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Available positions, scroll down for detailed vacancy descriptions:

  1. UI/UX Sr. Product Designer
  2. In-Vehicle Digital Design Manager
  3. Sr. Motion Graphics Designer
  4. Color and Material Designer
  5. Creative Designer
  6. Digital Modeller
  7. Senior Interior/Exterior Designer
  8. Strategic Interior Designer (Junior)
  9. Strategic Interior Designer (Experienced)

UI/UX Sr. Product Designer

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Dearborn MI, Irvine, CA, Palo Alto, CA OR will consider remote home based work

Job Description & Qualifications

We are looking for an exceptional UI/UX Sr. Product Designer. Do you find yourself obsessing over the latest interactive design trends and technologies? Do you find it easy to paint the big picture in addition to getting your hands dirty in the details? We are looking for a talented designer to create compelling and thoughtful in-vehicle user experiences. You have a keen eye for clean and artful design; your superior UI skills allow you to translate high-level requirements into high-fidelity design artifacts. You like to communicate your ideas with pixel perfect clarity, therefore you prefer to breathe life into your designs by way of prototyping and interactive models.

We recognize the need for agility, and are looking for someone who moves fast and thinks faster. Engage, collaborate, and innovate in a fast growing department. Be part of the future of transportation and mobility digital touchpoints.

Responsibilities:

  • Visually express brand vision and definition through user interface design for in-vehicle experiences
  • Apply a keen sensibility around layout, color, typography and behavior in expressing design executions
  • Exhibit passion for emerging technologies, new interaction models, product design, and excellence in visual design
  • Execute UX vision utilizing motion and prototypes as a primary means of delivery
  • Demonstrate strong collaboration, communication, and organization skills
  • Ability to balance work within a fluid creative design environment and with tight timelines & engineering frameworks
  • Coordinate interface solutions with Program Managers and Product Managers for specific assignments
  • Utilize software skills in latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision Cloud, Invision DSM and UX prototyping tools
  • Employ a systematic approach to solving large, complex design challenges
  • Pivot mindset from creative-thinker to production mindset to expose implementation efficiencies and reduce design debt
  • Work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment. Be open and willing to collaborate with a diverse set of digital designers

Requirements:

Please include a link to your portfolio and demo reel in your resume.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interactive design, Communication/Graphic Design, UX Design or related field
  • 3+ years of professional UX/UI Product Design experience OR in lieu of professional work experience, an advanced design degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional visual design skills with sensitivity to intelligent system interactions
  • Prototyping abilities (e.g. Invision, Flinto, Framer, HTML/CCS, After Effects)
  • Versed in Human-Centered design thinking approach, techniques and philosophy
  • Automotive UI/HMI experience is preferred, candidates that have strong creative work experience in digital product design solutions are a fit
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Current with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products –and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Ford Motor Company and Agency positions are available in both Dearborn, MI and Irvine, CA studios.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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In-Vehicle Digital Design Manager

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Dearborn MI, Irvine, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Job Description & Qualifications

Position Overview/Description:

In-vehicle digital experiences is the next unexplored frontier of innovation for user experience, mobility and A.I. to converge and shape the future of the foremost customer touchpoint for Ford.

As a Digital Design Manager, you will be responsible for leading the vision and executing on the production of the holistic digital experience for Ford and Lincoln global vehicle brands. You will work in collaboration with internal and external resources in the design, development and implementation of the next generation of driver-centric and infotainment experiences. You will gain exposure to our proven product development process and interact regularly with Senior Management. To succeed you must have a passion for creating exceptional interactive systems for global products and remarkable visual design expertise.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with a talented team of UX/UI Designers, 3D visualization artists, and Motion Graphic Designers who have a deep understanding and passion for product design
  • Create strategies on now/near/far milestones tied to global strategic direction
  • Deliver experiences for digital centerstack, digital Instrument Cluster, HUD (heads-up-display), and any other pixels in a vehicle
  • Exhibit passion for emerging technologies, new interaction models, product design, and perfection in visual design
  • Prepare, build and operate digital and mobile experiences that support business objectives and provide optimal user experience
  • Create and leverage automotive industry best practices with internal standards and expectations
  • Work with cross-functional teams and manage relationships with internal and external business partners and technology service providers
  • Oversee project budgets and timing plans
  • Provide training to develop the knowledge base of other team members
  • Lead the ongoing optimization of multiple digital experiences across platforms by assessing and leveraging analytics data, team feedback, third party expertise and competitive intelligence
  • Create seamless experiences across multiple platforms
  • Lead performance management efforts with business and technology partners to ensure optimal digital performance in support of business objectives
  • Demonstrate adaptability and support continuous learning

