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Visual Designer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: S648

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 1-4-2017

 

At FCA, the Product Design group is influential in driving our pride and passion for world-class products. Our designers help set the pace for the company by developing concepts for new and exciting driving experiences. Designers at FCA are encouraged to think bigger, push harder and continually invent and reinvent automotive technologies and designs. FCA offers designers unrivaled career opportunities in the center of automotive innovation. As our product evolves, so do our designers.

The Visual Designers work hand-in-hand with the Interior and Exterior Design Teams producing cutting edge, user friendly, and visually pleasing in-vehicle interfaces and user experiences for all FCA brands. As a Visual Designer, you will work closely with the FCA User Experience (UX) Design Team, Product Design Office, engineers, software team, outside suppliers, and product managers through all stages of the product cycle to create compelling, coherent and user friendly designs. The selected candidate will be a critical thinker and self-motivated with the ability to express concepts verbally and visually refining them through final production artwork.

The Designer will create a look consistent with all of FCA's individual branding guidelines and detailed Style Guides for communication to suppliers and developers. The selected candidate will communicate effectively in a cross-functional product development team and present ideas and designs effectively. The Designer will present the user interface visually so information is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to find and market and promote products and features so users understand what they're getting and what the benefits are. The selected candidate must maintain multiple projects at once and organize and manage graphic files for all of Product Design Office.

We're looking for people who thrive in a fast paced environment, deliver as a way of life and are inspired to make a positive impact.

Team members are expected to establish effective working relationships, founded on trust and transparency, with our internal and external partners. Sound judgment, excellent communication skills and the ability to drive decisions through consensus and influence change are a must.

Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's of Arts or Science degree in Design (i.e. graphic, visual communications, interaction, product, industrial) or equivalent
  • 3 years of relevant design experience
  • A passion for design and exceptional eye for detail
  • Must provide a portfolio, or website, showing relevant examples of your best design work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience designing interfaces, experiences, and graphics
  • Experience in designing outstanding vehicle-based products
  • Proficient working in the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite -- must be familiar working in vector and pixel based graphics
  • 3D rendering skills
  • Proven ability to act as a leader, communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale, all within a user-centered design process
  • Self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project milestones and deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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