Makeout is hiring a full-time:
The Designer role is a multi-disciplinary design position that will serve as our go-to creative for all visual aspects of our productions. 3-8 years of experience in Designer roles required. Salary will be commensurate with experience, with additional benefits such as health insurance and paid vacation that will be shared should we reach the interview stage.
Important Note: We fully understand that a great candidate for this role may not have all of the following competencies nor experience. That’s okay! We just ask that you make clear where you’re strong and where you’ll need support, as we’ll want to plan accordingly. (Working as Designer for a minimum of 5 experiential productions is required, however.)
Assist the Creative Director, Executive Producer and Project Manager in the creative planning and execution of all projects.
Collaborate with the Creative Director on developing concepts to be presented for new business pitches.
Oversee the creative development of all active productions:
For experiential productions, that could mean defining guest flow, developing floor plans, identifying and creating design touchpoints, creating moodboards for experience design, providing art direction across all visual elements, creating comps of key visual elements and experiences, collaborating with 3D/spatial designers to generate renderings and elevations, selecting furniture and other prop rentals, creating graphic design assets for all manner of elements inside the experience.
For video productions, that could mean creating title cards and other assets for animation, overseeing motion graphics talent, providing art direction for all aspects of the video production, helping with prop creation/direction and styling for shoots, etc.
For more comprehensive marketing campaigns, that could mean developing moodboards, designing comps and graphic design assets for various media, including packaging, apparel, out of home, print, broadcast and more.
Develop the branding (logos, color palettes, graphic design elements) for productions and campaigns that visually embody the initiative, whether that means it’s inspired by a client’s master branding or else fully standalone as if a brand unto itself.
Oversee the creation of documents to communicate creative visions to clients, including proposals, presentations, visual treatments, comps, pencil sketches, prototypes and more.
Bring to the table an inspiring knowledge base surrounding experiential production elements, including interior design, furniture, lighting, new media, floorplanning and more.
Wield a confidence in (and understand the balance of) your own good taste and also in interpreting the taste of a given production, whether it’s matching a beauty brand or luxury event or tv show aesthetic.
Generally act as a great problem solver, able to be quickly briefed on a need/goal and then figure out for yourself how to get it done in a smart, cost-effective, time-efficient, and stylistically appropriate way. (Example: Spending an afternoon prototyping a prop out of art store supplies rather than seeking out a vendor who requires a days-long lead time.)
Support production efforts by interfacing with vendors about visual elements when necessary.
Oversee and provide feedback to other designers or creatives, when we need to bring in additional design support on big productions.
Interface with clients for presentations, creative check-ins, collaboration and other comms.
Serve as on-site art department support during event load-ins; weekend/evening availability as needed.
How to apply
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Designer” in the subject line, along with a short description about why your background, capabilities and passions match what Makeout is looking for in the candidate.