Archinect

Designer (Mid-Senior)

Eight Inc. Eight Inc. Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jul 30 '18Posted on:
Full-timeType:

As a designer in our San Francisco office, you’ll be working on projects that span architecture, industrial design, communications, and experience design. As part of our multidisciplinary design team, you will work directly with Principals and Directors, developing projects within the San Francisco studio and across our global locations. You will coordinate the work of project teams and consultants, and interface with vendors, developers, and manufacturers. In addition, you must be able to develop and evaluate both standard and innovative design solutions, confirm usability and code compliance at multiple project scales and levels of detail, and make recommendations to Principals and Directors. You will be responsible for contributions to design presentations and implementation documents, and gauging the progress of the project schedule.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

5 - 7 years of combined experience in architectural, industrial, communications, and/or experience design

Strong knowledge of human-centric design principles

Strong visual design skills

Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Rhino, and Cinema 4D a plus

Experience working on projects combining digital and physical experiences

Knowledgeable in wide range of manufacturing processes, prototyping, and general construction and engineering principles

Solid understanding of brand strategy development and retail experience design

Exposure to multidisciplinary design projects

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

Conceptualize the creative look and feel of projects, including spatial and physical mediums

Collaborate with architects, developers, and fellow designers to take a project from initial idea to final output

Develop the design rationale and explain visual choices to cross-functional teams

Push creativity, challenge established thinking, and discover new ways of approaching and solving problems

Accomplish and maintain the quality of design through all phases of a project

Participate in or lead design review meetings with ID, engineering, marketing, and other staff.

Lead or contribute to product and field research efforts

Be flexible in design and able to take direction, feedback and observations with a positive attitude

Be able to work and coordinate across departments and disciplines to produce the best response to creative briefs

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS 

Strong conceptual thinking showcasing innovative concepts and creative design solutions

Ability to produce cutting edge creative and exceptional design work

Ability to explain creative approach and present creative work

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Experienced production drawing and development phases of projects

Understanding of construction and manufacturing processes

Strong technical skills and attention to detail

Ability to adapt to new and complex situations

Ability to be ‘hands on’ in producing mockups and prototypes

Design curious – must be passionate, observant and self-motivated

 

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