BMW starts a new series of episodes that bring to the front some of the BMW designers responsible for the latest models to came to market. Today, we have Juliane Blasi, the exterior designer responsible for the new E89 Z4, the facelifted 3 Series Coupe and Convertible and the Vision ConnectedDrive Concept.

Ms. Blasi, 34 years old, joined BMW back in 2003 and previously studied transportation design at Germany’s Pforzheim University, one of the oldest design programs in the world. As part of a six-month exchange program, she joined the DesignworksUSA design studio in California back in 2005.

Ms. Blasi teamed up with another talented designer, Nadya Arnaout, now Tesla’s lead interior designer, and together won the competition for the new E89 Z4. The Z4 was Ms. Blasi’s first full-size clay model she had done she was hired at the Munich design studio.

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