**A portfolio is required. Portfolio submission must include explanations of candidate’s contribution if include project work and must include examples of individual work. Please include a link to your portfolio in your resume. **

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergrad in Interaction Design, Digital Product Design, User Experience or related design fields
  • 5+ years of digital design experience required
  • 2+ years of Management/Supervisory experience required (Art Director, Creative Director, Design Manager, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and application Human-Centered Design principles and approach
  • Experience in agile UX design practices and rapid prototyping methods
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Understanding and experience in design system creation and management
  • Automotive experience preferred, not required

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products –and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Ford Motor Company and Agency positions are available in both Dearborn, MI and Irvine, CA studios.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Apply Here

 

Sr. Motion Graphics Designer

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Dearborn MI OR will consider remote home based work

Job Description & Qualifications

Join a team of highly creative individuals that are building next level in-vehicle digital experiences. Our diverse group is seeking a UI Motion Designer to help conceive the systems that will permeate the entire Ford and Lincoln ecosystem. Are you the kind of motion designer who obsesses over the details, lives for pixel perfection, and can create nuanced motion strategies across many touch points? Do you love new technology? Do you have a keen eye for elegant, modern design, and UI patterns? In this role, you will collaborate with coders and designers across many disciplines: 2D, 3D, UX & UI - all harmonizing to actualize stunning results.

Help shape the future of Ford’s in-vehicle experience. Join us in constructing solutions that consider how current and future interactions create a closer connection to the customer. We are looking for someone who moves fast and thinks faster. This is an agile environment where the abilities to multitask and self-start are a must. Engage, iterate, and innovate in a new and growing department that is on the forefront of revolutionizing the auto industry as we know it.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the UX vision by producing nuanced and highly crafted motion and behavioral artifacts
  • Able to transform static 2D UI elements into rich, immersive visuals that come to life
  • Purposefully imagine, conceive of, manage, and drive motion language from concept-to-implementation
  • Strive for uncompromised design fidelity while being mindful of production efficiency
  • Able to translate motion languages to development teams for seamless implementation
  • Ability to balance work within a fluid creative design environment and with tight timelines & engineering frameworks
  • Exhibit passion for emerging technologies, new interaction models, product design, and excellence in visual design
  • Demonstrate strong collaboration, communication, and organization skills
  • Connect time-based visualizations along with UX prototyping approaches to illustrate interactivity
  • Utilize software skills in latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & After Effects), Sketch, InVision Studio (or equivalent) 3D visualization and UX prototyping tools
  • Employ a systematic approach to solving large, complex design challenges
  • Work is in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment

Please include a link to your portfolio and demo reel in your resume.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Digital + Media, or related field
  • 3+ years of professional animation/visual effects experience OR in lieu of professional work experience, and Masters or higher design degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional visual design skills with sensitivity to intelligent system interactions
  • Experience in 3D modeling in C4D, Maya or similar toolset
  • Knowledgeable in Human-Centered design thinking approach, techniques and philosophy
  • Ability to storyboard, edit video, and generate audio propositions
  • Current with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to troubleshoot edit/technical problems
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and communicate progress
  • Ability to prototype in HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Automotive experience is preferred, candidates that have relevant creative work experience and exceptional work in digital product design solutions are a fit

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products –and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered. Ford Motor Company and Agency positions are available in both Dearborn, MI and Irvine, CA studios.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Apply Here

 

Color and Material Designer

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Dearborn, MI

Job Description & Qualifications

Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress. It’s a belief that has always fueled our passion to create great cars and trucks. And today it drives our commitment to become the worlds most trusted mobility company, designing vehicles for a smart world that helps people move more safely, confidently and freely.

