Car Design News

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Car Design News (CDN) (Template:ISSN 1546-3117) is an online news and information service for the international automotive design community. CDN covers production and concept cars, design reviews and design development, designer interviews, major international auto shows, design competitions and student exhibitions.

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Using a free and paid premium membership format, CDN was founded by Brett Patterson, an automotive designer with General Motors on assignment in Detroit, in November 1999. In 2004, Patterson relocated to London, UK, taking on partners Nick Hull and Sam Livingstone, designers with a wealth of expertise in the automotive design sector.[citation needed]

Eric Gallina came on board in 2005 and helped grow the site's editorial content as well as its reach. He became Editor just before the company was acquired by Ultima Media Ltd[1] in 2008. Gallina continued to work under new ownership, running the website and commissioning contributors from 2008 through 2012.

The Car Design News portfolio of activities currently includes Car Design of the Year, [2] Car Design Night,[3] Car Design Awards China,[4] Car Design News Webinars,[5] Interior Motives[6] (a print magazine illustrating in detail the design development of selected car interiors), Interior Motives conference,[7] and the Interior Motives Student Design Awards.[8]

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