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Fisker Inc

Design Director

Design – Torrance, California
Department Design
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Director, Design 

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Hands on exterior designer with digital skills in photoshop, sketching and basic alias.
  • Oversee development of entire automotive exteriors from early concept sketch through to production
  • Management of all exterior design activities and exterior design team personnel
  • Perform all research and design exploration for new vehicle exteriors.
  • Responsible for project timing and budget of exterior design department
  • Work closely with design departments, marketing, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain in cross-functional teams for implementation of exterior design for production vehicles as well as concept properties
  • Organize professional exterior design presentations for development groups and executive management
  • Stay current with latest trends in automotive exterior and interior design as well as consumer electronics, product, fashion, architectural and related design fields

Required Education and Experience 

  • Minimum 10 years in OEM automotive exterior studios, experience in related transportation design fields beneficial
  • BS, BFA, MS or MFA in transportation design
  • Passion for automotive design
  • Knowledge of current automotive design trends and technology
  • Forward, innovative thinking for future vehicles
  • Understanding of vehicle aerodynamics
  • Excellent understanding of production vehicle design practices, general vehicle development processes, timing and product cycles
  • Experience working in cross-departmental teams and balancing design intent with vehicle feasibility
  • Strong organizational, inter-personal, project management and presentational skills
  • Professional, motivated and pro-active working attitude
  • Ability to travel and work long hours
  • Proficient PC skills - current Office 365: Word, PPT, Excel and MS Project
  • Highly skilled in 2D digital sketching programs: Photoshop or equivalent
  • Skilled in CAS 3D surface and 3D visualization programs: Alias, VRED, Keyshot or equivalent
  • Experienced with the clay modeling process and interfacing with clay sculptors

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