PlainJoe Studios

You can create a business, choose a name, but unless people know about it you're not going to sell any products.

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It is a curious thing that the more the world shrinks because of electronic communications, the more limitless becomes the province of the storytelling entertainer.

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PlainJoe Studios is always on the lookout for creative and progressive individuals that embrace teamwork and set their sights high.

We provide a work environment where employees are encouraged to tap into their individual passions and strengths to move beyond the basics and to deliver truly unique and creative work that tells a story for our clients.

Here at PlainJoe Studios passion, commitment, versatility, and teamwork are core components of our DNA. If you think you have what it takes, we’d like to hear from you! Please fill out the inquiry form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly.


Architectural Account Manager

Reports To: Lead Architect
Summary: As an extension of the PlainJoe team, the Architectural Account Manager’s primary role is to build, strengthen, and grow client relationships while helping to guide them through a project. They are the “glue” that binds PlainJoe to the client. They have a deep understanding of the client’s business, industry, customers, and/or pain points, and offer insights to the PJS team on how best to serve our client’s needs. They are the voice of the client within PJS.

Architectural Account Managers create order for the client. They offer reliable leadership, thoughtful creativity, and a consistency that breeds trust. They are responsible for helping guide clients through the overall architectural process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Serves as the primary client contact and connect them to the experts in the Studio when needed.
  • Build relational equity with clients by getting to know them as humans.
  • Act as the voice of the client to ensure PlainJoe teams understand your client’s priorities and values.
    • Reviews all internally developed deliverables to evaluate if they are appropriate for the client’s needs.
  • Ensure client happiness/satisfaction through regular meetings, reporting, and checkpoints.
  • Initiate follow-up on production work inside of the Studio on behalf of the client.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, team members, consultants, and contractors.
  • Lead up presentation when needed. Should set clear agendas for client meetings, ensure that the correct Studio experts participate in the meeting, and have a strong understanding of their project in order to guide discussions.
  • Able to guide the client through the value engineering process and connect them with Studio experts to find appropriate solutions to scope/schedule/budget adjustments.
  • Guides and assists the client in the selection process and contract review for engineers, design subconsultants and general contractors that will sign with the client directly.
  • Coordinate and own the creation of programming documentation during the concept phase of a project.

Personal Qualities

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

  • Acquires Information – Consults the appropriate resources to obtain information. Asks the right questions and knows who to go to for information.
  • Adapts to Change – Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner. Plays the role of devil’s advocate yet knows when and how to stand down graciously and accept a well-thought out decision. Embraces change.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same; makes innovation a priority among team members; encourages reasonable risk taking.
  • Critical Thinking – Able to assess a problem or situation using effective logic. Able to approach problems from different perspectives.
  • Initiative – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked. Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.
  • Team Work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Experience & Professional Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following qualifications:

    • Educational Experience:
      • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Job Experience:
      • Minimum of 5 years of experience at architecture firm.
      • Construction Administration experience highly preferred.
    • Computer Skills
      • Required:
        • Adobe
        • Microsoft Suite
      • Preferred:
        • Revit
        • Sketchup
        • AutoCAD

Architectural Intern Designer

Reports To: Lead Architect
Summary: Assists the Design Manager in generating design concept options, schematic studies, and design details while providing graphic and modeling support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

      • Concept modeling and presentation
      • Provides graphic support for all aspects of the design process
      • Product and assemblies research
      • Participate in developing a design-build workflow
      • Construction document production

Personal Qualities

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

      • Acquires Information – Consults the appropriate resources to obtain information. Asks the right questions and knows who to go to for information.
      • Adapts to Change – Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner.
      • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
      • Critical Thinking – Able to assess a problem or situation using effective logic. Able to approach problems from different perspectives.
      • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
      • Resourcefulness – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others.
      • Team Work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Experience & Professional Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following qualifications:

      • Computer Skills
      • Revit
      • Adobe
      • Sketchup
      • AutoCAD proficiency

Senior Architectural Designer / Architectural Job Captain

Assists in all aspects of architectural design. This work can include hands-on architectural work, such as drafting and 3D modeling, to the business side such as preparing for presentations and maintaining project files. May also be conducting research on sites, such as zoning laws and rules that apply to out-of-state projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

      • Communicating effectively with team members, consultants, and contractors.
      • Concept modeling and presentation.
      • Assuring adherence to scope, budget, and schedule.
      • Able to interpret a building program and generate varied design concepts.
      • Knowledge of engineering and interior design disciplines to evaluate and coordinate design work.
      • Construction document production.
      • Construction administration.

