Jaguar's Ian Callum named Designer of the Year at The Drum Design Awards

Jaguar design director Ian Callum has been named Designer of the Year at The Drum Design Awards, in addition to scooping the top spot in The Drum's Designerati, which ranks the UK's top 100 most influential design individuals.

Callum's career has spanned from Ford to Aston Martin including the Cosworth Escort, Aston DB7 and Vanquish.

He joined Jaguar in 1999 but continued to manage Aston Martin Design, developing the DB9 as well as directing Jaguar Design where he and his team created, amongst others, the R-Coupe and C-X17 concepts.

His most recent work for the car marque was unveiled in September 2014, which saw the launch of the Jaguar XE, a new car to the Jaguar family which has just been followed by the introduction of the second generation XF.

Stephen Lepitak, editor of The Drum, called Callum a "visionary of British design" and said that his influence on car design was "legendary".

"His beautifully simple designs, including the 2013 F-Type and the XF, unveiled last month, have ushered in a new era for Jaguar, breathing life into the classic brand.

"Ian's dedication to innovation, his eye for detail and his strong vision for what Jaguar cars should look like truly represent the best of design in the UK."

The Drum Designerati, sponsored by Workfront, was compiled following nominations from the UK design industry. The Drum then submitted the list of nominations to a panel comprised of judges from this year's Design Awards, who ranked the nominations.

Callum suceeds Dan Germain, group head of brand and creative at Innocent, in collecting the highest individual accolade at The Drum Design Awards.

Check out the full list of winners at The Drum Design Awards.

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