Graphic designer for architecture and urban development companies: 2+ years of experience

David Baker Architects (DBA) is a progressive architectural firm with offices in San Francisco, Oakland and Birmingham, Alabama that creates prestigious buildings in urban environments. DBA is a leader in affordable and sustainable living and urban development. We recently received the AIA California Firm Award 2020. In our collaborative approach, we focus on equity and social justice in both our practice and our work culture. We have a passion and a deep understanding of the power of a humane and respectful environment to transform neighborhoods and improve the lives of individuals and families.

We are currently seeking full-time graphic designers for flexible work on our growing in-house communications team (communications director, communications coordinator, part-time graphic designer) and permanent leadership in a number of marketing and business development areas as well as some architectural / environmental graphics.

Apply if you feel that you have a good eye as a designer, are interested in architecture and / or questions of living and public space and want to work flexibly in a collaborative, mission-oriented company.

The full-time position is initially remote and supports an office in San Francisco.


  • Design and produce a range of printed, digital, and web-based graphics and documents, including proposals (RFPs and RFQs), pricing templates, marketing materials, graphic templates, social media graphics, presentations, billboards, information graphics and promotional materials

  • Assist the communications director and act as a resource for the staff with graphic design needs

  • Ensure continuity and manage the workflow with a part-time graphic designer

  • Provide graphical support for architectural renderings and presentation plans

  • Preparation and packaging of the final, print-ready mechanical files for print and digital print

  • Maintenance and management of marketing materials (résumés, single project sheets, qualifications)

  • Collaboration on environmental graphics and route design (building signs, etc.)

  • Collaboration in the in-house video production

  • Retouching

  • Help with managing, updating and maintaining dynamic website content (CMS)

  • Help manage / organize / maintain digital assets

Apply if you feel suitable for this position, are interested in architecture and / or issues relating to living and public space, and would like to work flexibly in a collaborative, mission-oriented company.

The position is remote for the time being and supports an office in San Francisco.



  • 2 years of professional experience in graphic design

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field

  • Confident handling of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • Excellent design, typography and layout skills and sensitivity

  • Strong oral and written communication with an eye for accuracy, consistency and attention to detail

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment while producing quality work

  • Effectiveness in visual communication, including hand sketching skills

  • Solid understanding of visual and branding concepts and their application to, relationship to and integration with the built environment

  • Excellent organizational, project management, file organization and archiving skills

  • Strong professional references


  • Interest in the topics of housing, community, social justice and architecture

  • Experience / interest in website management (CMS)

  • Experience in the air conditioning industry

  • Experience with basic photography and videography

  • Experience with 3D visualization is a plus

The benefits include:


No phone calls. Please send us an email according to these instructions:

Subject line: “GraphicsCoordinator name”

Address: [email protected]

Warning: Jessica Steele

Attachment: Please combine the following documents into a single PDF with a maximum size of 10 MB (one file), formatted for printing on 8.5 x 11 paper (landscape or portrait)

File name: GraphicsCoordinator_LastName-FirstName_Date.pdf

1. Cover letter. Please state your interest in working at DBA, your motivation for a career in graphic design and the answer to this question: Do you need employer funding now or in the future to get a work permit?

2. CV

3. Select work samples

No recruiters or phone calls please. Only the eligible candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in our company.

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