Company Name:

Houston Zoo

Location:

Houston, Texas

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Environmental Graphic Design

Industry:

Environmental

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Experienced

Required Education:

Four-year Degree

Posted

August 30, 2018

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ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER


MUST SUBMIT A PORTFOLIO TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION to careers@houstonaoo.org, after you apply here: https://www.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/houstonzoo


The Houston Zoo is seeking well-qualified candidates for the position of Environmental Graphic Designer. The ideal candidate will understand wayfinding analysis, signage scheduling, code compliance, comprehension of architectural plans, and how to develop scaled drawings of signage and graphic elements. Qualified individuals will possess strong experience in all facets of designing and implementing signage systems, including working hands on with project managers, architects, and theming designers on multiple projects. LEED accreditation a plus.  Must have knowledge of working on MAC platform.


Our Mission: The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.

Our Vision: The Houston Zoo will be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships across all internal departments (including Animal Programs, IT, Conservation Education and all Operations departments) and works closely with Zoo staff as clients

  • Executes and/or manages the aesthetics of signage projects from visual concept and design, to fabrication and installation, including creating and reporting schedule, scope and budget for all projects

  • Works closely with a multi-disciplinary team of content developers, designers, fabricators, and vendors to create cohesive environmental graphic design solutions

  • Integrates messaging, color, imagery, type and composition into 2D, 3D built, and digital environments

  • Specifies materials and construction methods for both interior and exterior applications

  • Coordinates with vendors and fabricators to obtain quotes, as well as deliverables

  • Responsible for preparing final documentation and production-ready artwork for 2D, 3D built, or digital applications

  • Manages fabricators and installers to ensure integrity of final signage application


Education and Experience

Minimum of 5 years directly related experience in the field of environmental graphic design and production Bachelor’s degree in environmental graphic design, information design, or similar Ability to visualize ideas in two and three dimensions Strong composition, information design, and typography skills Experience in project work involving signage systems and wayfinding programs required

Must understand wayfinding analysis, code compliance, comprehension of architectural plans, and know how to develop scaled drawings of signage and graphic elements.

Familiarity with materials, processes, and fabrication techniques of environmental graphics systems Strong aptitude in software modeling and animation programs Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills and ability to interface with all clients and employees
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) with CADtools, and MS Office Skills in AutoCAD/Revit and SketchUp, or other 3D modeling programs a must

Work Environment

The work environment is generally comfortable and most work is indoors although the position will require some work outside in the Zoo, depending on the project scope.  The Graphics department is a small team environment consisting of the designers and the Creative Director, who work in-house at the Houston Zoo. This position reports directly to the Creative Director, and works with members of the other Zoo departments, and often coordinates efforts between the other staff such as copywriters, photographers, theming designers, project managers, and other specialists, as well as outside vendors.



 MUST SUBMIT A PORTFOLIO TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION to careers@houstonaoo.org, after you apply




Company Name:

Houston Zoo

Location:

Houston, Texas

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Environmental Graphic Design

Industry:

Environmental

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Experienced

Required Education:

Four-year Degree

Posted

August 30, 2018

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