Job Description Summary
Are you a highly creative design individual who is interested in being part of one of the most exciting design studios in the world where the fusion of Art, Design and Technology come together? GM Advanced Design Europe (GM ADE) is looking for a Specialist interior designer to join our growing team.
We are looking for someone interested in challenging perceptions and pushing the boundaries of Interior Design into exciting new directions. As a specialist Interior Designer, your role is to see the future - researching, designing and creating compelling proposals. As a senior member of the design team, your abilities as well as your professionalism and positive attitude will be a role model for the wider team.
As a Specialist Interior Designer you will create fresh, innovative designs for multiple General Motors Branded vehicles or other products utilizing electronic design tools. You will draw on your experience and expertise to Coordinate the work of other design personnel to achieve design goals. Work duties involve a considerable amount of perception, design taste, judgment and creativity as well as a definite degree of skill, accuracy, and coordination. Provide insight and recommendations to supervisors and leadership while possessing willingness and acumen to act upon general guidance.
Building on a strong understanding brand and strategy, you will generate innovative ideas and interior design concepts for automotive products in both 2D and 3D proposals. You will have experience in working through the design process from the sketch form to the final release clay / data model. You must have exceptional visualization skills and can easily communicate your ideas to an audience. You have no problem refining ideas as you receive feedback. Working as part of a team you interface with multiple creative and non- creative stakeholders including suppliers to execute ideas and deliver world class products.
You have a passion for design, innovation and are highly creative as demonstrated in your portfolio. You will have a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant design discipline (Automotive Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Exterior Design, Graphic Design or Architecture). You have a minimum 7 years of experience in automotive interior design, including managing / mentoring junior designers during this time.
You're driven and eager to propel your career forward. A self-starter, your sophisticated communication skills will enable you to effortlessly build relationships. Comfortable in dealing with potential changes in direction based on evolving design directions, you thrive in a team environment and display a strong ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
Take your next step in joining a world class design studio at General Motors.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to;
Generating compelling perspective sketches and renderings sufficient to communicate new design ideas
Demonstrated understanding of 3D form and ability to develop three- dimensional models of proposed design solutions
Work with studio engineers, modelers, other designers, and service and fabrication personnel in the development of new ideas in both two and three-dimensional form
Make presentations of new thoughts and designs, both orally and visually
Frequent contact with cross functional partners outside the work group
Experience working with Premium brands is a plus
Have a proven ability as an inspiring and collaborative team member
Strong organizational and communication skills
Act as a behavioral role model for the wider team
IT ability in relevant software – Photoshop, Alias, VRED, Blender, Office suite
PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
To be considered for this position, you will need to submit a portfolio in addition to your resume and profile. You may include a link to your online portfolio in your resume OR if your portfolio is not available online, please follow the instructions below to upload your portfolio as a separate attachment as you did with the resume.
Save your portfolio as a pdf document
Name your portfolio your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. Example: Candidate name is John Smith. Portfolio pdf file name is: Smith, John.pdf
Upload as an attachment - you may have to condense the file.
Education and Training
DISCLAIMER: The Works included in your Career Portfolio must not be subject to any non-disclosure and/or confidentiality agreement. If the Works in your Career Portfolio are owned by your current or former employer, or by any other Third Party, there must be an express written consent from the Owner allowing the Works to be included in your Career Portfolio for sharing with General Motors (“GM”). By sharing your Career Portfolio, you grant to GM the right to quote, paraphrase, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use all or any portion of the Career Portfolio for purposes of making a hiring determination. By sharing your Career Portfolio, you also agree to release and discharge GM, and its licensees, successors, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that you may have regarding any use of the Career Portfolio, including (but not limited to) any claims based on the right to privacy, the right to publicity, copyright, libel, defamation, or any other rights.
You will be responsible for delivering interior design proposals working with a team of modellers and designers. You will need to inspire and manage your team to create the best possible proposals under the necessary cost and timing restraints.Additional Description About GM
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