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Design Director-Experiential Graphic Design

Company: IA Interior Architects
Location: Seattle
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Design Director-Experiential Graphic Design


Seattle, WA

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The Design Director-Experiential Graphic Design is responsible for leading the design effort of the Experiential Design team within the office. Responsible for leading all design phases for projects, establishing the vision, leading the team, and providing client connection and direction. Supports business development via pitches, working as a shared resource for the entire office (including interior and Experiential Design teams). Responsible for maintaining client relationships and account leadership. Leads and manages the local / regional Experiential Design team, while proactively staying connected with EGD leaders and practitioners across the firm. Regularly mentors team on design skills and for career growth. Regularly connects with IA Design Directors for continuity of integrated approach in design. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Oversees the design and development of Experiential design. Manages design presentations and deliverable schedules.

  • Assists Director in managing the budget, scope and schedule for the Experiential design portion of a project. Ensures adherence to set budget and immediately informs Manager of any potential variances to the budget.

  • Mentors the work of the Experiential Design team and Job Captain. Oversees tasks and provides feedback on work product.

  • Creates and maintains key client relationships. Creates innovative, creative and complete design concepts and presents to clients. Conducts client interviews and vision sessions to determine Experiential design requirements.

  • Leads a holistic approach to EGD, integrating it smoothly into IA's design and delivery process.

  • Develops EGD project opportunities independent of workplace design projects.

  • For workplace design projects, assists Project Manager in managing the budget, scope and schedule for the Experiential design portion of a project. Ensures adherence to set budget and immediately informs Manager of any potential variances to the budget.


    • Bachelor's degree in Graphics, Industrial Design or Interior Design: equivalent experience may be substituted

    • 10+ years' progressive experience working on commercial design projects within the Experiential design field, with extensive creative leadership and mentorship experience.


      • Advanced sketching and rendering skills

      • Expert knowledge of working drawings and procedures

      • Demonstrated competency in all phases of environmental graphics

      • Ability to coordinate custom solutions with fabricator and installer

      • Understanding of branding concepts and the potential for their application to, relationship with and integration into the built environment

      • Deep understanding of and ability to articulate how design concepts to strategy in the corporate workplace practice and how that can positively affect a client's business and workplace design.

      • Expert visual sense and understanding of typography, composition, multiple media platforms, legibility, standards development, documentation, fabrication and implementation

      • Advanced MS Office Suite skills

      • Expert Adobe Creative Suite skills

      • Revit experience a plus

      • Excellent verbal, graphic and written communications skills

      • Extensive presentation and graphic communication skills, able to fully express design concepts to clients

      • Proven ability to work collaboratively

      • Excellent project and relationship management skills

        For the majority of the time all staff will be working sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.

        WHO WE ARE

        IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers. Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies. As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space. Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial. Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors.

        Interior Architects, Inc. (IA) provides equal opportunity in all aspects of recruitment and employment to all persons without regard to their race, color, creed, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities.

        Please submit a portfolio or work examples with your application

Keywords: IA Interior Architects, Seattle , Design Director-Experiential Graphic Design, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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