Production Designer

Environments

We have an immediate opening for a talented production designer working with our Environments team which operates at the intersection of graphic design, architecture, and experience design. The team is collaborative, with a rigor for the highest level of design. We welcome those candidates with a similar rigor as well as a solid dedication to accuracy and comprehensive documentation. Although the studio is currently remote, all candidates should be based in New York City.

You will be able to work on a wide range of cultural, institutional and retail environmental design projects, from museums to large-scale architectural projects, often in tandem. The projects usually include experiential and wayfinding aspects, and they often have a technological component. The studio is a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment that demands a high degree of adaptability while maintaining the utmost quality of work.

You will work closely with the Technical Director and become an integral part of the Environmental / Experiential Graphic Design team. This position will allow the production designer to learn and grow and become proficient in all aspects of the environmental graphics, including signage design and graphics, interpretive graphics, and exhibit graphics. We are looking for a self-starter who is motivated, creative and well organized to work with a small team of designers and architects.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Technical Director with contract document production including design development and design intent documentation, specifications and RFP / bid documentation
  • Provide architectural modeling in Rhino 3D and AutoCad drawing in 2D
  • Provide detailing, design engineering and value engineering efforts in conjunction with the design and technical teams
  • Assist in maintaining and coordination of signage construction supervision
  • Maintain overview of all fabricator shop drawings with the Technical Director, copy layout submissions, and review mock-ups and prototypes including shop and site inspections
  • Assist in the coordination of the signage fabricator, or other vendors, from bid award thru final installation

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent, in Graphic Design, Architecture or Product Design
  • 1 – 3 years work experience in environmental graphics / graphic design / architecture or related field
  • Basic knowledge of architectural drawing principles and scale
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suites (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop), AutoCad and Rhino 3D
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, SketchUp, a plus
  • Experience using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, a plus
  • Experience with multiple architectural FTP/Cloud platforms a plus, not required
  • Knowledge of signage codes (ADA/Fire codes), a plus, not required
  • Experience specifying/documenting digital screen systems, a plus, not required

Please send a CV and portfolio in PDF format to jobinquiries@2x4.org along with a letter of interest. Please include “Production Designer” in the subject line.