Autodesk automotive and industrial design: Catalysts for community

Brandy Ryan Brandy Ryan December 15, 2022

2 min read

It’s been a great year for Autodesk and the Design Studio team—a return to live events, new opportunities and initiatives—and some now-familiar challenges—continuing hybrid work, adopting more digital tools for collaboration and developing more resilient teams.

Our focus for the year has been to serve as a catalyst for our community. We’ve worked hard throughout the year to offer time and space for designers and customers to come together and talk about what matters most.

Autodesk Automotive 2022 Community Highlights

January – December

Customer Visits

Genesis X Convertible Concept


Automotive Innovation Forum 2022
First live, in-person AIF since 2019, bringing together top designers and leaders from the automotive industry. 2022 Highlight Reel

Automotive Innovation Forum 2022


Customer Briefings and Automotive Launch Tour (ALT)


Autodesk University 2022
Sessions covered the hot topics for automotive and industrial design: digital transformation, collaboration and workforce enablement and sustainability.


Domeble-Symetri Student Awards (DSSA)
This joint venture between Domeble rand Symetri, sponsored by Autodesk, offers design students a form to show off their work.

October – December

Alias & VRED Learning Editions and education focus 
Autodesk rolled out new Learning Editions for Alias and VRED and upped its supporting skill-building materials on the Design Studio Blog for new users. We also explored how educators are adapting to changes in the automotive industry in our Academy of Art University story.


Designer Night at the L.A. Auto Show
Continuing the tradition from 2021, we invited designers from local design studios to join us for a night of appreciation. 400 creatives came out to the Hotel Figuera to reconnect, talk shop and have fun.

Designers Night at the L.A. Auto Show


Car Design News Awards
Autodesk sponsored the CCN’s People Awards Best Lighting Design Team Award. And the 2022 Award Winners? Skoda!

Car Design News


Car Design News Panel
Discuss on automotive industry disruption and the importance of great design with Derek Jenkins (Senior Vice President of Design and Brand, Lucid Motors), Michael Check (CEO, Linkage Design), Thomas Heermann (Vice President of Automotive, Concept Design and Extended Reality, Autodesk).

January – December

Autodesk Automotive and Industrial Design Socials
Our Design Studio Blog has had its best year yet, posting relevant industry content, inspiring stories and learning resources to help build and develop our design community.

In July, we expanded onto another network with the Autodesk Automotive LinkedIn channel. Our aim is to share and boost content from the automotive and industrial design communities

Yes, there will be more in 2023!

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