Junior Designer

Young America Creative Young America Creative Employer:
Santa Cruz, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Mar 24 '22Posted on:

Young America Creative is a multidisciplinary design studio with offices in Santa Cruz & Oakland.  We believe the design process is guided by the parameters of place, material integrity, environmental responsibility, client relationships and a close partnership with craft & construction.  YAC has developed an architectural path with a design focus on detail and fabrication in residential and hospitality spaces.

We currently have projects in all stages of design and multiple projects under construction. We offer excellent exposure to all aspects of the design process including construction administration. Our work environment is professional and we promote a healthy work-life balance.

For more information on our firm, please visit our website or our instagram feed.

Job Description

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • A passion for design & collaborative attitude 

  • 1-4 years of experience in custom residential or hospitality projects   

  • Familiarity with the phases of design and construction assemblies

  • An architectural degree from an accredited 5 year architecture program or equivalent Masters

  • Proficiency in BIM 3D modeling - our office uses ArchiCad; proficiency in ArchiCad is a plus but not required

  • Excellent organization & verbal and written communication skills

This role requires that you:

  • Support the project team in producing complete, accurate and thorough drawing sets for permitting and construction, CSK submittals, client presentations & renderings

  • Research materials, products and systems

  • Research California Building Codes as well as Title 24 & ADA regulations and assist in responding to Agency comments 

  • Coordinate with consultants and provide project management support

  • Have excellent time management skills and are able to work self directed & collaboratively

  • Are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

  • Residency in the San Francisco / Oakland or Santa Cruz region


Please email cover letter, resume and portfolio samples with indication of your role in each project in PDF from to We will acknowledge receipt of your application, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

YAC offers a competitive salary based on experience. YAC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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