Karma Automotive

Lead Visualization Designer & UX/UI

Job ID
2020-4026
Candidate Category
Design Studio

Overview

Karma Automotive, founded in 2014, is a southern California based producer of luxury electric vehicles. Headquartered in Irvine, California with an assembly plant located in Moreno Valley, Karma sells vehicles via its dealer network in North America, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Karma’s Innovation and Customization Center offers world-class customization, and manufacturing services along with electrification platforms. Karma’s flagship vehicle, the Revero® GT, was awarded Green Car Journal’s 2020 Luxury Green Car of the Year™.  In 2021 Karma announced the GS-6 Series which include an extended-range series hybrid EV and their first-ever all-electric vehicle. Every Karma vehicle is created with unparalleled individual care and craftsmanship and combines leading technology with a luxury experience.

 

The  Lead Visualization Designer & UX/UI is responsible for a holistic vision of Karma’s User Experience and User Interfaces and also visualization for all design studio presentations, including brand imaging for external PR purposes. This also includes research and benchmarking as well as design and implementation for Infotainment and connected vehicle systems in order to establish Karma as a world leader in digital User experinces. Key to this position is in elevating the overall KARMA DESIGN language both internally and externally.

 

Responsibilities

  • Create a world class vision for the ongoing pursuit at Karma to be a digital User Experience leader.
  • Create outstanding visual/graphical concepts that are balanced, consistent, and intuitive interfaces within the overall design system and utilize common design patterns and components
  • Translate design ideas and concepts into clear user flows and wireframes, including visual presentations.
  • Develop look and feel of UI and ensure consistent design aesthetic and functionality throughout the application, in conjunction with the nominated supplier for UIUX.
  • Support R&D advanced concepts
  • Participate in user research and translate observations into improved UI
  • Maintain deep knowledge of industry UI trends and best practices
  • Rapid prototyping and creation of user interfaces for luxury hybrid and electric vehicles using a variety of industry-standard 2D/3D tools and graphics engines
  • Test, debug, and optimize UI/UX software, monitor performance in conjunction with vendor and EE team.
  • Own technical solutions through artistic design, development, testing, peer review, and documentation
  • Maintain high standards of software quality by following industry best practices
  • Collaborate with internal cross functional teams, end users, and third-party contacts to design, develop, document, and maintain software deliverables for various projects
  • Establish and lead positive working relationships with technical, testing, and hardware team members across the technology organization
  • Create all imagery (both 2D, 3D and motion) for studio presentations internally and for PR externally.
  • Work with the Design Directors and also the Brand Group to assist in creating imagery and text which translates the Brand Identity.
  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Visual Design or equivalent; Master’s Degree is preferred
  • 7+ years' experience in UI/UX design and visualization/branding – infotainment, games, or lifestyle applications, including 2D/3D image generations.
  • At least 25% of career time working in the mobility/transportation sector. Including proven samples within the Portfolio.
  • Expert-level skills in all aspects of the design process, from user research through to user testing
  • Outstanding visual design skills, with a portfolio demonstrating clean, compelling, modern design
  • Experience with Kanzi Studio or similar 3D tools (Unity3D, UDK, Unreal, etc.)
  • Experience with 3D optimization techniques
  • Modeling / UV experience with a 3D package such as Maya, 3DS Max, Softimage, Blender, etc.
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable

 

No 3rd Parties.  Principals Only, Please

 

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. 

 

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender identity and expression, color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), national origin/ancestry, religion, military/veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic and group protected by applicable law.  Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a physical or mental disability.  Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.

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