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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 logistics, sequence, and details of a construction project. Or it could be to visualize a vehicle crash, a crime scene, a conceptual diagram or a presentation slide deck. 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 assisting with marketing efforts by writing blog posts and reaching out to colleagues in the profession. Our office environment is casual, and the work schedule is flexible to allow work/life balance. However, you’ll be challenged to do great work and occasionally put in extra hours to meet deadlines.

During the pandemic, our team transitioned to 100% work from home. Now that vaccines are available, we are excited to get back to collaborating in person. In the near term, we will likely be working in our office 2-3 days every week, and working from home the remaining days. (If work from home is not a great option for you, our office is available full time.)

The starting wage for this position is $26-$30 per hour, depending on experience. 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 work experience in a field related to architecture, construction or 3d animation. You’ll need to demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Understand architectural drawings well enough to sketch (by hand) a 3d view of what’s shown in 2d plans, elevations and detail sections.
  2. Create a reasonably accurate digital 3d model of a building or other object by looking at photographs (without the benefit of measurements or photogrammetry software).
  3. Develop a storyboard to illustrate a sequence of events after reading a written narrative or watching a video.

We use Trimble SketchUp for 3d modeling, and Adobe Creative Suite for 2d illustration, page layout, video editing and motion graphics. 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. 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 experience has prepared you for success in items 1-3 listed above. We’ll also want to review your resume and some work samples. Please send application materials via email to <jobs@fatpencilstudio.com>. We will respond within two business days to acknowledge receipt, and advise you regarding next steps.

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Joshua Cohen is a Principal at Fat Pencil Studio