Set Creative is brand experience agency creating impressions that count. We have been creating pop-ups, live events and brand activations for more than a decade. Our experiences play to the crowd, but look individuals in the eye. They make hearts beat faster and hairs stand up on end. And build a different, deeper connection.
We believe making people feel valued, creates a different kind of value. Where people feel part of an inner circle and want to invite their closest friends. Where people keep talking about an experience long after it’s over, reliving how it made them feel. Where people choose you first and stay with you for the long run.
That’s what we try to achieve in our own company.
We do everything in our power to deliver the individual dreams of the people we work with. To us this isn’t just business, it’s personal.
We don’t just work in different cultures. We make experiences work across them, partnering with clients, including Google, Heineken, Verizon, Bentley, Nike, Coca-Cola, and YouTube.
Part of the WPP family, Set Creative unites teams across offices spanning New York, London, Los Angeles and Portland, consolidating retail experience-focused SET, live events agency SET Live and custom fabrication shop Bespoke, under one robust brand.
Set Creative - Moving many, one at the time.
The Production Designer is responsible for design activities and the production of assets for branded environments – anything from store design, retail windows, exhibitions, or pop-up events for clients. The Production Designer will oversee 2D floor plans and elevations to ensure the design intent will be successful within the retail space. Each project will consist of; design, renderings, production, and engineering – it will be the Production Designer’s role to organize this information within one document for presentation by the team. It is the Production Designer’s responsibility to; pre-flight, prepare, and send final mechanicals/files for vendor use and fabrication.
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage multiple projects on tight deadlines
Attends any client meetings as necessary
Develop and elevate design direction and apply them to space and environments
The ability to read floor plans and site surveys
Strong mathematics skills and the ability to work with art in 10% (or other) scales
Design and create production design, file preparation, and mechanical files
Performs assigned tasks within the overall Production workflow and assigned budget
Meets quality standards at all times for all assigned deliverables
Maintain basic understanding of industry competitors, trends, products, and up-and-coming designers
Design graphics and layouts for 2D and 3D applications
Prepare accurate presentation and mechanical files
Creates strong and effective internal partnerships and collaborates across the business
Supports the team by pitching in at any level and effectively working across the organization to meet the needs of the business
The list of qualifications includes the minimum qualifications necessary for any new employee for this position, such as specific prior work experience, certifications/licenses, technical knowledge of software, machinery, or tools, and physical abilities such as relevant lifting, bending, walking, and/or stooping.
Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, or related field preferred
5+ years’ work experience in production, retail, architecture or fabrication.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced creative environment
Ability to effectively and appropriately interact with co-workers at a variety of levels, across many disciplines
Effective negotiation and problem-solving skills required
A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical thinking skills and maintaining composure in stressful situations
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of employees
Highly organized with a keen sense of attention to detail
Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills
After hours work and travel may be required
Recommended but not required: Sketchup and other 3D software Recommended but not required: Auto CAD, Sketchup or other architectural programs
Recommended but not required: Cad Tools (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in for dimension call-outs)
Recommended but not required: Keynote, Powerpoint, Googledocs
Recommended but not required: Video, photography, and motion graphics
Recommended but not required: Knowledge of building codes and space requirements
Employee must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. We do a high volume of work, often on tight timelines and our dedication to client satisfaction is uncompromising. Some travel should be expected. Our open floor plan makes it easy to collaborate with fellow employees. We strive on ensuring everyone can get the help they need. We share our strengths as team to make everyone’s skill-set better.
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.