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Vedran Martinek

Professional Transportation/Automotive and Product Designer


Highly creative, multi-talented professional Transportation/Automotive Designer who designed future concept cars for well-known companies like the McLaren Automotive, Audi, Fiat Group and Chrysler. Possesses comprehensive knowledge, skills and needed experience in design and development of various types of vehicles, from high-end electric bikes and small electric city cars up to luxury vehicles and sports cars; from concepts to production.


work experience

Independent Design Professional Transportation/Automotive and Product Designer August 2010 -

Designed; exterior and interior of the three-wheel electric sports car for the company Lithium Machines, exterior and interior of an electric city car Equal - Car For Disabled People, a formula race car for the FSB Racing Team, a minibus concept for the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Croatia, developed two high-end electric bicycles Visiobike and Black Tie After5, developed a promotional automotive interior console for the corporation Nvidia, five high-tech inspection robots for the company INETEC - Institute For Nuclear Technology



Callegari Institute Degree in Interior Design 2004 - 2006

European Institute of Design Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Industrial Design, Transportation/Automotive Design 2007 - 2010

Designed an S.U.V. concept car for McLaren Automotive and was mentored by Mr. Frank Stephenson (McLaren Automotive Director of Design) and also designed an Alfa Romeo S.U.V. concept car for Fiat Group and Chrysler in collaboration and was mentored by Mr. Lorenzo Ramaciotti (Fiat Group and Maserati Director of Design), Mr. Roberto Giolito (Fiat Director of Design) and Mr. Juan Manuel Diaz (Alfa Romeo Chief Exterior Designer)



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Honors and awards: 2010 - Local Motors Reebok Rally Fighter Zigtech Competition - 6th place winner (out of 10) for designing Reebok racing driver shoes 2009 - Local Motors Rally Fighter Artwork Competition - 5th place winner (out of 10) for the Rally Fighter car artwork design 2007 - Penkala For The 3rd Millenium - 1st place winner for pen set design for the company T.O.Z. Penkala, inventor of the first balpoint pen 2006 - Want To Be A Car Designer? - 2nd place winner for sports car design for the computer game Test Drive Unlimited by Atari 2006 - City Of Varazdin Visual Identity - 2nd place winner for visual identity design of the city of Varazdin, Croatia 2005 - American Design Awards 4th place international winner for the Aerial Delivery logotype design -- Auto Bild Magazine - Featured project in the world-renowned German automotive magazine and online portal Auto Start Magazine - Featured project in one of the best selling automotive magazines in East-Central Europe Auto(r) Automotive Design Conference - Speaker at the largest automotive design conference in Europe Technical University of Zagreb - Lectured at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb, Croatia Auto&Design Magazine - Featured project in the world's best selling magazine about vehicle design

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