Mobility/ Industrial Designer

Ford Motor Company

Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI, US
Detroit, MI
30+ days ago

Job Title:

Mobility/ Industrial Designer

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

As a key contributor to our autonomous vehicle and electrification efforts, you can dramatically change the way the world moves. Ford is seeking visionary, highly skilled and ambitious professionals to help us create an innovative and scalable autonomous vehicle business. Join us and improve the movement of people and goods while delivering an intuitive, enjoyable and trusted experience.

Experience Design (XD) is responsible for the digital and physical design of new businesses, new products, and new services in emerging areas such as autonomous vehicles. We are looking for creative individuals to join us and help further the vision and mission of D-Ford’s XD team. We are committed to envisioning and crafting simple, thoughtful, enjoyable, and compelling products and services for customers!

This is a full-time staff position based in a variety of locations (Palo Alto, CA; Austin, TX; Detroit, MI, Miami, FL) as well as remote (in the U.S.)!

What you’ll be able to do:

+ Create fresh, innovative, and far-reaching ideas that are hinged on strategic design thinking

+ Strategically craft POVs and Provocations that are informed by user research

+ Explore and create holistic and unparalleled user experience which is hinged on the convergence of the design of hardware, software, services, and systems

+ Refine and Execute design solutions that maintain their original intent to solve complex problems and bring new value

+ Interface with cross-functional teams during various design research and development phases (Business, Engineering, Branding, Research/ Data Science etc.)

+ Work traditionally and digitally (both 2D and 3D) to develop near and far solutions with a strong emphasis on proportion and sophisticated refinement of graphic and form

+ Generate artistic, immersive and engaging presentations to senior management (ex. Storyboards, Prototypes, Displays, Animation, VR Experience, Videos, etc.)

+ Design and build physical and digital prototypes/stimuli of various levels of fidelity

The minimum requirements we seek:

+ Bachelor’s Degreein Transportation Design, Product Design, or Industrial Design or closely related field

+ 3+ years of experience with 2D & 3D digital capabilities (Photoshop, Alias, VRED, Office Suite, etc.) with exceptional skill in sketching, conceptual modeling in digital and traditional media

+ 3+ years of professional experience with product design in a related industry such as transportation, mobility space, and consumer products

Our preferred requirements:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Design, Product Design, or Industrial Design or closely related field

+ Experience in Unreal Engine, Maya, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Tiltbrush, Gravity Sketch, Figma – as well as collaborative tools like Miro

+ Strong storytelling, narrative/scenario development, and digital visualization (animation capability preferred)

+ Up to date on innovation, technology, and other megatrends (i.e. IoT, V2X, AI, demographics, culture, etc.)

+ A strong advocate for “Design empathy – Voice of Customers”

+ Knowledge and experience in extended fields (ex. Entertainment Arts, Communication Design, UX/UI Design, Architecture, etc.)

+ Capable of Multi-tasking under intense timing pressure

+ Strong communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written English)

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company


Autonomous Vehicles

Skill Team:

Autonomous Vehicles (AV)


Autonomous Vehicles





About the Company

Ford Motor Company