Environments Designer

Imagine Exhibitions Inc

Are you talented, a team player, and passionate about creating unique experiences through design? Are you looking for another avenue to explore your creativity? Are you a t-shaped personality with a valuable expertise but various skills that allow you to solve creative problems from multiple platforms and points-of-view?

We’re looking for exceptional people to help us achieve our mission to entertain, educate and enlighten people around the world through the world’s most compelling story-driven immersive experiences. Our team are the
“experts behind the experience” and are the secret sauce behind our success. If you are a dynamic, creative, results-oriented go-getter who is flexible, honest, and efficient, we want to hear from you!

About the Role:

The Environments Designer is responsible for developing innovative exhibition environment solutions under the direction of the Las Vegas Design Director for permanent museum exhibitions, themed entertainment, physical and digital consumer experiences, and retail environments.

Environments Designers work collaboratively with the Communications and Digital Experience Design teams to ensure exhibition experiences are integrated, on-brand, and on-strategy.

This experienced spatial problem-solver will assist in interpretive planning, design programming, visitor journey studies, space planning, interior design and interior architectural solutions and documentation for exhibition environments.
Candidates will have an understanding of materials and fabrication processes. A strong design communicator with experience in sketching/drawing and/or representing design thinking through renderings/3D models, and documentation such as plans/elevations/schedules. Can help select and specify FF&E and is familiar with industry trends.

The ideal candidate will want to gain experience in leading projects. Projects will be focused primarily on the Las Vegas market, with opportunities to work on more global projects throughout the company’s expanding portfolio when needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative, immersive, and experiential exhibition environments design solutions which meet the strategic, experiential, functional, and budgetary scope for each project
  • Participate in all phases and aspects of a project, including research and project immersion, strategy, ideation, concept design, schematic design, design development, design intent documentation, and fabrication and installation oversight
  • Collaborate with the Communications Design & Digital Experience Design teams to develop integrated design solutions
  • Communicate design solutions through story-driven architectural visualization, drawings, sketches, 3D and physical models, and documentation
  • Create thoughtful, clear, and direct presentation documents that communicate design-thinking for the layperson and include our clients, vendors, and creative partners in the collaborative design process
  • Develop exhibition environments, including design programming, space planning, scenic environments design, fixture and millwork design, interactives and games, props and costumes display, artifacts and replica/cast displays, and many other design elements within the built environment
  • Develop design solutions for touring exhibitions that take into account modularity for multiple venue footprints and existing conditions that can be shipped both domestically and internationally, when needed
  • Communicate with venue Facilities and Operations personnel for clear and continuous project coordination
  • Adapt existing exhibitions to new venues, when needed
  • Specify materials, finishes, and make lighting recommendations
  • Oversee the fabrication, production, and installation processes
  • Partner with the Production and Operations teams to ensure that creative is delivered on time and to the level of quality expected at Imagine Exhibitions

Competencies:

  • 5+ years experience in museum exhibition design, themed entertainment design, branded environments design, interior design, architecture, or stage/theatrical production design
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior architecture/design, stage/theatrical production design/tech, illustration, industrial design, or related discipline
  • A passion for experience design and the built environment
  • Connected to the creative industry—strong knowledge of industry trends and innovations in experience design
  • Understanding of design narrative and the ability to work within a strategic framework
  • Strong conceptual ideation and collaborative brainstorming abilities
  • Strong understanding of the design process and documentation from initial concepts through implementation
  • Understanding of construction and fabrication methods, materials and finishes, and lighting solutions
  • Ability to read architectural construction documents and shop drawings, and coordinate with consultants, drafting teams, engineers, and building officials for fire and life safety systems, structural, mechanical, electrical or data interface, as may be required
  • Hand drawing or sketching skills a plus
  • CAD and/or BIM modeling and documentation skills
  • 3D modeling, rendering, and visualization techniques
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize and concurrently work on multiple projects in a fast-paced studio environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, without compromising accuracy, within the constraints of schedule and budget
  • Flexibility to work both collaboratively and independently on projects of all scales
  • Ability to coordinate with venue representatives for project requirements
  • Ability to be a resourceful designer that can create efficient yet effective design solutions

Software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD
  • SketchUp, 3ds Max, Rhino, or comparable 3D modeling program for visualization
  • Enscape3D, V-ray, or comparable render engine
  • Google Suite: Gmail, Calendar, Meet
  • Excel, Google Sheets, or comparable spreadsheet program

Reports to:
The Las Vegas Design Director; occasionally to the Creative Director and Senior Environments Designer as needed, and other company executives as required

Travel:
Occasional domestic and international travel may be required

Contact:
To apply for the ENVIRONMENTS DESIGNER – LAS VEGAS position, please email a cover letter, resume and portfolio

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)