So “it’s not what it is, it’s what it does”? What does that mean, anyway?

It’s about how design intersects with actual people in the virtual and physical world.

It’s design that is site-specific, 360° surround-sound, in the spaces between people and place.

It’s design for interaction, learning, and reflection; instead of distraction or isolation.

It’s affect and effect. Digital and analog. Function and friction. You and us.

Core Staff

Adam Brodsley
Principal / Creative Director
Eric Heiman
Principal / Creative Director
Bryan Bindloss
Design Director
Jon Hioki
Designer
Yuya Yoshida
Designer

Careers

We’re always looking for help.

These are the positions currently open at Volume. But feel free to drop us a line anytime at jobs@volumesf.com. We also like to get stuff in the mail. Really!

Design Director

We’re looking for a Design Director! As an integral part of Volume’s leadership team, the primary responsibilities of the Design Director, is to:

-lead Volume’s design work and to collaborate with Volume partners to establish Volume as an industry-leader by defining and growing our expertise and portfolio;
-lead own projects through all stages of project development: from conceptual thinking to execution to installation; and
-lead and manage the growth of Volume’s creative team and mentor other team members.

Skills/Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree in graphic design / graphic design-related field (i.e. environmental/exhibition design)
-Minimum 8 years of practical experience in designing for the physical world (i.e. experiential branding, environmental, spatial and/or exhibit design, signage / wayfinding, etc)
-At least 3 years experience managing 2 or more direct reports and 5 years managing clients and projects
-Work is recognized in the broader design community (design awards, featured in press)
-Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite and some experience in interactive design process (visual design and user experience); CAD, SketchUp and other architecture-related software skills are a plus
-Expertise and rich portfolio of work that demonstrates strengths in solving large-scale problems, visualizing complex systems and ability to collaborate with and lead multiple stakeholders across disciplines
-Understand proportion, scale, material properties, and fabrication methods
Strong presentation and meeting facilitation skills
-Organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasker and self-motivated
-Exceptional written and verbal communication, interpersonal and time-management skills
-Must bring passion, positivity, energy and enthusiasm to our team

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 jobs@volumesf.com.

Senior Project Manager / Producer

Volume Inc. is looking for a Senior Project Manager / Producer! As an integral part of Volume’s team, the Senior Project Manager / Producer’s primary responsibilities are in big-picture and daily project and client management related to proposals, contracts, budgets, resources, schedules, responsiveness, client satisfaction etc.

The Senior Producer also supports Volume’s overall short and long term operational goals and strategies, ensures that day-to-day operations of Volume are running smoothly and that, operationally and financially, we continue to remain profitable, grow and evolve to accommodate future organizational needs and changes.

Skills/Qualifications
-BA in Business or Communications (or comparable experience)
-Organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasker and self-motivated
-Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
-5 years experience in a similar “command central” project management or Sr. Project Manager role within a creative environment with a particular expertise and passion in people, budget and schedule management
-Experience in architecture / exhibition design / wayfinding / environmental graphics a huge plus
-Graceful under pressure, yet comfortable in the “bad guy” role
-Experience in proposal and contract development, strong negotiation skills, and interest in company-wide operational/financial management
-Must be energetic (but with calming influence during stressful times) and enthusiastic

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 to jobs@volumesf.com.

Intern

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 jobs@volumesf.com.

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