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Part-time ,
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Crystal Hodges

Technical Production Designer

You appreciate the creative process but your attention lies in the details.

You love to detail out the pieces and parts.

You love a perfectly organized working drawing.

You care about if a drawing is dimensioned to 1/16” or ¼”, consistently.

Your files are so organized, it’s a way of life for you.

You want to fully understand a design so you can provide elevations, sections, plan views and renderings that show it in the most actual form possible.

You can navigate between design programs with ease.

You appreciate feedback and do not mind revisions.


This design position is an on-site, part time in the design department. The goal is to move it to a full time position.

This position requires a team player in our design department that loves making production ready files from designs. You should possess the ability to read design files as well and have knowledge of how to make shop drawings, production templates, installation templates, etc. You have knowledge of assembling materials to execute needed production files for a wide variety of projects that could include art installations, experiential spaces, set design, pop-up spaces, murals, window displays, and environmental design. This position is for those that are looking to flex their production file capabilities in a creative environment.


- Produces production drawings, shop drawings, templates of our designs

- Maintains strong skill levels in software programs required to perform all design functions

- Input site surveys into plans and elevations

- Develop precise shop drawings, print ready files, installation templates, and production cut sheets

- Able to use 3D & rendering software to help visualize & render designs

- Material sourcing per direction of Design Manager and color matching for translating into physical design scape

- Time management to help the team stay on target for hours

- Fluent in AllKinds design process

- Take direction from your manager to execute design deliverables get to the finish line together

- Follow digital file management and organizational methodology, following the department guidelines

- Assist with other special projects, as needed and assigned

- While this position is not doing design work from the ground up, this position can, at times, be included in creative work as needed and as applicable.


- 1-2 years of experience in related design industry (architecture, industrial, environmental, experiential, graphic, packaging)

- BA or equivalent in design focused major

- Working knowledge of constructing, product design, and making dimensional art

- Proficiency in: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Rhino, Autocad, Sketchup (Lumion, and other 3D rendering software a plus)

- Ability to visualize in 2D + 3D

- Able to produce files for a wide range of projects including but not limited to wall art, hanging installations, experiential spaces, pop-up shops, set design, and murals

- Organized, detail-focused, and excellent time management skills

- Calm under pressure and able to juggle multiple projects

- Strong people skills and communication

- Creative problem solver

- Able to take feedback & critiques and implement the changes into your work


This is an on-site job in a working studio where fabrication of large-scale artworks happen. You must be able to thrive in a fast-paced and open working studio environment. You will be around people who are building and making things. It's awesome –and noisy, dusty, and smelly at times… but it’s the sounds, feeling, and smell of creativity hard at work!.


Compensation starting at $20/hour, pending experience. Our studio hours are 8am - 4:30pm M-F


We are stronger together

  • The more we work together, the more we communicate clearly, the better chance we have of reaching our collective goals. We harmonize.

We make anything out of anything

  • We see possibility and potential in everything.

We are nimble by learning

  • Our learning culture makes taking on challenging projects exciting and worth it.

We make it happen

  • We are a hard working team that crosses the finish line together - no matter what it takes.

We are accountable

  • We take responsibility for our actions individually and as a team and always fulfill promises we make.


AllKinds is a multi-disciplinary design and fabrication studio that uses all kinds of materials to create custom art installations. With commissions from corporations, organizations, art consultants, branding agencies and architecture firms, we tailor-make each artwork to fit large-scale spaces for brands, interiors, events, and movements. Our dedicated team of designers, artists, and fabricators mix materials, technologies, and techniques to create art and objects that are innovative, meaningful, beautiful, and on-brand. We thrive in our collaborative approach, welcoming new ideas and getting excited about the “what ifs”. Our combined skill sets and handmade approach enables us to produce anything we can conceive, including even the most complex or technical concepts. With every project, our shared goal is to create a meaningful environment that tells a story in an elevated, authentic, and impactful way. And nothing makes us happier than creating that story utilizing materials that were once meant for the landfill and giving them new life. At the completion of our projects, we make every effort to repurpose, recycle, or donate leftover materials to ensure they are given the longest, most meaningful lives possible.


Email to apply with Production Designer - your name’ in the subject line.

Please include:

  • a cover letter that explains why you feel you are a good fit and why our Core Values resonate with you. If you do not have all of the necessary qualifications, please also include how you plan to fill the knowledge gap
  • your resume
  • work samples
  • 2 professional references
  • 1 character reference


AllKinds Studio has adopted the policy of mandatory vaccination for employees to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and their families from the hazard of COVID-19 and the flu. All employees are asked to receive annual Covid + flu vaccinations Requests for exceptions and reasonable accommodations must be initiated by the prospective employee before any in-person contact. Please note that requesting an exemption does not guarantee approval.

We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin in the hiring, retention or promotion of employees; nor in determining their rank or the compensation or fringe benefits paid to them.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people within this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

Job Type: Permanent
Compensation: Hourly
Location: Fulton/Damen in Chicago