Graphic Designer - Austin, TX

Austin, TX, KOMPAN USAPublished Friday, May 24, 2024
Application deadline : As soon as possible

KOMPAN US is in search of a skilled Graphic Designer to join our team, playing a crucial role in transforming fitness and playground plans from AutoCAD into captivating 3D renders, animations, and Virtual Tours using 3ds Max.


This position requires close collaboration with Sales Representatives and Site Designers to ensure that the visualizations align with client needs and project objectives. The visualizer will create an engaging and imaginative environment through product selection, customization, juxtaposition, and surface design on projects across the North American region, ensuring the experience of KOMPAN's three tenants of play: Wow, Stay, Develop.


This position will collaborate closely with other departments in back office roles such as Pre Sales, Project Sales Coordination, Project Coordination, and Install, as well as on-site colleagues working in the field as Project Managers and Sales Representatives.


As a global leader with an organizational focus on people, passion, progress, and performance, our mission is to create healthier and happier communities by delivering the best in play and fitness solutions. We’re KOMPAN - let’s play!


Who We Are

For more than 50 years, KOMPAN has researched, designed, and built innovative and imaginative commercial playground equipment and outdoor fitness sites that captivate all ages and abilities.


In collaboration with our global headquarters in Denmark, KOMPAN designs, manufactures, and installs more than 1,000 sites a month across 90 different countries. Our North American headquarters, located in Austin, Texas, supports field sales around the U.S. and Canada.


At KOMPAN, we take pride in our commitment to the global environment. We exceed sustainability efforts and make it possible to lower carbon emissions by utilizing recycled ocean waste, consumer-recycled plastics, and textile wastes to create playgrounds that are born green or made green.


What You’ll Do

  • Create presentations of playground, outdoor fitness, and other architectural design concepts, theming and design narratives, for client and stakeholder meetings based on images and copy provided by architectural designers
  • Create high quality designs for mail-out pieces
  • Design dynamic and striking posters of project designs for public review
  • Create and manage presentation, poster, and graphic templates for use within the design department
  • Innovate upon pre-existing workflows, processes, standards, and templates
  • Manage graphic assets used by the design department
  • Confer with supervisor and clients in developing materials for projects and designs for print media
  • Manage brand consistency
  • Translate strategic objectives into design elements
  • Utilize working knowledge of composition, components and concepts
  • Ability to generate new and original ideas within the parameters of stated objectives
  • Ability to make subjective decisions regarding subject matter and project
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills with a keen eye for detail


What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in an applicable field including Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, or a related field
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite for PC
  • Ability to create high-quality designs and design options
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a project from conception to print
  • Experience with telling a story through graphic content with a firm command of information hierarchy, design style, and font
  • Proficiency in navigating a pipeline that encompasses various stages and employs multiple software applications that all need to shake hands
  • Experience in interpreting site plans, ensuring accuracy in scale, and comprehending topographical features
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment to meet deadlines and visual expectations
  • Communicate ideas quickly and clearly through illustration with a strong understanding of appeal and concept
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Online portfolio that demonstrates strong design and visualization skills
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD & 3D modelling software as well as architecture or construction industry preferred
  • Illustration skills and familiarity with Wacom sketching preferred
  • Experience working with clients / customer relations preferred
  • Experience working in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture industries preferred
  • Passion for creating media showcasing amazing play and fitness environments


This is a hybrid position located in north Austin.


Perks and Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental plans
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Competitive PTO and robust holiday schedule



KOMPAN is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.


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