Architectural Signage: Design-Build Specialist

Department: Design-Build
Reports to: Vice President of Sales + Marketing

About Us

Our founders began the company in 1985, building the business out of their garage at their home in Grinnell, Iowa. The goal then was to be a “go-to” for architects on projects with architectural signage needs. Today, we strive to be the “go-to” for architectural signage with architects, end-users, general contractors, designers, and owners reps. We have 60,000 square feet interior and exterior manufacturing facilities, 100 employees, and we are able to serve clients nationally.

Scope of Work

In this role you will be a “go-to” for planning and programming architectural signage systems for national clients. This front end planning role is customer facing and imperative for the success of both our team and the project itself. This includes development and creation of presentations, proposals, conceptual designs, location plans, message schedules and installation documents.

Knowledge + Skill Requirements

  • College degree in a Design related field, and experience in sign system planning and design.

  • Working knowledge of wayfinding theory, signage regulations, sign design (understanding of type styles, layout, and color), 3D special relations, and excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Excel.

  • Familiarity of SignAgent™ sign programming software, ability to read floor plans, and understand construction documents is a plus.

Duties + Responsibilities

Implement all phases of the Design-Build process:

  • Initial sign counts and takeoffs for proposal creation
  • Site surveys for planning and understanding construction/building sites, and reviewing plans

  • Understand, research and determine ADA and other code requirements to ensure our work meets client and code needs.

  • Prepares message schedule and location plans with great attention to detail

  • Collaborate and recommend product solutions

  • Create conceptual design options for client review

  • Collaborate with Production Design team to ensure designs are buildable

  • Works with Estimating to prepare pricing estimates and quotations

  • Prepare production and installation documents

  • Coordinate timelines with Project Manager or Account Manager

  • Conducts final walk-thru/review with the client

  • Create the client’s final sign “Standards Manual” for future orders

This position may also be called to make client presentations, create conceptual and production sign design documents while you support the sales process with preparation of presentation and related materials. Directly involved with customers to assist the Business Development Manager in selling Design-Build, as needed.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

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