Education & awards
Ian studied at Lanchester Polytechnic‘s (now Coventry University) School of Transportation Design in Coventry, Aberdeen Art College and the Glasgow School of Art, where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Design. He subsequently graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a post-graduate Masters degree in Vehicle Design.
5 Honorary Doctorates from:
De Montfort University
Birmingham City University
University Abertay: Dundee
2 x Jim Clarke Award: Automotive Excellence (the only person to win twice)
Royal Designer for Industry Award: RSA
Person of the Year: Auto Express
Designer of the Year: Top Gear Awards
Jaguar executives receive Automobile Magazine ‘All-star Award’ in Detroit 2011
Jaguar C-XF. “WHATCAR?” Award
One of the most prestigious awards in the industry
The XF has won…
UK: Autocar Design Award
UK: ‘Interior of the Year’ – Car Magazine
UK: ‘Most Exciting Car of 2007’ – What Car?
UK: ‘Car of The Year’ – The Sun
UK: ‘Limo of the Year‘ – Top Gear
ROMANIA: ‘Car of The Year’ – Caesar Magazine
GERMANY: ‘Best Import in class‘ – Auto Motor und Sport,
UK: ‘Design of the Year Editor’s Award’ – in the Fleet World Honours
UK: ‘Diesel Car of the Year‘ – What Diesel Magazine
UK: ‘Car of the Year‘ – What Car?
UK: ‘Best Executive Car of the Year’ – What Car?
RUSSIA: ‘Car of the Year Category Winner’ – Klaxon Magazine
USA: ‘Interior of the Year’ – Wards Auto World
Top Gear Magazine “Men of the Year”
Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum honoured as a Top Gear Man of the Year 2012
6 December 2012- Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum has been named one of Top Gear magazine’s Men of the Year 2012, selected by its awards judging panel for “designing beautiful cars, again and again”. The accolade adds to Callum’s international success this year, following the worldwide acclaim for his design of the new Jaguar F-TYPE two-seater sports car, revealed at the Paris motor show in September.
In its pen-profile of Callum’s achievements, published in the current issue, Top Gear says: “The genius of Jaguar director of design Ian Callum isn’t just in the classically exact proportions of his cars, it’s in the way they continue to intrigue and inspire long after the initial novelty has worn off.
“In 2012 the erudite Scotsman…cemented his iconic status with the F-TYPE, ironically as classic a Jaguar as there’s been since Callum arrived there 12 years ago. Who else could have penned such a worthy successor to the E-Type.”
Commenting on his selection, Callum said: “It’s an honour to be singled out by Top Gear as one of their ‘men of the year,’ the magazine is respected internationally for its insight and its enthusiasm for all aspects of cars and motoring. However, it is with the benefit of having such a great team around me that we have been able to deliver the cars and designs that define Jaguar today, so they, too, deserve recognition for what we are achieving together.”
The article reads…
“There is much to enjoy about the latest Bond film Skyfall – Javier Bardem camping it up, the lissom Bérénice Marlohe –and yet there’s a moment when M’s black Jaguar XJ sighs menacingly to a halt that the camera clearly savours.
And why wouldn’t it? The genius of Jaguar design director Ian Callum isn’t just in the classically exact proportions of his cars, it’s in the way they continue to intrigue and inspire long after the initial novelty has worn off. In 2012, the erudite and outspoken Scotsman – who has ridden the ups and downs of life at Jaguar as adroitly as a UN secretary-general – cemented his iconic status with the F-Type, ironically as classic a Jaguar as there’s been since Callum arrived there 12 years ago. Who else could have penned such a worthy successor to the E-type?”
Top Gear Magazine Awards 2012