Kia Interior Designer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85350-259474
    • Job Location: Irvine, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 23, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Kia America Design Center is currently looking for a Kia Interior Designer for our Design Studio in Irvine, CA that will:

  • Create striking interior design proposals and design details for show cars and production projects. 
  • Visualization and development of these design proposals in form of sketches, renderings and 3-D models, and their presentation to the management.
  • Research and analyze trends in overall packaging, dimension, materials and products using online and print resources and by attending auto shows and other events.
  • Provide Guidance and direction of CAD- and clay modelers during the design development phase. 
  • Meet with Management, Engineering, Marketing and Design Team to discuss design criteria. Incorporate design criteria provided.
  • Provide oversight, guidance and support to vendors producing one-of-a-kind 'Concept Vehicles' for auto shows worldwide.
  • Travel to Korea to oversee further product development by working with the Korean Design and Engineering teams.
  • Benchmark competitive vehicles to aid design direction.
  • Travel up to 20% of time domestically and internationally.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Automotive, or Transportation Design
  • A Minimum of three years of substantial experience in Automotive Interior Design. 
  • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
  • Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia 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 candidates will be considered
  • HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor