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18 April 2017

Join our team: Project Manager

The team

Formation is a team of designers, thinkers, architects, and strategists. Our process of research, strategy, and design enables us to help people and bring about change – across built environments, print, digital, and beyond. We believe in the value of good design no matter the circumstances – we embrace design in everything we do.

The role

You will work collaboratively with a team of strategists and designers to develop elegant design solutions for built environments and print and digital mediums. Projects will vary across industries including arts and culture, education, health care, hospitality, sports, and transportation – we mix it up. You will take the lead on projects, managing our internal team, setting a schedule with the client, and managing the project’s scope. You will be comfortable being the frontline of communication, facilitating results between our team and our clients and partners. Our veteran team will have your back and share their expertise along the way.


  • 2-5 years of experience in architecture, graphic design, environmental design, or other client-driven industries 
  • a strong sense of design and an attention to detail 
  • excellent communication skills 
  • experience managing client-facing projects

Points for

  • experience working in a design-focused environment managing project teams 
  • experience managing project schedules and scopes, coordinating with production partners, and presenting to clients  
  • having used project management applications to coordinate project workflow 
  • developing proposals including scope, schedule, and budget 
  • experience managing allocation of team members across multiple projects 
  • an eye for increasing efficiency and improving processes 
  • an understanding of the production technicalities within environmental design, print, and/or digital products
  • a firm grasp of software like Adobe Creative Suite, FileMaker Pro, and Apple Keynote

A portion of our work is designing for built environments to implement solutions for wayfinding and branded experiences. As a result, you get bonus points for

  • knowledge of wayfinding, environmental graphics, signage, and mapping
  • understanding of materials, fabrication methods, color, and typography
  • experience coordinating design packages with fabricators including bid packages, installations, and quality assurance  

Why Formation

  • we make moves with purpose 
  • we’re a small team that delivers big results 
  • a chance to take ownership of your work and make an impact in the design industry 
  • a flexible environment focused on results

Next steps

  • Apply for this position 
  • We will reach out if we sense a fit 
  • We’ll set up an interview (or two) 
  • We’ll offer you the position 
  • You’ll join the team and we will eat pie 

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Formation is a design office located in Houston, Texas, known for taking on large, multi-disciplinary projects. We maintain the philosophy that an interplay of research, strategy and design will grow an international, notable client base. Formation has delivered thoughtful, award-winning, research-based design solutions for over ten years. Our clients in healthcare, hospitality, sports, administration, education and the arts utilize our expertise to shape their cultures, define expectations and create opportunities to connect with their audience.

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