Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Intermediate Experiential Graphic Designer (Creative Design)
At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.
Success at SOM Means
Ideas: We believe in a meritocracy of ideas. We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm.
Knowledge: We believe that expertise is the result of lifelong learning. We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers, develop new skills and deepen our knowledge.
Product: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work.
Individual: We value individuals who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their wealth of attributes, skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm.
Team: We value the power of interdisciplinary integration. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential.
Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the profession and our communities. We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work.
Contributes to the development of distinct portions of a project with regular supervision by Project Leadership.
Employs techniques of graphic design to develop solutions for a wide range of architectural projects. Contributions can include: signage and wayfinding systems; environmental graphics of various scales; visual identity development; product design; animation; and more as warranted by projects.
Works on interdisciplinary project teams collaborating with architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and engineers to contribute to a collective project ethos.
Exhibits initiative, process innovation, problem solving, and care with a high attention to precision and accuracy.
Produces and coordinates presentations and deliverables such as diagrams, drawings, conceptual sketches, and client presentations.
Demonstrates a strong conceptual design ability.
Effectively communicates internally through timely and appropriate written, oral, and visual means.
Effectively uses appropriate tools to design and document at all project phases. This includes working in scale in Adobe Illustrator using CadTools, and learning architectural software like Revit to produce some aspects of project documentation (prior knowledge a plus but not required).
Through team mentorship, gains an intermediate understanding of materials, specifications, codes, details and construction techniques as they pertain to architectural graphics.
Manages time and workload to meet project task deadlines and commitments with regular interaction and direction from Project Leadership. Shares knowledge with less experienced staff.
Contributes positively to team culture through collegiality and constructive dialogue.
Holds professional degree in Graphic Design, Architecture, Interior Design or a related field.
Minimum 2 years of experience or equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
Demonstrates proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Google Workspace.
Familiarity with architectural software such asCadTools, Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, parametric and rendering software are not required but is 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: www.som.com/employment_opportunities_and_policy
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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.