Colour & Materials Designer

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Location: Woking, GB

Purpose of the role:

“Design breath-taking products that tell the visual story of their function”.

To create and deliver engaging and innovative design proposals for Exterior and Interior Colour and Material concepts.
Research market sector, Lifestyles, Design and Social Trends for current and future programmes.
Work closely with suppliers, developing materials to McLaren production specifications.
Liaise with McLaren designers, function groups, marketing and purchasing teams to ensure proposals are to required standard.
To support the Studio/Colour and Materials team at technical/senior meetings as required.

Principal accountabilities:

Research and implement new Materials and Finishes for all programs,
Create C&M programme vision themes and Materials Variant List for all programs
Create and deliver the C&M Design research report and Design Intent Report for all programs
Complete inputs to Marketing Features List
Create Confirm Trim Level Strategy
Deliver Target samples and support Design Quality in delivery of Master Samples for all colours & materials


Knowledge, skills & experience:

A University Degree in Art and Design or equivalent, with extensive experience as a Colour and Material Designer
Solid OEM experience working in a design department of an Automotive company
Highly creative with excellent colour vision, colour harmony and an intuitive understanding of perceived value and craftsmanship
Significant knowledge of automotive/industrial colours and materials 
Presentation skills to explain and express design intention
High Level of competence in using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Office
Strong project planning/management skills would be beneficial


Personal attributes:

Must possess a genuine passion for pushing the boundaries in Colour and Materials Design
Highly motivated team player with excellent communication and strong presentation skills
Should be well organised and methodical, with excellent attention to detail
Working exceptionally well under pressure.

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