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Environmental Graphic Designer

CallisonRTKL k

Los Angeles, CA | Onsite or Remote Possible

Mar 19
Job Description

CallisonRTKL is looking for an experienced environmental graphic designer to join its Environmental Graphic Design Studio in our Los Angeles office. CallisonRTKL is an international architecture and design firm with approximately 1200 employees and 20 offices around the world, and we're used to thinking BIG!

The environmental graphic design studio’s work ranges from wayfinding, signage, and environmental graphics projects. Our team regularly collaborates with urban designers, architects and interior designers, and we thrive when faced with the challenge of creating a complete branded environment, from the smallest boutique store to a full-scale signage system for a new city. Our graphic designers are an integral part of each design team.


Designs and produces presentation materials related to architecture and interior design projects such as signage, presentation materials, interior graphic elements
Designs projects from concept through implementation
Creates sign location plans and message schedules
Provides technical guidance to junior staff
Works from relevant consultant documents to generate detailed drawings of signing, wayfinding and thematic EGD elements (2 and 3-dimensional)
Reviews and approves shop drawings and material finishes
Conducts research for the project team
Collaborates with internal design teams to support design and technical tasks
Leads team on art direction and graphic design tasks
Supports branding studio as needed in a deadline-driven environment


Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Industrial Design or related field
7+ years of related Environmental Graphic Design experience
Proficient in drawing to scale and understanding architectural drawings including plans, elevations, sections and details
Working knowledge of materials, finishes, the EGD fabrication process and ADA standard compliance
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of how to implement complex wayfinding strategy
Effective in managing time deadlines and budgetary constraints
Understanding of branding and the ability to weave a "brand story" into an environment or print deliverable
Proactive attitude with a willingness to learn, develop new skills and take on a variety of project types
Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, CAD tools and Sketchup
Experience with SignAgent Pro/Filemaker, Revit/CADD and Rhino3D preferred
Strong layout and typography skills including the ability to create, layout and design large presentations and environmental graphic design packages
Demonstrates creativity and strong conceptual and visual communication skills
Strong print design skills, specifically branding and identity development
Understands fabrication techniques and processes



CallisonRTKL is a global architecture, planning and design practice. Over the last 70 years, we have created some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities. Our work has set us apart as the number one retail design firm in the world and a top-five architecture practice across multiple disciplines and sectors. Under the Arcadis umbrella, we continue to expand our sphere of influence and the depth and breadth of our resources. Our team of nearly 1,200 professionals around the world is committed to advancing our clients’ businesses and enhancing quality of life.