Jaguarâs director of Design, Ian Callum, is the gentleman in this picture.
And joining him is Jodie Kidd, British model, television personality and, notably, racing car driver.
Getting together was predicated on whatâs behind them. No, not the F-Pace, but the wall behind him, more precisely, the mural on the wall of that building, called âMovement.â Which was created by Callum. The mural is at the National Transport Design Centre (NTDC) at Coventry University in the U.K., where Callum has been named a visiting professor.
Understand that many automotive designers are keen not only to craft sheet metal sculptures (a.k.a., cars and trucks and crossovers) but create paintings and other pieces of fine art. Callumâs piece measures 17 x 10 meters (a.k.a., 55.77 x 32.8 feet).
âAs designers,â Callum said in relation to âMovement,â which is based on the idea of âflow,â âwe are given the opportunity to create products that are desirable and enjoyable as well as functional and purposefulâthat requires great discipline but is uniquely satisfying.â
Regarding the assignment at the university, Callum said, âItâs vitally important that those in the industry work with studentsâthey have grown up in the digital world so they see things differentlyâand they will be designing the products of tomorrow. Our experience combined with their insight and enthusiasm can often lead to moments of brilliance.â