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Junior Environments Designer

FutureBrand Speck FutureBrand Speck Employer:
Redwood City, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Mar 15 '18Posted on:

Futurebrand Speck is a group of thinkers and makers uniting experts in strategy, design, innovation, and experience. As a member of the Futurebrand family, we create environments connecting people to brands, fertilized with our intelligence from an array of design disciplines, infused with our passion for intelligent innovation.

We are currently looking for a Junior level designer to join our team. This position requires at least 1 year of experience working at an architecture or related design firm. Junior Designers develop and execute appropriate design solutions for projects under the direction of the Directors and Senior Designers. Junior Designers may also collaborate with Futurebrand Speck Engineers and Industrial Designers.

The ability to work under pressure, prioritize and handle a number of concurrent tasks is key. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation abilities. Junior Designers must possess good collaboration skills, the ability to communicate and comprehend design direction quickly and efficiently, and be able to work well in a team environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on all phases of projects, including programming, conceptual design, schematic design, design development and construction documents.
  • Assist with preparation of design analysis and research
  • Develop space planning concepts and generate program documents.
  • Prepare graphic materials for presentations to clients.
  • Participate in selection of appropriate furniture, finishes, and accessories.
  • Prepare design development packages for client presentation.
  • Perform field verifications and assist with site inspections for validation of design intent.
  • Review shop drawings for design intent.
  • Review mock-ups, materials and finish samples submitted by project contractors.
  • Work with consultants, contractors, fabricators and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.
  • Contribute to an environment conducive to high-quality design and professionalism.
  • Pro-actively keep Directors informed of work status and seek clarification where appropriate.
  • Identify issues, risks, and conflicts and ask for assistance and/or delegate in a timely and constructive manner when required.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Architecture (or foreign equivalent)
  • 1-4  years of full time experience in a design firm environment post-graduation
  • Expert knowledge of modeling in Rhino.  Knowledge of Cinema 4D a plus.
  • High level experience translating architect's sketches and CAD documents into realized 3D models and  renderings
  • Advanced computer skills must include AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite

Please submit CV and portfolio to mark.little@speckdesign.com

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