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Senior Structural Designer

Rapid Displays, a part of the Outform Group k

Chicago, IL

Apr 20
Job Description

Outform x Rapid Displays is seeking a motivated, creative, and technically skilled senior-level Structural Designer to join our industry-leading team. We work in a fast-paced environment providing award-winning merchandising for national and international brands. Ideal candidates will specialize in temporary and semi-permanent point-of-purchase (POP) design, with extensive industry experience in transforming visual concepts into impactful displays with an eye toward cost efficiency, durability and safety.

The Senior Structural Designer will design displays from temporary materials according to Sales and Client direction. The Senior Structural Designer will deliver detailed specifications to Estimating and Production Departments for each project, with the ability and willingness to collaborate with Production teams, Account Management, and design peers. The designer must have comprehensive understanding of industry standard materials, construction hardware, and building and joinery techniques, and will be required to show comprehensive understanding of in-house production equipment and design software.

• Development of temporary and semi-permanent displays from concept to carton.
• Evaluate and develop each project based on brand parameters, structural needs, cost, and safety.
• Produce drawings, white samples or full-color prototypes to support Client/Sales needs.
• Create detailed specification drawings for Sales, Estimating and Production Departments’ reference.
• Direct Production and Instruction-Illustration teams on assembly and finishing for all designs.
• Actively report project status to Design Manager, Account Managers and Account Executives.
• Manage and prioritize multiple projects to meet required benchmarks and deadlines.

Education, Knowledge, Experience:
• 10 years of experience in structural design for manufacturer of point-of-purchase displays preferred• Industrial, packaging, or product design degree preferred; Experience and talent are primary.
• Proficiency in Adobe Suite, ArtiosCAD, Score, AutoCAD or similar CAD software (3D software is a plus)
• Familiarity with MS Office including Outlook, Excel and Teams
• Knowledge of operating plotter tables (Zünd, Kongsberg), large format printers, and other machinery. • Strong project and time management abilities, interpersonal skills, and a passion for problem solving.

Application Details

Please include a resume and portfolio presentation in your application.