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  • Mahdi Chowdhury

    Automotive/ Product Design Professional

    Detroit, MI

Now open for FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES... Multi-talented and multi-cultural designer looking for pathways to express my creative potential within the overall vision of a specific brand or group. I aim to blend my finely-tuned technical skills with a sensitivity towards the intangible beauty we all desire to experience.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Senior Transportation Designer

    • Lear Corporation
    • May 2016 - Present (1 year 6 months)

    Automotive interior design work for Lear Corporation, specializing in Luxury and Performance brands including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Cadillac, etc.

  • Automotive/ Industrial Designer

    • Freelance Design
    • Auburn Hills, MI
    • Nov 2013 - Present (4 years)

    Working with a variety of personal clients on projects including a 6 wheel truck for both civilian/military use and cell phone cases.

  • Automotive Design Leader

    • Mayco International LLC
    • Sterling Heights, MI
    • Feb 2015 - May 2016 (1 year 3 months)

    Responsible for the Industrial Design output for the entire company and developing an in-house design team. Projects include automotive, consumer products and military applications.

  • Interior Designer, Automotive

    • FIAT Chrysler Automobiles
    • Auburn Hills, MI
    • Apr 2011 - Nov 2013 (2 years 7 months)

    Worked in a multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers for the Interiors group for all brands under Chrysler/ FIAT Group, specializing in design theme execution. Also develop future paradigm for product development process and tangible design criteria. Significant Projects include 2017 MASERATI Levante

  • Concept Artist/ Automotive Designer

    • Ember Labs LLC
    • Carson, CA
    • Apr 2013 - Apr 2013

    Created a full exterior and interior design for a vehicle to be featured in a TV commercial for the KFC and Fanta brands. Vehicle will also be featured in a mobile video game.

  • Interior Designer, Automotive

    • Institute for Creative Integration
    • Chicago, IL
    • Jun 2010 - Aug 2010 (2 months)

    Developed a full interior design proposal for Panasonic, integrating new interface technologies. Responsibilities included supporting the Design Research and Interface Design teams. Industrial Design Intern DEWALT Industrial Products

  • Contract Automotive Designer, Exterior/ Interior

    • Bayer Material Science LLC
    • Auburn Hills, MI
    • Jun 2007 - Jun 2008 (1 year)

    Worked w/ the Industrial Design team to develop a wide range of concepts for the professional craftsmen/ builder. Awarded several patents for design work.


  • College for Creative Studies

    • BFA Automotive Design
    • 2004 - 2009

    "Faculty Select" Honors, awarded to one student in the department



Wards 10 Best Interiors 2017 for Maserati Levante Best use of Technology at CES 2016 for Identilock Judge at Eyes on Design car show 2014 - 2017 2009 Interior Motives Awards Shortlist, Best Lifestyle Michelin Challenge Design 2007 - Winner 2nd place/ CCS Faculty Select 2008 - Awarded to one student in Automotive Design major C7...
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