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Jonathan Lee Design Services provides automotive OEMs with digital design support, prototyping solutions and project management with the capability to undertake projects from initial concept design to final delivery of a turnkey solution. 

Whether seeking to engage with design professionals to complement your own design programmes or undertake a fully project managed assignment, Jonathan Lee Design Services removes the time consuming and lengthy process of sourcing skilled engineers with design studio experience to provide: Alias Modelling, Class A Surface Modelling, Design and Styling, Project Management and Prototype Manufacture.

Member of The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).  Contact Nick Jones to discuss your design support needs.

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With direct access to proven industry professionals from a variety of sectors, we offer varying levels of service, flexible to fit your business requirement including: the supply of contract resources, skilled workers complete with workstation and software license (Alias, ICEM Surf and CATIA), work package-based arrangement and off-site, outsourced design services.


Working in partnership with our clients, we provide: increased speed-to-market, fixed cost providing cost effectiveness, in-depth design knowledge, no high initial outlay for hardware and software costs, flexibility to begin and postpone projects and adaptability to grow or reduce design / engineering team without incurring expensive cancellation costs.


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Chief Exterior Designer - Automotive

Job title: Chief Exterior Designer Location: Birmingham Permanent Salary: £Competitive (DOE) An unmissable opportunity has become available within SAIC which presents an excellent opportunity for an experienced Chief Exterior Designer to oversee, manage and lead Exterior Design development of Advanced concepts and content. You'll be joining a highly collaborative, creative environment to deliver world-class, advanced design projects for the MG car brand, as well as other future products for the wider group! KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the UK Exterior Design team to ensure proper conditions for delivering outstanding results and achieve expectations. Set clear time frames and objectives and ensure capabilities are continually improved upon Accurate and creative interpretation of product plan and brand strategy and subsequent translation into coherent product proposals. Sponsorship and execution of innovative and desirable exterior product proposals. Delivered in the appropriate creative form for effective communication of concept and idea to management for review and approval Have ownership of all aspects of exterior design to include proportion, surface language, detail component, identity and graphic. Provide creative project leadership and direction to a team of Designers SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Well-developed leadership skills and the ability to inspire a team of designers, digital and clay modellers and engineers to deliver the design brief objective Extensive experience in Automotive Design, within OEM environment, operating preferably at an international level A sound knowledge of all available 3D design and modelling techniques Excellent Creative Ideas Generation Able to make design input with benefit of 3D experience. Excellent IT skills & experience of appropriate software applications (Photoshop) The ability to operate in multi-cultural environment requiring patience & understanding Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of design process Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDS

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Chief Interior Designer - Automotive

Job title: Chief Interior Designer - Automotive Location: Birmingham Permanent Salary: £Competitive (DOE) To oversee, manage and lead Interior design proposals in the UK Design team specifically for Advanced Design Programmes with scope to also support Product Programmes KEY RESPONSIBILITIES. Set clear time frames and objectives and ensure capabilities are continually improved upon. Accurate and creative interpretation of product plan and brand strategy and subsequent translation into coherent product proposals. Sponsorship and execution of innovative and desirable interior product proposals. Delivered in the appropriate creative form for effective communication of concept and idea to management for review and approval. Development of all aspects of interior design to include layout, interface, human factors, surface language, detail component, identity and graphic to ensure complete design concept proposal. Provide creative project leadership and direction to a team of Designers, Alias modellers, Clay Modellers, supporting Engineers and Suppliers engaged in the creation of feasible 3D data and design properties which satisfy the approved design brief. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Well developed leadership skills and the ability to inspire a team of designers, digital and clay modellers and engineers to deliver the design brief objective Significant experience in Automotive Design within OEM environment, operating preferably at an international level A sound knowledge of all available 3D design and modelling techniques Excellent Creative Ideas Generation Able to make design input with benefit of 3D experience. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDS

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Vice President of Design - China

Job title: Vice President of Design - China Location: Boading, Beijing, China Permanent Salary: Excellent (DOE) + Benefits Package An unmissable opportunity has arisen with China's largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. The role of VP will be to guide the design team to deliver World-class SUV's and Cars according to the design trends of China and worldwide automobiles. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES . Be able to manage and direct the team to design different brands, high class SUV's, Pickup's and other new energy cars. Have extensive knowledge and experience in hand drawing, 2D-3D digital modeling, Surfacing A, CAS design and clay model designs. Coordinate with Engineering and related departments Guide the design department to lay out the next generation model, show car and concept car design.And report to the President in time. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Extensive exterior design experience Rich experience in the design of mass production vehicles Industrial design or mechanical design experience Bachelor's degree or above. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDS

Permanent / Beijing, China

Interior Design Manager - Automotive China

Job title: Interior Design Manager - Automotive Location: Boading, Beijing, China Permanent Salary: Excellent (DOE) An unmissable opportunity for a Interior Design Manager has arisen with China's largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. You will be independently responsible for all company car brands (prospective / exterior / interior) and design projects under the vehicle platform. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Independently lead the design team, organise and coordinate the engineering and modeling professionals and related department. Manage the internal human resource team and assign the design work undertaken by the division Promote the overall design skills of team members Undertake internal professional training, external professional training and transfer work Introducing and popularising new and efficient design tools and methods; Assist in optimising R & D process system Complete the logic of professional review and strategy design Complete the vehicle and the following design and development plan preparation and finishing work SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Bachelor's degree or above in transportation/ industrial design Extensive experience in automotive design Be familiar and cooperate with the model division for the production and control of 3D model (digital and Solid model) Good communication and design skills Have more than three vehicle shape design experiences Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDS

Permanent / Beijing, China

Design Director - Automotive China

Job title: Design Director - Automotive China Location: Hangzhou, Zejiang, China Permanent Salary: Excellent (DOE) + Benefits A fantastic opportunity for a Design Director is now available with one of China's forward thinking EV Company and Manufacturers. They are committed to R&D, integrating electromotion and Intelligence in their high-end electric vehicle brand. You will be responsible for the control of all project modeling styles, from design sketch, CAS, clay model, A surface data, hard model, colour trim fabric plan and the validation of Human - Machine Interaction System UI interface. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for the overall style of modeling and the control of the design direction of various models. Guide the designers, CAS and complete the design sketch, data, model and colour trim plan making. Responsible for the international cooperation and communication of Design Responsible for the building and training of the design team. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Extensive experience in the Automotive Design industry Have Good communication skills, both English and familiar with Japanese Minimum qualification of a Bachelor's Degree Automobile styling design, industry design Alias, Photo-shop, Hand Drawing and Office Skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDS

Permanent / Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang

Senior Creative Designer - Automotive China

Job title: Senior Creative Designer - Automotive Location: Boading, Beijing, China Permanent Salary: Excellent (DOE) + Benefits Package An unmissable opportunity for 3 Senior Creative Designers has arisen to join China's largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. You will be responsible for production and automotive design projects for the future. Responsibilities: Conduct extensive design research to predict future design trends and customer needs Participate in mass production and forward-looking automotive design projects Work independently in a compact development cycle with a proactive work attitude Excellent visual expression and communication skills Conduct extensive design studies to predict future design trends and customer needs Draw high quality design sketches and renderings for the proposal Strong communication and design project and ability to report Qualification, skills & Experience: Have a car/product design bachelor's degree or above Have a detailed understanding of the design process Three-dimensional model development and display capabilities familiar with Alias software Fluent in English Ability to help and guide young designers to complete and enhance their work Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDS

Permanent / Beijing, China

Senior Exterior Creative Designer

Job title: Senior Exterior Creative Designer - Automotive Location: Shanghai, China Permanent Salary: Excellent (DOE) + Benefits Package A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Exterior Creative Designer to join SGMW in the aim to becoming a leading domestic and internationally competitive automobile company in China. Responsibilities: Under the leadership of the chief designer and design manager of the exterior design department, ensure the timing plan according to the design project plan is executed. Make various design renderings, and cooperate with the work of publishing the surface data to ensure the creation of advanced and sustainable. High-quality, highly aesthetic design with engineering feasibility. According to the model development and market demand, collect relevant information and research on the target market and competitors, analyse the forward-looking automobile design trend and future conceptual design direction, and lead the product design trend. Combine future design trends and future vehicle models to research, sort out and expand the future design language of SAIC GM sub-brands. Based on the architecture input of the new platform, combined with the future model spectrum, according to the design analysis, design strategy and design positioning, and put forward a rich and forward-looking concept and concept interior and exterior design solutions for the Chinese market demand. Create high-quality forward-looking concept interior and exterior design. Qualification, skills & Experience: Education: full-time undergraduate or above Professional: Industrial Design (Product Design / Vehicle Design) Expertise Knowledge: Excellent car sketching, hand-painted creativity and performance Familiar with car architecture design related platform architecture engineering knowledge English: can use oral and written communication in English Computer: Skilled in using PHOTOSHOP design expression software Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDS

Permanent / Shanghai, China
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  • Jonathan Lee Design Services was an important part of the Class A phase of the DF91 interior development. Their speed, quality and professionalism were top class and they were a real joy to work with. We will work with them again.

    Ron Polonski

    Chief of Digital Design