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Sushanth Raju

Senior Designer

11 years of industry experience

Sushanth is an esteemed automotive body designer with over 11 years of experience. As an alumnus from Musaliar College, he has worked for reputed companies like Jaguar, Land Rover and Nissan. He has a strong background in design and development and has worked towards designing electric vehicles as well.

KEY SKILLS

  • Creativity

  • Critical thinking

  • Communication

  • Technical knowledge about automobiles

  • Innovative problem solving skills

  • Technical drawing

  • Sketching

  • CAD

  • 3D modeling

  • Ability to work with different materials

  • Attention to detail

  • Balance between functionality and aesthetics

  • Collaboration with engineers, sales and marketing etc.

  • Analytical

PROS

  • Enhances creativity

  • Improves analytical ability

  • Pushes you to come up with creative solutions which are functional with a good balance of aesthetic

  • Resourceful use of products

  • Helps to expand your portfolio

  • Good salary

  • Updates you with the latest trends in the industry

CONS

  • Time consuming process

  • Takes a while to make progress

  • Design failures

  • Too much prototyping

  • Difficult career to pursue as a great deal of technical knowledge, skills and experience is required

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Motorcycle Designers

  • Car Designer

  • Exterior Designer

  • Interior Designer

  • Colour and Trim Designer

  • Good visualisation skills

  • Creative bent of mind

  • Innovative

  • Good with communication

  • Excellent drawing skills

  • Great interest in automobiles

  • Collaboration

  • Knowledge about space, form and structure

  • Practical and hands on learning

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

Books

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Interesting Facts about the career


  • Henry Ford came up with the phrase 'tune up' while working on his very first automobile prototype. Till today we use the phrase “tune-up” for auto maintenance services which can improve a car’s engine performance.



  • An average car is made up of 30,000 parts!



  • The company Volkswagen owns 12 car brands across 7 Eurpean countries including Audi, Lamborghini, Skoda and Porsche.



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