Car Accessory Designer

Transforming cars into personalised expressions of style and functionality


A car accessory designer is a professional who designs and develops accessories for automobiles including interior and exterior accessories, safety features and other add-ons that can enhance the performance, appearance, or functionality of a vehicle. Some examples of car accessories include custom wheels, performance exhaust systems, floor mats, seat covers as well as electronics such as GPS systems and backup cameras. 

Car accessory designers need to have a strong understanding of automotive engineering, design principles and manufacturing processes to be able to create innovative along with functional designs that can be manufactured efficiently. They need to be proficient in technical drawing and 3D modelling software to create detailed design plans and prototypes. Overall, becoming a car accessory designer requires a combination of technical, creative and business skills as well as a deep passion for automobiles and design. 


For Bachelor’s

  • It is mandatory to have an undergraduate level degree for students.
  • The college/university selected by a seeker must be approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • B.Des, B.Des in Automotive Design, B.Sc in Design or Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Technology are some great options for candidates.
  • Minimum 45% marks and maximum 50% marks are needed for a UG Program. 

For Master’s

  • Master of Design (M.Des) is a well-suited option for bachelors after the completion of their UG Program.

Job Roles

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

  • Chief Designer
  • Associate Car Accessory Designer
  • Prototype Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Expert
  • Manager

Top Recruiters

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

  • Automobile manufactures
  • Design Studios
  • Car Dealerships
  • Aftermarket Companies
  • E-commerce Companies
  • Start-ups


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


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹4,20,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹8,90,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹12,50,000 


  • Aesthetic skills
  • Understanding of technical process
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good research skills
  • Negotiation skills


The scope of car accessory design is diverse with many opportunities for designers to work in various industries such as automotive manufacturing, aftermarket or research and development. As technology advances and consumer preferences evolve, the demand for innovative and functional car accessories is likely to grow providing ample opportunities for car accessory designers to contribute to the automotive industry.


  • Immense Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Appealing Salary Package
  • Rapid Growth
  • Opportunity to research on new ideas


  • Mind Exhaustion 
  • Stressful life
  • Need to meet deadlines