Senior Designer

Job details:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Expiring Date: 07 July 2018
Date: 08 May 2018
Sector: Design
Function: Designer
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (San Francisco)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Job Description

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's award-winning design team is seeking an inspired and versatile senior-level designer to engage our audiences through visually rich and compelling visual graphics for the 3D environment, digital platforms, and print.

This position is a member of a design team that plays an instrumental role in translating the vision of our expanded institution into a vibrant and cohesive brand.

From concept to implementation, your approach is holistic and inspiring. You love a challenge, have an eye for detail, work well in a team, and pride yourself on your ability to balance aesthetics, innovation, and versatility.



  • Conceptualize and design communications that support museum initiatives and increase audience engagement through a range of media, including print communications, environmental graphics, outdoor media, mobile and online media, print and digital publications, e-communications, and in-gallery digital resources.
  • Develop creative design solutions, applying a finely tuned sense of typography while demonstrating imaginative problem solving skills and stylistic breadth.
  • Demonstrate an ability to carry concepts through a series of related projects and/or subsequent iterations, and the capacity to design materials and experiences that contribute to a cohesive and vibrant brand.
  • Meet with client departments to plan the scope and schedule for individual projects; communicate deadlines, schedules, and production information to all necessary museum departments; attend project meetings as a representative of the SFMOMA Design Studio.
  • Schedule, bid, produce and deliver projects within established budgets, on time, while maintaining museum quality standards. Ability to manage time appropriately, prioritizing projects within a moderate to heavy workload.
  • Review proofs, supervise pre-press production, and attend press checks when necessary. Work with developers to implement digital design solutions. Communicate production issues affecting design, schedule, or budget to supervisor (and internal client, if appropriate).
  • After establishing design, production, and budget parameters for projects with supervisor and client(s), independently manage all aspects of these projects, from implementation to delivery.
  • Oversee in-house designers as well as outside contractors as needed in the design of projects.



  • Undergraduate degree in design or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of five years experience in a design office or equivalent.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience designing for responsive web and print.
  • Working knowledge of hand-coded HTML, HTML 5, CSS3, JQuery, and Javascript.



  • Expert understanding of branding, visual design principles, typography.
  • Thorough understanding of print and digital production, competitive bidding, project management, and signage production; familiarity with video editing and animation a plus.
  • Understanding of user interface, user experience and information architecture, and user testing, and implementation and integration with back-end systems a plus.
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards and concepts of responsive design.


To apply you will need an online portfolio and a cover letter.


Position:                               Senior Designer

Department:                         Design Studio

Division:                                Content Strategy and Digital Engagement           

Supervisor:                           Design Director

Schedule:                               Full Time: 35 hours per week (benefits eligible)


We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

Job Details

Reference # 24939
Posted on 15 Apr 2018
Closes on  
Department Content Strategy and Digital Engagement
Expertise 5+ years
Career level MA, BA, Other
Hours/Status Full-Time
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