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Gemma Gregson

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After 6 years in recruitment, Gemma joined Jonathan Lee in 2013, taking up a role in the Client Services team as an Account Coordinator, responsible for ensuring best quality service to major clients.

With a keen creative flair and her BA Hons in Fine Arts, when the opportunity arose to join the Jonathan Lee Design Services business in January 2017, she was delighted to make the move.

Gemma now uses her recruitment and customer service expertise to source specialist design, styling, digital and physical modelling professionals for contract and permanent roles within automotive design studios globally.

Her design background and with 10 years recruitment experience, Gemma is well equipped to work closely with our design clients, providing them with suitable candidates to meet all of their creative design, styling and modelling needs.

Browse Gemma's latest jobs

Colour and Materials Designer/ Computer Generated Artist

Colour and Materials Designer/ Computer Generated Artist - Gaydon/ Oxford Road - Attractive hourly rate The Opportunity You will be part of our client's Colour & Materials team supporting their C&M Bespoke & Personalisation Manager. SVO are offering a service of configuring their product with unique colour and materials. You would be required to support Bespoke SVO by producing high end visuals for individual customer commissions. You would need to be able to compile large data sets in order to produce interior and exterior images to a very high standard. These images will then be required to be placed into a format to communicate each customer's individual vehicle. Additional items of bespoke personalisation will need to be added graphically in areas such as tread plates, badging and embroidery etc. Your working days would be shared between the Gaydon C&M design studio and the state of the art commissioning facility, at the home of SVO. (Special Vehicle Operations.) This is a relatively new and dynamic team offering a service to the client's Global Retail Network the opportunity to send their most discerning customers to us to bespoke their new vehicles. This service is exclusive and not advertised widely to the general public. A strong keen interest in the automotive sector is essential to fulfil this role. Key Accountabilities ​and ​ Responsibilities Data preparation of CAS models for use within Visualisation toolsets. Providing 2D & 3D presentations Produce presentations for both design strategy and customer commissions 3D Still, Animated, Live interactive presentations or 2D Motion Graphical visual stimulus Support delivery of the Bespoke configurator Assist, when requested with all virtual reviews, presentations, market research events or product launches located within JLR Design or externally Needs to be agile and flexible to respond to customer and internal requests Proactively research and investigate new materials , technologies and processes to streamline workflow efficiencies and achieve the visual aspirations of the Design C&M & Bespoke team. Undertake any other work and creative support as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time Actively work with the Operations Team /Design C&M teams to achieve the best possible outcomes Extensive product knowledge on the model content - continually expanding product knowledge Comply with company policy and procedures, particularly with Design Studio and data security Knowledge, Skills and Experience Design Degree or relevant equivalent experience preferred Creative designer with proven track record (automotive preferred) Experience of using relevant Design software (Autodesk Maya/3DS Max, VRED, Vray, Adobe creation suite) Self-motivated, agile & flexible Advanced use of Photoshop / illustrator / InDesign or similar software Experience in the creation of Visual Stimulus (e.g. Computer Generated stills/animation, photographs). Knowledge of PowerPoint and Google Docs Skills Excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to customers, staff and management and be a good team player For more information about this role, or to submit an application, please contact Gemma Gregson at Jonathan Lee Design Services - . Please send your CV, portfolio and salary/ rate requirements . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Lead Interior Designer

