This was the design I worked on for the vinyl wrap that went on the 2013 University of Michigan Solar Car, Generation. Working on this project was a wonderful challenge as there were many design challenges that were presented.
A few of the challenges in this design included:
– Accounting for the curvatures of the car and how that affects what can go on them (or in this case shouldn’t)
– Consistency with various sponsorship levels and how each logo should represent those levels accurately
– Complying with race regulations (i.e. leaving enough space for required official race regulated stickers, having appropriate sized numbers, accurate representations of the school/car/country, etc)
Overall, the challenges helped strengthen my skills as a designer, as this project was by far one of the more unusual pieces I have worked on. Genny’s wrap helped me learn how to work around specifications and guidelines, as well as consider what designs look like on a larger scale.
The wonderful photos were taken by Michigan Engineering‘s photographer, Joseph Xu. For a look at the entire album, click here. To check out more of Joseph’s awesome photos, click here. And of course, for a look at what the team is up to now check out their website – umsolar.com!