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Creative Designer

  • Location
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted

Description

Work Arrangement:

This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidates is expected to report to the Tech Center in Warren, MI on a full-time basis.

The Role:

Are you a highly creative design individual who is interested in being part of one of the most exciting design studios in the world? Based in Warren, Michigan, where the fusion of Art, Design and Technology come together, General Motors North America has exciting opportunities for creative designers in many areas of the organization across our Advanced and Production studios including interiors, exteriors, components, accessories, lighting and product.

As a Creative Designer at GM, you will be part of a larger, connected, global design team working on forward-thinking, extraordinary elements in production design. We are looking for someone who thrives in a team environment and displays a strong ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines. We need someone with a considerable amount of perception, design taste, judgment and creativity as well as a high level of skill, accuracy, and coordination.

Your role will be to see the future - researching, designing and creating proposals that demonstrate innovative concepts, from inception to implementation, for automotive and mobility applications. You will create fresh, innovative designs for interiors or exteriors for multiple General Motors Branded vehicles or other products. Through the lens of brand strategy, you will generate concepts in both 2D and 3D proposals. You will adeptly refine ideas as you receive feedback. You will coordinate the work of other design personnel and collaborate with multiple partners to achieve design goals. You will follow design process from the sketch form to the final release clay model.

If you are driven and eager to propel your career forward, take your next step in joining a world class design studio at General Motors!

***Please note, you must submit a Portfolio to be considered for this position – See Instructions Below***

What You'll Do:

  • Create unique exterior designs and concepts for production vehicles and other mobility products through sketches as well as digitally through the use of 2D and 3D technology
  • Collaborate frequently with the design team, sculpting organization, engineering and fabrication teams in the development of new designs
  • Take a big-picture perspective on customer needs and future transportation and create provocative concepts and designs
  • Provide insight and recommendations to leadership while possessing willingness and acuity to act upon guidance in a deadline driven environment
  • Maintain knowledge of current design trends and technology. Present ideas frequently to management and leadership to communicate design ideas
  • Exhibit courage and challenge expectations

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications) 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design (Automotive, Transportation, Industrial…)
  • 6+ years of professional experience in a design related field, automotive is strongly desired
  • Strong understanding of form and excellent drawing skills
  • Proven creative proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability with electronic tools to communicate 2-D ideations
  • Ability to work independently and within a team as well as provide mentoring
  • For your portfolio, please make sure that you have several series of sketches and ideations

PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS  
 
To be considered for this position, you will need to submit a portfolio in addition to your resume and profile. We strongly recommend linking your online portfolio in the "website" section of the application as we are able to access much larger files that way. 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.  Please NO dropbox files or Google docs.
 
1. Save your portfolio as a pdf document 
2. Name your portfolio your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. Example: Candidate name is John Smith. Portfolio pdf file name is: Smith, John.pdf 
3. Upload as an attachment - you may have to condense the file.  

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 right. 

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