Experiential Designer

Who we are

ngx works at the intersection of story, art, and technology to reimagine what’s possible in museums and immersive cultural spaces. Check out our portfolio for a cross section – Autodesk, The Grand Egyptian Museum, Canada’s Pavilion at the World Expo… we’re collaborating on a global stage at the leading edge of interpretive media.

Big Picture

The Experiential Designer (ED) develops vivid experiences for modern audiences. They integrate digital media into the fabric of spatial design and interpretive planning.

We invite applicants from all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life to join our team. We’re open to this position being based in Vancouver or elsewhere in Canada. We’re looking for people who thrive in collaborative environments and bring direct experience with developing compelling experiences that connect people with art, culture, brands, or new media.

The role

The ED joins our Experience Team and works under the supervision of our Concept and Experience Leads. They collaborate with small teams to turn ambiguous briefs into tangible exhibit concepts – expressed in sketches, schematic drawings, 3D models, mood boards, and associated outputs.

They come from a background of creative practice in spatial or interactive design, and bring media fluency to work that is rooted in outstanding visitor experience.

Compelling candidates might come from the world of installation art, exhibition design, interpretive planning, scenography, brand activations, visitor attractions or related fields. What matters most is fluency with visitors’ needs and an appetite to develop imaginative and memorable experiences for diverse global audiences.

What we offer

This is a chance to participate in the evolution of spatial storytelling. We are a diverse, engaged, and curious team, interested in growing with people who bring their best selves to collaborative work.

The ED will

  • Contribute to the conceptual approach for ambitious multi-media projects.
  • Focus on visitor experience as it manifests in physical space.
  • Generate new ideas for exhibit concepts.
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues.
  • Have experience working with museums, theaters, festivals, galleries, themed attractions, brand activations, trade shows, or equivalent spaces.
  • Produce documentation that expresses exhibit concepts.
  • Communicate thoughtfully and articulately.
  • Stay tune into new media technologies as they relate to interactive design, technology, exhibit design, and visitor experience.

Responsibilities

Conceptualize

  • The ED will work alongside a Creative Lead to take foundational concepts and turn them into fully fleshed out ideas.
  • The ED will also work more independently, generating foundational concepts with a project team that respond to our clients’ early project briefs.
  • This can include sales phase pitches, as well as early explorations of spatial design and the integration of digital media in service of story.
  • Work closely with the Content Team to bring compelling stories to life.

Communicate

  • Produce a diverse range of visual and text-based documentation that communicates ideas to clients and teammates.
  • This can include early sketches, 3D models, schematic designs, renders, video walkthroughs, creative treatments, conceptual storyboards, and polished pitch decks.

Collaborate

  • Be open to iterative conceptual development.
  • Have the interpersonal skills to facilitate creative dialogue and articulate a compelling experiential vision.

Pre-requisite skills and experience

  • Experience designing story-based physical, immersive, or interactive environments.
  • A demonstrated fluency with collaborative co-creation.
  • Mastery of relevant CAD tools. Ideally including, but not limited to, SketchUp, Photoshop, and Architectural Rendering tools.
  • Ability to hand sketch and conceptualize physical spaces.
  • Experience working in the cultural sector.
  • Confidence to take on unfamiliar challenges.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in uncertain circumstances.
  • Experience working with new media is preferred.
  • Interpretive planning experience is preferred
  • Relevant academic qualification.