Automotive Design Keage Concepts Calgary Alberta Automotive Design
Passion for Automotive Design

About Keage Concepts

Darren held the position of President / VP of Design and was a Co-founder for Motive Industries in Calgary Alberta, Canada. Motive Industries was active from 2007 to 2012. Keage Concepts found its roots at Motive Industries and spun off as the design studio late 2012. Darren continues the work as a consultant for a variety of clients like Genesis Advanced Technology, Havelaar Canada, Zero to 60 Designs, West Coast Customs, Fusion Motorsports and many more. He holds a Masters with Distinction in Automotive Design from Coventry University in the UK and Bachelor of Design Degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design.

From ideation, to class A CAD modeling, we are fluent in Photoshop, Autodesk Alias, and Bunkspeed software.

Design Methodology

Keage Concepts Calgary Alberta Automotive Design
Ideation / sketching / story boarding
Keage Concepts Calgary Alberta Automotive Design
Rendering /packaging / 3D models
Keage Concepts Calgary Alberta Automotive Design
CAD modeling / initial prototypes

About Keage Concepts

Full Suite Automotive and Industrial Design Services

We work closely with our clients ensuring the design brief for the particular project is clear and meets the requirements. Having 5+ years of experience working with the Motive engineering and CAD team, Darren is able to create feasible designs with manufacturability always in mind. Theme boards are developed defining the character of the vehicle or product and from that numerous sketches are worked through to continuously develop the design.

Rendering /packaging / 3D models
The next phases of the project involve giving form and packaging to the ideas and sketches. Working side by side a network of engineering and CAD teams we’re able to work out the packaging for various required components, occupants and features. Working mostly in Photoshop, realistic renders are created in order to visually communicate what the final product will be. Often at this point physical clay models can be worked with as well to help understand the forms.

CAD modeling / initial prototypes
Once the client is happy with the design direction 3D CAD modeling can begin. Utilizing Alias Autodesk software the surfaces are built and developed as a 3D model to better understand the forms. This is where the project really comes to life. The final design starts to take shape and realistic CAD renders or physical scale prototypes can be built to analyze the design before a final sign off can be done. At this point engineering really steps in to help develop everything from material thickness to part breakup and component integration.

Select Highlights

– 2007-2008 Automotive Design Masters Course with Distinction at Coventry University.

– 2009 Zap Alias Prototype voted ‘Best Looking Vehicle’ in the X-Prize Competition.

Р2012 Received the first place win for the Tosa street/supercar in the GRABCAD Supercar Body Design Challenge. 

If you have an idea or concept in mind, we’d love to speak with you to help you develop your vision.
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