We seek an entry-level full-time designer with either demonstrated design experience and/or a related degree. The Experience Designer I will work with and learn from our designers, developers, and producers as we work on the next generation of interactive exhibits and installations for world-renowned museums, zoos, aquariums, and Fortune 500 companies. Please see our portfolio to learn more about our work: https://ideum.com/portfolio
The Experience Designer I will help develop interactive exhibits, educational games, and other applications using a variety of large-scale hardware including large displays, projection & projection mapping, and video/LED walls. In addition, we often use sensors, touchless devices, microcontrollers, LED lights, and other IoT devices. The ideal candidate has a design background, is collaborative, and is quick to learn new techniques and technologies. While we sometimes design for the Web or mobile, it is more common that we design for interactive spaces such as museum exhibitions or corporate installations. We are looking for a designer who is interested in working with us from concept to final design on a variety of interactive exhibits.
This is a full-time, onsite position in Corrales, New Mexico. All of our employees are 100% vaccinated (you will need to be too) and while there are some work-at-home opportunities this job is an onsite position (it is to design in-person experiences after all). We are a fast-paced company with high expectations; we seek someone who is as passionate about the work as we are. Our developers collaborate with the rest of the Creative Services team and our hardware and fabrication groups, so strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. As a relatively small company (around 50 people) that is fast growing and has a diverse set of projects (and unique products), we seek individuals who are flexible and have a diverse skill set.
The Experience Designer I must be team-oriented, consistently creating compelling designs, and enthusiastic about upholding Ideum’s standards through quality assurance of all creative deliverables. They will work with project teams to assist in the conception, design, and presentation of digital experiences that connect with visitors. The ideal candidate is well-versed in layout, composition, typography, and is extremely self-motivated and dependable under tight deadlines. We can provide training to learn more about designing interactive digital (and some in cases physical) exhibits and installations.
- Demonstrated graphic design experience (portfolio)
- Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud apps
- Strong conceptual and information design skills
- Experience with mobile or Web design
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to contribute to documentation and other written materials
- Highly motivated and self-directed
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Strong organizational skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Experience with 3D modeling and/or authoring
- Experience with photography and video
- Experience with Unity3D
- Experience with Arduino and IoT devices
- Experience with AR/VR
- Experience in the museum or non-profit world
- College degree
- Experience with hardware and software
We create meaningful experiences that use emerging technologies. Our approach is to create exhibits that evoke wonder, awe, and surprise, but that also tell important stories about science, art, history, and culture that have a lasting impact. We are committed to creating visitor-centric interactive experiences of substance delivered in immersive and exciting ways.
We work with museums, educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and other entities throughout North America and around the world. Our firm provides design services, custom software development, media systems design and installation, and custom fabrication.
Our multitouch tables and touch walls are practical implementations of recent advances in multiple areas of emerging technology. Our hardware products are built to be used in social environments where they encourage interaction and collaboration. We take pride in what we design and build, and we focus on reliability and performance to create products that last. We are located in scenic Corrales, New Mexico (near Albuquerque and an hour from Santa Fe). Please visit our website to learn more about us: http://www.ideum.com
Benefits and Incentives
After 90 days of employment, this position includes paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, critical illness and accident insurance, life insurance, and short-term/long-term disability. Employees are eligible after one year of employment for our 401K Safe Harbor Profit Sharing Plan.
Equal Opportunity & Eligibility
Ideum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Should an applicant need reasonable accommodations in the application process, he or she should contact a company representative.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
How to Apply
Please include a resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. NOTE: *Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.