Senior Digital Sculptor, Contract

Phoenix, Arizona


This is a 12-month contract opportunity based at our Phoenix, AZ HQ and would require relocation to the Phoenix area.

Are you passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special.

Do you want to own your space, but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects.

If pace doesn’t scare you; but rather excites you.

If this is you...Drive Forward and introduce yourself to us and let’s start a conversation.

We’re currently on the lookout for Interior & Exterior Digital Sculptors to join our team.

If this is in your DNA:

  • Working with Exterior and Interior Designers to develop surfaces from concept to Class A surfaces
  • Excellent craftsmanship, i.e., G2 single span surfacing
  • Ability to check your own surfaces for release.
  • Work with fabrication team to develop hard models.
  • Develop interior/exterior surfaces from conceptual stage to production stage.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams: engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, craftsmanship, suppliers to execute design intent into production.
  • Support clay /digital/ hard modeling as necessary to achieve expectations for design theme.
  • Ability to work well with designers to create their design vision.
  • Forward, innovative thinking


What you Already Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Automotive, Design/Industrial Design or Mechanical Engineer or closely related.
  • Min 5 years of experience in digital sculpting from automotive design studios (preferably an automotive OEM).
  • Proven proficiency in Alias Auto Studio
  • Proficiency in Keyshot, VRED or equivalent rendering software
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment with quick turnaround.
  • Understanding of automotive development process

Additional Preferred Profile Characteristics

  • Catia v5
  • Rendering skills, and Polygon modeling, grasshopper
  • Sub-Division modeling
This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


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