Automotive Designer

Creating the cars of the future with cutting-edge design.


An automotive designer is a professional who designs the visual and aesthetic elements of vehicles including cars, trucks, motorcycles as well as other types of vehicles. 

Furthermore, the main responsibility of an automotive designer is to create a vehicle's exterior, interior appearance as well as its overall design and functionality. The role of an automotive designer can be broken down into several key responsibilities such as design concepts for vehicles, use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create 3D models of the vehicle, focus on the vehicle's styling, detailing and so on.


  • Students need to obtain 50% marks in class 10+2 from any recognised board.
  • A bachelor’s degree in transportation or industrial design is well-suited for this profession.
  • After the UG Program, aspirants can opt for Master’s degree in Automotive Engineering, Industrial Design or Industrial Engineering. 
  • Students need to have high expertise in CAD (Computer-aided Design) or any other model-making software.

Job Roles

The field of automotive designing aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the automotive designing field presents innumerable job roles:  

  • Designer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Architect
  • Drafter
  • Product Designer

Employment Sector

  • IT Firms
  • Production Firms
  • Automobile Firms
  • Architectural Firms
  • Graphic Designing Firms

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the automotive designing field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Black Turtle
  • ABC Consultants
  • Morgan TBC
  • GoMechanic
  • CRPL
  • Year Later
  • Strictly Electric
  • PeopleStrong
  • Cadcrowd


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of an automotive designer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹1,00,000 - ₹2,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹4,00,000 - ₹10,00,000

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹11,00,000 - ₹20,00,000 


  • Creative design skills
  • Planning skills
  • Technical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Research skills


The scope of an automotive designer's work is quite good in India as well as abroad, which involves designing the visual and aesthetic elements of vehicles, ensuring user experience, functionality, keeping up with industry trends as well as advancements. 

They work on designing the exterior of the vehicle, which includes the vehicle's body shape, form, overall appearance, designing the interior of the vehicle, including the dashboard, seating, storage spaces, entertainment systems, other interior features and much more.  


  • Innovation
  • Appealing Salary Package
  • Creative Ideas
  • Opportunity to experiment with new ideas
  • High in demand


  • Exhausting work
  • Need to meet deadline
  • Slow growth in automobile industry