Daniel Debono is a recent graduate of the Industrial Design Program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2012. An emerging designer with a passion for transport design, Daniel’s appreciation of automotive and personal mobility began in his childhood with conversations about cars commonplace in the family home. Years on, Daniel has found a true passion for Transport Design spurred on by the way the styling of a car can communicates narratives about an individual.
In 2011-12 Daniel was accepted to undertake studies in the Transport Design Stream at Monash University through the Cross Institutional Studies Program. This delivered the opportunity to work with lead designers from Ford Motor Company and GM Holden and allowed Daniel to experience the automotive design process from conceptualisation to working with automotive clay.
His Transport Design Major Project, Automotion, Daniel explored the future of the automobile through driverless technologies and intelligent interior spaces which enhanced the experience of travelling in a vehicle. Here he was looking to combine function and aesthetics into a vehicle which conjured up feelings of speed, luxury and prestige.