3D Designer

Pineapple Co - Los Angeles, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $68,000 - $99,000 a year
MKG West is looking for a 3D/2D experiential designer with a focus on art direction and environmental spaces. This multi-talented designer reports into the Head of Design and will lead projects for high-profile clients, be a part of a larger design team on multi-prong, larger programs, manage multiple projects/tasks at once and design interns as needed, and be a collaborative and strong voice for the design team at MKG West.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
IDEATION: Develop concepts through inspirational mood boards, napkin sketching, mock-ups and collaborative brainstorming (internally and externally). Work with Creative team on concept development for programmed elements in the space, often working from a winning proposal deck.

3D DESIGN: Attend site visits with clients and conduct site surveys to create scaled floor plans with programmed design and experiential elements. Model in 3D space for a final outcome of environmental renderings complete with texture, lighting and experiential elements. Understand material and fabrication processes to create build mechanicals & material spec’ing for custom scenic and environmental designs, integrating tech, lighting and more. Source and style furniture and props to add to the brand story.

2D DESIGN: Utilize Adobe CC to create or work alongside a graphic designer to create graphics of all scales - from large-scale environmental branding to the digital invitation or social post. Follow through with print file prep and production, as well as approving proofs and communicating with specialty vendors.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Manage internal spreadsheets, external vendors, design budgeting and project timeline for midsize projects to keep on track and hit important agency and client deadlines. Work alongside project designers, whether full-time or contract, and often under an Associate Senior or Senior Designer on large-scale projects. Work alongside and collaborate with contract project workers, such as lighting designers, graphic animators, technical directors, and more.

COMMUNICATION: Create and manage client-ready presentation decks featuring design/creative work: mood boards, floor plans, renderings, mockups, graphics, furniture/prop selects, and various other project-related items. Communicate internally with Production, Creative, Business Development and Operations teams, as well as sell ideas and creative design work to clients, collaborative agencies, and more.

As a superstar candidate, you:
Storytell and sell ideas and concepts to clients
Output extraordinary work under strict deadlines
Navigate speed bumps and overcome project challenges in an efficient and clear fashion
Remain poised and efficient while juggling multiple projects and requests
Understand collaboration within multi-prong projects across the agency and often with external agency partners
Are an active member of the larger design team suggesting field trips, sharing information and generally always being down for a quick charette
Are dog-friendly!

In the future, you are excited to:
Take on larger scale project management of budget, timeline and design deck
Manage junior designers and other designers in the department on large-scale programs
Grow leadership qualities in a professional atmosphere
Understand interdepartmental process and strategy
3+ years professional experience leading creative & experiential projects
Strong portfolio of creative work featuring executed designs and project management
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Environmental/Exhibition Design, Architecture, Interior Design or related field

SketchUp Pro + rendering plug-in (Podium ideal, VRay)
Rhino a plus
AutoCad a plus or SketchUp Layout for spatial planning
Google Drive Suite (specifically Slides for presentations and Sheets for budgeting/project management)
Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite