Location: AmsterdamAbout Downstream:
Downstream is a community of visionary designers, account managers, production managers, technologists, graphic and content designers and developers. Collectively, we are a company on the forefront of brand communication, reaching around the globe, building compelling brand experiences for some of the biggest and most dynamic companies in the world.
We are a rapidly growing international company with exciting projects that challenge us to consistently seek out
new technologies and methodologies to create the impossible.
Sr. 3D Designer, Branded Environments
Primary Job Description:
The Senior 3D Designer of Branded Environments is responsible for leading the creation and implementation
of designs for Downstream projects related to the built environment.
This designer is directly responsible for the creation of 3D designs that consider the thematic narratives and
storyboards, choreography of spaces, circulation, space planning, interior design, messaging, branding, way
finding, fixture design, technology integration, materials, and lighting. Designs must be communicated clearly through the use of visuals. This designer will work with design leads, account leads project management,
writers/content strategists, A/V engineers, programmers and graphic designers to ensure client satisfaction.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Will research and design concepts that continue to push the creative team in its pursuit of new ideas
Will work with key production leads and design leads, including the postproduction manager, project managers and producers, and interactive/motion and graphics teams to ensure the design vision is executed in a consistent and quality manner
Be aware of budgets and schedules for projects at all phases of development
Thematic and concept design for graphics, environments, and media
Explore new design solutions and generate concepts and new ways of visualizing ideas
Look for innovative concepts related to building brand messaging in the built environment
Recruit future design talent, and become involved in the local and national design communities
Short- and Mid-Term Goals:
This position would play a key role in helping Downstream advance short-term and mid-term business goals, including:
Creating designs that support a world-class design team
Realizing design concepts and building long-term client success
Establishing efficiencies in executing design concepts – such as design details, application proficiency (SketchUp), file management, external design resource management
The Downstream leadership team will work with you to establish personal goals on an annual basis. These goals are created in cooperation with you to build clear expectations for future growth and development.
6+ years of experience working on branded environments (retail, corporate and/or sports), exhibits, showrooms, and specialty displays
Proficient in 3D modeling with Sketchup(required), 3DS, VectorWorks or CAD
Proven ability to visualize 3D concepts with high quality lighting effects using Maxwell, Podium or other rendering software in combination with Adobe applications
Proven experience working with major brands weaving in layers of technology and graphic systems
Experience working with story overlays related to interior architecture projects
Experience working with interior architects
Experience documenting construction/fabrication details
Must be able to visualize and document branded design concepts
Must be able to clearly communicate concepts to internal design teams