Various Positions, LDA DESIGN

Torino, Italy
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LDA DESIGN is a design and consulting company that supplies a full package of activities in the transportation, architecture and product design fields. The Company was founded in 2000 by Luciano D’Ambrosio, former FORD Werke Designer, ITALDESIGN Design Manager, and BERTONE Design Director of Design, who has largely contributed to the establishment of high grade automotive design studios in Italy such as Honda Automobile in Milan, Changan Europe in Torino and the newly born Bertone DM Studio.

The core of LDA activity is creative research in transportation fields, especially automotive, dealing with advanced concepts or production oriented projects, with an impressive record of manufactured projects through the years.

The Company has long lasting relationships with major automotive OEMs and global design companies.

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LDA is now expanding and seeking, for various positions, creative and motivated new members to join its international design team. The Design Center operates under the guidance of Mr. Luciano D’Ambrosio and is tasked to produce an exciting variety of concepts, for all major motor shows and global markets.The activities will be developed in the new Torino studio and at its Chinese partner’s, IAT (International Application Technologies) in Beijing and Yixing, Jiangsu Province.

All Design Department members will be active in the creation and follow up of design proposals for concept cars as well as production projects, and their development from 2D sketches to 3D digital and physical full size models, with subsequent assistance to the feasibility process of production oriented activities.

OPEN POSITIONS

Design Studio Leader

Experience:

More than 10 years experience in automotive design field, with broad and proven vehicle design experience, both for concept and production cars preferably through foreign OEM work experience.

Requirements:

  • International design background, rich experience and practices in automotive styling development
  • Creative and forward-looking design vision
  • Strong leadership, true team player, reference for team members
  • Professional art skills, excellent free sketch capability and PS ability
  • Vehicle design search and complete development experience
  • Automotive engineering process and problem solving knowledge
  • Familiar with advanced design technology, development process and methods
  • Fluent English communication skills. Chinese highly appreciated
  • Logical and analytical ability

Responsibilities:

  • Development of more than one concept & production car projects at once
  • Styling direction and internal audits
  • Final control of CAS data overall quality
  • Final check of clay model process, quality and RP parts
  • Engineering / Design coordination
  • Identification of Design Studio targets, strategy and achievement modes
  • Training and enhancement of designer's capability

Senior Designer

Experience:

At least 6 years experience in automotive design field, highly creative design approach for concept and production cars, team leader ability

Requirements:

  • Creative thinking and forward-looking design vision
  • Proficient in Photoshop / Illustrator / Flash / Dreamweaver and other design software
  • Logical analysis, good communication and coordination, strong sense of responsibility
  • Good strategy definition and presentation skills
  • Complete automotive engineering process knowledge, to guide the development of mass production projects
  • Familiar with development process of advanced design and methods
  • Logical and analytical ability
  • Good strategy definition and presentation skills
  • Fluent English, spoken and written level
  • Chinese highly appreciated

Responsibilities:

  • Sketches and renderings development
  • Control CAS quality and aesthetic quality
  • Control clay modeling WIP, rapid prototyping parts quality
  • Support for engineering and problem solving
  • Design trend analysis
  • Guide designers to complete detailed design definition
  • Guide the clay modeling process
  • Exterior styling trend analysis research
  • Training and enhancement of designer's capability

Designer Exterior / Interior

Requirements:

  • Strong art skills, very good hand drawing and PS skills
  • Strong forward-looking design vision
  • Knowledge of CAS development
  • Attention to detail design
  • Capable of developing advanced and mass production design
  • Good understanding of 3D surfaces and modeling

Responsibilities:

  • Quick pencil / pen & PS sketches
  • Sketch renderings
  • High quality renderings
  • Search, analysis and preparation of story boards and PPT presentations

Internships

6 month internships are also available to strong candidates

Interested candidates please indicate the position you wish to apply for and submit your CV + portfolio (no larger than 10MB) to hr@lda-design.it