Lead Designer - Advanced Interiors - Birmingham - Competitive salary and benefits experience OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB To lead the creative Design development of Advanced Interior concepts and content to inform future Design Direction and Product development of overall product portfolio. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES. Lead Designer on Advanced Interior projects and related content of the UK Design Team. Work with design strategy team to develop conceptual ideas for Interior proposals to be taken to review with Global Design Team, Advanced Planning and Marketing forum and board level Design Review Committee. Work with the Advanced Design Team to ensure that design concepts are aligned to brand & design strategies. Ensure interior directions are responding to the requirements of contextual research and pushing aspects of user-experience, consumer trend, technology integration etc. Identify relevant trends to inform and integrate to concept themes to enhance both the design direction, brand positioning and product value. Creation of excellent Design execution and interpretation. Lead the development of overall interior concept; layout, proportion, interface, HMi, User-Experience, feature, USP, brand etc. Generate excellent 2D proposals and lead development of 3D data and physical properties to prove out concept. Able to analyse and interrogate Design aesthetic attributes and identify key trends. Encourage innovation led thinking and thoughtful design process within the team. Be capable of informing and contributing to aspects of Interior Design Strategy (Design Language, Layout, HMi, UX, future product strategy, Design PR etc.) Establish counterpart relationships with colleagues in the China Design Team, encouraging the exchange of information and insights. Build relationships with relevant support functions; Studio Engineering, Advanced Engineering, HMi & Marketing. Clearly communicate and present ideas to Senior Management and Design team colleagues. Support the development of User-Experience scenario setting. Identify and attend relevant conference, shows, events, seminars etc. Create trend reports and presentations to be delivered to design team and wider business. Integrate research into Innovation groups and projects, and actively promote Design Thinking throughout the business. Lead the creation of visually compelling presentations for top-level management review. Promote safety and safe working practices within the Studio ensuring compliance to the relevant Health and Safety at Work Act SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Degree Qualification within field of Automotive Design (or comparable). Excellent knowledge and ability to analyse; Design Trends; Automotive, Consumer trend, Fashion, Technology, etc. Global Markets requirements; China, Europe, US, ASEAN User Experience New to market and forthcoming product Experience in Automotive Design - at least 5 years experience within OEM environment. Able to think creatively and explore new ideas and philosophies. Develop Design Strategy; layout, HMi, UX, overall interior, detail components. Excellent presentation and communication skills. Experience of project activity and engagement with engineering. Knowledge and understanding of Design processes. Capable of using, adapting and creating relevant processes to support Design Strategy development. Outstanding software presentation skills & experience of relevant applications (Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite software, etc.) Totally flexible, committed and motivated to deliver in all circumstances within a small team environment Well developed organisational & prioritisation skills. Design for Six Sigma knowledge or qualification required - full training will be provided by the company When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Creative Designer

Automotive interior Designer - Gaydon - £32.50 per hour (dependent on experience) Position Description: The role is within the Interior Design Team, providing highly creative solutions to our future product vision. This requires design theme generation, refining and enhancing the selected theme, embracing the product aspirations and design vision. A strong focus on design detail and functionality throughout the cabin is essential. Key skills required Good 2D sketching & visualisation skills Good working knowledge of Photoshop. Good working knowledge of ALIAS Demonstrates a strong interior design aesthetic sense Experience Required: Generate highly creative Interior design themes and concepts Produce high quality design visuals suitable for senior presentations Interact with program & engineering teams to support and facilitate the smooth delivery of world class design solutions Work with clay and digital modellers to create design vision properties. Work alongside studio engineering to create robust and outstanding designs reflecting the premium product positioning of land rover vehicles When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Surfacing Engineer

Surfacing Engineer - Warwickshire - £38 per hour (dependent on experience) 3 KEY SKILLS Must be Interior Class A Specialist. Must use ICEM Surf software. Must have part authoring and release experience. Experience Required: Substantial ICEM Surf experience with a substantial automotive background and general knowledge of Catia V5. Working as a technical specialist across programmes. Capable of providing technical guidance in the development of interiors and exteriors as well as delivering quality construction to design intent for production. Supporting the Surfacing Manager and wider team in their deliverables providing, at times investigative material to support the vehicle development. Will be required to release geometry into the internal systems. Capable with Microsoft Office. When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Creative Designer

Automotive Interior Designer - Gaydon - £24 per hour (dependent on experience) The role is within the Interior Design Team, providing highly creative solutions to our future product vision. The successful candidate will be part of the driving force that shapes the company's future and this means working on a range of projects from Concept through to the Design Freeze. We are looking for motivated, driven Designers with strong communication skills who will ensure we continue to deliver world class interiors. The role requires design theme generation, refining and enhancing the selected theme, embracing the product aspirations and design vision. A strong focus on design detail and functionality throughout the cabin is essential. Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED Good 2D sketching & visualisation skills Good working knowledge of Photoshop Demonstrate a strong interior design aesthetic sense Experience Required: Generate highly creative Interior design themes and concepts Produce high quality design visuals suitable for senior presentations When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Surfacing Engineer

