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UI Designer - Contractor


Detroit, MI, US

Shift:  1st

Known for our innovative components, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America manufactures autonomous-ready infotainment and ADAS solutions, premium audio systems, high-definition displays, and powertrain electronics for standard, electric, and hybrid vehicles. Since 1979 we have served the major automotive, heavy-duty truck, and coach manufacturers across the US, and continue to grow each year!   Be a part of a select team that is making a real impact on the automotive mobility of tomorrow! 




This UI Designer is a long term contracting position focused on designing a next-generation User Interface for an infotainment system, while collaborating with UX Designers and Software Developers.  The UI Designer will have the creative freedom to shape the future of the digital cockpit experience. This role will ensure that the interface is safe to operate while driving, user-friendly across a broad range of user demographics, and aesthetically pleasing. The successful outcome improves customer satisfaction and increases business growth.  The role also requires creative video and photo editing.



  • Work closely with other designers to come up with new UI concepts for in-vehicle experiences through cluster or center screen displays.  This could include other aspects of the interior experience (illumination, sound, animation, etc.) and other smart devices within the eco-system (phone, tablet, watch, augmented reality, etc.)
  • Carry out the design concept and create production-ready graphics for HMI engineers to implement
  • Define a style guide and visual language to help unify the look and feel of the UI 
  • Identify design issues that have been incorrectly implemented, create succinct bug reports, and follow up to ensure the issue is resolved in a timely manner.
  • Keep up with the design trends in and outside of the automotive industry.
  • Take pride in producing high-quality work, including fresh, clean design and staying well-organized.
  • Learn new skills beyond UI/UX design and experiment and learn new software tools for delivering your design contributions.
  • Interact professionally with engineers and suppliers worldwide. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or related degree
  • 3+ years of experience in UI design
  • 3+ years of experience using Figma, Sketch, XD, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Well versed with video editing tools like Premier Pro
  • Familiar with Atomic Design and Responsive Design concepts
  • Adaptable to various brand identities
  • Attention to detail and ability to structure design components for an easy handoff to a large team of engineers
  • Able to communicate and present design concepts to a diverse team of creative and technical individuals
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic environment and wearing different hats at times

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have Automotive UI design experience
  • Able to create a wireframe and/or bring it to life
  • Enjoy doing occasional non-UI design work such as print, exhibit design, branding, and videography
  • Familiar with software collaboration tools, including Jira, and Confluence.

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Nearest Major Market: Detroit