Seeking Talented Individuals

Hotopp is always accepting employment inquires regardless of hiring needs. Our practice of crafting highly engaging experiences, attractions, branded environments, and exhibits provides career opportunities in design, management, marketing, communication design, fabrication, and administration. We are always seeking talented individuals and we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, references and work samples to jobs@hotopp.com

Hotopp offers a competitive base pay with a full benefits package including: medical/dental coverage, PTO, 401k, and employer funded transit.

Please see our “helpful hints” section below.


Current Openings


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LOCATION

SEATTLE, WA

Experienced Designer/Drafter

We currently have an opening for an Experienced Designer/Drafter in our Seattle Office. This is a full-time position and would start in November or early December 2018. Applicants must be available to work at our Seattle office Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week.

Who you are:

You love design. Creativity fuels your fire. You have a can do attitude and are passionate about your work. You have an eagerness to learn and enjoy a challenge. You are focused on building relationships and working in a collaborative environment. Ideally you have a background in attractions, architecture, theatrical design, branded environments or events but those with experience in other industries (graphic design, environmental design, interior design and industrial design) may also apply.  

 Specifically:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a friendly and courteous demeanor

  • Comfortable with collaboration

  • Ability to be both a team player and work independently with little or no supervision

  • A self-starter

  • Strong attention to detail

  • High level of written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent logic and problem-solving capabilities

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with varying priorities

What you'll do:

You will help the team to develop rough ideas into viable design solutions. Using a pencil, software program, or whatever it takes to draw, you will take abstract ideas and turn them into a tangible, visual representations. You will also use your technical skills to aid the team in creating renderings and pitch materials, draft bids and design drawings for project construction and provide design support during project execution.

Specifically:

  • Able to visually interpret other people’s ideas while you also develop your own ideas

  • Communicate design concepts through rough sketches and research

  • Develop concept renders and graphics

  • Create, edit, and render 3D models in AutoCAD, or a similar software, based on rough sketches from a designer and/or the project’s design parameters

  • Develop design and construction drawings from existing 3D models

  • Render images from a 2D or 3D model

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to visualize perspective while understanding 3D space & scale

  • Proficient to advanced skills using AutoCAD (2010 +) to develop construction drawings from existing 3D models.

  • Proficient to advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on: Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator and After Effects

  • Ability to create and edit 3D models in AutoCAD and/or Rhino, based on rough sketches from a designer and the project’s design parameters

  • The ability to generate 3D concept and final renderings for design communication and approval.

  • At least 4 years professional experience as an AutoCAD drafter, preferably in a multi-user environment

  • Understanding of drafting standards and the ability to conform to existing company-wide drafting practices

  • Understanding of general construction, production and fabrication practices, preferably those specific to theatre, events, attractions or a similar field

  • Revit and/or Rhino skills a plus

 Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter with brief description of experience level and availability

  • Résumé

  • 3 references

  • Several work samples including:

    • Concept sketches by hand or computer

    • CAD drafting, particularly examples demonstrating 3D proficiency in AutoCAD

    • 3D modeling samples, generated in either AutoCAD or Rhino

    • Rendering samples

Work samples may be submitted as a PDF or as a link to a web site. Work samples should show evidence of capability. Please provide information about the software used with all submitted samples.

**Please note we weight the samples heavily when considering applicants. Resumes will not be considered without providing the requested sample material, at time of initial submission. The more you can show us about how you approach and execute work, the better we will be able to determine your qualifications for this position**


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ALL LOCATIONS

Design Intern

Interested applicants should e-mail:

  • Cover letter with a brief description of experience level and availability

  • Résumé and references

  • Several work samples including:

    • CAD drafting

    • 3D modeling

    • Relevant examples of other design or assistant design work if available

Work samples may be submitted as PDF or as a link to a web site.

Email: jobs@hotopp.com 

**Please note we weight the samples heavily when considering applicants. Resumes will not be considered without providing the requested sample material, at time of initial submission. The more you can show us about how you approach and execute work, the better we will be able to determine your qualifications for this position**


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HELPFUL HINTS

Initial Contact

1. The hiring department is made up of full-time designers and project managers, so it is difficult for us to respond effectively to phone inquiries. Please correspond with us by e-mail.

2. We respond best to concise, well organized resumes, with examples of your design work attached. We prefer cover letters that are short and to the point, and only accept digital submissions.  Please no unsolicited hard copy submissions.

3. We also accept links to online portfolios.

4. Please email work samples as a compressed PDF that can be easily printed as 8 1/2×11 or 11×17 format without compromising your presentation. Please email your application to jobs@hotopp.com and ensure it can be opened and printed from either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat. We will not accept attachments larger than 10Mb (smaller is better), nor compressed folders. Please make sure that the submission does not require downloading from a third-party website and that it is easy for us to review.

4. If we determine that your skill set and experience match any current openings, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

The Interview

1. We are an office of design generalists interested in hiring people who are drawn to all aspects of our diverse practice. This includes conceptual design, management, client relations, construction documents, overseeing consultants, mentoring less experienced designers, and overseeing on-site construction. We will be looking for a passion for design combined with the ability to work on a team.

2. Interviews typically last about half an hour. It is critical we see examples of your design abilities and working documents, please pre-select those examples that you feel best describe you and your abilities.