Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum, who held the post for 20 years, left the British company. 64-year-old Scottish specialist, “will pursue other design projects”, the press service of the automaker.
The first 12 years of his career, Callum has spent in the design Studio of Ford, and then became the chief designer of TWR Design firms, where he designed the Aston Martin DB7, Vanquish and DB9.
In 1999, Callum has led the design division of Jaguar. Under his leadership, in particular, was a model of the F-Type is the first two-door sports car after the famous E-Type, the sedan XE, XF and XJ, as well as crossover F-Pace and E Pace. Finally, Callum was responsible for creating I-Pace, the first electric cars of the British brand, which in 2019, he received the title “car of the year”.
“I had an incredible career in Jaguar. One of my greatest achievements, I think the XF model, which marked a new era of transition from traditional to modern design.” Sports car F-Type is a dream come true, and the I-Pace – opportunity to create something truly innovative,” said Callum.
The post Ian Callum is the current creative Jaguar designer Julian Thomson, working on the brand since 2000. Previously, he was chief designer of Lotus, and was also responsible for the development of the exteriors of the Volkswagen Group.