Graphic Designer (Freelance 8-16 hours/week) for Architecture Firm : 2-5 years experience

David Baker Architects David Baker Architects Employer:
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Mon, Oct 19 '20Posted on:

Graphic Designer (Freelance 8-16 hours/week) for Architecture Firm : 2-5 years experience

David Baker Architects (DBA) is a progressive architecture firm with offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and Birmingham, Alabama, that creates acclaimed buildings in urban environments. The firm is a leader in affordable housing, sustainability, and diversity, and was recently honored with the 2020 AIA California Firm Award. Collaborative in its approach, DBA focuses on equity and social justice in both its practice and its workplace culture. We have a passion for and deep understanding of the power of humane and respectful environments to transform neighborhoods and elevate the lives of individuals and families. 

Currently, we are seeking a Graphic Designer to collaborate with our in-house Communications team in an ongoing, flexible, freelance relationship to design a range of digital, print, and interactive materials for marketing, business development, and communications. 

Please apply if you feel you are a skilled designer with a good eye, are interested in architecture and/or issues of housing and public space, and would like to work flexibly as part of a collaborative, mission-driven firm. 

The position is remote, supporting all DBA office locations.

Areas of work may include:

  • Design and produce a range of print, digital, and web-based graphics, including proposals, presentations, display boards, information graphics, award submittals, newsletters, social media graphics, marketing collateral, graphic templates, and promotional materials.

  • Prepare and package final, press-ready mechanical files for print and web. 

  • Collaborate with architects and architectural designers on environmental graphics and wayfinding design.

  • Provide insight and design strategy on the firm’s marketing and communications planning.

  • Support Communications Director and act as a resource to the staff for graphic design needs.

  • Manage the firm’s digital image assets.

  • Image retouching.

  • Manage out-of-house graphic design or publishing initiatives.



  • 2-5 years of professional experience in Graphic Design

  • Bachelor degree in Graphic Design or related field

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • Excellent design, typographic, and layout skills and sensibility

  • Strong verbal and written communication, with an eye for accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment while producing high quality work

  • Effectiveness in visual communication, including hand-sketching skills

  • Solid understanding of visual and branding concepts and their application to, relationship with, and integration into the built environment

  • Outstanding organizational, project management, file-organization, and archiving skills

  • Strong professional references


  • Interest in issues of housing, community, social justice, and architecture

  • Experience in the A/E/C industry

  • Experience with basic photography and videography

  • Experience with environments design is a plus



No phone calls. Please send us an email following these instructions:


Subject Line: "Graphic Designer - Name"


Attention: Jessica Steele

Attachment: Please combine the following documents into a single PDF with a maximum size of 10 MB (one file), formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 paper (landscape or portrait) File name: LastName_FirstName_GraphicDesigner_Date.pdf


1. Cover letter. Please include your interest in working at DBA, your motivation for pursuing a career in graphic design, and the answer to this question: Do you now, or will you in the future, need employer sponsorship in order to have work authorization?

2. Resume

3. Select work samples

Please, no recruiters. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in our firm. 


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