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EXPERIENTIAL DESIGNER

San Diego, CA

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Grandesign is seeking a highly creative and talented Experiential Designer in our San Diego office to assist in the design and development of our experiential projects. Our ideal candidate is an out-of-the-box thinker who is meticulous with a detailed eye for design and color, typography skills and the ability to capture various design aesthetics in both 2D and 3D design.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in strategic development of integrated experiential marketing campaigns

  • Work closely with clients; listening to them and articulating their situation, goals, and requirements into inspiring creative briefs

  • Contribute to creative brainstorming sessions

  • Act as the catalyst that mixes ideas, pushes concepts, and finds the best way to meet the client's needs with compelling, innovative creative executions

  • Write copy that connects directly with an audience to inspire

  • Understand and work within project parameters: client goals and requirements, internal goals, attendee experience, technical constraints, as well as budget and schedule

  • Assist in the development and presentation of new business pitches

  • Be a sponge for industry trends, sharing insights and inspiration with the agency at large

  • Contribute leadership in terms of best practices, standard processes and past experience to drive the agency's capabilities forward

 

ABOUT YOU

  • A solid portfolio of 2-3+ years at a successful and relevant experiential/design/marketing agency

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in basic design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, etc..

  • At least a basic understanding of all aspects of client-focused brand and marketing creative, including brand development, social, digital, advertising, OOH, retail/POS, media and experiential design

  • Effective communicator and storyteller who articulately presents their vision to other team members and clients

  • Have a working knowledge of large-format printing (terminology, materials, etc…)

  • Must enjoy working on a variety of projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented atmosphere

  • Ability to develop a singular voice from multiple content contributions

  • Excellent listening skills, able to get to the heart of what the client is telling you

  • Experience collaborating with a team of strategists, creatives, designers, producers, and account managers

  • A willingness to perform other duties as assigned or requested

  • Adept at multitasking while coordinating multiple projects and resources and staying organized

  • Have experience or willing to learn 3D modeling (Sketchup Pro, Vectorworks)

  • Available to travel occasionally

  • Must be physically able to handle onsite challenges

  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed

  • Sense of humor a must   

 

PREFFERED BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Strong hand illustration skills

  • Posses the artistic ability to draw or sketch creative concepts and ideas

  • Skilled in DSLR cameras and photography skills

  • Video editing capabilities

 

EDUCATION AND SKILLS

  • BA/BS in Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or similar

  • Fluid capability with Mac suite of programs including Keynote, and Microsoft Office, particularly Google Slides 

 

COMPENSATION

Base Salary: Dependent on availability and previous experience.

 

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE GRANDESIGN FAMILY

When you join Grandesign, you do more than simply switch companies to advance your career. You become part of the Grandesign family, a group of talented and curious people who dream big, embrace change, and work hard but play harder. We pour our blood, sweat and tears into everything we do - and we love it. We believe that "good enough" is never the right answer, and as a team we continue to push the boundaries of what's possible.

We offer a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health, medical, dental and vision plan coverage

  • 401(k) plan

  • Dog-friendly offices

  • Annual company retreat at a unique location

  • Lots and lots of coffee and happy hours

  • Working alongside some of the coolest people you know

 

NEXT STEPS

Please include a cover letter explaining why your experience is specifically relevant to this role along with a link to your online portfolio and resume.

 

Job Type: Full-time