Graphics Specialist

Clark/Kjos Seeks a Project Designer & Graphics Specialist

November 2018: Project Designer and Graphics Specialist (5+ years experience)

Clark/Kjos Architects seeks problem-solvers, responsibility-seekers, creative forces, and people-people.  We aim to add a Job Captain to our talented team in the heart of Portland.  This position is best suited to those who value making a positive impact on the world, working with others collaboratively, active listening, and rolling up their sleeves.

Specifically, we are looking for a Designer and Graphics Specialist with experience, creativity and a passion for architecture.  This person’s design approach should be rooted in knowledge of construction and detailing, and attentive to the practical concerns of our clients such as budgets, maintenance and durability.  The ideal candidate will possess a wide range of skills including:  ability to prepare digital renderings, 3D digital modeling skills, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator proficiency, Revit familiarity, ability to communicate with design team, and researching manufacturer’s materials, systems and specifications.  The role involves collaborating with design principals and project architects, exploring design ideas graphically and generating options, developing materials that effectively convey design ideas, and creating presentation-quality documents for client review.  The role also includes producing drawings for all design phases, conceptual design through construction documents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency using digital modeling, Bluebeam, SketchUp, and post-production and graphic design tools
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an NCARB-accredited school of architecture
  • Creativity
  • Strong graphics and verbal skills for effective communication with other team members
  • Good attention to detail and time management
  • Ability to efficiently prepare digital renderings and other presentation materials such as floor plans, site plans, exterior elevations and sketches

As a Portland-owned firm of more than 20 professionals, we offer excellent opportunities for career growth.  Project responsibility, leadership and salary will increase commensurate with ability, attitude and experience. Compensation and benefits are competitive and include medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, continuing education opportunities, and firm-sponsored fun events.  CKA actively supports our staff’s professional growth and interests and respects the balance between work and home life.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

As part of Clark/Kjos, you’ll be part of a firm that’s team-oriented and dedicated to design quality and innovation.  If you are passionate about the world of architecture, excited by innovation, and embrace collaboration with unequaled peers and clients, then please send your cover letter, resume and work samples to