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Trends and Challenges for 2017

Council LeadersSEMA News spoke with SEMA’s council and network leaders to find out what’s in the pipeline for the coming year and to get their thoughts about the emerging trends and the challenges they can expect to face based on what their organizations are seeing in their respective marketplaces. Not surprisingly, many council and network chairs viewed the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act as essential to the continued viability of the automotive aftermarket industry.

Kris Horton, YEN Member Insights, September 2016

Kris Horton, YEN Member Insights, November 2016­Kris Horton on Next Gen Vehicle Design

Kris creates life-like computer renderings of custom vehicles. Combining state of the art technology with his creative inspirations. He’s a Ford Award winner and has contributed to numerous SEMA Show project builds. He took the time to tell us a little bit more about exactly what it is he does, and how SEMA has changed his business.

1) Can you tell us a little bit about the process you take when developing a rendering? Are there any rituals in your process you undertake to get inspired (ie listen to specific type of music, use a standing computer desk, etc)?

I always say that I’m not very “artsy-fartsy” as one of my favorite instructors used to put it. I don’t have a specific process for getting inspired and as clichéd as it may sound, I believe that an artist should be able to be inspired by anything and everything around them. Listening to music is probably one of the best ways I can clear my head and focus, but sometimes it takes going for a walk or a swim to get my head in the mood to work on a particular project.

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