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Senior Designer, Exhibits, Chicago

This opportunity is with a well-established custom exhibit house. Our client is offering the opportunity to work with a diverse team of specialists in the design, fabrication, and execution of trade show exhibits. They are seeking a talented senior level exhibit designer to enhance their team.



  • Lead Discovery Meetings with Account Executives and their clients to define project requirements/vision and translate into creative 3D rendering concepts
  • Prepare for, attend, and drive the creative portion of the proposal presentation to the client
  • Integrate system and custom elements into purchase and rental projects ranging from small inline exhibits to very large custom island exhibits
  • Design within Budgets, Due Dates and Design Requirements for each project
  • Interface with production and engineering team to ensure design feasibility
  • Assist the Project Managers/Account Executives with design breakouts and overall specs for quoting
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and developing technology, attend trade shows, industry conventions/seminars and read/subscribe to design-related publications
  • Assist the Creative Director with internal design department goals and objectives



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in designing tradeshow exhibits, environments and events
  • Bachelor’s degree in Exhibit, Interior, Industrial, or Architectural Design is preferred (other Design, CAD or Engineering degrees will be considered)
  • Adobe Creative Suite Proficiency
  • 3D Studio Max/Autodesk Proficiency
  • Microsoft Office Suite Proficiency
  • Impressive portfolio of great work that is aligned with the client’s strategic, aesthetic, and budget criteria
  • The ability to take initiative with minimal direction and oversight on all projects
  • Highly organized, flexible and ability to work necessary hours in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the team and mentor junior level designers

Location: Chicago (Western Suburbs)

Salary: Experience Dependent

Ref#: 1030

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  • Sales

    Account Executive,
    Account Director,
    Corporate Accounts,
    Business Development,
    Sales Manager

  • Creative

    Exhibition, Experience,
    3 Dimensional, Experiential,
    Graphic, Design Director, Creative Director

  • Project Support

    Account Management, Project Management, Estimating, Detailing, Drafting, Engineering

  • Production

    Warehouse Management, Shop Foreman, Purchasing Agent, I & D Supervisor, Field Services

  • Operations

    Director of Operations, Operations Manager, VP of Operations

  • Management

    VP, CEO, COO, Director

  • Miscellaneous