Designer (Remote)

New York, NY 

2021

About Clickspring Design:

Clickspring is an international firm specializing in strategic, narrative-based design solutions. We create custom environments and sets for Broadcast news and sports, interior commercial architecture, and experiential marketing and events. Form follows content in all of our work. At the heart of this content lies a message that our clients wish to communicate. The analysis that gets us to that message and ultimately informs our design solutions is deeply rooted in the disciplines of theater set design, architectural theory and practice, brand building, and simple good storytelling. The built results speak for our clients.

Job Title:

Designer

Reports to:

Senior Design Director

 

Works in collaboration with:

President, Director of Operations, Project Managers, VPs of Design, Senior Design Directors, Design Directors, Jr. Designers, Freelance Support and Interns

 

Direct Reports:

No Direct Reports

 

Job Description:

Under supervision of Senior Design Directors and Design Directors, Designers provide creativity and documentation needed to improve and communicate award-winning design solutions. This position requires documenting design solutions in a manner best suited to the needs of each particular project. Documentation may include Concept Design visualization, Schematic Design drafting, Design Development drafting and preparation project specifications. The role requires identifying and maintaining the tools and resources needed to advance the quality of design within the studio. In promoting professional development of the design staff, Designers may occasionally be responsible for mentoring Studio Interns and Freelance support. The primary responsibility of this role is that of timely creation, and production of the design and documentation work necessary to move projects from vision to successful completion. Under guidance of Design Directors or Vice Presidents of Design, Designers participate in the success of the studio, through continually seeking new methods and processes to execute best practices, streamline workflow and support the creative work that differentiates Clickspring Design from its competitors.

 

Primary Job Functions:

  • Support project research and creative inspiration
  • Support developing design work utilizing 2D and 3D visualization and modeling tools
  • Supports production of Creative Presentation documents
  • Guide and produce industry-leading design documentation and detailing
  • Support Design Directors in producing graphic comps and final production files for print as needed
  • Support DDs in organizing and maintaining project folder and design resources
  • Manage time spent on projects as needed to successfully meet project budget and schedule requirements

 

Secondary Job Functions:

 

  • Source and catalogue design trends and new or emerging materials, techniques, and applications
  • Continually strive to innovate design and documentation processes
  • Use knowledge of materials and methods of construction to create realistic and relevant solutions that adhere to the intent of the project’s design
  • Help identify potential candidates for entry level team positions
  • Assist in studio professional development by occasionally mentoring interns or freelance support
  • Encourage and participate in a “just ask if you don’t know” approach to problem prevention

 

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to read and comprehend building plans, shop drawings, and construction documents
  • Understanding of materials and methods of construction
  • Proficiency with 3D modeling, particularly Cinema 4D
  • High proficiency with AutoCAD and Microsoft Word and Excel
  • High proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and InDesign