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San Diego, USA

For over 40 years Nissan Design America (NDA) has delivered on its mission to provide a local perspective on the North American market and generate innovative design works as part of the Nissan Global Design organization. NDA is a full-service automotive design studio capable of handling all phases of design development, far visions to production reality, from its beautiful studio in San Diego, employing world-class methodologies, with a talented diverse team and a progressive California nature of working.

NDA is a division of Nissan North America, Inc.

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All listed positions are located on-site at the San Diego California studio.

Please send your resume/CV and portfolio link to Allesandra Tharp at atharp@ndii.com

Open Positions:

  • Automotive Interior Designer
  • Automotive Exterior Designer
  • Automotive CMF Designer
  • Alias SubD Modeler, Interior Design
 

Automotive Interior Designer

Job Summary:  Primary function is the interior design development of two-dimensional representations of future Nissan and Infiniti products by collaborating with all functions of the design process to create the required deliverables.

Essential Job Functions (Include but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the two-dimensional representation and development of future automotive interior designs for both Nissan and Infiniti
  • Develop new and unique proposals in sketches, digital sketches, visual 3D models, renderings and other media to illustrate both individual and department designs.
  • Assist the 3D modeling department in the interpretation of an interior design into three-dimensional form while incorporating the required Engineering parameters of the project.
  • Communicate with Engineering and Design Leadership to create production-feasible proposals.
  • Work in a fast-paced, dual brand, multiple project, creative environment with a high level of responsibility for each designer.
  • Responsible for creating presentations and capable of communicating design proposals visually and verbally.
  • Stay abreast of American and international automobile design, current technology and domestic and international regulations.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Transportation Design or Industrial Design

Required Skillsets:

  • Excellent manual drawing ability, exceptional creativity, generation of new, unique and usable design ideas which reflect the brands.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Alias, Sub-D, VRED, VR tools, Microsoft PowerPoint and MS Office in a Windows PC environment.
  • Portfolio submission required

 Optional Skillsets:

  • Movie making in After Effects is a plus
 

Automotive Exterior Designer

Job Summary:  Primary function is the exterior design development of two-dimensional representations of future Nissan and Infiniti products by collaborating with all functions of the design process to create the required deliverables.

Essential Job Functions (Include but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the two-dimensional representation and development of future automotive exterior designs for both Nissan and Infiniti
  • Develop new and unique proposals in sketches, digital sketches, visual 3D models, renderings and other media to illustrate both individual and department designs.
  • Assist the 3D modeling department in the interpretation of an exterior design into three-dimensional form while incorporating the required Engineering parameters of the project.
  • Communicate with Engineering and Design Leadership to create production-feasible proposals.
  • Work in a fast-paced, dual brand, multiple project, creative environment with a high level of responsibility for each designer.
  • Responsible for creating presentations and capable of communicating design proposals visually and verbally.
  • Stay abreast of American and international automobile design, current technology and domestic and international regulations.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Transportation Design or Industrial Design

Required Skillsets:

  • Excellent manual drawing ability, exceptional creativity, generation of new, unique and usable design ideas which reflect the brands.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator. Autodesk Alias, Sub-D, VRED.
  • VR tools. Microsoft PowerPoint and MS Office in a Windows PC environment.
  • Portfolio submission required

Optional Skillsets:

  • Movie making in After Effects is a plus

CDN ad graphic_Nissan Design 16DEC2022

 

Automotive CMF Designer

Job Summary:  Design all aspects of color surface and material associated with design projects and present this information in various digital and physical formats

Essential Job Functions (Include but are not limited to):

  • Stay abreast of design trends, especially automotive related, current technology and the cultural/sociological impact on future color.
  • Gather and communicate trend information to Nissan facilities regarding color design activities using trend and image boards or PowerPoint presentations.
  • Benchmark and analyze similar production finishes and create informative reports.
  • Create and propose unique color and materials concepts for the target customer. Develop color design strategies which express the overall concept of the vehicle.
  • Independently and with suppliers, develop and utilize all forms of automotive materials in creating color, pattern and texture.
  • Responsible for all aspects related to the projects, including: scheduling project steps, ordering and receiving materials, presenting concepts.
  • Travel may be required

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Transportation Design or Industrial Design

Required Skillsets:

  • Insight, creativity and resourcefulness
  • High energy, flexibility, perseverance
  • Great color evaluation capabilities and presentation skills
  • Art degree with an interest in sociology and culture
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Excel, VRED
  • Portfolio submission required

Optional Skillsets:

  • Use of an animation or movie creation program is a plus
  • Automotive Interior Design experience a plus
 

Alias SubD Modeler, Interior Design

Job Summary:  Blend aesthetic sensitivity with technical expertise, ensuring surface excellence through clear communication, comprehensive interaction and continued refinement and efficiency in the digital design process in a fast-paced, multiple-project studio.

Essential Job Functions (Include but are not limited to):

Daily design support of the typical activities:

  • Located with the creative design team
  • Create/ tune Alias SubD data
  • Prepare Autodesk VRED files for VR collaboration reviews
  • Prepare communication/ direction data for Class A surface team
  • Release data to the engineering team for study
  • Participate in design/ engineering reviews

Education Requirement:

  • · Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Transportation Design, Industrial Design or equivalent

Required Skillsets:

  • Skillful use of Autodesk Alias SubD to create design proposals in a design studio environment
  • VRED
  • NX Team Center
  • Understanding of automotive engineering
  • Must understand surface form and theory
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Portfolio submission required

Optional Skillsets:

  • Alias Nurb Surfacing a plus

Zs and NDA OCT2021

 

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