Join our Color and Material Designer team to set the vision for the development and direction of interior, exterior, color and material designs for Ford and Lincoln Programs. We are seeking designers that thrive in a fast-paced environments to deliver impactful designs, designers that create innovative designs that impact human centric thinking, have a strong design leadership, and positive problem solving skills.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and guide color and material designs through digital presentations and renderings for concept and production vehicles
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to drive successful global relationships with both internal, external partners, and suppliers
  • Work with other Color and Material Designers to strategize in the development of textiles, forecast trends, and research
  • Create and validate color, texture, gloss and finish as necessary
  • Supports all program timing, ensuring program and project deliverables are met within the program targets
  • A portfolio submission in addition to a resume is required exhibiting color and material designs to be considered

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Fine Arts or equivalent degree with specialization in fashion, textiles or related field
  • 1+ year of experience required in automotive/industrial/mobility color and material design or development including work in product design or textile design (internship and/or co-op experience allowed)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise and knowledge of 3D prototyping, property builds, etc.
  • Working level knowledge of fabrics and trims associated with the development process
  • Ability to effectively communicate designs and strategy direction with cross functional teams
  • Must be self-motivated, adaptable, flexible, and able to multi-task
  • Strong, demonstrated understanding of color theory (hue, value, chroma, etc.)
  • Proficient in Adobe Suit tools (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, VRED) and Microsoft Suit tools (i.e. PowerPoint, Excel)

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Apply Here

Creative Designer

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Irvine, CA and Dearborn, MI

Job Description:

Deliver new, compelling design solutions and product innovations for automotive exterior and interior.

Responsibilities:

  • Create fresh, innovative ideas with a stretch and forward thinking.
  • Work traditionally and digitally (2D and 3D) for concepts and production programs
  • Self-driven with leadership role on project developments.
  • Project ownership and drive the team for high quality deliverables with timing discipline.
  • Work creatively within technical package/constraints.
  • Interface with cross-functional team during various design development phases.
  • Create artistic presentation to senior management.

Requirements:

  • Visionary and passionate about Automotive Design.
  • Academic degrees and work experience in Automotive Design.
  • Strong 2D & 3D digital capabilities. Well experienced in both Exterior and Interior design & development on concepts and production projects.
  • Ability to think three-dimensionally, with a strong emphasis on proportions, sophistication, and a refined sense of graphics and form.
  • Deep understanding / knowledge in Automobile Design and Design Process.
  • Proficiency in applying and translating cultural insights to design characteristics.
  • Strategic and creative thinking.
  • Global market knowledge is preferred.

Special Knowledge Required:

  • Traditional design media (pen, pencil, marker)
  • 2D/3D digital design media (Photoshop, Alias AutoStudio, Maya, VRED, Power Point, etc.)

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Digital Modeller

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Dunton, United Kingdom

Position:

We are looking for a Digital Modeller with at least 5 years experience in the automotive industry. As a Digital Modeller you will be part of a skilled and highly motivated Team. We offer to you the full Design process from research and planning to concept design and feasibility development to create the next generation of FORD interiors/exteriors. You are organized and you take lead for different task. We expect you to be generally proactive, to take the initiative to keep the development on track and to take ownership of your creations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce first class concept CAD models working with designers
  • Deliver a finished 3D digital design in Alias or 3D poly-modelling techniques
  • Use digital setups, values and procedures to deliver surface data with speed and accuracy
  • Collate and exchange data for digital model assembly
  • Support the design process through the development and presentation of digital models
  • Interface with all levels and functions of the design team
  • Deliver date to downstream departments and assist with data transfer
  • Create renderings and visualisations to support design team and management reviews
  • Prepare and develop virtual reality presentations
  • Play an important role in the design studio, be a vital part of the product development process

Your Profile:

  • High level of understanding surface development and procedures in digital modelling techniques
  • Software skill in some of the following’ Alias, VRED, Maya polygon modelling, Catia
  • Knowledge of Maya rendering, 3D presentation software, Photoshop, Photo realistic Visualization
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with continuous change and a willingness to learn new skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Understand engineering requirements and incorporate them into design intent
  • Strong team working skills responding to studio needs and build team relationships
  • An interest in future technologies would be beneficial

Apply Now:

We look forward to your application. Apply Here

 

Senior Interior/Exterior Designer

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Cologne, Germany

Position:

