SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of design excellence for our environmental graphic design studio. Our studio specializes in projects related to wayfinding, interpretive information, identity, branded environments and environmental graphic design. We are recognized for excellence in design, bringing distinctive solutions to every project. We collaborate with clients across a wide array of markets including cultural, civic, transportation and education. Join our collaborative design practice as an Environmental Graphic Designer for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the lead graphic designer across a broad range of client initiatives
Actively participate in all aspects of the design process of environmental graphics
Prepare drawing packages including plans, elevations, and details for environmental graphics projects
Follow projects through production to installation
Desired skills and expertise:
5+ years of architectural, interior design or environmental graphic design experience with supporting portfolio
Mastery over Adobe CS and 3D visualization/rendering tools
Proficiency in Revit is desired, but not required
Expert visual sense and understanding of typography and composition
Ability to develop construction document sets
Knowledge of ADA standards
Proficient in presentation and communication skills, able to fully express design concepts
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: www.som.com/employment_opportunities_and_policy
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.
About Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP’s commitment to design excellence—coupled with our sophistication in building technology—has resulted in some of the most important contributions to the built environment of this century. As an interdisciplinary practice, we have award-winning studios in architecture, structural engineering, urban design and master planning, interior design, and graphic design.
Our landmark projects include Sears Tower and John Hancock Tower in Chicago, Lever House in New York, and the Bank of America Headquarters Tower in San Francisco. Recent work in San Francisco includes the iconic San Francisco Airport International Terminal, the Transbay Terminal Area Master Plan, St. Regis Hotel and Residences, and the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. Our unique presence in the Far East, especially China, includes recent award winning projects such as the Pearl River Tower, Poly Guangzhou, The New Beijing Poly Plaza, Nanjing Jinao Tower, and Jinling Hotel Tower.
In keeping with our legacy as pioneers of design and building technology, we are increasingly incorporating building information modeling (BIM) systems and sustainability solutions into our design process.... Our firm was also awarded a patent for a device developed by our structural engineering practice that mitigates seismic damage in buildings.
Our far-reaching portfolio includes higher education buildings, health care facilities, civic buildings, residential developments, corporate offices, financial institutions, commercial and retail facilities, religious buildings, airports, and recreational and sports facilities.
SOM is an international practice, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.