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Experiential Design & Wayfinding Designer – Multi-Market

Gresham Smith
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Every space tells a unique story, and our Experiential Designers and Branded Environment experts at Gresham Smith dig deep, research, and collaborate with other disciplines like architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and transportation that connect communities and bring places to life. We explore visual, verbal, and virtual solutions for communicating information so people can easily navigate airport terminals, healthcare facilities, and other public spaces. We invite you to join us as we help reimagine how we live and work!

Gresham Smith is a creative team of design professionals who serve a diverse range of clients. Together, we share one Core Purpose: To plan, design, and consult to create healthy and thriving communities. Our offices are full of genuine, fun, and down-to-earth people who believe in fostering an inclusive culture where all employees feel they belong. Loving where you work, who you're working with, and what you're working on is important to us, which is why we put our people first—they're at the heart of everything we do. From professional growth and development support and opportunities to give back to your community to flexible work schedules and competitive benefits, we have a genuine interest in the whole you. So, if you're just as passionate about what you do as we are, then we'd love to hear from you!


  • Research and analyze the context of the project's needs to understand the client's objectives and priorities. 
  • Identify potential creative strategies in responding to client goals and project challenges.
  • Explore and integrate findings and insights into design ideas and detail studies.
  • Communicate the project concepts through hand sketching, photo rendering, 3D modeling, etc.
  • Develop design solutions to coordinate with the functional wayfinding logic.
  • Coordination with clients, design team disciplines, and general contractors to ensure alignment of all design elements.
  • Communicate strategic recommendations with the design team and clients.
  • Contribute and/or lead internal design sessions, critiques, client reviews, and work sessions.
  • Leverage your working knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques and apply this experience to design concepts.
  • Create technical drawings to scale and compile construction documents.
  • Follow the project through construction to completion.
  • Travel as needed for onsite meetings and or client presentations.
  • Leads and/or participates in client/project meetings.
  • Other specifically assigned duties.
  • Ability to identify potential clients/project opportunities.
  • Ability to provide project management attributes – scope development, fee, proposal, and project schedule.
  • Ability to demonstrate business strategy and project management.
  • Other specifically assigned duties.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in one of the following:
      • Architecture
      • Experiential design
      • Graphic design
      • Industrial design
      • Interior design
      • Or related field
    • A minimum of 6 years of job-related design experience is required.
    • Excellent skills using Adobe Illustrator w/ supporting add-on program (CADtools)
    • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
    • Demonstrated experience using the Microsoft Suite.
    • Additional knowledge of Revit and SketchUp software is a plus.
    • Knowledge of Architecture, Space Design, and Interiors (digital/built environment)

    Gresham Smith is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Gresham Smith provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability or any other classification protected by law.