Urban Designer Job Description

Urban Designer Job Description

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Urban designer provides material quantity take offs for estimating purposes or inclusion into bulk commodity purchases and installation contracts.

Urban Designer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective urban designer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included urban designer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Manage weekly fittings
Maintain an active role in the weekly Design Flow Meeting
Lighting Design Prototype Development and Implementation
Work with Brand Design Directors to develop prototypical lighting design packages to be implemented in all new store and remodel projects
Work with Brand Design Directors to develop prototypical lighting design packages for new Brand Concepts
AutoCAD RCP
Fully specified catalog cuts
Full light fixture schedule
Photometric calculations
Total material cost estimate (in concert with Purchasing team)

Urban Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Urban Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: LEED, BD+C, AP, CNU

Education for Urban Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the urban designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graduate, Design, Education, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design

Skills for Urban Designer

Desired skills for urban designer include:

Use of requisitions and the role of materials management
Cost estimating methods and performs material take-offs for the discipline
Discipline’s materials costs and concept of cost analysis and forecasting
Project change control process and can identify a potential change
Grasshopper
Process of performing material take-offs for the discipline
GIS
Scripting
Adobe Design Suites
Sketch up and MS Office

Desired experience for urban designer includes:

Lighting concept variations acceptable for applicable energy codes
Installation and Maintenance Manual
Prototype binder containing
All light fixture types used in all projects
Dimensional standards for each Brand (how close each light type should be to wall finishes)
Installation Instructions

Urban Designer Examples

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Urban Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of urban designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for urban designer
  • Manage adoption of final lighting design package with architects, purchasing agents and lighting distributor
  • Lighting Design Prototype Management
  • Periodically assist Brands in reassessing and supplementing their general and specific lighting strategy
  • Manage and update Prototype Binders
  • Lights are aimed properly
  • Light levels are confirmed
  • Fixture / lamp installation is correct
  • Advise design team on implementation of new lighting package as necessary
  • Active support
  • Design desktop/mobile user experiences
Qualifications for urban designer
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, MS Office, SketchUp, lighting simulation, photometric calculation and COMCHECK software, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must be able to work independently, multitask and possess a strong attention to detail
  • Must be proficient in understanding how lighting interacts with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, fire suppression, fire alarm and low voltage systems
  • Experience in assigning easily understood points of measure that will progress the style through development and secure the fit during production QC inspections
  • Research and brainstorm with team members to create and innovate ideas/solutions
  • Be responsible for the visual appearance of pixel-perfect, easy-to-understand digital asset packages to be turned over to developers
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Urban Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of urban designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for urban designer
  • Roll with late-changing requirements and tight deadlines
  • Create seasonal design assets
  • Respond well to feedback and also able to give constructive feedback
  • Be responsible for the visual appearance of pixel-perfect, easy-to-understand digital asset packages
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and equipment and maintaining detailed file-based workflow
  • Gather strong photo and video inspiration sources to create compelling proposals
  • Maintain inspiration library and research new ideas and concepts for projects
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects, and complete them within deadlines
  • Proficient Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with design department and other Home Office staff
Qualifications for urban designer
  • 3-5 years of professional interface design experience
  • BFA or MA in Graphic Design or a related field
  • Fluency with core graphic design principles (typography, form
  • Color, composition, imagery)
  • Working knowledge of front-end technologies
  • And CSS)
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Urban Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an urban designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for urban designer
  • A good sense of color
  • Basic understanding of artwork repeats and color separation
  • The ability to recognize and accurately forecast, fashion and cultural trends
  • Ability to technical sketch in Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Review development strike-offs and bulk cuttings for approval
  • Present strike-offs and print developments for buyer reviews at various product development meetings
  • Attend Seller Review meetings to obtain an understanding of the business, trends and Urban Outfitters customer
  • Attend and participate in all seasonal sketch reviews, final product presentations and attend final buy meetings as needed
  • Occasional domestic travel will be required to attend print shows, research trends/inspiration, and source artworks
  • Complete detailed design briefs for all new product development, both internal and market product
Qualifications for urban designer
  • A systematic approach and the ability to work in many different
  • Styles (hand-drawn to digital)
  • A love of solving problems and collaboration
  • Expertise in the use of Adobe Creative Suite
  • A broad understanding and love of popular culture, from esoteric to mainstream, and high to low
  • Fluency with core graphic design principles (typography, form, color composition, imagery)
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Urban Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an urban designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for urban designer
  • Create innovative and brand appropriate design solutions for all facets of brand specific Textiles
  • Complete detailed design briefs for all new product development, to be sent to vendors for production
  • Research globally and domestically for new materials, fabrications and product opportunities
  • Assist in the preparation of overall concepts with Design team, to be presented to the Buying and Production teams each season
  • Create innovative and brand appropriate design solutions for all facets of Hard Goods
  • Ensure digital file format standards and proactively provide technical assistance within the best practices of file management
  • Create clean formatted InDesign files that can be shared seamlessly by the entire team
  • Communicate with production designers and project coordinator on weekly objectives and help facilitate execution of projects with limited timelines
  • Collaborates with development and UX teams to initiate new online interactive strategies
  • Collaborate with the Senior Designer, Design Manager and Design Director each
Qualifications for urban designer
  • Self-motivator who can generate ideas for projects independently and collaboratively
  • CAD designer’s sketches in Illustrator & Photoshop for meetings and draw sketches to specification
  • CAD vintage & bought artwork, create repeats when necessary
  • Attend major trend meetings for each season
  • Generate color combination renderings for patterns
  • Excellent Photoshop or illustrator skills, Ned Graphics a plus
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Urban Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of urban designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for urban designer
  • Actively participate in the conceptual development of the brand with Sr
  • Create seasonal color palette and concepts
  • Responsible for seasonal presentations at milestone and working sessions
  • Responsible for researching the domestic market in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques
  • Influences decision-making at the buyer/ sr
  • Contribute to overall trend and direction for each season, for all designs and graphics
  • Globally source, find samples, and vintage artworks within budgetary guidelines to develop
  • Collaborate with the Design Director, Design Manager, Concept Manager, and Buying team on a weekly basis to attain projects and deadlines
  • Collaborate with the Design Manager and Concept Manager each season to develop conceptual direction for the total artwork assortment
  • Assist Design Manager in researching, communicating, and organizing artist collaborations for graphic needs
Qualifications for urban designer
  • Excellent hand sketching and/or CAD skills in Illustrator and/or Photoshop
  • Ability to recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends as they relate to the Urban Outfitters’ brands and customer
  • Technical knowledge of home hard goods products including furniture, lighting, storage, decorative accessories, hardware and kitchen accessories
  • Knowledge of construction details, manufacturing processes and material specifications
  • Degree in Product, Industrial or Furniture Design
  • Design Assistant reports directly to the Associate Designer

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