Earlier this month, Infiniti introduced the QX Inspiration Concept giving us a preview of the brand's future design language for their upcoming electric vehicles. Following the concept's debut, the luxury automaker has now launched a new dual partnership with two design schools in the US – the ArtCenter College of Design in California and the College for Creative Studies in Michigan. That means the future of the brand could be penned by the design students of today.
The collaboration will be led by Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan and Karim Habib, executive design director at Infiniti. The two will then lead students from both schools throughout the months of January to May, allowing them to interact with the next-generation of automotive designers.
During the four-month program, students will be tasked in creating the aesthetics of a future SUV. Albaisa and Habib will then be providing the students with insights on company culture and design, which will be incorporated into their designs.
"The collaboration with the ArtCenter College of Design and College for Creative Studies comes at the perfect time for Infiniti. I cannot be more honored to have the opportunity to work with future talent as they enter the beginning phases of their automotive design career. Our design teams are challenging themselves daily and this experience will allow for us to all gain a new perspective on design throughout the challenge," said Albaisa.
After the program, two students will then be chosen by Albaisa and Habib in May, and they will then be given the opportunity to intern at Infiniti's Global Design Center in Kanagawa, Japan. Whoever will be chosen will surely have an interesting internship ahead of them, and quite the resume too.