Car Design Job: Nissan is hiring a CMF designer

Car Design Job – With a focus on Mobility, Operational Excellence, Value to their Customers and the Electrification of vehicles, you can expect to be part of something exciting. From the sleek design of their vehicles to the unique opportunities they offer around the globe, Nissan exemplifies ingenuity in everything they do. Their people are what drive the business forward.

They are currently looking for an Automotive CMF Designer 1. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

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Essential Job Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Minimum 0 to 3 years of experience in an automotive design studio
  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Transportation Design or Industrial Design

Required Skillsets:

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

Optional Skillsets:

  • The use of an animation or movie creation program is a plus
  • Automotive Interior Design experience is a plus.

Salary Range Estimate: Annual Salary: ($84,433 to $95,519). This compensation range represents the minimum and maximum base salary rates at Nissan for jobs assigned to this particular grade level.

Nissan is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen for roles based in the United States and background screening for all positions. Welcome to an open lane of possibility. Drive your career forward and join the company leading the technology and business evolution of the automotive industry by applying today

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