Frank Stephenson's car sketching classes draw huge response

GENEVA: UK design studio Frank Stephenson Design (FSD), recently introduced its "Learn to Sketch with Frank" course at the Geneva Motor Show 2024.

The studio hosted seven masterclasses over three days, where Frank and his team shared insights and expertise on the sketching and design process.

The success of the immersive experience resulted in the studio having to add an extra session to accommodate the overwhelming interest.

All seven workshops featured a presentation by Frank, a live sketching demonstration by FSD designers, Sajay and David, and a Q&A session with Frank.

Eager to learn the basis of design sketching, participants were introduced to the core techniques required in sketching to develop an original overall design.


After each session, the studio surveyed the participants and found that:

> 79% feel sketching will be a vital skill in the workplace going forward.
> 76% don't feel as though sketching is taught in enough depth at universities.
> 65% of students don't have access to industry leaders when it comes to developing their career and skills.

Frank said he was happy with the response to the classes.

"It was a great opportunity to share our passion and knowledge with a wide and enthusiastic audience. We believe that sketching and design are essential skills for the future, and we hope to inspire and empower more people to pursue their creative potential."

FSD also revealed its latest design concept at the motor show, FSD 59, a futuristic motorbike that combines advanced technology, radical design elements, and innovative functionality, which got lots of attention throughout the show.

The design study, featuring a removable windshield, is touted as having the ability to adapt to different riding styles and preferences, bringing together the best aspects of sports bikes, supersport cruisers, and high-end commuters.

FSD is a London-based design studio that offers a range of services from the future of mobility to innovative product design, and consulting and education.

Frank, as its founder, is widely regarded as one of the most influential and innovative industry designers of his generation.

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