Jaguar Designer copes with lockdown

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With modern communication methods, quite a lot of people can work at home. But how does it affect a car designer?  David Brown has been reading about one.

Julian Thomson, is Jaguar’s director of design who is currently working from home.

Wired Magazine ask him what it is like to be a designer in lockdown.

His biggest frustration is not being able to see or compare designs as full-size, three-dimensional clay models.

Before the pandemic, he would hardly ever be found in his office. The majority of his time was wandering around looking at models, talking to people, seeing what they’re doing.

In an organization like Jaguar Land Rover there are a lot of people who do just stand at a computer screen all day. But it’s very unnatural for a designer or a modeler to do that” he explained.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto