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Southfield, MI, US

Junior Transportation Design - Interior Design


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.





LIV is currently seeking for the most advanced, innovative and skilled junior transportation designer, specialized in Interior Design and with a passion for seating. Interested candidates will have first vehicle interior design experience and demonstrated first capabilities showcasing unique design and out-of-the-box thinking. This position will be responsible to support and push the envelope of styling and design to new heights.  A secure and comprehensive understanding of current and future styling is mandatory along with outstanding conceptual design understanding and presentation style/skill for vehicle exterior and interior design.

 The applicant needs to be able to successfully translate exterior design styles into compelling interiors, integrating innovative functionalities for modern transportation. Capable to develop 2D sketches to 3D sculptures successfully and translate the developed styling into compelling presentations. Capable to work in a matrix organization and take on projects of complex nature and bring in new product innovations. 


The Role: Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Support the development of interior design concepts with sketches and renderings that optimize the product’s function, value and appearance, with a focus on interior seating. 
  • Participate as Lear’s program designer as interface to our OEM customer’s design studios globally.
  • Visually communicate Lear’s design objectives as well as interpret the OEM’s styling intent.
  • Support styling direction to the CAD group relating to surface and product form development.
  • Assist in the visual communication of Lear’s color and materials group‘s design proposals.
  • Provide design support & direction to the model /prototype shop on three dimensional seat properties.


Your Qualifications:

  •   Creative thinker with an innovative style & design mindset, with min. 2-3 year’s work experience
  •   Styling and design experience (seating/interior design preferred)
  •   Craftsmanship experience (surface materials / surface material enhancements)
  •   Awareness of production manufacturing limitations and feasibility
  •   Excellent communication & presentation skills
  •   Excellent interpersonal skills that are crucial in working with OEM designers national & international
  •   Ability to deliver direction to others with confidence, yet accept critique and change in direction
  •   Ability to support multiple tasks at once and changing priorities
  •   Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
  •   Excellent skills with Adobe Suite Product Suite e.g. In Design, Photoshop and Illustrator and other 2D    

  visualization tools as required.

  •   Excellent skills in at least one 3D program like Alias or other


Bonus If You:

  • Bilingual skills
  • Have received awards and/or other recognition for your work as designer

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit