Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

Reports To: Spatial Storytelling Studio Director

Looking for freelance designers, illustrators, or 3D artists interested in assisting the Spatial Storytelling team on a per project/part-time basis. Depending on their skill set and experience, would work off loose design direction and/or established graphic assets to help develop project assets.

All work can be completed remotely and Contractor must have their own system and software licenses.

Potential Work Types

  • Create final print files for production.
  • Assemble Graphics & Theming packages.
  • Develop concept sketches/Photoshop overlays/3D renderings.
  • Build out print ready graphics from provided sketches and design comps.
  • Create Graphic & Theming comps based on design direction.
  • Plan design concepts and direction based upon provided client information.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Desired Design Skills: (one or more of the following)
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • 3D Modeling
    • Print Production
  • Desired Computer Skills: (multiple preferred)
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Corel Draw
    • SketchUp
    • Revit

Producer

Reports To: Project Management Team Lead

From the point of contract conception, the Producer plays a critical role in every project they touch; they are the master of scope, schedule, budget and resource management. As an internal team leader, a Producer champions collaboration and internal processes. Collaboration is the secret sauce of the studio. The Producer will work closely with Principals, Executive Directors, Strategists and Creatives, pulling all of them in at the right time to promote collaborative thinking ensuring a successful project. The Producer is a project driver, partnering with Executive Directors to push the project forward within its respective parameter while keeping internal and external team members on track. The true mark of a great Producer is their ability to problem solve and make decisions. There may not always be a clear way or answer, but it’s the responsibility of the Producer to constantly be on the hunt to find one.

Responsibilities

A Producer should be the champion of 4 major areas: clarity, collaboration, careful attention and closing well.

Clarity

  • Facilitates contract reviews with internal team through a robust kickoff when a contract is executed
  • Builds initial project plans for a clear path to project execution
  • Uses sound judgement in all project communication and ensures that Principals, Executive Directors, Strategists and Creatives are up to date on project activities

Collaboration

  • Sets up various project check-ins with internal team members
  • Works closely with the Associate Producer to complete all administrative tasks associated with a project
  • Meets with Executive Directors to review project status and discuss potential project roadblocks

Careful Attention

  • Follows internal processes and keeps quality assurance docs up to date
  • Ensures that a quality product/service is delivered by facilitating design reviews
  • Replies to client communication in a timely manner
  • Proactively looks for opportunities to offer additional services (selling, while solving)

Closing Well

  • Drives projects to final stages of completion by keeping the team on track
  • Keeps updated project budgets and timelines
  • Creates robust reports on the conclusion of a project for team review
  • Facilitates project reviews on project completion to help indicate wins and areas of improvement

Qualities we are looking for in a Producer

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Project Management – Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; Manages client expectations; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Flexibility – Can adapt to changing studio and client priorities.

Qualifications for Producer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least 4 years holding the position of Producer/Project Manager or in role performing project management-type duties.

Communication Ability:
Ability to effectively communicate with customers, clients, and other employees of PlainJoe.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of the Office Suite, Design, and Project Management software.

Associate Producer

Reports To: Project Management Team Lead

As an extension of the production team, an Associate Producer’s main role is to work hand in hand with the Producer to make sure the details of every project are captured and executed. It’s critical that an Associate Producer has excellent organization skills. Whether it’s updating budgets or timelines, setting up internal or external meetings, or keeping up to date project notes, the production team relies on the Associate Producer for remembering the details. Over communication is good communication and when it comes to working with your Producers, that is what will help keep the project on track. Since an Associate Producer lives in the particulars, the Producer depends on you to raise the red flag when you see something going awry. In addition to working with the Producer, you will also work closely with the design and development team, helping to ensure they have all the details to complete their daily tasks.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reviews project proposal or plan with Producer to understand the scope, schedule and budget of the project
  • Keeps the Producer and others informed about project status and issues that may impact client relations
  • Determines project risk on an ongoing basis, escalates issues as needed
  • Coordinates and prepares for internal and client meetings
  • Attends client/internal meetings when necessary and helps distribute meeting minutes to internal team
  • Assigns appropriate creative teams with project tasks
  • Creates and maintains all project reports for management, client or others
  • Helps to maintain budgets and timelines for all phases of a project
  • Completes all administrative tasks associated with projects

Qualities we are looking for in an Associate Producer

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Project Management – Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Manages project team activities.
  • Organization – Shows proficient organizational skills in creating and keeping deadlines, delegation, and multitasking.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Flexibility – Can adapt to changing studio and client priorities.

Qualifications for Associate Producer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least 1 year holding position of Project Coordinator or in role performing project management-type duties.

Communication Ability:
Ability to effectively communicate with customers, clients, and other employees of PlainJoe.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of the Office Suite, Design, and Project Management software.

Executive Director

Reports To: Executive Director of Operations

Executive Directors are responsible for two crucial components to the Studio’s overall success – healthy relationships and tangible results.

Storyland is a relational organization that relies heavily on a healthy partnership that exists between Principals and Executive Directors with the common goal of establishing long-term relationships with clients and delivering quality work.

Executive Directors also work closely with other team members, including Producers, Strategists, Creatives, and other internal and external resources to ensure that alignment exists between Story and Strategy.

As it relates to the story, Executive Directors are responsible for stewarding the client’s story throughout the engagement. They also ensure that the story’s consistency and integrity are a priority for all the supporting disciplines and resources in accomplishing the work.

