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General Motors Creative Designer - Advanced Mobility & Design in Warren, Michigan

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

*Please note, you must submit a Portfolio to be considered for this position – See Instructions Below**

Join the Advanced and Architecture Design Studio at General Motors – the industry leader in new automotive technology, future mobility and user experience. In the advanced studio in Warren, Michigan you will be an integral part of the team that manages all work defining vehicle architecture and projects for future mobility concepts and strategy for new business opportunities. GM Design helps lead the work to redefine our business and disrupt the market, and the advanced design studio in Warren is central to defining strategy and visualizing these products and services.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work independently in developing new designs and concepts for transportation-related products and experiences. Working with other design personnel, you will produce innovative design solutions that comprehend future mobility needs and align with our corporate vision. We encourage devolved decision making with guidance from experienced leaders. Work with a self-guided and entrepreneurial spirit, integrating work with cohesive team and leadership reviews.

  • Creates original design ideas at both a product and system level

  • Take a big-picture perspective on customer needs and future transportation and create provocative concepts

  • Makes perspective sketches and renderings in scale and full size sufficient to communicate new design ideas

  • Communicate transportation concepts at a system level reflecting a visionary user experience

  • Exhibit design courage and challenge expectations

  • Develops two and three-dimensional mock-ups of proposed design solutions

  • Works effectively with people across functions and throughout the design

  • Stays current with design trends across traditional and non-traditional transportation fields

  • Presents new thoughts and designs both orally and visually

  • Identify and illustrate product solutions with an emphasis on innovation

  • Assists other designers in coordinating design activities

  • Frequent contact with others outside the work group

  • Understands program timelines and is proactive regarding task completion

  • Ability to create and communicate new design ideas

Qualifications - External

  • Entry Level - 8 years of experience in a design related field, automotive is strongly desired but not necessarily essential.

  • Strong understanding of form

  • Good drawing and graphic skills

  • Demonstrated creative proficiency with supporting portfolio

  • Ability to create perspective sketches and renderings in scale and full size

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Contributes to creative and aesthetic design solutions

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with others

  • Good analytical ability where problems are somewhat complex

  • Some strategic ability to identify opportunities and describe cohesive solutions

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor degree with a major in product design, industrial design, or related field

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;

• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;

• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;

• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;

• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.