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Graphic Designer for Architecture and Urban Design Firm: 2+ years experience

David Baker Architects David Baker Architects Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 8 '21Posted on:
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Graphic Designer for Architecture and Urban Design Firm: 2+ 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. DBA is a leader in affordable and sustainable housing and urban design. We were recently honored with the 2020 AIA California Firm Award. Collaborative in our approach, we focus on equity and social justice in both our practice and 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 full-time Graphic Designer to work flexibly as part of our growing in-house Communications team (Communications Director, Communications Coordinator, part-time Graphic Designer) and firm Leadership in a range of marketing- and business-development areas as well as some architectural/environmental graphics.

 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 full-time position is remote for now, supporting an office based in San Francisco.

 Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Provide continuity and manage workflow with part-time staff Graphic Designer  

  • Provide graphic support for architectural renderings and presentation plans

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

  • Maintain and manage marketing collateral (resumes, project cut sheets, qualifications)  

  • Collaborate on environmental graphics and wayfinding design (building signage etc)

  • Collaborate on in-house video production

  • Image retouching

  • Help manage, update, and maintain dynamic website content (CMS)

  • Help manage/organize/maintain digital assets 

Please apply if you feel you are a good fit for this position, 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 for now, supporting an office based in San Francisco.

 Qualifications:

Minimum

  • 2 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

Preferred

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

  • Experience/interest in website management (CMS) 

  • Experience in the A/E/C industry

  • Experience with basic photography and videography

  • 3D visualization experience is a plus

 Benefits include:

  • Individual health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Parental leave

  • Continuing Education/Tuition reimbursement

  • 401(k)

  • Profit sharing

HOW TO APPLY 

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

 Subject Line: "GraphicsCoordinator-Name"

Address: careers@dbarchitect.com

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: GraphicsCoordinator_LastName-FirstName_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 or phone calls. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

 Thank you for your interest in our firm.

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