RCA SHOW 2012

Paul Nichols

Vehicle Design


Scene from a Migratory Dream, circa May 2012

Photoshop


For me, design has always been an opportunity to fall in love with a strange culture, a foreign method or an unexplored lineage. The concept of our field, both as a paid professional career and as a potential outlet for self-actualisation, is miraculous. I feel that the calibre of my peers and tutors as well as the privilege of being accepted among them has instilled a desire to use every project as a chance to make an ethical design contribution.

My project aims to exponentially increase and redefine the mobility a car provides, with the ultimate goal of creating a new completely mobile generational subculture. In the early 1900s, the introduction of the cheap motor car redefined peoples employment prospects, allowing them a vast new scope of possibilities. In a similar fashion, my concept brand will enable a young brave generation the possibility of a fluid employment lifestyle. The project was inspired by Buckminster Fullers concept of a comprehensive designer and Jack Kerouacs writings on the Beat Generation.



+44 (0)7404 154 609

paul.nichols@network.rca.ac.uk


CV

Degrees

BA Hons, Automotive Design, Coventry, 2010

Experience

Contract Designer, Rivian Automotive, Rockledge FL, 2011; Design Internship, General Motors, Melbrook, 2009; Design Internship, Jaguar, Coventry, 2008

Exhibitions

Coventry University Degree Show, Coventry University, Coventry, 2010

Awards

Finalist, Rolls-Royce Sponsored Project RCA, 2012; Finalist, Ferrari World Design Contest, 2011