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Lead Interior/Exterior Designer

As us, you want to make a difference. 
Volvo design offers a contemporary luxury experience that is created around people with strength in every sense. The development of all Volvo products and services must spring from the needs of people and end with their satisfaction. When you are a part of the Design department you are also a part of the experience that we offer to our customers.

What we offer 
Design is a crucial part of creating a product identity for the customer to relate to. The design of our cars is strongly influenced by our Scandinavian origins of elegance, function, and the purity of shapes. Design at Volvo is divided into one creative part and one operative part who closely work together to fulfil Volvo’s design strategy. We offer you an exciting challenge in an international and growing company with a strong culture and great development opportunities. You will have the opportunity and responsibility to actively contribute to the growth of our business through people.


What you’ll do 
Lead designers must have expert experience in their field.  They must have in-depth knowledge of design process and what it takes to bring a car from sketch to reality.  They must utilize all design skill sets to create quality proposals of their own as well as guiding and mentoring others in parallel.  A proactive personality is required to effectively lead single or multiple design programs.


Main Tasks

  • Propose innovative and world class design solutions which push the future development of the Volvo Brand
  • Create compelling and appropriate design proposals for concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings and 3D digital models
  • Collaborate cross functionally with all team disciplines  
  • Support program timing by delivering appropriate design proposals with speed and efficiency
  • Mentoring younger designers in parallel to your own work


Main Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality designs through both 2D and 3D mediums
  • Support Digital modellers with clear visual and verbal direction in the creation of digital models, physical models and CG renderings
  • Work on a broad range of advanced design and production programs
  • Presenting and communicating design proposals using multiple medias
  • Work with other designers to help bring their ideations to life in 3D (interns included)
  • Organize and run design reviews on a regular basis as the lead role with connection to Sweden
  • Collaborate with studio engineering on design solutions that can be brought to production
  • Review portfolios for interns and other positions when required



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design in industrial / transportation / automotive design
  • Express a high level of creativity through visual communication skills including: manual sketching, digital sketching, digital rendering, 3D Tape drawing and surface knowledge
  • Expert skills in Alias Automotive Studio, VRed, VR, Photoshop, PPT and other visual medias
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal teams
  • Expert knowledge of design quality, themes, proportions and surface execution
  • Expert level or storytelling, organization skills and presentation skills both verbally and in graphic form
  • Interview and scouting skills for both potential designers/modellers, and interns
  • 6-8 years’ experience in the field of automotive design 


Please include a link to your portfolio on your resume when applying.

Camarillo, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  62503

Nearest Major Market: Ventura
Nearest Secondary Market: Oxnard

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