Our Portland Studio is looking for a highly motivated Graphic Designer with extensive environmental graphics experience, working on exhibitions and/or other spatial design mediums with a can-do attitude.
The Graphic Designer will work closely with the creative team — and play a leadership role — in creating memorable visitor experiences, as well as integrating text, images and media of all kinds. The Graphic Designer works as a member of an integrated team that includes content developers, exhibit designers, media designers and developers, marketing specialists, and the client.
As a member of the team, your responsibilities include:
Participate in conceptual development and illustrate design concepts through a variety of mediums depending on the project scope of work
Develop graphic standards and hierarchies per project style and content
Attend internal and client meetings to understand the content and materials available to bring the exhibition graphic elements to life both interpretively and creatively
Develop designs from conceptual, ideation stage to the final design, construction design and implementation
Lead a team of designers and work in a team environment including G&A staff, subcontractors, clients, suppliers and industry contacts
Present confidently to client teams
Work within tight schedules, in a fast-paced working environment
Multi-task; able to lead and work on several different projects at a time
Travel to meetings and site visits as required by projects
Responsible for maintaining client missions and design objectives throughout the project
Disseminate work within the graphics team when appropriate; review and approve design deliverables as required
Provide updates and milestone deliverables to creative director for review/input
Coordinate and manage meetings pertaining to graphic and interpretive development
Conduct design sessions with the team to develop and monitor design and direction
Work with production teams to maintain design integrity within project documents and artwork, and to coordinate and itemize presentation deliverable, format and schedule
Responsible to project budget and schedule; coordinate with team leaders to monitor/manage design man-hours
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in environmental graphic design or related field
Strong technical drawing skills
Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), MS Office or Keynote.
Proven experience in multiple phases of the design process including conceptualization, design development, and design intent drawings. (CA experience is a plus), good knowledge of fabrication techniques and materials standards of exhibit design, excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative), and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
Competitive Salary, Paid Time Off (PTO), Company Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Employee Referral Bonus Program, PPO Medical Plan, Dental Plan, Summer Fridays