Automotive Designer Job Description

Automotive Designer Job Description

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Automotive Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Design and specify user interfaces and information architecture using participative and iterative design techniques, including customer interviews, usability tests, and other forms of requirement determination
HMI Design including Information Architecture, Interaction model, Wireframing User Interaction flows and Usability Testing at various stages of the sprint cycle of various features and functionality
Graphic design for print and web media including direct mail, email, advertisements, posters, event signage, and other collateral that require strategic design oversight in order to be developed and produced
Collaborate with the Senior Graphic Designer, other designers and the marketing team to better grasp the concepts, strategy, and information which are to be communicated
Provide strategic/creative suggestions, technical capabilities, and realistic production schedules and will apply his/her comprehensive functional knowledge of graphic arts to resolve corporate needs
Design campaign pieces for direct mail and email campaigns to existing dealership customer database
Proven ability to create original design concepts for both print and web
Maintain and develop corporate image and reputation, and protect and develop the company's brands via suitable PR activities and intellectual property management
Design vehicle interiors utilizing a variety of media including the latest computer technology
Prepare sketches, renderings, and 3D CAID proposals for management reviews

Automotive Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Automotive Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASE

Education for Automotive Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the automotive designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Design, Industrial Design, Transportation Design, Visual Communication, Automotive, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Education, Computer Science, Interaction Design

Skills for Automotive Designer

Desired skills for automotive designer include:

Architecture and ergonomics
Checking Fixture design • Ability to work in a team environment
Engineering principles
Automobile design and design process
General Motors Checking Fixture Standards
MS-Office Suite
InVision
Layout principles and esthetic design concepts
Illustrator
Photoshop and InDesign

Desired experience for automotive designer includes:

Work with other disciplines in the development of scale and full size clay models ultimately interfacing with program engineering teams in the development of feasible high quality products based on their designs
Develop ideas and concepts in sketches, digital sketches, renderings, full-size tape drawings, Alias, and other media to illustrate both individual and departments designs
Responsible for organizing presentations and capable of communicating design proposals visually and verbally
Assist the clay and digital modeling departments in the interpretation of an interior design into three-dimensional form while incorporating required engineering parameters of the project
Develop specialized interior mock-ups such as seats, doors, instrument panel components, and other appliqué treatments in paper, plastic, wood or metal to facilitate a more accurate design evaluation into the clay model to provide a more realistic evaluation
Stay abreast of American and international automobile design, current technology and domestic and international regulations

