Environmental Graphic Designer

Design Workshop

For five decades Design Workshop has provided landscape architecture, planning, urban design and strategic services to clients in North America and throughout the world. We are committed to creating special places that meet today's needs and that are sustainable environments for all time.

We believe that when environment, art, community and economics are combined with the dictates of the land and the needs of society, magical places result—sustainable places of timeless beauty, significant value and enduring quality, places that lift the spirit. We have developed a methodology called DW Legacy Design®. This proprietary process seeks to imbue every project with a balance between environmental sensitivity, community connection, artistic beauty and economic viability that demonstrates measurable results.


Position Details

Environmental Graphic Designer
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


We are seeking a talented and motivated Environmental Graphic Designer with a minimum of three years of proven experience in professional signage design and production.

Design Workshop, Inc. is an internationally recognized landscape architecture, urban design, community and regional planning, market analysis and strategic services firm. We believe that when environment, economics, art and community are combined in harmony with the dictates of the land and needs of society, magical places result - sustainable places of timeless beauty, significant value and enduring quality - places that lift the spirit. Design Workshop is dedicated to creating legacy projects: for our clients, for society and for the well-being of our planet.

This position can be based in our Aspen, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles or Tahoe office locations and will collaborate with many project teams in all of our Design Workshop locations.

The application deadline for this position is June 9, 2019. Qualified candidates who apply by posting a resume, cover letter and portfolio and resume through this online employment application will be considered for this opportunity. We are unable to accept applications via email.

Design Workshop Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/ Minority/ Veterans/ Disabled.


This individual will work closely with project teams and the business development team to provide environmental graphic design and production on a variety of project assignments.


A minimum of two years of experience working in concept design and design development is required. Experience developing signage and wayfinding programs is required. Experience in working on various types of design and planning projects such as parks, resorts, civic wayfinding and urban streetscapes is also preferred. Successful candidates must possess proven technical and creative abilities as well as strong organizational and communication skills. Experience working directly with clients and with others geographically separated required.

Additional requirements include a strong knowledge of typography, application of three-dimensional design and the ability to meet deadlines while managing many shifting priorities. This is a unique position with some unique responsibilities and will require management of self and others. Proven experience with or a strong desire to learn seeing signage projects through, from conceptual design through implementation, is required. Construction documentation experience is preferred.

Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite is required. A two-year degree with a focus in graphic design is also required. Experience with HTML/ CSS, signage code familiarity and proven proposal writing skills is strongly preferred. Experience with 3D modeling software (SketchUP and AutoCAD) is required.

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