Surfacing Engineer - Warwickshire - £38 per hour (dependent on experience) 3 KEY SKILLS Must be Interior Class A Specialist. Must use ICEM Surf software. Must have part authoring and release experience. Experience Required: Substantial ICEM Surf experience with a substantial automotive background and general knowledge of Catia V5. Working as a technical specialist across programmes. Capable of providing technical guidance in the development of interiors and exteriors as well as delivering quality construction to design intent for production. Supporting the Surfacing Manager and wider team in their deliverables providing, at times investigative material to support the vehicle development. Will be required to release geometry into the internal systems. Capable with Microsoft Office. When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Colour and Materials Designer

Colour and Materials Designer - Permanent salary (dependent on experience) - California, USA Our client's, an electric vehicle company based in Los Angeles, CA is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced CMF Designer to be a part of its dynamic and growing design team. The qualified candidate would not only be design savvy, but have a thorough understanding of the production process. Your role: · Ideate, develop and execute CMF design concepts into production and show vehicles · Collaborate with all members of design (Exterior, Interior, Visualization, Digital Modeling) in generating advanced concept directions that push design boundaries. · Develop, design and execute colors, materials and finishes for the exterior and interior of the vehicle from concept stage to production, working closely with engineering, purchasing, design quality and suppliers. · Develop, design and execute color palette inspirations, mood and material/finish boards (digital and physical). · Research, analyze and translate trends into design concepts meeting design criteria. · Visualize and communicate your ideas in renderings, sample mock-ups and high end presentation techniques. · Develop supplier relationships and generate new resources for CMF · Contribute to the CMF materials library, help maintain an efficient and organized library and develop processes to facilitate efficient workflow · Documentation of CMF design direction to share internally and with suppliers. · Design presentations for executive level meetings, communicate and present design directions to Sr level management. · Ability to manage workload, set priorities and oversee your project timelines, meet timing milestones Minimum Qualifications: · 7-10 years experience in the automotive industry as a Sr. CMF Designer · Must have experience with production vehicles (executing all stages of CMF Design and Production), as well as show vehicles · Expertise and understanding of manufacturing process · High color acuity · Substantial expertise in visualization and presentation techniques · Proficient in all Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Office and knowledge of Vred and Keynote When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, portfolio and notice period. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Permanent / Gardena, California

Clay Modeller

Clay Modeller - Warwickshire - Up to £40 per hour (dependent on experience) Position Description: To be creative in the development and delivery of our clay models for customers of clay properties. Understand current /future product deliverables. Be proactive and supportive of Health and Safety in the Design Studio. Ability to amend and populate property delivery trackers. Attend Design Delivery Programme meetings. Have a good set of meeting skills. Ability to prioritise resource in alignment with customer requests. Locate and store data in correct format. Maintain and strive for the highest quality within your work. Have a good understanding of programme DPS. Ability to motivate and give transparency of team regarding deliverables. Apply a logical modelling approach, to achieve the delivery of design clay properties, to the recognised organisation standards within given timelines i.e. programme gateways. Report timing and process issues to your Manager. Understand and embrace new technologies to improve our Clay Modelling process. Embrace Clay Modelling Code of Conduct. To support off site clay activities within other Design Studio facilities. Comply with all company policy and procedures, particularly the Design Studio security. Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS Proven years' experience in OEM automotive studio Good communication and interpersonal skills Interior and exterior experience required For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

