The Coventry Automotive Design Drive Sketchbook Award Winner Tom Hylton, was awarded his prize at at the Automotive and Transportation On-Line Degree Show.
Following the high level of response to the Instagram online voting, there were 3 designers who were clear favourites with the voters. They were Tom Hilton, Yong Chang Lee and Henrik Svanvig, with Henrik gaining the most votes.
However the judges decided that Tom Hylton is the deserving winner of the 2021 Drive Sketchbook Award. Tom’s sketchbook showed he had a lively imagination, a touch of humour and that he was taking in what was going on around him in his local environment and the world generally – key to being a great designer.
His choice of sketching style was varied, confident, vibrant and engaging. Sketches also need to be persuasive, and some of Tom’s sketches had a certain ‘unknown quality’ which immediately drew our attention.