Designer Ian Callum left Jaguar after 20 years of work

Designer Ian Callum left Jaguar after 20 years of work

June 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Scottish specialist, who will be replaced by current creative designer Jaguar Julian Thomson, “will be engaged in other design projects”

Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum, who held this post for 20 years, left the British company. 64-year-old Scottish specialist “will be engaged in other design projects,” the press service of the automaker.

The first 12 years of his career Callum spent in the design studio Ford, and then became the chief designer of the company TWR Design, where he developed the Aston Martin DB7, Vanquish and DB9.

In 1999, Callum led the design division of Jaguar. Under his leadership, in particular, the F-Type was created – the first two-door sports car after the famous E-Type, XE, XF and XJ sedans, as well as the F-Pace and E-Pace crossovers. Finally, Callum was responsible for creating the I-Pace – the first electric car of the British brand, which in 2019 was awarded the title of “Car of the Year.”

“I had an incredible career at Jaguar. One of my main achievements is the XF, which marked the new era of transition from the traditional to the modern design”. The F-Type Sportcar has become a dream come true, and I-Pace is an opportunity to create something truly innovative”,- Callum said.

The post of Jan Callum will take the current creative designer Jaguar Julian Thomson, working on the brand since 2000. Previously, he was the chief designer of Lotus, and was also responsible for the development of exteriors in the Volkswagen Group.