May 16, 2017

Architecture Graphic Designer

Bedrock
Detroit, MI
Experience: 2+ Years

This description is intended to illustrate the types of duties and levels of responsibility required of the position. It does not necessarily include all of the specifically related functions and tasks of the position and it does not limit the assignment of additional related duties not mentioned.

POSITION TITLE:
Architecture Graphics Designer

REPORTS TO:
Lissa Margaret, Architecture Communications Designer, Bedrock

DEPARTMENT:
Architecture Team, Bedrock Real Estate Services

The candidate for this position will operate in a fast paced, dynamic, environment and must possess experience in graphic design, architecture communications, urban design graphics, and conceptual design. As a member of the architecture team, the candidate will possess a strong understanding of the built environment, a keen interest in urban issues, and a desire to represent these complex issues in multiple graphic formats, printed and digital. In order to support the architecture and civic project teams, the candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent design, analytical, and communication skills. The role includes, but is not limited to:

OVERALL ROLE AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Originates and develops creative design graphics, design documents, text, and other original content for both architecture and civic projects
• Collaborate with architecture and civic project teams to reach project goals
• Create effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics that will be presented to employees, senior executives and/or public groups
• Comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business documents, data, and financial information into graphic narratives appropriate to different audiences
• Facilitation of communication in project meetings to support project goals

KEY COMPETENCIES:
• Conceptual thinking and thorough knowledge of multiple scales of design
• Fundamentals of composition, color palettes, typography and photographs
• Possess a collaborative, flexible, and proactive approach to work
• A well-organized design process with strong attention to detail
• Ability to function within a well-organized, yet rigorous and demanding environment
• Ability to simplify complex data into a strong visual narrative through diagrams, infographics, maps, and layout
• Ability to develop thoughtful graphic/branding concepts into useable style guides and design guidelines
• Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
• Willingness to learn financial and development terms and principles in order to help others prepare financial/business analysis
• Possess personal qualities of creativity, independence, initiative and, most importantly, high levels of ethical and moral integrity
• Maintain calm, utilize good judgment and reasoning ability within a variety of stressful situations

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum 2 years of professional architecture graphics and/or graphic design experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in an accredited architecture, design or fine arts program
• Experience and/or background in architecture and/or the wider arts

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite with strengths in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Proficiency in AutoCAD

BONUS SKILLS:
• Knowledge of 3d modeling software: Sketch-up and others
• HTML
• WordPress CMS

HOW TO APPLY:
Using the subject line “Architecture Communications Designer”, candidate should email a resume, 20 page (maximum) PDF portfolio, and a brief cover letter with salary expectations to lissamargaret@bedrockdetroit.com. Interviews can begin immediately upon review of portfolio and cover letter.