Julian Thomson

Advanced Design for Jaguar, with responsibility for establishing the future strategic design direction. Working with Design Director Ian Callum, Thomson has been instrumental in delivering the renaissance in design of Jaguar’s product range, including the XK, XF, XJ, F-TYPE, XE, F-PACE and most recently, Jaguar’s first electric vehicle – the I-PACE Concept.

Exploring concepts for production vehicles up to 10 years in the future, he is at the cutting edge of thinking about the future of the car in particular and transport in general.  

Born in Surrey, England, Thomson studied Mechanical Engineering at Hatfield University before completing an MA in Automotive Design at the Royal College of Art. After a 12 year spell at Lotus, where he became Head of Design, Thomson was Chief of Exteriors at the Volkswagen Group’s Design Centre in Barcelona, Spain, before moving to Jaguar.