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Environmental Graphic Designer

Blitz k

Los Angeles, CA

May 22
Job Description

At Blitz we believe that design should tell a story — an interesting and compelling story. What are we about? Where do we stand? What are our passions and what makes us happy? These are legitimate questions and we should seek answers to them throughout the design process.

About Blitz

Blitz is an award winning design firm specializing in commercial architecture and workplace design. We provide the complete range of architectural services required to take a project from programming through construction. Our team of architects and interior and graphic designers work as one to create thoughtful design solutions with technical rigor.

About the Opportunity
The Environmental Graphic Designer at Blitz is responsible for the design of graphics, signage, wayfinding, and specialty installations for projects ranging from corporate offices to high-end retail spaces. The EGD leads all graphic design and production in coordination with the associated architectural and interior design team. We are looking for a confident and experienced designer with a history of leading projects in the built environment, from tenant improvements to commercial interiors. The ideal candidate possesses an expertise in brand identity, print collateral, digital + user experience design, and video + motion.

At Blitz we uphold the highest standards of project delivery and professionalism, and the Environmental Graphic Designer will lead by example in all aspects of projects’ production processes. Blitz’s work is moving far beyond commercial interiors into bio-tech, higher education, international hospitality, and developer-led adaptive re-use. We are looking to expand our stellar technical design team to support this growth.

Benefits
Full-time employees receive four weeks PTO (including the week between Christmas and New Years when the office is closed).
Nine paid holiday days.
Flexible working hours with four nine-hour days and a half day on Friday.
Full medical, dental, and vision coverage is provided.
401(k) with generous matching.
Strong continuing education support on both a firm-wide and an individual basis.

Qualifications
Bachelors or higher degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Architecture, or similar.
7+ years professional experience with environmental graphic design in the built environment with emphasis on signage,
wayfinding, and branding.
A thorough understanding of branding and design principles that relate to two- and three-dimensional design.
Mastery of typography, layout, and color.
An understanding of fundamental wayfinding design principles including spatial analysis, user research + testing, language + legibility, and information design.
Expert proficiency of the Adobe Creative Suite as it relates to architectural projects, with the added ability of communicating ideas in sketches and renderings.
Familiarity with the architectural process, including the ability to read construction documents, elevations, plans, and shop drawings. Revit experience is a major plus.
An understanding of graphics production and fabrication techniques for both interior and exterior applications.
Experience coordinating with fabricators and graphics vendors.
Experience designing specialty installations and coordinating with local artists is a plus.
Experience with graphics project pricing and bidding processes.
Strong presentation skills, showing the ability to clearly communicate ideas visually and verbally to clients and team members.
Candidates must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Other Stuff
The Blitz team works hard but we make sure we take time to have fun and keep learning. In addition to continuing education opportunities and project management training, Blitz supports internal design and technical presentations through learning lunches, after hours mixers, and a mentoring program that is available to junior staff. We support our industry through a variety of events, and enjoy the company of our competitors (who we also consider our friends). Our Summer / Winter parties are awesome.

Application Details

How to Apply
Email your cover letter, resume, work samples and salary requirements in a single document in PDF format to careers@studioblitz.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

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

Blitz

Blitz is a full service architecture and interior design firm with locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.