Automotive Design & Illustration
Brad has been drawing cars since he was a kid, and was always trying out new ideas whether on paper or while building those great old model kits in the 60’s. He continued his passion and went on to graduate from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a major in Industrial Design and a minor in Automotive Illustration.
His work has been featured in many publications including Collectible Automobile, Chevy Truck, American Rodder and he has been a regular contributing artist to Scale Auto Enthusiast for nearly 20 years giving him the opportunity to explore many new ways of customizing vehicles.
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a background in Industrial Design gives Brad the skills to design any
product, including automobiles, from the initial sketch to the finished
product. Beginning with a concept and a list of necessary functions, the
project moves from sketch form to projected finished product color comp
drawings, then to the blueprint table. Once completed the piece goes to
3-D form, generally automotive styling clay, and then its on to the
molders and fabricators for the finished product.
Although Brad has designed hundreds of custom cars for the model car builders, one must agree that his designs are more than just ideas, they can actually be built in real scale! You can see the inspiration for many of his designs are the great customs of the 1960’s and the courage to say “What if?”
With a keen eye for color, and sharp attention to detail, Brad is capable of illustrating any type of machine from car to motorcycle to tractor.
He uses chalk, marker, ink colored pencil and gouache paints, and only occasionally makes use of the airbrush on his work.
Brad is familiar with the use of several popular computer design and layout programs, and can utilize this skill to create box art, logo design, and other graphics for any type of industry.
concept sketches to full-scale blueprints, let your imagination be your
guide, or allow Brad to offer his own unique talents and eye for detail to
customize any type of automobile.
If you’d like a full color illustration or painting of that special car, let Brad show you what he can do. Need a logo for your web site, letterhead or T-shirt design? Brad can offer that too in line art as well as computer generated full-color designs.
Original renderings used on this web page and published in magazines are occasionally available for sale. Please inquire.
Call 209.742.6802 and talk to Brad about your design and illustration needs. With a degree in Industrial Design and over 20 years experience, your project is in the right hands.
PO Box 5008 PMB 133
Mariposa, CA 95338