Careers In design

design | Senior Environmental Designer, EMEA (Amsterdam)

Reports To: Executive Creative Director
About Downstream:

Downstream is a community of visionary designers, technologists, graphic and content designers, developers, account directors, and project managers.  Collectively, we are a company on the forefront of brand communications, reaching around the globe, building compelling brand experiences for some of the largest and most dynamic companies in the world.
Downstream’s design team are the driving force in the creating of this work. We embody the vision, ideation and creative process of the company, and it’s employees to lead, grow and innovate.

Primary Job Description:

The Senior Environmetal Designer 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. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design process in visualization, documentation and conceptualization
  • 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
  • Drive new methods for project documentation that speed deliverables but do not compromise outcome, strain design methodologies and support design resources
  • Recruit future design talent, and become involved in the local and national design communities
  • 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 

Work Experience & Education

  • 6+ years of experience working on branded environments (retail, corporate and/or sports), exhibits, showrooms, and specialty displays
  • Proficient in 3D modeling with Sketchup, 3DS, VectorWorks or CAD
  • Proven ability to visualize 3D concepts
  • 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 clearly communicate concepts to internal design teams

Cover Letter Details

Please use your cover letter as an introduction to help us get to know you better. Good examples would be: Contributions you have been able to make, Projects that you have done or contributed to that have made a significant impact on your current or prior roles or Goals that you have made that were reached or surpassed. 

In addition, please include the following as part of your cover letter:

  • Detail your understanding of Downstream’s business purpose
  • Detail why you feel your skills would be a valuable addition to the team
  • Detail your ideal working environment and project opportunities to showcase your talent

If hired for this position would you be willing to relocate yourself at your own expense?

If the position requires it, would you be willing to submit to a criminal background check? (If required, you will be notified by the recruiter when contacted for a phone interview.)

Are you legally eligible to work for Downstream in the Country where the position in which you are applying is located?

*Submissions are for independent candidates only and we do not accept solicitations from placement firms or agencies.