Personal Qualities

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

      • Acquires Information – Consults the appropriate resources to obtain information. Asks the right questions and knows who to go to for information.
      • Adapts to Change – Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner. Plays the role of devil’s advocate, yet knows when and how to stand down graciously and accept a well-thought out decision. Embraces change.
      • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same; makes innovation a priority among team members; encourages reasonable risk taking.
      • Critical Thinking – Able to assess a problem or situation using effective logic. Able to approach problems from different perspectives.
      • Initiative – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked. Seeks increased responsibilities.
      • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
      • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.
      • Team Work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Experience and Professional Qualifications:

      • Job Experience:
        • Minimum of 7 years experience
      • Computer Skills:
        • Revit (minimum of 5 years job experience)
        • Adobe
        • Sketchup (minimum of 5 years job experience)
        • AutoCAD proficiency
        • Microsoft Suite

Web Development Intern

Reports To: Interactive Media Team Lead
Summary: We are looking for a bright, energetic candidate looking to grow with the company who enjoys what they do and views coding as a passion. Opportunities to learn, improve, and take development skills to the next level while contributing directly to the company and its direction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Back end web development, working both independently and as part of a team
  • Fulfilling web requests; working closely with project managers and other team members
  • Running monthly backups and plugin upgrades to websites
  • Learning processes within the Digital Department

Experience & Professional Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following qualifications:

  • Ability to write HTML and Basic CSS
  • Understanding of Javascript, enough to debug and manipulate code
  • Basic understanding of databases and how it relates to dynamic websites
  • General understanding of WordPress & Squarespace
  • Ability to debug common web content related issues and resolve using a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Problem solving skills programming websites & elements (i.e. forms, queries, plug-ins)
  • Experience and understanding of mobile site compatibility
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Basic understanding of how Social Media platforms
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, ie. Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Proficiency in in Microsoft Office Suite, ie. Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following qualifications:

  • Affinity and passion towards technology.
  • Ability to communicate well, both written and verbally; communicating project status, issues, and resolutions to ensure timely completion of project deadlines.
  • Understands the importance of project deadlines and priorities between multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently AND collaboratively. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to assess a problem or situation using effective logic. Able to approach problems from different perspectives.
  • Efficient and resourceful in to obtaining information; know where to find answers, what right questions to ask, and who to go to for information/help.
  • Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner.
  • Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress to get the job done; out of the box thinker.
  • Able to make recommendations on the use of new and emerging technologies; forward thinker.

Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

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

3D Modeling Intern

Reports To: Spatial Storytelling Studio Director
Summary: Assists the Spatial Storytelling team by generating and updating 3D spatial models.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

      • Create project site models based on site/floor plans
      • Model theming and signage assets based on artistic direction provided (with or without concept art)
      • Generate documentation of theming and signage assets for client approval and fabrication
      • Prep scenes for final rendering
      • Provides graphic support for all aspects of the design process

Personal Qualities

      • Adapts to Change – Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner.
      • Positive – Uses creativity and a glass half-full posture to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
      • Critical Thinker – Able to assess a problem or situation using effective logic. Able to approach problems from different perspectives.
      • Strategically Creative – creates based on gut, but also an ability to build a solid rationale and narrative to solve design challenges.
      • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
      • Resourceful – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others.
      • Team Builder – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Experience & Professional Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following qualifications:

      • Strong understanding of SketchUp and working in scale
      • Additional Computer Skills (desired but not required)
        • Revit
        • Unity
        • Adobe Creative Suite
        • AutoCAD

Compensation

PlainJoe Studios provides a solid compensation and benefits package that includes health, dental and vision coverage, 401k, and exceptional growth opportunities. We are a family-oriented organization with a fantastic work environment

If you’re interested, apply and please provide your resume with sample work/portfolio

  • oProducer
  • oProject Manager
  • oAccount Manager
  • oGraphic Designer
  • oSpatial Storyteller
  • oWeb Developer
  • oAdministrative
  • oInternship
  • oFreelance
  • oOther
Please make sure your resume is in PDF format.

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