CAS Surface Designer

CAS Surface Designer - Coventry - £38 per hour Summary of Department and role To create and release surfaces that faithfully capture design intent. Surfaces are aesthetically-optimised and to a high quality of execution that meet specified TM ETC standards. To assist the creative process by interpreting 2D sketches into 3D data for design iteration and approval. To assist the technical development process by integrating engineering, manufacturing and key technical attributes concurrently with design intent during surface creation. Main activities and tasks Sketch 3D Surfaces to aid aesthetic Design development Create initial theme proposals to support aesthetic and feasibility studies Create surfaces of themes for engineering feasibility verification Create surface release for design approval Create surface release that provide foundation for production surfacing activity The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake others duties within the scope and grading of the post Other features of the role: Provide any reference CAS information (e.g. points) to assist clay development Generate data to support hard modelling activity Assist with data creation for visualisation Support digital design reviews with content and attendance Experience and skill set required for the role: Degree qualified or similar qualification Demonstrates advanced skillset in creative digital surface creation using Alias software Demonstrates advanced skillset in technical digital surface creation using Alias software Experience of working with engineering inputs Can interpret design sketches to create appropriate surface proposals Can integrate technical, engineering and manufacturing inputs Can interface with DMO and provide supporting data for physical modelling A minimum of five years automotive or other relevant industry experience A minimum of three years Alias Surfacing experience within the automotive industry When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Coventry

Graphical User Interface (GUI) Designer/ Animator

UI/ UX Graphic Designer - Warwickshire - Up to £30 ph/ltd (dependent on experience) Mid weight Creative Designer: Responsible for creating the aesthetic design & animation of the in-car displays Graphical User Interface. The position with the Interface Design team includes the development of future design concepts, the development of a feasible theme, and the creation of graphical and animation masters. The position will require the candidate to lead the development of the in-car display interfaces working closely with the Interior Design team and the Human Machine Interface team to deliver a Design that is premium in execution, exquisitely detailed and highly functional in an automotive application. Working in a new world class automotive design studio the position requires the ability to deliver production quality masters for the full graphical interface and therefore candidates with a high level of skills and experience in either Visual FX, Graphic Design, AE 2D animation and UI/UX are required. Further skills would in areas such as coding, prototyping, mobile experience and 3D cad are useful additions and will benefit your application but are not essential for the role. Skills Required: Expert level 2D Skills in Photoshop & Illustrator High level demonstrable drawing/sketching skills Background and interest in UI and vehicle UI Experience Required: New Media, VFX, Vehicle design or Graphic design degree or HND essential When applying please send your CV and up to date portfolio, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire

Alias Modeller

Alias Modeller - Coventry - Up to £44/hour dependent on experience Summary of Department & Role Our clients are responsible for delivering design properties from agreed briefs. CAS Modellers support the design programs. By generating 3D CAD models and supporting visuals they also assist the clay and hard models in the design process. Main Activities & Tasks Acts as a single point of contact for the modelling team for the entire duration of each project (exterior or interior) Ability to plan and prioritise own workload Supporting the Studio Design Team to enable the delivery of both math and physical design properties. Work directly with Design, Clay Modelling and Studio Engineering teams to develop 3D Digital model data Prepare renderings, technical drawings & CAD models of design proposals in support of the Design Release Process Must be able to interpret 2D sketches, pictures and drawing in order to turn them into 3D models Must be able to communicate and take directions verbally from designers and engineers Able to work alone when required and work well with in a team environments Must have a good understanding on how long it takes to create a model and understand budgetary and timing limits Generate High Integrity math as/where necessary. Suitable for transfer into other CAD systems (principally Ideas/Catia/ProE). Generate math models suitable for milling/RPT applications (e.g. closed volume STL files). Contribute effectively to team technical discussions to ensure that the engineers understand proposed design changes. Produce world class presentation renderings in VRED Presenting digital models to design management team using state of the art presentation techniques (3D Powerwall presentation) Supporting the Designers with the generation of 3D models from 2D proposals/verbal directions. Provide technical information and support to senior management for design reviews. Carry out special projects, as directed by management. Support Colour and Trim design activities to ensure themes, and details are accurately captured in the digital presentation models The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties within the scope and grading of the post. OTHER FEATURES OF THE ROLE: The role is based in the UK English language written /verbal is essential. Essential skill set required: Degree qualified or similar qualification Demonstrates depth of knowledge in 3D CAD automotive surfacing Excellent modelling skills - Alias Good communication / interpersonal skills Lead / managerial skills Vast automotive OEM Modelling experience or equivalent When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS tmetc

