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5/9/2022 Update: This position has been filled.

Job Description

You’ll be using visual tools to help attorneys investigate and present the most important elements of their case. The objective may be to explain the logistics, sequence, and details of a construction project. Or it could be to visualize a vehicle crash, a crime scene, a medical diagram or a timeline of events. Check out our portfolio to see examples.

You’ll enjoy a fast-paced work environment, which typically requires projects to be completed in a matter of days or weeks. When we’re busy you’ll be working on several projects simultaneously. At other times, you’ll be learning new software or writing blog posts to support marketing efforts. Our office environment is casual, and the schedule is flexible to allow work/life balance, but we do need you to work in-person at our office 4 or 5 days per week. This provides the best opportunity to collaborate with co-workers. You’ll be challenged to do great work and occasionally put in extra hours to meet deadlines.

The starting wage for this position is $30 per hour. You’ll be part of a small company with strong growth potential, so rapid advancement is possible. Fat Pencil Studio is an equal opportunity employer and offers paid time off, health insurance, and retirement savings benefits.

Skills & Experience

We’re looking for a person with a degree in art, architecture, or design and 2+ years of full-time work experience in a field requiring 3d visualization (such as buildings, products, or video games). During the interview process, you’ll need to demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Understand architectural drawings well enough to sketch a 3d view of what’s shown in 2d plans, elevations and detail sections.
  2. Create a simple, but reasonably accurate digital 3d model of a building or other object by looking at photographs (without using measurements or photogrammetry software).
  3. Write brief captions and draw a storyboard to illustrate a sequence of events described in a written narrative.

We use Adobe Creative Suite for 2d illustration, page layout, video editing and motion graphics. We use Keynote and PowerPoint for slide presentations and SketchUp for 3d modeling. Proficiency with these tools is a plus, but not a requirement.

This is not a typical design job. The subject matter can be highly complex, is sometimes gruesome, and is almost always confidential (i.e. not available for portfolio use). We often work on behalf of people who have experienced tragic loss, or who have been accused of terrible crimes. But everyone deserves a chance to have their story heard, and we take pride in helping our clients tell these stories in the most visually compelling way possible.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please write a letter of introduction that explains why you want to work at Fat Pencil Studio, and what has prepared you for success in items 1-3 listed above. We use this letter to evaluate your writing skills and attention to detail. (i.e. have you read the full job description)  We’ll also want to review your resume and some work samples. Please send application materials via email to jobs@fatpencilstudio.com. We will begin reviewing applications on April 15th, and the position will remain open until filled.

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Joshua Cohen is a Principal at Fat Pencil Studio