automobile Design program at DYPDC Center for Automotive Research and Studies.
He is a graduate of ECAL Art School, Lausanne, Switzerland and has over 25 years of experience in industrial and transportation design. He has an extensive experience in innovation, product development and project management, ranging from retail and interior architecture to yacht design as well as automotive design assignments, having worked with organizations such as GM, GE, MCC, Mazda, Benestoyachts and others. Some of his awards include, GM Chairman’s Honours Award for New Car Concepts and patents, GE Plastics Management Awards and patents.
She graduated from Waseda University, Japan, and went on to work with Creative Box, Inc – The Advanced Study Design Studio of Nissan Motor Company Ltd, where she was in charge of Project Management, Strategy, Concept Development of Various Show Cars that were presented at various important motor shows; Internal Advanced Study, Next Model Study, and Contextual Trend Study. After quitting Creative-box, she moved to Switzerland, where she worked as a Project Planner, Conceptor and Coordinator at DSN (Design Service Network s.a.). Since the year 2007, she has been with Bee Studio s.a.s. in Turin, Italy, and has collaborated with automobile giants such as, Subaru, Nissan, Honda, Daihatsu, Centro Ricerche Fiat, Martini and several others.