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Posted: 01/02/2013

Crystal McKenzie, Inc.

CMI branding consultancy and design firm, founded in 1980, with offices in New York City is passionate about Business, Strategy & Branding and the design quality of the built environment and creating designs that are timeless, intelligent, and sustainable. The firmís work includes a strong specialization in environmental graphic design, master way-finding-systems and signage systems planning and design, transportation way-finding-systems, building signage programs, Interstate Highway System and Expressway signage systems design, interior design, project management, and Visualization Graphics, Rendering, Models for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept, design development, design intent, and final implementation to design build project completion and are committed to providing clients with the strategies and expertise needed in a variety of disciplines - branding, print, environmental and interactive.

Senior Environmental Graphic Designer
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY

Job Description

Position Summary: Provides leadership and direction on the design process and organization of project team activities. Experienced in conceptual and analytical thinking. Develops design solutions for a variety of infrastructure and facilities projects. May have direct responsibility for translating client requirements to design criteria from conceptual design through installation/production.


Must demonstrate understanding of branded environments, the design process and lead and direct project team in development of design element components. Interpret and evaluate client requirements. Develop and coordinate detailed design concepts in conjunction with and in support of functional requirements and project design criteria. Anticipate and respond to technical implications of design decisions. Facilitate firm and project goals of excellence in design, execution, and sustainability. Must demonstrate an advanced understanding of branding concepts and the potential for their integration into three-dimensional applications in the built environment, Interior Architecture, Signage and Wayfinding.Must facilitate design and technical coordination among disciplines. Prepare reports and specifications; including review of reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations. Must participate in marketing efforts and may lead design presentations to clients. Direct, organize and mentor junior staff with responsibility for oversight of their activities. Responsible/accountable for assigned deliverables, deadlines and project/team participation. Responsible for timely communication on project activity to team members.Coordination with consultants.


- Professional degree in related discipline.

- Experience: 8 - 10 years.

- Strong design portfolio.

- Advanced experience in all phases of Branded Environments design.

- Advanced experience in specifications, calculations and industry standards.

- Advanced sketching skills.

- Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe suite software; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook; presentation software such as PowerPoint.

- CAD, 3D computer modeling and other graphic design modeling software.

- Ability to direct and coordinate work efforts of junior staff.

- Strong verbal and written communication skills.

- Collaborative and professional work ethic.

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Until Filled

How to apply
To respond, please email your resume in confidence to: CMI, Human Resources Department, 30 East 20th Street, 5th Floor North, New York, NY 10003-1310; Email: contact@cminyc.com. When emailing, please include your resume in MS Word format or PDF format as an attachment. Please do not send your attachments via an Internet website connection/link. We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Melanie Dileo

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