Tancredi De Aguilar Milanese was born in 1970 in Valencia. From Italian mother who was a teacher of philosophy and history from Roma and from Egyptian father sculptor and painter from El Cairo. This gave him a strong genetic mixture and his talent for all kind of arts. He grew up in Madrid and in his early school years his mother realized Tancredi´s difficulty to adapt to conservative and regular education. At the age of 14 he was sent to Art School, as a result of his dislexia his mother was the one to encourage him to start his artistic journey and the development of his incredible talent therefore began.
During this period he started devolping different techniques such as; sculpturing, painting and sketching which made him build a stroung foundation in order to become the Artist he is today. At this satge he allready had a very clear idea of what he wanted to become career wise and worked very hard in order to accomplish this goal.
After studying in I.E.D. Milano in Italy he began his first job in Centro Stile Fiat as a Car Designer in Torino in 1995. It was here where he experienced for the first time the world of big car industries and his first experiences of being a car designer.
Moving on through the years he worked for different car brands, travelled a lot, and grew as an individual. One of his biggest professional steps was from 2011-2016 when he was given the position in VW Concern as the Chief Designer in Braunschweig Studio. This was a great opportunity for him as he worked with an amazing and very capable team, creating amazing cars- such as the Lamborgini Egoista and New Bugatti Type 35D.
After speding some years abroad he felt the urge to go back home this being Spain. Therefore when the opportunity came he decided to move with his family back to his home country. Since then his desire to go for the next step in life, to fullfill another dream has become bigger.
Through his talent he wants to be able to live all aspects of what art may represent . At this stage in his life he feels ready to accomplish his next goal.
His Art and Design work may inspire others to believe in themselves and follow their dreams....
You don`t need to work much, but when you work, do it with love.!
Tancredi De Aguilar was born in Valencia in February 1970, in 1988 he finished his Art Studies in Madrid and moved to Italy where he finished his University studies in Design at the IED in Milano 1993, After an internship at Seat and Fiat he started his professional career as a car designer in 1995 at the Centro Stile Fiat in Torino. In 1997 he was offered a job as an interior designer and started working at the Advanced Design Studio D.C.E. in Sitges which belonged to the Volkswagen Group in Barcelona Spain. After two years designing interiors in 1999 he begins to work in exterior design developing projects for AUDI, VOLKSWAGEN, BENTLEY, LAMBORGHINI and SEAT.
In 2003 he decided to take a break, and began to combine his two great passions, traveling and designing cars. In 2004 he started freelance designing exteriors for VOLVO at the Design Studio in Barcelona and Gotheborg until 2008.
In 2009 he returned to the Volkswagen Group to the Design Studio in Wolfsburg where he started working as Exterior Senior Designer and in 2011 as the Chief Designer in the Design Studio of Volkswagen Konzern in Braunschweig.
At this point it is one of the most interesting moments of his career - he was allowed to put into practice for the first time the possibility of being able to digitalize the whole process of exterior and interior design without compromising the creativity and freedom of designers and at the same time being able to be more efficient in time, quality and costs.
A very small team of people based on respecting talent, passion and professionalism that each one had in his or her area of expertise, in a quiet environment and motivated by our managers who gave absolut freedom.
Until 2016 this team demonstrated that the creative process could be digitized in harmony with technique, this method allowed them to work and be very effective and to support as well different design projects at the same time to the Design Departments of all the brands that had the Volkswagen Group, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Bentley, Skoda, Seat, Scania and Man.
It can be highlighted in those years among others the Bugatti Type 35D and the Lamborghini Egoista- made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand in 2013 in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
In 2017 he retires with his family in the south of Spain to commit himself full time to his third passion which is Art.
In 2019 he returns to Automotive Design as Chief Designer in the EDAG Design Team in Barcelona.
A very interesting project where he manages to put back into practice the effectiveness of the digitization of the creative process in automotive design projects, but giving priority to protect, respect and empower the talent of people. The effectiveness of this method is also evidenced here, allowing the EDAG Spain to collaborate and support International Automotive Brands.
In these times of great changes and great challenges where everything is being questioned, especially in the industry, where new technologies, digitalization, artificial intelligence are opening frontiers to projects that we could never have imagined and will teach us to see things differently.
The most important thing will remain people with strong values, where it is not important to do it, if not how you do it. Ethics, Respect, Talent, Passion and love for what you do – these are the core values.
I am more convinced than ever that the human being is great, unique and with an extraordinary strength to face the changes.
He currently works as Exterior Design Director for Jaguar Land Rover in Gaydon (UK).