Valerio Dewalt Train

Communications Designer


About the Job

Communications Designer AIA Comparable Role(s): Marketing Coordinator / Proposal CoordinatorSummary: Develop, design and curate firm-wide digital communications for our website, social media, public relations and business development opportunities; support all marketing and communication initiatives.Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain a public relations database (media outlets, internal press bib)
  • Develop and coordinate press packages / press releases
  • Maintain client contact database
  • Coordinate and manage client email campaigns
  • Develop and maintain communications strategy and content calendar
  • Produce well-crafted written content for marketing and communications initiatives
  • Develop and maintain an active blog, news and press page on the firm’s Website
  • Develop and curate narratives and design visual content for social media (including reels)
  • Develop and produce marketing collateral (ex. brochures/case studies, branded swag, etc.)
  • Develop project fact sheets
  • Benchmark, track, analyzing and report digital marketing metrics
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of firm’s work, capabilities, process, and people
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Support other website updates as needed for both VDT & M-O
  • Art direct and coordinate creation of short project based films (or videos)
  • Support production efforts for opportunities (ex. proposals, qualifications, and presentation)
  • Support submissions to award programs
  • Support recruitment efforts
  • Assist with internal communication efforts
  • Stay up-to-date with the evolving landscape of the architecture and design industry

Applicant Requirements

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or design-related field
  • 2yrs+ of professional experience in Marketing, Architecture, Design or related
Essential Skills:
  • Creative thinker and awareness of graphic design principles
  • Ability to thoughtfully communicate, verbally and graphically
  • Expertise in Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator required
  • Extensive experience managing social media platforms
  • Expertise in Google Documents and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of editing/formatting content on squarespace websites
  • Ability to self manage workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong desire to stay ahead of the trends
  • Ability to research and apply emerging technologies
  • Experience with onboarding a CRM system is a plus
  • Nice to have: video editing capabilities

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About the Company

Valerio Dewalt Train is a 60+ person architecture, interiors, and experiential design practice with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; and Palo Alto, California. Since 1994, the firm has based its practice on the simple idea that whatever the question, design is the answer. But we also believe that before an answer can be provided, one has to do the research to make sure the question is understood. As designers, we take a research-based approach to the design process; it is immersive and specific. This process allows us to explore the client’s DNA, user profile, research best practices and discover early on what sustainable strategies should be integrated in the project. By integrating environmentally conscious approaches and technology from the project conception, the ideas become intertwined with the design, creating a building that represents and performs as a sustainable facility. We work with a wide range of clients: institutional, educational, corporate, retail, entertainment, hospitality, and developers, each client benefits from the cross-fertilization of ideas between these industries. The result of our energetic approach is a series of remarkable projects often produced on very tight budgets and schedules for many notable organizations; from eBay, to Adobe, the Shedd Aquarium, the University of Chicago, and the University of California San Diego. Media–Objectives (M–O), founded in 2012, is an experiential design studio housed within Valerio Dewalt Train. M–O has a multidisciplinary focus with designers from various backgrounds working on projects ranging from brand identity, to experiential graphics, wayfinding, exhibit and website design.
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