Julian Thomson

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Geoff Lawson, a former Design Director of Jaguar, once compared our line of work to making movies: ‘Designing cars is like making a film – most of it ends up on the cutting-room floor...'

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In carefree younger days, I was only properly happy when trying to scare the life out of myself. I’d motocross, glacier ski and microlight with a like-minded crowd, each of us trying...

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What do car designers actually do all day? I mean apart from itching in a black roll neck and posting photos of their new watch on Instagram. Here's what a typical working day...

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I’m not really sure what kids put on their bedroom walls these days. I suspect it’s a mix of computer game heroes, footballers and K-pop stars. But in the Seventies...

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If you’re reading The Intercooler it's a pretty sure bet you’re into cars and driving. You no doubt have a dream garage in the back of your mind should your numbers come up...

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My younger colleagues often ridicule me about just how long I’ve been a car designer. Did I carve out my designs on stone tablets? Were my earliest three-dimensional models made...

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On one of my early visits to China, I was asked what inspired me as a car designer. And I replied rather earnestly that the collaboration of Shang Xia that brought together traditional Chinese...

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I decided I wanted to be a car designer when I was three. In my early years I bypassed drawing the family next to a tree with a stick dog, and went straight to cars. While most...