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24 4 2015

IAN CALLUM TOPS THE DRUM’S PRESTIGIOUS DESIGNERATI LIST

Ian Callum, Jaguar's Director of Design, has won the Designer of the Year Award after taking the number one position in The Drum's second annual Designerati - a list celebrating the top 100 most influential individuals in UK design.

Stephen Lepitak, editor of The Drum, said: "His beautifully simple designs, including the 2013 Jaguar F-TYPE and the new XF, unveiled last month, have ushered in a new era for Jaguar, breathing life into the classic brand.

"Ian's dedication to innovation, his eye for detail and his strong vision for what Jaguar cars should look like truly represent the best of design in the UK."

Ian Callum, Jaguar's Director of Design, said: "It is an honour to reach the number one position in the Designerati list. For an automotive designer to claim this award is very special indeed - especially considering the depth and array of talented UK designers across the disciplines of architecture, fashion and graphic design.“

Since joining Jaguar in 1999, Ian and his team have created striking concept cars such as the R-Coupe, RD-6, C-X17 and the C-X75, recently announced as featuring in the 24th Bond movie, Spectre due out later this year.

This is Ian's second major honour within six months after he was awarded the Minerva Medal by the Chartered Society of Designers for his outstanding contribution to automotive design.