Temporary Design Studio Associate

Moonachie, NJ 07074

Job Details


Job Overview:

Design Studio Associate-Macy’s Parade Studio—Associate will play a role in the development of design concepts for the production of floats, balloons and other properties, for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and other events. Macy’s Parade Studio is a department of Macy’s Branded Entertainment. The Design Associate will be responsible for creating concepts from rough ideas to finished, color  presentations.

Essential Functions:

·         Produce concept sketches to finished renderings, scale models and accompanying visual references for Studio Production.

·         Works as a sketch artist, illustrator, sculptor, and model maker on floats, balloons and other studio projects.

·         Collaborates with design studio director and the production director on research and design of projects for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and other events.

·         Develop files in 2D and 3D formats as virtual files and physical models.

·         Assists in maintaining overall organization and inventory for all drawings, scale models, progress photos and the reference library.

Optional Functions:

·         Work as needed as a hands on sculptor, painter, fabricator on Parade floats, balloons, costumes and other Studio projects.

·         Works as needed off site to survey and translate into drawings areas such as event sites, marquees and store architecture for Flower Show and other events.

·         Acts as a crewmember on installations, set-ups and take-downs.

·         Performs other tasks and duties as assigned by director of design studio and/or production director.

·         Collaborates as needed with outside clients and vendors.






·         BFA degree, or other related disciplines.

·         5 years design and illustration experience.

·         Proficiency in 2D and 3D design and illustration.

Communication Skills

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

Mathematical Skills

·         Geometry.

Reasoning Ability

·         Ability to multitask and work cross functionally with multiple business partners

Physical Demands.

·         Must be hands on, with skill in handling multiple art and sculpture materials and tools.

Other Skills


May 6, 2019 – June 17, 2019



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