Graphic Designer / Illustrator

Corrales, NM

Graphic Designer / Illustrator

We are looking for a Graphic Designer / Illustrator to help us create exciting new designs for museums and other public spaces.  The right candidate will have a team-oriented attitude, the ability to achieve consistently compelling designs, and enthusiasm for the job. The candidate will have 3+ years of industry experience in graphic design and illustration. We seek a motivated individual who is not afraid to learn new things and can help us design interactive experiences. Our clients for these projects are world-famous museums, zoos, aquariums, and Fortune 500 companies. This in-person position is at Ideum's studios in scenic Corrales, New Mexico (near Albuquerque and an hour from Santa Fe).

The Graphic Design / Illustrator will report to the Experience Design Manager and give updates to the Executive Producer of Design showing the progress of their work. However supported by Ideum leadership, they have the ability to work autonomously and demonstrate a well-versed knowledge of layout, color, composition, and typography.  There will be opportunities to learn more about UI/UX, museum exhibit design, interactive and immersive environments, and the other types of dynamic work that Ideum is involved in. The right candidate is self-motivated, engaged with their teams, and dependable under tight deadlines. 

Core Requirements and Duties:

  • 3 + years of demonstrated experience in graphic design and illustration (portfolio, please)

  • Strong knowledge of layout, color, composition, and typography

  • Fluent in the Adobe Suite and other graphic design and illustration programs

  • Understands how to prepare files for print 

  • Can work with other designers and team members to create compelling designs

  • Presents creative concepts to internal teams and clients

  • Upholds Ideum’s standards of design through quality assurance of all creative deliverables from hardware, structural, and application design

  • Contributes to the culture and development of Ideum

  • Assists Software Developers with spec and QA designs to ensure designs support a facile path to production in software development

  • Works collaboratively with Producers, Exhibit Design, VFX, Software Development, Hardware Workshop, Fabrication, and AV Engineering teams

  • Can manage multiple project deliverables under tight deadlines

  • Demonstrated organizational skills

  • Dependability and commitment to results

  • Engagement in team communications

  • Experience with content development, and/or science or history-related topics, a plus

  • Experience with motion graphics and illustration, a plus

Guide to Advancement:

  • A command of the craft of design, consistently achieving compelling aesthetic solutions 

  • Demonstrated growth in the ability to work in teams and receive and act on feedback from the Experience Design Manager, the Executive Producer of Design, CXO, the Founder, and others

  • Well-versed proficiency with relevant design software

  •  Ability and desire to learn and explore new types of software and technology

  • Ability to work with printers and understand print production

  • Advanced skill set in environmental graphic design

  • Increasing autonomous ability to generate and refine ideas into thoughtful, provocative concepts and articulate ideas both verbally and visually

  • Understanding of overall application design, including usability, industry standards, architecture, and navigation

  • Demonstrates inspiration and passion for Visual Design

  • Team leadership and exceptional communications

About Ideum

We are a multidisciplinary experience design firm that focuses on using emerging technologies in creative and unexpected ways. We create visitor-centric exhibits that evoke wonder, awe, and surprise, but that also tell important stories about science, art, history, and culture that have a lasting impact. We work with museums, educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and other entities throughout North America and around the world. Our firm provides design services, custom software development, media systems design and installation, and custom fabrication.

Our multitouch tables and touch displays are practical implementations of recent advances in multiple areas of emerging technology. Our hardware products are built to be used in social environments where they encourage interaction and collaboration. We take pride in what we design and build, and we focus on reliability and performance to create products that last. We’ve been a leader in touch table development for nearly 15 years.  

We are located in scenic Corrales, New Mexico (near Albuquerque and an hour from Santa Fe). Please visit our portfolio and product website to learn more about us:

Benefits and Incentives

Compensation between $48,000 to $60,000 depending on experience

Equal Opportunity & Eligibility

Ideum, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Should an applicant need reasonable accommodations in the application process, he or she should contact a company representative. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

How to Apply

Please include a resume, cover letter, and a relevant portfolio.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please. NOTE: *Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.