GM IS HIRING - Are you a highly creative designer who is interested in being part of one of the most exciting advanced design studios in the world? GM Design has opportunities for exterior designers who are interested in stretching the boundaries of automotive design at our North Hollywood, California studio. Our organization will soon be moving to a larger, state-of-the-art facility in Pasadena, where we will have even more capability to affect the future.

Company description

As a Creative Designer at GM Advanced Design, you will be part of a larger, connected, global design team working on forward-thinking, extraordinary EV and AV concepts for Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer and Buick.

Job description: GM is hiring

Your role will be to see the future - researching, designing and creating proposals demonstrating innovative concepts, from inception to implementation. You will create fresh, innovative designs for the exteriors of electrified vehicles. Through a strategic lens, you will generate concepts in both 2D and 3D proposals. You will adeptly refine ideas as you receive feedback. You will coordinate with the work of other design personnel and collaborate with multiple partners to achieve design goals. You will follow the design process from the initial sketch form to the final release.

If you are driven and eager to propel your career forward, take your next step in joining a world-class design studio at General Motors!

This position requires an employee to be onsite full-time.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Create unique exterior designs and concepts for production vehicles and other mobility products through sketches as well as digitally through the use of 2D and 3D technology
  • Collaborate frequently with the design team, sculpting organization, engineering and fabrication teams in the development of new designs
  • Take a big-picture perspective on customer needs and future transportation to create provocative concepts and designs
  • Provide insight and recommendations to leadership while possessing willingness and acuity to act upon guidance in a deadline driven environment
  • Maintain knowledge of current design trends and technology. Present ideas frequently to management and leadership to communicate design ideas
  • Exhibit courage and challenge expectations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design (Automotive, Transportation, Industrial)
  • 2+ years of professional experience in Transportation Design
  • Strong understanding of 3D form and excellent 2D drawing and illustration skills
  • Proven creative proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability with electronic tools to communicate 2-D ideations

Portfolio instructions 

 To be considered for this position, you will need to submit a portfolio in addition to your resume and profile. We strongly recommend linking your online portfolio in the "website" section of the application as we are able to access much larger files that way. If your portfolio is not available online, please follow the instructions below to upload your portfolio as a separate attachment as you did with the resume.  Please NO dropbox files or Google Docs.

  1. Save your portfolio as a pdf document
  2. Name your portfolio your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. Example: The candidate's name is John Smith. The portfolio pdf file name is: Smith, John.pdf
  3. Upload as an attachment - you may need to condense the file.

Salary Range 

The salary range for this role is ($77,708  – $124,131). The actual base salary a successful candidate will be offered within this range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

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