Junior Designer

Location: Los Angeles, CA Posted: May 25

Job Description

The Family of Natural History Museums of Los Angeles is leveraging insights from the science of the past to imagine a brighter future. To deliver this, we are building a design and digital organization that brings a visitor-centered approach across all our three campuses (Exposition Park/Downtown LA, La Brea Tar Pits/Mid-Wilshire and The Hart Museum/Newhall). We believe in changing the way we all experience the natural world, redefining how you museum – ultimately to inspire wonder.

A Junior Designer assists with the execution of projects from research to production, working in a team environment. Supports many projects at one time, supervised/led by a Senior Designer or Design Manager. Performs creative technical work; sketches or visualization of designs that develop concepts and details under close supervision. Contributes to gathering research for potential application in concept visualization support, project delivery and/or execution.

Responsibilities:
Acquires working knowledge in one or more core areas.
Carries out routine tasks on the basis of expertise in the core area.
Supports concept visualization tasks.
Drafts concept visualization and presentations.
Exhibits technical skills to review and resolve basic problems.
Performs assignments that have clear and specified objectives.
Contributes to concept visualization and builds/develops standards.
Identifies problems and develops creative solutions for implementation.
Initiates required changes and executes.
Uses moderate exercise of judgment in making selections and adaptations of concept visualization alternatives.
Observes and promotes all accessibility requirements and follows sustainability guidelines.

Experience/Education:
Generally requires 0-2 years related experience.
University/Bachelor’s degree in the field of design or equivalent required.
Basic experience with cross-platform (Mac & PC) software applications and document management.

Required Skills and Abilities:
100% hands-on design/production work.
Applies sound concept visualization principles to the solution of basic problems.
Builds up knowledge and experience in one design or technical core area.
Assigned Mentor for development.
Applies acquired skills in tasks and assignments successfully.
Demonstrates successful transition from the academic environment to the workplace.
Innovation led through challenging existing processes and/or methodologies.

Design Disciplines/ Core Areas:
Software: Adobe Creative Suite (knowledgeable)
Media: Adobe After Effects (knowledgeable)
3D/Way finding/Experience Design: Understanding of journey mapping/Signage programming
Digital: Basic knowledge of Google, Social and engagement platform development, with HTML/CSS (benefit)
Retail: Basic space planning/retail story creation
2D/Brand Design: Fundamental understanding (benefit)
Process: Fundamental understanding (benefit)


Applications are reviewed until the position is filled. This is a full time, regular position with excellent benefits offered.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

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