Experience Designer

Pittsburgh, PA
Contracted to Full Time

Deeplocal creates inspiring moments for brands in the real and virtual worlds. We strategize, imagine, design and fabricate ambitious experiences from concept to execution. Our innovative work is driven by inventive new media, data, design and most importantly, humans. As part of WPP since 2017, Deeplocal brings an entirely unique modern and cultural approach to Brands.

We’re seeking an Experience Designer who can deliver aesthetically beautiful and meaningful experiences. You must have a portfolio that demonstrates clever design thinking as well as physical and visual design skills.

This is a freelance position with potential for conversion to full-time in approximately 3 months.


This position may be a fit for you if:

  • You care deeply about design quality—whether it’s the high-level vision or intricate details.
  • You have a hunger to learn new things and to apply design thinking to different problems and briefs.
  • You enjoy participating in cross functional teams, working to balance aesthetic considerations with the requirements of engineering, technology, and user experience.
  • You can handle multiple projects simultaneously, keeping track of deadlines and self-directing your workload and priorities.
  • You are a creative problem solver and have a sense of ownership over the success of our projects and be a relied-upon team member when challenges arise. 
  • You are aesthetically agile and can design for a variety of brands with different styles, tones, palettes, and voices.
  • You are self-motivated and strive for creative excellence by going above and beyond project asks and requirements.
  • You are eager to develop creative concepts that integrate a thoughtful user experience.
  • You like getting your hands dirty—utilizing rapid prototyping technologies and low fidelity prototypes to prove out design concepts.
  • You have 2-4 years experience, preferably in a creative agency or similar environment. 



  • Creative Concepting - Collaborate with Creative Directors, Designers, and Creative Technologists to create concepts that are inventive, strategic, and create meaningful experiences for audiences. 
  • 3D Design - Create environmental designs and/or product design depending on the concept and project needs. Collaborate with production designers and engineers to make buildable final designs. 
  • User Experience Design - Concept, develop and diagram the user experience through storyboards and flowcharts. Contribute to key decisions around the experience, ensuring that the design and conceptual vision remains consistent and on brand
  • Idea Communication - Contribute to concepting discussions with internal teams to thoroughly explain decisions and processes.
  • Bring Ideas to Fruition - Contribute to the project needs at every stage, including concepting, pre-production, and production.
  • Creative Excellence - Adapt best practices and tools to produce best in class experiences across a variety of verticals and projects. Tap into culture and stay up-to-date on emerging trends and technologies.

Desired Skills

  • Experiential Design - Contribute to the experiential aspects of a project including physical design (form, materials, fit/finish) and experience design (user journey, layout, flow)
  • Concept Development - Craft cross-discipline ideas including any supporting visuals and necessary write-ups
  • 3D Modeling - Proficient in either Rhino or Sketchup, strong preference to candidates with Rhino experience and Enscape familiarity. Must be able to quickly and thoughtfully visualize concepts.
  • Concept Visualization - Communicate abstract concepts with compelling visual mockups using whatever media you feel most comfortable with: sketching, rendering, photoshop, AI, etc. 

Hybrid Candidates

Ideal candidates are those who can contribute across several disciplines. We’re a small and collaborative creative team (with mostly multidisciplinary backgrounds). We love people who prefer to work across diverse skill sets and tasks!

This is the range of disciplines we use across our projects:

Physical Design

Interactive Design

Experience Design

UI Design

UX Design

Motion Design


3D Modeling

Graphic Design

Art Direction

2D + 3D Visualization

We’re currently searching for Motion Designers and Visual Designers, cross competency with these roles is a huge plus.

Preference to candidates within driving distance to Pittsburgh, willing to discuss remote positions on a case-by-case basis.

A portfolio of work is required to be considered for this position. 


About Deeplocal

Deeplocal is a quickly growing, internationally-recognized, innovation studio based in Pittsburgh, PA. Deeplocal’s team of 100+ includes experts in marketing, engineering, design, and fabrication who collaborate to develop never-seen-before physical experiences for brand clients.

From creating a mind-controlled bike that allowed riders to shift with their thoughts, to building a robotic pitching machine that allowed a child to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game from thousands of miles away, to a single button that dims the lights, orders food, silencers your phone and puts on your favorite show, to a machine that graffitied tweets on the roads of the Tour de France, our projects are wide-ranging and unique.

Deeplocal has been behind some of advertising’s most talked about campaigns: the Netflix Switch, Google Photos Pay With A Photo, Google Fiber Nick’s First Pitch, and the Nike Chalkbot. Deeplocal’s current clients include Google, Nike, and Nest.

Deeplocal’s studio is located in a renovated brewery loft space in Sharpsburg, PA—just outside of Pittsburgh and within a few minutes of Lawrenceville. All team members at Deeplocal contribute and participate in work for our amazing roster of clients.

Deeplocal has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania for the past four years and has received numerous awards in advertising and design. Deeplocal’s work has been featured on Fast Company, Wired, NYTimes, USA Today, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Gizmodo, Engadget, Forbes, and many more.

Our Mission
Invent products and experiences for innovative brands.

Our Purpose
To be a place where amazing talent can invent, create and inspire.

Our Core Values
Deeplocal is committed to maintaining the company's core values and culture as the company grows. Employees should exhibit the following Deeplocal core values:

  • Impactful
  • Efficient
  • Inventive
  • Resourceful
  • Humble

Full Time Employee Benefits Include:

Competitive and comprehensive health care coverage  

Flexible retirement plan with employer matching

Paid vacation time and winter break 

Flexible working style

Family and pet friendly policies, including best-in-industry parental leave

Wellness, Technology and Professional Development subsidies

Community service flex time



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