Designer / Drafter

Designer / Drafter


Clickspring Design
New York, NY 10016

Job Details


Job location: Austin, TX


Clickspring Design is an award-winning design firm based in New York City and Austin. Our international creative practice is collaborative and multidisciplinary, supported by a bright and shiny (occasionally irreverent) team of designers, artists, architects, and communication specialists.


Job Description:

The Designer/Drafter works in collaboration with the design and drafting teams to participate in and guide the production of CAD documents through the completion of drafting packages. Applicants will work on a variety of project typologies including but not limited to global television broadcast design for major media networks such as CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and HBO.


The Designer/Drafter plays a vital role in the process of translating concept designs into comprehensive designer drafting packages. Critical to success is the ability to take direction and contribute drafting and problem-solving skills in the pursuit of ensuring that commissioned designs are delivered efficiently, effectively, profitably and to the highest quality standard. This is a collaborative position which requires excellent communication skills, flexibility, and an attention to detail.


Primary Job Functions

  • Work with the design and drafting teams to produce clear and thorough design development drafting packages under occasionally strenuous deadlines.
  • Prepare detailed 2D plan, elevation, section and detail drafting in AutoCAD .dwg format.

·         Provide input to creatively overcome technical challenges, reduce costs, and improve quality as an essential part of the collaboration between the internal team.

·         Participate in a “just ask if you don’t know” approach to design intent clarification and problem prevention.

·         Follow studio policies and procedures while upholding high professional standards.


Secondary Job Functions

  • In collaboration with other team members participate in shop-drawing review and mark-ups – identifying and annotating any missing or inaccurate information.
  • Communicate with project teams to provide clarifications and answers to additional requests for information.

·         Assist the design team in maintaining and organizing project drafting folders throughout the process, to minimize disorganization.


Essential Skills


·         Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

·         Technical proficiency in AutoCAD with respect to architectural, event, or theatrical drafting. While not mandatory, experience with drafting in 3D AutoCAD is a plus.

·         Exceptional time management skills and a superior ability to multitask across overlapping projects at varying phases of development.

·         Familiarity with working within an architectural, event, or theatrical design team.

·         Understanding of fabrication and material methodology appropriate for architectural and broadcast applications.

  • Experience navigating 3D modeling software. While not mandatory, experience using Cinema4D is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Theater, Engineering, or related field preferred.
  • Reliable, energetic and self-motivated.
  • Cooperative, professional, and punctual.

Please include drafting samples and/or links to portfolios when applying.

Direct applicants only, no recruiters.




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