People-centered Designer

Gehl Gehl Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Jul 23 '21Posted on:

Gehl San Francisco is searching for a talented and multi-disciplinary designer whose skills lie at the intersection of user-research and place strategy.

The Position

The interested candidate should be a dynamic and creative problem solver with a sensitivity to people-centered design methodologies applied to the experience of place. This interdisciplinary position may attract candidates from a range of backgrounds and experiences. We are particularly interested in designers with strong visual communication skills and a passion for urban systems. With these skills, the candidate would join an exciting mission-oriented team committed to making cities around the globe healthier, inclusive and more sustainable.

Gehl — San Francisco is a high energy, dynamic and growing 12-person team that focuses on urban design and strategies. We collaborate with our colleagues in New York and Copenhagen on projects of all scales throughout the U.S. and Latin America for a wide range high profile clients, including governments, real estate developers, corporate clients, international organizations and foundations.


The candidate must possess the following skill set:

  • Bachelors in a relevant field: Architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, interaction design, UX design, or behavioral design, and other related disciplines.
  • A visual portfolio showing a wide range of visual products.
  • At least two years of professional experience, including internships or applied academic work. Applicants with a higher level of experience can also apply and be considered for other roles.
  • Since a portion of our portfolio is in Latin America, knowledge of Spanish is a plus. Professional licensure is not required.
  • Applicants for this position must have authorization to work legally in the United States and be based in the United States. 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials via Homerun. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Please upload your CV, cover letter and link to portfolio.
  • Cover letter stating why your experience and interest makes you a strong candidate for this position, how you learned about the position, where you are based and your availability to work in San Francisco.
  • Please confirm whether or not you are legally authorized to work in the U.S. If you are an OPT applicant, please include the dates your OPT will be in effect.
  • Interviews and screening will be conducted on a rolling basis. Candidates will be considered as they apply.
  • Preferred start date is mid to end of August.
  • Salary range for candidates $52,000-$70,000. Starting salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications.
  • People with a greater level of experience than is required for this role, may be considered for a different position.
  • Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email.

Click here for more information about the position, and to submit your application.

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