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"Design and engineering and have always been my passion".
It started at school where I fascinated by the arts & crafts and anything technical. It continued at the world famous RCA, Royal college of Art in London, where I studied automotive design engineering and photography.
I worked one year at the Rover design studios before accepting an offer to join the Porsche design and development centre at Weissach near Stuttgart. Here I worked on automotive, Industrial design and iconic motorsport projects.
I spent the 90‘s at the satellite research centre of the BMW group known as BMW Technic. Our mission was to be innovative and look ahead. I designed several stunning show cars and ran various advanced design projects for BMW Technic during this time and became head of design.
From 2000 to 2004 I worked as a design / technic manager at the BMW Group main production design studios firstly running concept car development then formulating design strategies for marketing, engineering and management.
In 2005 I set up and ran the BMW Group exterior detail design studio handling lighting, wheels and engine bay design for all production and show cars with hundreds of design and management challenges for the next 5 years.
Powell design, founded in 2011, builds on all this experience, knowledge and creativity and is currently working on a wide range of design and consulting projects in many disciplines. I have also returned to my photography roots and have a second venture, www.classicandmotorsport.de, where I offer a wide range of Classic Porsche Motorsport & Vintage car images.
Robert Powell standing in front of a large scale tape drawing for a yacht concept.
Diploma in Automotive design at the RCA, London
Rover design studios. Exterior. Interior. Colour and trim.
Porsche design studios. Exterior. Interior. Advanced design. Industrial design. Motorsport. Senior designer.
BMW Technic and BMW Group. Exterior. Interior. Advanced design. Industrial design. Head of design / Design manager.
Powell Design. Design & consulting.
Automotive Design & Consulting CV.
In-depth overview of my knowledge, experience and key skills.