POSITION TITLE: Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer


REPORTING TO: Marketing Director and Principals


LOCATION:  San Francisco, CA 94109



Website: http://www.tefarch.com/


TEF Design is an award-winning, San Francisco practice of 30+ focused on supporting our regional clients with smart design solutions.  Ranked #49 in the SF Business Times Book of Lists for architecture firms, we value balance in our practice and work.  This is reflected in a portfolio that encompasses designs for healthcare, education, community/cultural arts, recreation, workplace, infrastructure, and preservation.  While diverse, our projects share a common framework of design principles.  We seek modern, economic and responsible solutions that are optimistic, open and warm; that foster community, health and well-being; and that are emotionally-satisfying to those who visit, work and live in them.

Our practice is growing and we invite talented and highly motivated individuals to bring their enthusiasm to developing this unique and challenging role within our firm.

We seek a Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer to provide in-house graphics support for our marketing, public relations and project graphics.


This is a salaried, full time position with benefits.


The position is posted here: http://www.lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_196.php



We seek a well-organized, nimble, and creative professional to provide in-house graphic support for our marketing, public relations and project assignments. The qualified individual will primarily report to the Marketing Director, and will broadly split time 70/30 between marketing activities and broader office design and graphic support. S/he shall be highly creative, and have a solid background in graphic design, with an ability to provide a balance between working closely with teams, and being self-directed. The role is varied, and the successful candidate will be driven to establish this interesting and exciting position within the firm. S/he shall be proficient in multiple graphics programs including but not limited to: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Google Docs, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages and Keynote.

The range of tasks will typically include, but not be limited to the following:

Prepare content and graphics for RFQ/RFP responses, interviews, publications, awards, exhibitions and lectures, and recruitment program that express the philosophy and ethos of the firm.

Produce high quality layouts and coordinate content and deadlines with responsible parties.

Support project photography and maintain digital inventory of photos, artwork and other electronic marketing files

Organize and track awards applications and success. Prepare graphic content necessary to support entries

Maintain and support our website, including current graphic and written content, and online professional and social media platforms

Work with our team to develop and curate content for social media

Using established brand identity, create and maintain firm collateral necessary to support marketing and project capture efforts.

Maintain company brand and guidelines and take a proactive role in furthering and evolving the company brand and creative content.

Provide graphics support for project teams, including high quality presentations, reports and graphics for project meetings and presentations.

Environmental Graphic Design on projects




The company realizes that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what they are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!

The range of professional skills required:

Innate curiosity and interest in problem-solving and continuous improvement

Creativity, graphic design and artistic talent and knowledge of trends, apps and digital media innovation

Create infographics to simplify complex ideas, information and approach in a visually engaging way

Well organized, detail focused, and able to manage multiple projects and remain flexible through multiple revisions

Strong communication skills and ability to work well with many personalities, a good listener yet confident in recommending alternative ways to communicate messages

Adaptable to meet diverse and growing needs

Professional and able to represent the practice to existing and potential clients and colleagues alike

Strong grammar, writing and editing skills a plus

Experience responding to RFI/RFQ/RFPs and minimum 2 years of AEC/real estate industry experience

A bonus skill would be the ability to research, concept and create clean and compelling signage and wall graphic design for commercial clients



All related education is a plus.



TEF offers a successful, growing, fast-paced, and stimulating work environment with a commitment to work/life balance.  We love our work, love to improve, and love to have fun. Great people and great work are what we care about!

We offer a collaborative, design-oriented work environment with ample opportunities for career growth, increased responsibility, and mentoring by experienced professionals. 

In addition to a competitive salary and potential annual bonus, TEF offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 100% paid medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance coverage for full-time employees; and 50% paid health and dental coverage for dependents. Also, TEF offers voluntary employee paid vision insurance coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, State Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, paid vacation, holiday and sick days, pre-tax commuter benefits, and a 401(k) retirement plan with an annual discretionary employer contribution. 



Please email your resume and cover letter with “TEF” in the subject line.

Local candidates only.

Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.

Please do not send your resume to the TEF directly.



Lisa K. Locke

Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services

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