Five-dimensional design for the three-dimensional world to cure one-dimensional thinking.
Volume is a creative studio specializing in place-based identities, branded environments, exhibit programs, and other spatial activations. We help architects, developers, creative institutions, and forward-thinking companies augment and enhance the experience of the physical world, richly realized, where people work, gather, learn, and play.
We uncover and highlight the narratives embedded in these places, whether they are long-lost histories or present-day stories. We devise frameworks that invite people to ponder, reflect, and even participate. We design memorials in civic spaces, create identities for neighborhoods, insert poetry into corporate workplaces, program history lessons in public parks, and even teach sustainability in remote forests.
Our work is site-specific. Informed by local character—the history, landscape, people, function, and experience. Emerging from the place, whatever that “place” is—physical or virtual, civic or commercial. It’s site-sensitive. No hypothetical brand guidelines that haven’t been road-tested first. No superficial appliqués after construction is finished.
We’re always looking for help.
These are the positions currently open at Volume. But feel free to drop us a line anytime at email@example.com. We also like to get stuff in the mail. Really!
Volume Inc. is looking for a Senior Designer
Looking to collaborate on big placemaking projects with even bigger conceptual ideas? As obsessed with the fine details of typography as you are with large complex design systems and how they all fit together? Do you have strong opinions about the state of design, indie rock, a recent exhibition at SFMOMA, the state of streaming television, contemporary literature, or humanist sans-serif fonts? Then we should be talking because Volume is looking for a senior designer to help us realize projects at the intersection of branding, architecture, and experience design. (And, help us beat a few other local design studios at bocce ball.)
The primary goal of the senior designer is to conceptualize, design and produce branded experiences, whether exhibits, environmental graphics programs, wayfinding, or other physical spaces. Secondarily, the senior designer will also work on our more traditional design projects such as branding, print, and digital. The senior designer will manage their own clients/projects as well as attend key client presentations and collaborate with the firm principals in presenting the work. The designer leads their projects through all stages of project development: from conceptual thinking to execution.
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a design-related field (e.g., environmental/exhibition design or architecture)
- At least two years of managing clients, projects, and interns and experience in presenting solutions to clients
- A strong portfolio of work that demonstrates strategic thinking and strong conceptual and formal skills.
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. CAD, SketchUp, and other architecture-related software skills are a plus.
- Experience working on environmental graphics projects is a plus.
- Organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasker, and self-motivated.
- Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Must bring passion, energy, and enthusiasm to our team.
- Must hold a valid US Work Visa, if international.
If you’re hell-bent on helping create smart, provocative, and award-winning work, this is the gig for you. If we’ve piqued your interest, and think we’re a good match, let us know by sending your resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volume is always looking for eager interns to join our team. Interns are paid and are a part of the entire Volume experience—from project brainstorms to final execution. We take applications year round and there are three internship opportunities throughout the calendar year: Winter/Spring (January–April / application deadline November 15), Summer (May–August, application deadline March 31), and Fall (September–December, application deadline July 31).
Please send a note, resume, and link to your website portfolio to email@example.com.