The role of the Visual Communication Designer/Graphic Artist is to bring an energetic and illustrative graphic approach to museum and entertainment brands, exhibit structure and environmental design, and to custom character design. The Visual Communication Designer/Graphic Artist works collaboratively with teams to bring visual themes, stories, and concepts to life. Success in this position is seen through one’s ability to spark profound emotional guest reactions through 2D design. A majority of the work happens in the concept and schematic phases of projects, but for continuity, work can stretch into the DD and implementation phases. This means the right candidate will excel in a collaborative environment working with other designers but also project managers, engineers and more on any given project.
Ability to tell stories through bold, yet simple, environmental graphic statements
Enjoys the design process of iteration and investigation as much as the final product
Ability to develop a “cast of characters” with scaled 2D graphic elevations of 3D spaces
Ability to generate sets of graphic patterns and textures for design extrapolation across entire spaces
Ability to create custom vector type design and elements
Ability to develop clever, witty or playful nomenclature
Ability to create modern or stylized murals for environments and large gallery surfaces
Ability to develop stylized vector character design with emotional expressions
Innate understanding of hierarchy, proportion, white space and balance in design
Ability to use color in subtle, sophisticated, clever and unexpected ways
Ability, and desire, to explore scale and composition in dramatic and unexpected ways
Ability to “riff” on multiple themes and art directions, leaving personal taste aside
Collaborative in a team environment
Ability to turn around quick ideation in a fast-paced environment
High degree of competency working in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
To be considered, we request applicants please provide a link to their portfolio/work samples. A competitive candidate will have a strong, versatile portfolio with an elevated sense of design, color and typography. Portfolio should demonstrate the skills required to achieve most (preferably all) of the abilities described above.
Roto has produced in more than 150 museums with exhibits, attractions, and architectural features throughout the world. Our team of 85 professionals offer a broad and unique skill set, combining design and development excellence with in-house engineering and fabrication for a wide array of exhibits and attractions.