FREEMAN Senior Environmental Designer - Chicago, IL in Chicago, Illinois

We’re a global company of thinkers, designers, and doers. Freeman partners with our clients to build a connection with their customers by creating brand experiences that are seamless, innovative, and immersive. From strategy, creative, and digital to logistics and event technology, our teams place the client at the center, helping them connect to people in meaningful and personal ways. What makes us unique is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective, and personalized approach developed from our 90-year legacy as an industry leader. Freeman connects people to a universe of opportunities that create a spark, build understanding, and inspire action.


No other medium has the scope, intensity and immersive power that live experience delivers. It has the power to advance society and elevate human experience. At FreemanXP you will work in interdisciplinary teams to create comprehensive, branded experiences in digital and physical environments. You will provide positive contribution to studio and office culture. As a Senior Environmental Designer, you will contribute to the spatial component of the project. You will be passionate about design across all mediums with a sound understanding of current trends and technologies.

Actively participate in design thinking methodology and support visual communication of environmental concepts. Work with designers of different backgrounds to create holistic, branded experiences that integrate both physical and digital environments.


  • Supports 5+ team members.

  • Executes medium to high complexity projects that are clearly understandable to all levels of stakeholders.

  • Functions as SME for lower-complexity projects.

  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of design to the completion of difficult assignments.

  • Usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with supervisor on unusual matters. Performs assignments that are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity. Displays appreciable latitude for reviewed action or decision.

  • Under the direction of the project lead, demonstrates concept sketching that involves quick ideations as well as finished presentation drawing skills that are clear, compelling and delightful to all levels of stakeholders.

  • Creates stories or describes ideas that are clear, compelling and delightful to all levels of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrates communication, team collaboration and presentation skills that are clear, compelling and delightful to all levels of stakeholders.

Other Duties:

  • Promotes brand consistency with environmental concepts that support design objectives and creative concepts.

  • Creates design documentation, using illustration, sketching, and diagramming, 3D modeling and rendering, and CAD drawings to clearly communicate design intent appropriate to each phase of the design process within a project.

  • Works within specified deadlines. Edits and revises work based on stakeholder feedback.

  • Collaborates with an interdisciplinary group of designers as well as stakeholders from other disciplines such as sales, marketing, operations and fabrication.

  • Participates in design planning for complex, multidisciplinary projects.

  • Actively participates in studio pin-ups, discovery sessions, and reviews.

  • Provides best practices guidance to the studio.

  • Manages as well as mentor less experienced designers.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degrees in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Exhibit Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design or have equivalent experience demonstrated by a strong portfolio.

  • 5+ years of experience in a creative agency, corporate marketing environment, or architectural design firm in applicable areas of space design such as retail, hospitality, exhibit, and urban design.

Freeman is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status or any other protected status. Freeman will consider, for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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