Name: Christian Winkelmann
Degree course: Product Design
Position: Exterior Designer
At Audi since: 2003
How I came to Audi:
Between 1997 and 2002 I studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. I specialised in Transportation Design. Towards the end of my course I completed an internship at Seat in Barcelona, where I also obtained my degree in 2002. In 2003 I joined Audi to work in the Exterior Design department.
My outstanding experience:
It’s always something special when I see my design in action for the first time, when light reflects on the body and new details become apparent from every angle. For me, only then does the design come to life.
What I particularly like about my job:
- I turned my hobby into my profession.
- I love being able to be creative every day.
- The various tasks bring new challenges on a daily basis.
- I’m never bored.
- I get a lot of pleasure from the interesting work with my colleagues and designing new products by myself.
What I would like:
I hope that my creative input will be of benefit to Audi and also that it will make the people who buy our products happy. I would also be delighted to contribute towards the sustainable mobility of the future.