Contact / About Me, so far...
CONTACT
E-mail -Charlestrelogan@gmail.com
Work Mobile - 07432531770 (UK)

BIO

I am a young Automotive Designer from the Lake District, England.

EDUCATION -
2006-2010 BA(Hons) Transport Design degree from Coventry University. Achieved a 1st class degree.

I was selected to show my degree project at New Designers week, Islington, London, by the University as an example of the year's best work.

Link to Car Design News coverage of my project-
Coventry University degree show 2010.

EXPERIENCE -
-Tata Technologies/Trilix Studios in Turin, Italy. May - July 2009.
Working on and providing ideas for a live 4x4 project for the Asian market. Produced 2 ideas for final design review by Pierre Castinel and Ratan Tata. Learnt much about Photoshop techniques and the design process as a whole.

- Concept Group International in Coventry, England. September-October 2010.
Working on ideas for production cars for a wide variety clients. Learnt the value of working quickly and producing a volume of ideas in a short space of time.

- Tata Motors Ltd in Pune, India. April 2011-January 2014.
Designer working on both interior and exterior projects for Tata Motors Asia Pacific market. Had a lot of experience in the process of turning ideas into 3D reality and what it takes to really be an OEM car designer. Production work includes-
- 2015 Tata Nano refresh and facelift (Twist). Notably the function and aesthetics of the new tailgate feature.
Tata Nano Twist pre-production concept.

- 2013 Tata Vista D90. Designed an optional, dealer fitted body kit for our new hot hatch.
Tata Vista D90 promo video

- 2014 Tata ADDVantage lifestyle vehicle concept. Shown at the Delhi Motorshow 2014. Acted as lead interior designer. An exploration of the possibilities of the Venture product as a lifestyle vehicle.
Tata ADDventure lifestyle vehicle concept.

MY BIKE - Over much of 2013 I designed and built by own motorbike based on India's famous Royal Enfield Bullet 350. I am a designer who really needs to be physically making something into 3D and the bike was a way to fulfill this need, experience more of the great country and just to have a cool bike! Pune has more bikes in the city than any other in India, it was a dangerous but fun experience.

WHAT'S NEXT? - Currently, I am searching for new opportunities as a car designer. My contract was not able to continues in India (very sadly) due to the relative expensiveness on my contract due to the economic turmoil there.

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