Location: Portland, OR
Possible Remote

Graphic Designer

LEVER Architecture is mid-sized practice recognized for design excellence and innovative work with mass timber construction. Based in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California the firm collaborates with communities and institutions to design buildings that elevate human experience and foreground social and climate justice. 

We are seeking a Graphic Designer with 3+ years of experience to work with the marketing team and support the design studio on special projects. In this role, you will work closely with marketing staff to design proposals, presentations, brochures, awards submissions, and web content. Beyond the day-to-day, there is an opportunity for a motivated individual to create their own special projects; examples of which might include designing custom books, making a series of animations, or an environmental installation. 


Design proposals, brochures, and presentations

Create graphic content for firm website

Manage design awards submissions

Update and maintain proposals templates and presentation decks

Support the studio with the design of presentations and competition submissions as needed 

Desired Skills and Experience

Experience working with art or design-related organizations on print and digital campaigns

Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite

Takes ownership of work; feels confident in a deadline- and production-oriented role

Comfortable working independently and in the context of a small team

Demonstrated ability to manage and successfully complete long-term projects

Detailed oriented; understands the importance of thoughtful and accurate work

Genuine passion for contemporary architecture and design 


3+ years relevant experience

Interest in ongoing learning and action to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession and community

This is a full-time position based in our Portland office, though remote candidates will be considered. Relocation stipends may be available for new employees moving to Oregon. 

Work Environment

LEVER is currently a hybrid office structure, with teams working in the office Tuesday-Thursday.

Our firm values a collaborative, fun, and values-driven work environment. We sponsor firmwide volunteer and teambuilding events throughout the year, in addition to outings and community programs intended to build strong connections between team members and the broader community.


LEVER provides competitive salaries, benefits, and a healthy work/life balance. LEVER offers a total compensation package that includes employer-covered medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as a Safe Harbor 401(k) retirement plan. LEVER offers the option for employees to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account, long-term disability, and life insurance plans.

LEVER’s paid time off plan includes vacation and sick time, and paid holidays. The firm is closed the last week of the calendar year.

About LEVER Architecture

LEVER’s work encompasses multiple scales and types, ranging from a major expansion of Adidas’ North American headquarters to student housing for the Pacific Northwest College of Art. In parallel with our projects, the firm develops and tests next generation building assemblies and sustainable tools—a research effort supported by more than $2M in grant funding. For this commitment to groundbreaking design, LEVER was recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies; and in 2017, was named to Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard and the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices.

Selected current projects include Maine’s Portland Museum of Art, Portland State University’s Art and Design School, two libraries for Multnomah County Library, a multi-building campus project for NBCUniversal; and 843 N Spring Street, a development slated to become one of LA’s largest Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) buildings.

Learn more at www.leverarchitecture.com

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a short letter of interest, resume, and work samples in .pdf format to jobs@leverarchitecture.com. Inquiries should have “Graphic Designer /Your Name” in the subject line.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. 

LEVER Architecture is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive studio. Our firm endeavors to provide an environment in which human dignity prevails. All employees and applicants for employment are extended equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable nondiscrimination laws.