Senior Designer with 3d Focus

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA USA
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

Studio Matthews

Studio Matthews Position: Senior Designer with 3d Focus

Studio Matthews is expanding, and seeks a designer with a 3d focus to develop dimensional designs and installations. Our team is busy, creative and collaborative — we design award-winning exhibitions, installations, signage and wayfinding. The position requires strong design skills as well as technical expertise, including a deep understanding of materials, specifications and fabrication methods, as well as experience creating detailed drawing packages. Because we collaborate closely with architects and landscape architects on many of our projects, a working knowledge of these fields is key. Our projects are anything but cookie-cutter, so we seek a designer who enjoys being challenged by a wide range of projects, who has the highest standards for design and fabrication, and who wants to create great things!

Candidates will have experience working with creative teams and undertake the following:


We seek a designer or architect with experience in:
—Exhibition Design
—Installations and Placemaking, including Environmental Graphic Design installations
—Wayfinding, Signage, and Donor Recognition
—Branding and Graphic Design

Roles and Responsibilities
—Collaboration with Design Leads on a wide range of projects, bringing 3d expertise.
—Developing comprehensive drawing packages with detailed specifications for pricing.
—Coordinating with fabricators and installers.
—Designing a wide range of projects from concept to final production.
—Collaborating with the team’s Project Managers to maintain budgets and schedules.
—Ongoing research into sustainable materials and practices, to directly apply to projects.
—Promoting the studio through a high level of design, integrity, and creativity.
—Helping to drive multiple projects forward, acting as a positive force in the studio.


—Minimum 3 years in related design field: Architecture, Exhibition Design, Construction, Custom Fabrication, 3D design.
—Experience creating complex drawing packages for specification and pricing purposes.
—Experience working on multiple, concurrent projects and complex, large-scale projects.
—Knowledge of architectural drawing standards and documentation.
—Accurate and organized by nature. Enjoy problem solving.
—Strong time management skills.
—Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
—Strong working knowledge of 3d programs: SketchUp, Rhino, Revit.
—Proficient with Mac, Office Suite, Adobe Suite.
—A good sense of humor is more than welcome.

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Who we are 

Studio Matthews is a Seattle-based practice of designers, teachers, and makers who collaborate worldwide. We work across a range of disciplines, from branding, identity, and print to installations, exhibitions, and environmental graphic design. Projects that strengthen human relationships and build community are particularly exciting to us.

Our work begins by looking beyond the edges of a brief for unseen potential. As advocates and partners, we help our clients see what their projects couldbe. Together, we work to uncover deeper relationships between a project, its context, and those who encounter it.

As responsible practitioners, we believe good design is sustainable and that in fact, designing sustainably pushes us to create more inventive work. We teach our students to consider design as an opportunity to achieve many ends at once, from waste and energy reduction to resource awareness and delight.

Our mission is to create meaningful experiences that resonate on a human scale. We want those who encounter our projects to feel inspired—to linger, explore, and contribute their voices. As designers, we want to help people engage with the world and each other in a new way.