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Senior Landscape Architect/Designer

Destination by Design Studios, PLLC  

Boone, NC Full-Time

Destination by Design is an award-winning multidisciplinary economic development firm composed of experienced local government planners, landscape architects, engineers, urban designers, and communication experts that work together to plan, develop, brand, and promote destination-quality assets.

We offer several benefits including a retirement plan with 3% salary matching and strive to live up to our motto, “On a good day we plan it. On a great day, we live it!” We are located on Boone’s Greenway Trail and offer quarterly “Live it days” (supplemental vacation days focused on outdoor recreation/urban design exploration). 

Job Description: We are seeking creative, enthusiastic candidates for project management-level landscape architect/designer positions. Responsibilities include leading the design team with master planning, conceptual site design, graphic representation, construction documentation, and construction administration. The candidate should be passionate about design, with strong graphic and written communication skills.

Education, Skills, and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture;
  • 5 years of experience minimum
  • In process of securing or currently maintain professional licensure
  • Excellent graphic and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Civil 3D, Sketchup, and Land-FX a plus.
  • Ability and knowledge to handle city codes and submittals for site plan processing
  • Experience in leading others in the design and construction documentation/construction observation process
  • Capability and desire to mentor junior design staff 

Instructions Regarding How to Apply:

For more information on our firm, please visit www.dbdplanning.com. Interested applicants for this position should email their resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Alex Gotherman, alex@dbdplanning.com.

ENTRY/MID-LEVEL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT/DESIGNEr

Destination by Design Studios, PLLC  Boone, NC Full-Time

Destination by Design is an award-winning multi-disciplinary economic development firm comprised of experienced local government planners, landscape architects, engineers, urban designers, and communication experts that work together to plan, develop, brand, and promote destination-quality assets.

We offer several benefits including a retirement plan with 3% salary matching and strive to live up to our motto, “On a good day we plan it. On a great day, we live it!” We are located on Boone’s Greenway Trail and offer quarterly “Live it days” (supplemental vacation days focused on outdoor recreation/urban design exploration). 

Job Description: We are seeking creative, enthusiastic candidates for entry/ mid-level landscape architect/designer positions. Responsibilities include assisting the design team with master planning, conceptual site design, graphic representation, and construction documentation. The candidate should be passionate about design, with strong graphic and written communication skills.

Education, Skills, and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture;
  • 0-4 years of experience minimum
  • Excellent graphic and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Civil 3D, Sketchup, and Land-FX a plus.

 

Instructions Regarding How to Apply:

For more information on our firm, please visit www.dbdplanning.com. Interested applicants for this position should email their resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Alex Gotherman, alex@dbdplanning.com.

VIDEO/CONTENT PRODUCER

Boone, NC Full-Time

We offer several benefits including paid vacation, a retirement plan with 3% salary matching, and we strive to live up to our motto, “On a good day we plan it. On a great day, we live it!” We are located on Boone’s Greenway Trail and offer quarterly “Live it days” (supplemental vacation days focused on outdoor recreation/urban design exploration). 

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for assisting with all of the firm’s media production activities, on client projects and internal marketing, including video, photography, and web. If possible, this position should also help advise and assist on all technology needs of the firm. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, yet willing to take direction, and is a team player, willing to offer creative solutions to execute ideas with a team.  This position reports to the Communications Director, but interfaces frequently with all members of the firm.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Video & Photography Production

  • Conceptualize, write, film, and direct, video shoots on location
  • Assist with logistical planning of video/photo productions, including interfacing with clients and subcontractors
  • Serve as lead camera operator for the Communications Department 
  • Edit & produce videos, including coordination with clients and subcontractors as needed
  • Assist with photo editing and post-production as needed

Digital Marketing Assistance

  • Perform website updates and simple maintenance using WordPress 
  • Assist with marketing tasks such as email newsletter, blog stories, and social media posting. 
  • Help maintain and organize email subscriber lists
  • Coordinate with team members to obtain marketing content for DbD website and social media

Technology & Digital Asset Management

  • Advise and assist the Communications Director with technology-related issues including cameras, software, and media management. 
  • Help organize and maintain DbD media archive.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be a team player, consistently punctual, responsive to clients and team members, and solution-oriented
  • Willingness to continually learn and develop new skills within marketing and content production.  
  • Demonstrated interest or willingness to learn about community development, destination marketing, and/or place-based economic development

Skills, and Experience Required:

  • 2-4 years production experience
  • Strong professional work history
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency editing in Adobe Premiere or Davinci Resolve
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite & After Effects

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should upload below or email resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Matt Powell, matt@dbdplanning.com.

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We are a true multi-disciplinary firm on a very practical mission to make the world a much better place.  If that sounds fun, why don’t you join us?

MARK

PLANNING INTERN

“My experience with DbD was phenomenal. My field of study was sustainable development, and DbD helped me work on local projects related to planning and to the revitalization of Appalachia. I learned how to conduct research, facilitate outreach, and connect with various communities to gain insights for projects. Overall this was a tremendous jumping off point for my career which gave me many of the skills I use today. I will always treasure my time at DbD”.

HALEE

PLANNING INTERN

“My internship with DbD gave me exposure to creative planning and place development. Coming from a public administration background, I enjoyed seeing the impacts DbD had on local governments in bettering their communities and places”

AIDAN

VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERN

“Throughout my summer internship I got to work directly with the Media Production team. I went on video and photo shoots, and helped out with some editing projects in the office. In addition, I was able to learn more about the basics of camera-control and video editing. Over all my internship with Destination By Design was an incredible learning experience!”

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