Experiential Design Strategist

Itasca, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #47225 |
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Onward Search's client, an exhibit design and experiential shop in the northwest suburbs, is seeking a Sr Experiential Designer Strategist to join their team. In this client-facing role, you will be tasked with juggling multiple projects, to ensure the client's vision is delivered on time.


  • Create unique ideas which respond directly to client goals and leverage client input. Work must both reflect client direction and assert a positive, creative viewpoint.
  • Express ideas in a variety of ways according to client need and phase of project development. Communicate with internal and external teams alike with words, found images, sketches, computer models, renderings and/or other media.
  • Develop creative presentations which convey event objectives, interactions intended for the event, aesthetics of the space, form/function of the structures, materials/finishes/colors, and event marketing campaign extensions.
  • Keep current with trends in 3d brand marketing, event marketing, experiential marketing, best retail practices, and tradeshows.
  • Maintain all relevant files, materials, and records.


  • 5+ years of experience in Exhibit design
  • Proficiency in 3D StudioMax, or similar 3d modeling/rendering software, as well as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Follow projects through production to ensure design intent is preserved, and internal clients receive practical, actionable input.
  • Keep current with new methods of expressing event marketing ideas: computer modeling and rendering, fly-throughs, software updates, creative suite and beyond.
  • Working knowledge of construction and material usage.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Environmental Design, Advertising, Marketing, or Fine Arts.
  • Mature enough, confident enough, talented enough and reliable enough to work with internal/external clients autonomously.

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  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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