Contract Designer

The designer role requires a unique set of skills to tackle high-concept ideation for experiential space design. This is a contract position.

The designer role at Advent requires a unique set of skills to tackle high-concept ideation for experiential space design. Advent is looking for engaging, self-motivated creatives who seek to push themselves through their art. An ideal candidate will be a well-rounded artist with a great design eye, yet also exhibits a primary skill set that illustrates proficiency well above the norm. This specialty emphasis could be graphic design, industrial design, scenic design, exhibit design, etc.; however, this expertise should be recognizable upon the opening of the portfolio. Other secondary skill-sets in the tool bag are a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Work under a design director to develop high-impact designs for each specific client story
  • Work alongside other designers of all levels to cohesively reach a design goal
  • Manage yourself to deliver multiple designs for multiple projects in a given week
  • Present your ideas internally and, on occasion, in client-facing meetings

Required Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in art-related field or equivalent visual design experience required
  • At least two years of professional art experience (unless you are the LeBron James of design… seriously!)
  • Proficient (two-plus years) in Photoshop. If you don’t know what the terms “refine edge” or “apply layer mask” mean, this role is not for you
  • Ability to be critiqued, receive constructive criticism, and refine designs based on those notes
  • A portfolio that demonstrates that you have a comprehensive “design eye”
  • Experience in a three-dimensional modeling program is a bonus (preferably SketchUp)
  • Conceptual sketching and marker rendering skills are a bonus
  • Embraces being a self-starter
  • Quick learner
  • Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to identify and sing ’80s New Wave music or having mad ping-pong skills is a bonus


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