Samuel Johnson


  • Sam is a vehicle designer with a range of experience and skills, particularly in digital visualisation. A graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Vehicle Design course he has also worked in product, furniture, and transport design. Prior to joining the Royal College of Art Sam gained a degree in Transport and Product Design from Coventry University. He has a strong interest in translating research into tangible design outputs. A common theme throughout his work is exploration of the relationship between user, product and interactions within a wider environment. 

  • Biography

  • Whilst studying at the Royal College of Arts' Vehicle Design course Sam was awarded the Coach Makers bursary and also received a commendation from the Pilkington Awards. After graduating he worked on an Autodesk project aimed at making software more accessible and easier to learn for users. He has also worked on transport projects for Peter Stevens Design. Since Joining the Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design he has been working on the Future London Taxi project with RCA's Vehicle Design where he has been involved in research, design and technical challenges.

  • Awards and Grants

    • Coachmakers Bursary Award (2013)
    • Commendation: Pilkington Awards (2013)