Senior Wayfinding/Signage Designer
Washington, DC Urban Design

Streetsense is an experience-focused strategy and design collective. We create brands people love and places people love to be. Our interdisciplinary nature allows us to collaborate constantly and approach every challenge with collective intelligence.

Our Uncommon Collective is currently seeking a Senior Wayfinding Designer to join our growing Urban Design Studio. Think you’ve got what it takes? Read on!  



The ideal candidate will be a talented Wayfinding Designer, detail-oriented, who thinks strategically, possesses a strong work ethic, and loves a challenge. You will be pivotal in designing and creating innovative, unique design solutions for our placemaking, signage, wayfinding, and branding projects.  Candidates should have outstanding EGD design skills that include experience successfully solving complex wayfinding challenges and managing client’s expectations. You should also have a high level of design expertise in typography, form, and composition. Reporting to the Urban Design Studio Leadership, you collaborate with other designers, project managers, consultant groups, fabricators, and clients, developing original and appropriate design concepts and seeing a project through to completion. 


  • Attend client kick-off meetings.
  • Review project information, ask questions.
  • Provide a clear articulation of ideas to facilitate cohesive design direction.
  • Strategize wayfinding solutions; understand user journeys, decision points, and destinations.
  • Conceptualize design directions.
  • Discern necessary sign types for unique architectural situations and design solutions that fit the context.
  • Excel at designing for high-profile projects with the skills to mentor junior staff in extrapolating all sign types thru chosen design directions.
  • Review design progress and deliverables with project leadership at key stages for feedback, direction, and approvals.
  • Stick to given schedules an tasks.
  • Clearly communicate design direction, progress, and wayfinding needs to the fabricator, installers, and other consultants. 
  • Actively build and maintain relationships with clients.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Architecture, or related field
  • 5+ years of post-graduate professional experience, preferably within the commercial real estate Industry with an emphasis on Signage and Wayfinding Design
  • Proficiency in in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign software required; AutoCAD/Revit a plus 
  • High proficiency in 3-D visualization software – appropriate to sign design (Rhino, 3D Max, SketchUp, or others) and ability to model project context for presentation
  • High proficiency in a range of signage materials, lighting, and construction techniques for commercial signage and graphics
  • Experience in project naming & branding a plus
  • Understanding and application of design principles, theories, site analysis, and how people experience place
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with team and stakeholders
  • Clearly communicate design direction, progress, and wayfinding needs to the fabricator, installers, and other consultants. 
  • Self-directed, motivated, collaborative, and professional, with ability to manage project deliverables deadlines and budgets