Automotive Designer Examples

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Automotive Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of automotive designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for automotive designer
  • Document both UX&VX design experiences in a clear and detailed manner, both for engineering consumption executive-level summaries and Automotive Partner Consumption
  • Collaborate to develop project goals, training objectives and measurements by analyzing needs and proposing multiple solutions
  • Network and partner with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic instructional direction
  • Design the user's navigation path(s) within the training experience
  • Partner with graphics, Web developers, and courseware developers to develop program elements and requirement
  • Collaborate and define the creative treatment and content scope of the project
  • Use rapid development content tools (Captivate, Articulate, Lectora ) to create online courseware
  • Create print deliverables
  • Development and design of graphical user interfaces for complex in-vehicle information and communication systems for international markets
  • Preparation of the screen design for the target integration including color management and quality control
Qualifications for automotive designer
  • Effective communication of results, conceptual ideas and designs, both verbally and visually
  • Creation of prototypes and design specifications
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team, which includes other designers, interaction designers, project management, business and brand strategies hardware and software developers
  • Very good knowledge of design processes and methodology
  • Knowledge of the abilities and limitations of embedded systems
  • Experience with 3D visualization (Cinema 4D) is desirable
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Automotive Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of automotive designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for automotive designer
  • Portfolio – creativity and design knowledge in Automotive HMI and Apps
  • Can perform in high time pressure and keeps positive outlook overall and will fit well in the Design philosophy and team
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently with hands on attitude to deliver the Design vision, concept and deliverable specifications in project timeframes
  • Liaising with all stakeholders for input, requirements and reviews with cross functional design and engineering teams
  • Creating HMI specification documents for implementation teams and suppliers from concept design stage to implementation & production
  • Cross platform feature design and a holistic approach
  • Knowledge of Automotive standards, hardware, software, process
  • Presenting to senior management regularly
  • Experience in App design for iOS and Android and cross functional automotive platforms
  • Produce accurate solid models, component drawings and assembly drawings utilizing OEM CAD (NX or Catia) or PTC Creo software
Qualifications for automotive designer
  • Bachelors degree and at least five years’ experience (can be a combination of education and experience)
  • Specific experience in the development of automotive training programs is highly desired
  • At least three years of experience in the design of user interfaces
  • Contribute to Advanced and Production Interior Design projects, create innovative sketches and renderings, and deliver design presentations
  • Create compelling and appropriate design proposals for various concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings and 3D digital models
  • Direct the development of Interior clay scale and hard modeling
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Automotive Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an automotive designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for automotive designer
  • Work closely with sales team to ensure that model/drawing data is uploaded and released into OEM database
  • Work closely with launch and sales teams on new product concept designs for the automotive market and release at the OEM
  • Work closely with OEM to setup and maintain connection to their database system
  • Manage and maintain CAD models, drawings, and their history
  • Responsible for all UX/UI development aspects for the ASD Next team, from initial creation of the UX storyboards all the way to implementation of the UI/UX that deliver a compelling user experience to our customers - starting with the Idea, through conceptualization and developing it into a sellable product
  • Work with 3rd party vendors and partner to ensure we can deliver future user experiences using externally developed UI technology and elements that can easily integrate into our product experiences that are competitive, compelling and future proof
  • Ensure all UI/UX requirements documentation is accurate and detailed, including helping to draft storyboards, HMI flow/trees and user manuals for the UX/UI
  • Help build and specify the necessary platforms of software and hardware tools to facilitate the rapid prototyping of defined user experiences
  • Provide the expert guidance for technical go / no go decisions for product and experience concepts related to UX research
  • Help specify and guide user research to inform stakeholders whether the UX for our concepts is desired by customers and can create the appropriate product demand
Qualifications for automotive designer
  • The ideal candidate will have 1 to 3 year’s experience as a graphic designer and be able to communicate and understand the principles of design marketing and advertising and appreciate the need for consistency within company's branding and marketing mix
  • Experience and proficiency in a MAC environment and ability to use Microsoft products
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with high design standards
  • Conduct project research to monitor future design trends and benchmark competition
  • Prepare and deliver design presentations to management using 2D rendering techniques
  • Stay up to date on automotive engineering , Color and Material trends, and UX Design hardware trends relating to the Interior space of production and concept car vehicles
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Automotive Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of automotive designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for automotive designer
  • Interface with OEM clients in creating graphical assets based on requirement specifications
  • These experiences will reside within an automotive environment including the vehicle’s primary HMI (center screen and meter) and other aspects of the interior experience (illumination, sound, animation)
  • To support suppliers in creation of the in-vehicle experience including the center screen interface, meters, HUD’s, and other interactions
  • These experiences will be mocked up in functional interior design prototypes and used to demonstrate an emotional connect to our users influence the production software
  • Creative collaboration with UX designers, prototypes, and vehicle designers (Interior/ Exterior/ Color and Materials) will be key
  • Interact professionally with engineers and suppliers worldwide
  • Responsible for the two-dimensional representation and development of future automotive designs
  • Develop new and unique ideas and concepts in sketches, digital sketches, renderings and other media to illustrate both individual and department designs
  • Assist the digital and clay modeling departments in the interpretation of a design into three-dimensional form while incorporating required Engineering parameters of the project
  • Responsible for organizing presentations and capable of communicating design proposal visually and verbally
Qualifications for automotive designer
  • Assist in the maintenance of the design studio in order to better foster creativity
  • Travel to Germany as needed
  • Provide oversight and guidance to support external vendors producing one-of-a-kind concept vehicles
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive, Product or Industrial Design (Bachelors + 2 yrs / Masters + 0 yrs)
  • CAD Modeling proficiency
  • Inspire others on the User Experience team
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Automotive Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of automotive designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for automotive designer
  • Design vehicle exteriors utilizing a variety of media including the latest computer technology
  • Sketching automotive and truck exteriors, details and components
  • Photoshop (or similar) rendering of automotive exteriors and components
  • Create fresh, innovative ideas with a stretch and forward thinking
  • Work traditionally and digitally (2D and 3D) for concepts and production programs
  • Self-driven on project developments
  • Project ownership and drive for high quality deliverables with timing discipline
  • Work creatively within technical package/constraints
  • Interface with cross-functional team during various design development phases
  • Create artistic presentations to senior management
Qualifications for automotive designer
  • Knowledge in design and prototyping tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign
  • Produce user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user interface specifications
  • Oversee close coordination with the product management team to develop a shared vision and then lead a process to define the experience and design to deliver on the product’s objectives
  • Work with other executives and team members across the organization
  • Degree in design or equivalent job experience
  • Experience shipping consumer products

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