Environmental Graphic Designer (Temporary)


About Us:

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 50 locations and more than 6,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.


Position Details

Environmental Graphic Designer (Temporary)
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Your Role:

As a temporary Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler, you will tap into your boundless creativity to design unique environmental experiences across a diverse media landscape. You are passionate about helping clients enhance their brand and business performance through design, and adept at developing creative, up-front design concepts. Join a team of thinkers and doers who help client to express their story through graphic and branded communications.

What You Will Do:

  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team of architects and designers to design graphics, branded environment, signage and wayfinding solutions that connect people to place for diverse client projects 
  • Conduct research for the organizational, cultural and physical context surrounding a project 
  • Generate multiple initial concepts and develop viable, documented design solutions that help solve a variety of problems for our clients 
  • Integrate messaging, color, imagery, type and composition into two and three-dimensional built environments 
  • Prepare final documentation and production-ready artwork for 3D/EGD, print, or digital applications 
  • Together with Design Manager, oversees all project phases, including programming, Design, Design Intent, Artwork packages, project samples, mock-ups, and fabrication/vendor coordination 
  • Collaborate with clients, design teams and other graphic designers across multiple industries

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, industrial design, environmental design, architecture, visual communication or related field 
  • 5+ years professional experience in environmental graphic design, print/digital design, or similar studio experience 
  • Experience with planning, documentation and management of environmental graphic, wayfinding and signage projects in the context of the built environment 
  • Strong verbal/written communication and organizational skills 
  • Ability to create and present design strategies and concepts 
  • Knowledge of material types, production capabilities and product details for 3D/EGD, print, or digital applications 
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) and MS Office 
  • Familiarity with architectural construction documents, scales, sections, plans and elevations; proficiency in drawing in scale 
  • Use of SketchUp, Revit, or other 3D modeling programs a plus 
  • Working knowledge of motion graphics software, digital video editing, or other skills related to designing for and creating dynamic content a plus

Life at Gensler:

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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