As well as being a steward of the client’s story, Executive Directors are project owners that must oversee the creation and implementation of the resulting strategy and solution(s). To do so requires Executive Directors to understand the client’s industry, business, customers, and pain points, to offer insights both to the client and internal team. It’s often said that Executive Directors are the second smartest person in the room, having a working knowledge of the subject matter while leveraging the experts/expertise contained within the various studio disciplines.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the primary client contact and works to constantly build relational equity and trust with their clients.
  • Acts as the owner’s rep on architectural/development projects, guiding the client through the design and build process.
  • Act as the voice of the client to ensure Storyland teams understand the client’s priorities and vision.
  • Is knowledgeable of the industry our client’s exist in and is able to lend expertise and guidance in decision making.
  • Facilitates strategic and solutions oriented conversations, bringing in the right studio experts to help collaborate when needed.
    Manages client and company expectations through regular meetings, checkpoints and project workflow/process education.
  • Sets up a regular cadence for feedback with Principals along the project lifecycle.
  • Acts as the project owner and partners with Producers and Architectural Project Managers (where applicable) to ensure the project progresses within the project constraints: scope, schedule and budget.
  • Drives account growth by constantly looking at the client’s needs and what comes next.
    • This requires thinking through how our clients can meet their organization’s growth goals.
  • Is a story champion; making sure the Storyland team as well as the client stays guided by the “Big Idea”.
  • Reviews all internally developed deliverables to ensure they align with the client’s expectations and deliver on the story promise.

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Relational – Understands the power of relationship and strives to build it with both clients and internal team members; Leads with humility; Asks meaningful questions; Good Communicator; Willing to have the tough conversations.
  • Service Oriented – Responds promptly to customer needs; Manages client expectations; Provides what’s right, not just requested; Meets commitments.
  • Good Negotiator – Looks for the win/win in every situation; Knows when to ask for the business.
  • Initiative – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; Volunteers readily; Pursues Self-Development; Anticipates what’s next.
  • Team Oriented – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Collaborative; Elevates and serves the needs of others; Encourages divergent thinking.
  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Flexible – Can adapt quickly to changing studio and client priorities.

Experience and Professional Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university.

At least 5 years holding the position of Construction Manager or in a role performing client management-type duties in an architectural and/or construction setting.

Communication Ability:
Ability to effectively communicate with customers, clients, and other employees of Storyland Studios. Proficient listening and presentation skills.

Other Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. Creative leadership, Revit/CAD preferred.

Project Director - Real Estate Development

Reports To: Executive Director of Operations

Executive Directors are responsible for two crucial components to the Studio’s overall success – healthy relationships and tangible results.

Storyland is a relational organization that relies heavily on a healthy partnership that exists between Principals and Executive Directors with the common goal of establishing long-term relationships with clients and delivering quality work.

Executive Directors also work closely with other team members, including Producers, Strategists, Creatives, and other internal and external resources to ensure that alignment exists between Story and Strategy. As it relates to the story, Executive Directors are responsible for stewarding the client’s story throughout the engagement. They also ensure that the story’s consistency and integrity are a priority for all the supporting disciplines and resources in accomplishing the work.

As well as being a steward of the client’s story, Executive Directors are project owners that must oversee the creation and implementation of the resulting strategy and solution(s). To do so requires Executive Directors to understand the client’s industry, business, customers, and pain points, to offer insights both to the client and internal team. It’s often said that Executive Directors are the second smartest person in the room, having a working knowledge of the subject matter while leveraging the experts/expertise contained within the various studio disciplines.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the primary client contact and works to constantly build relational equity and trust with their clients.
  • Acts as the owner’s rep on architectural/development projects, guiding the client through the design and build process.
  • Act as the voice of the client to ensure Storyland teams understand the client’s priorities and vision.
  • Is knowledgeable of the industry our client’s exist in and is able to lend expertise and guidance in decision making.
  • Facilitates strategic and solutions oriented conversations, bringing in the right studio experts to help collaborate when needed.
  • Manages client and company expectations through regular meetings, checkpoints and project workflow/process education.
  • Sets up a regular cadence for feedback with Principals along the project lifecycle.
  • Acts as the project owner and partners with Producers and Architectural Project Managers (where applicable) to ensure the project progresses within the project constraints: scope, schedule and budget.
  • Drives account growth by constantly looking at the client’s needs and what comes next.
    • This requires thinking through how our clients can meet their organization’s growth goals.
  • Is a story champion; making sure the Storyland team as well as the client stays guided by the “Big Idea”.
  • Reviews all internally developed deliverables to ensure they align with the client’s expectations and deliver on the story promise.

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Relational – Understands the power of relationship and strives to build it with both clients and internal team members; Leads with humility; Asks meaningful questions; Good Communicator; Willing to have the tough conversations.
  • Service Oriented – Responds promptly to customer needs; Manages client expectations; Provides what’s right, not just requested; Meets commitments.
  • Good Negotiator – Looks for the win/win in every situation; Knows when to ask for the business.
  • Initiative – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; Volunteers readily; Pursues Self-Development; Anticipates what’s next.
  • Team Oriented – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Collaborative; Elevates and serves the needs of others; Encourages divergent thinking.
  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Flexible – Can adapt quickly to changing studio and client priorities.

Experience and Professional Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university.

At least 5 years holding the position of Construction Manager or in a role performing client management-type duties in an architectural and/or construction setting.

Communication Ability:
Ability to effectively communicate with customers, clients, and other employees of Storyland Studios. Proficient listening and presentation skills.

Other Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
Creative leadership, Revit/CAD preferred.