We are looking for an Automotive Interior/Exterior Designer with at least 5 years experience in the automotive industry. As a Senior Interior/Exterior Designer you will be part of a skilled and highly motivated Design Team. We offer to you the full Design process from research and planning to concept design and feasibility development to create the next generation of FORD interiors/exteriors. You complete your profile with excellent visualization and presentation skills. You are organized and you take lead for different task as preparation of reviews. We expect you to be generally proactive, to take the initiative to keep the development on track and to take ownership of your creations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create unique Design visions and lead their execution
  • Design and create next generation of our future interiors/exteriors
  • Communicate visions into the global work stream
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary teams that include other designers and project management
  • Develop appropriate presentations for senior management reviews
  • Create design guidelines, define storyboards for project narratives
  • Ensure the feasibility of your work
  • Co-create Design vision models for relevant Design DNA
  • Work closely together with the Design Manager and the Chief Designer to ensure that all deliverables are on target
  • Work with all studio teams in a professional, proactive manner
  • Ensure that the work is completed on time with high quality

Your profile:

  • You are an experienced and empathetic Automotive Interior Designer
  • You know how to create visual concepts that are unique and are at the same time easily accepted and usable
  • You excel at getting to know your colleagues to collect the information you need to accomplish your job, and you are excellent at applying their feedback
  • You are easy to get along with all colleagues
  • You enjoy getting projects done and are proud of your work
  • At least 5 years of experience in designing products
  • Outsstanding 2-D, 3-D and presentation skills
  • Strong negotiations and communication skills
  • Strategic thinking and a passion for detail
  • Collaborative mindset both inside and outside Design
  • Experiences in working with product and software development teams
  • A clear understanding of product interaction and ergonomic interfaces

Apply Now:

We look forward to your application. Apply Here

 

Strategic Interior Designer (Junior)

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Dearborn, MI

Job Description & Qualifications

Ford Motor Company is looking for a highly creative Interior Designer to join the Global Strategic Design team in Dearborn. Working on the future of Ford Interiors, the successful candidate will be responsible for translating consumer and business needs into branded user experiences and portfolio visions. Capable of communicating interior experiences in the form of sketch, videos, animations and 3D models; the ultimate goal will be to work with adjacent teams to ensure a path to production.

This exciting multidisciplinary design position demands the following skills:

  • A balanced approach to design; research, creativity and designing
  • An ability to work with key researchers to help translate customer findings into designable objectives
  • Being able to iterate design concepts with customers so as to get the best human centered results
  • An excellent visual communicator; drawing, graphic and presentation skills
  • Be a great partner with other company departments to ensure holistic interior design visions are achieved
  • An ability to work effectively with technical staff to turn visions into proof of concepts
  • Be comfortable with both digital and physical thinking and creation
  • Create compelling and innovative interior design experiences and visions
  • Be able to create visions that fit with, and also stretch brand values
  • A genuine desire and willingness to continually learn, reflect and evolve
  • A strong team member with a proactive approach

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Automotive or Transportation Design
  • Demonstrated creative proficiency with supporting portfolio

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Ford Motor Company and Agency positions are available in both Dearborn, MI and Irvine, CA studios.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Apply here

 

Strategic Interior Designer (Experienced)

Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Design

Location: Dearborn, MI

Job Description & Qualifications

Ford Motor Company is looking for a highly creative Interior Designer to join the Global Strategic Design team in Dearborn. Working on the future of Ford Interiors, the successful candidate will be responsible for translating consumer and business needs into branded user experiences and portfolio visions. Capable of communicating interior experiences in the form of sketch, videos, animations and 3D models; the ultimate goal will be to work with adjacent teams to ensure a path to production.

This exciting multidisciplinary design position demands the following skills:

  • A balanced approach to design; research, creativity and designing
  • An ability to work with key researchers to help translate customer findings into designable objectives
  • Being able to iterate design concepts with customers so as to get the best human centered results
  • An excellent visual communicator; drawing, graphic and presentation skills
  • Be a great partner with other company departments to ensure holistic interior design visions are achieved
  • An ability to work effectively with technical staff to turn visions into proof of concepts
  • Be comfortable with both digital and physical thinking and creation
  • Create compelling and innovative interior design experiences and visions
  • Be able to create visions that fit with, and also stretch brand values
  • A genuine desire and willingness to continually learn, reflect and evolve
  • A strong team member with a proactive approach

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Automotive or Transportation Design
  • Minimum of 4 years industry experience in interior product development
  • Demonstrated creative proficiency with supporting portfolio
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and bring solutions to market

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Ford Motor Company and Agency positions are available in both Dearborn, MI and Irvine, CA studios.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Apply here

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