Senior Environmental Graphic Designer

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)

SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as a Senior Environmental Graphic Designer for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively participates in the design, development and production of environmental graphics
  • Manages and prepares plans, schedules, sections, elevations and drawing packages
  • Manages the budget, scope and schedule for the environmental graphic design portion of a project
  • Ensures adherence to set budget and immediately informs Manager of any potential variances to the budget
  • Mentors the work of junior designers
  • Support the lead graphic designer across a broad range of client initiatives
  • Creates innovative, creative and complete design concepts and presents to clients
  • Conducts client interviews to determine environmental graphic requirements
  • Work across the organization, facilitating timely and outcome driven communication between all design teams/ disciplines

Desired skills and expertise:
  • 5+ years of environmental graphic design experience with supporting portfolio
  • Mastery over Adobe CS and SketchUp (or similar 3D visualization/ rendering tools)
  • Expert visual sense and understanding of typography, composition, multiple media platforms, legibility, standards development, documentation, fabrication and implementation
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphics, Industrial Design or Interior Design: equivalent experience may be substituted
  • Expert knowledge of working drawings and procedures
  • Experience with complex way finding and signage systems
  • Knowledge of ADA standards
  • Demonstrated competency in all phases of environmental graphics
  • Ability to coordinate custom solutions with fabricator and installer
  • Retail design experience
  • Extensive presentation and graphic communication skills, able to fully express design concepts to clients
  • Proficient in laying out print materials: books, posters, large scale exhibits
  • UI/UX design for mobile, touch, and multi-screen / multi-user displays a plus

SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.
At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline: For more about SOM: Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed . Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.