YDI

Teaming with talent.

The secret to a great team? Have the best team players. We’re proud that we play well and work well with developers, architects, interior designers, and more. In fact, our nimble crew is equipped with a diverse set of skills and can scale to fit any size project.

The Crew

Ronnie Younts

Principal & Creative Director

Leili Amirgholi Younts

Principal & Business Director

DJ Thomas

Senior Designer & Project Manager

Alison Grissinger

Senior Designer & Project Manager

Nate Bachmann

Senior Designer

Mansur Makhmudov

Designer

Nicole Hovermale

Designer

Ken Roman

Designer

Bin Le

Designer/Developer

Capabilities

Design that unifies. Our integrative design approach considers all aspects of a project’s needs while linking them together with a distinct visual language.

Brand Identity

Brand Platform

Naming

Market Research

Positioning

Identity Development

Logo Design

Color Palette

Typography

Patterns

Icons / Glyphs

Illustration

Style Guide

Print

Apparel

Brochures

Business / Marketing Collateral

Packaging

Posters

Digital Design

Web Design

Web & Mobile Site Design

Responsive & Mobile Development

UX/UI Design

Wordpress Integration

Training Documentation

Animation/Video

Graphic Animation

Video Editing

Social/Email

Email Signature Design

Social Media Templates

Experiential Design

Planning

CSP (Comprehensive Sign Plan)

Tenant Signage Criteria

Construction Banners

Placemaking

Architectural Signage

3D Sculpture

Educational Displays

Mural Art

Sponsor Integration

Window Graphics

Wayfinding

ADA / Code Compliant Signage

Directionals

Directories

Parking Garage

Clients

Design that lasts. We create design that doesn’t just look right, but feels right. With each project we consider the community you want to serve, the history of the space or industry, and what feelings should be evoked.

Industries

Academics

Arts

Athletics

Civic

Commercial Development

Entertainment

Food & Beverage

Hospitality

Health & Fitness

Non-Profit / Charitable

Parks & Recreation

Residential

Student Housing

Transportation

People

Architects

Corporations

Developers

Fabricators / Makers

Fitness Groups

Foundations

Interior Designers

Investors

Landscape Architects

Local Governments

Restaurant Groups

Small Businesses

Start-Ups

Urban Planners

Places

Apartments

Arts Centers

Colleges / Universities

Community Centers

Corporate Offices

Fitness Centers

Food Halls

Hotels

Music Venues

Neighborhoods

Parks / Nature Preserves

Public Spaces

Restaurants

Shopping / Retail Centers

Sports Stadiums

Transportation Hubs

Open Positions

YDI Studio Manager / Production Assistant

About the job:
As the Studio Manager/Production Assistant, you will be an organizational leader on projects within the Design Studio. You will be assigned to multiple work-streams to assist the Designers and Creative Director to meet the various administrative needs of signage production. You will be relied on to help keep the players coordinated and move the team across the finish line, partnering with colleagues at all levels.

Drop us an email with your cover letter and resume

Responsibilities:

  • Keep the office running on a day-to-day level
  • Answer phones
  • Order supplies
  • Oversee tidiness of front desk, office, sample library and inventory
  • Schedule meetings and maintain calendars
  • Take notes during meetings
  • Communicate with designers, clients and fabricators in a professional demeanor
  • Take on new challenges as-needed
  • Collaborate with Designers on incoming projects, reviewing statement of work and project plan, assisting in resourcing, managing efforts, and outputs on project through delivery.
  • Communicate with external agencies and vendors to align on timelines and deliverables, setting expectations and clarifying uncertainty, heading off problems before they arise.
  • Work closely with the team to track feedback from various stakeholder reviews and ensuring all members of a project team are informed of relevant information necessary to accomplish their role.
  • Identify and resolve blockers for creatives with special attention to uncertainty on next steps, incomplete deliverables/project specs, timeline questions, and communication of project status.
  • Manage organization of project files on the server, creating new project folders and archiving those that are complete.

 

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Software requirements: Gmail suite, Microsoft suite – Excel, Word
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced production environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proactive and positive problem solver
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite ideal
Junior Designer

About the job:
We’re looking for a passionate, full-time creative to join our team.
YDI is a Baltimore-based graphic design studio focused in branding and experiential design. We’re looking for a creative, motivated, and dynamic junior graphic designer to add to our team. You will be a key part of a small creative studio that’s tackling projects big and small here locally and across the country. Our clients span a range of fields including sports, hospitality, development, retail and non-profit.

Drop us an email with your cover letter, resume and portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • create and collaborate with team members to design engaging branding, signage, and environments
  • participate in client meetings, site walks, and group critiques
  • be comfortable working independently to meet deadlines
  • provide support to senior designers and project managers

Qualifications:

  • bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar field
  • ability to think through design problems and arrive at elegant solutions
  • strong verbal and written communiation skills
  • strong typography skills
  • compelling visual & verbal presentation skills
  • proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • interest in experiential graphic design is a plus
  • experience in Sketch-Up or other 3D rendering programs is a plus

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