Contract / Coventry

Alias Modeller

Alias Modeller - Coventry - Contract rate dependent on experience Summary of Department & Role Our clients are responsible for delivering design properties from agreed briefs. CAS Modellers support the design programs. By generating 3D CAD models and supporting visuals they also assist the clay and hard models in the design process. Main Activities & Tasks Acts as a single point of contact for the modelling team for the entire duration of each project (exterior or interior) Ability to plan and prioritise own workload Supporting the Studio Design Team to enable the delivery of both math and physical design properties. Work directly with Design, Clay Modelling and Studio Engineering teams to develop 3D Digital model data Prepare renderings, technical drawings & CAD models of design proposals in support of the Design Release Process Must be able to interpret 2D sketches, pictures and drawing in order to turn them into 3D models Must be able to communicate and take directions verbally from designers and engineers Able to work alone when required and work well with in a team environments Must have a good understanding on how long it takes to create a model and understand budgetary and timing limits Generate High Integrity math as/where necessary. Suitable for transfer into other CAD systems (principally Ideas/Catia/ProE). Generate math models suitable for milling/RPT applications (e.g. closed volume STL files). Contribute effectively to team technical discussions to ensure that the engineers understand proposed design changes. Produce world class presentation renderings in VRED Presenting digital models to design management team using state of the art presentation techniques (3D Powerwall presentation) Supporting the Designers with the generation of 3D models from 2D proposals/verbal directions. Provide technical information and support to senior management for design reviews. Carry out special projects, as directed by management. Support Colour and Trim design activities to ensure themes, and details are accurately captured in the digital presentation models The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties within the scope and grading of the post. OTHER FEATURES OF THE ROLE: The role is based in the UK English language written /verbal is essential. Essential skill set required: Degree qualified or similar qualification Demonstrates depth of knowledge in 3D CAD automotive surfacing Excellent modelling skills - Alias Good communication / interpersonal skills Lead / managerial skills Vast automotive OEM Modelling experience or equivalent When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS tmetc

Contract / Coventry

Surfacing Engineer

Surfacing Engineer - Warwickshire - Up to £38 per hour (dependent on experience) Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS: Must be Exterior Class A Specialist Must use Icem Surf software Must have part authoring and release experience Experience Required: Minimum 7 years Icem Surf experience with a substantial automotive background and general knowledge of Catia V5. Working as a technical specialist across programmes. Capable of providing technical guidance in the development of interiors and exteriors as well as delivering quality construction to design intent for production. Supporting the Surfacing Manager and wider team in their deliverables providing, at times investigative material to support the vehicle development. Will be required to release geometry into the JLR systems. Capable with Microsoft Office. Experience Preferred: Preferably educated to degree level in a relevant subject. When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire

CAS Surface Designer

CAS Surface Designer Coventry Contract/ Permanent £38 per hour / Competitive permanent salary and benefit package Summary of Department and role To create and release surfaces that faithfully capture design intent. Surfaces are aesthetically-optimised and to a high quality of execution that meet specified TM ETC standards. To assist the creative process by interpreting 2D sketches into 3D data for design iteration and approval. To assist the technical development process by integrating engineering, manufacturing and key technical attributes concurrently with design intent during surface creation. Main activities and tasks Sketch 3D Surfaces to aid aesthetic Design development Create initial theme proposals to support aesthetic and feasibility studies Create surfaces of themes for engineering feasibility verification Create surface release for design approval Create surface release that provide foundation for production surfacing activity The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake others duties within the scope and grading of the post. Other features of the role: Provide any reference CAS information (e.g. points) to assist clay development Generate data to support hard modelling activity Assist with data creation for visualisation Support digital design reviews with content and attendance Experience and skill set required for the role: Degree qualified or similar qualification Demonstrates advanced skillset in creative digital surface creation using Alias software Demonstrates advanced skillset in technical digital surface creation using Alias software Experience of working with engineering inputs Can interpret design sketches to create appropriate surface proposals Can integrate technical, engineering and manufacturing inputs Can interface with DMO and provide supporting data for physical modelling A minimum of five years automotive or other relevant industry experience A minimum of three years Alias Surfacing experience within the automotive industry When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Permanent / Coventry