Project Associate – Design and Visualization (Graphics Focused)

Full Time

We are seeking an entry- to mid-level design and visualization project associate to join our diverse team of professionals in our Denver, CO office. This position may be performed remotely in any state where MIG currently operates, but local to Denver is preferred. Up-to-date COVID vaccination with proof of at least one booster is required for all MIG staff.


Collaborative Teammate: You will be a key member of the Visualization Studio, as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates designs, visualizations, and plans for communities of all sizes across the U.S. As a member of the Denver-based staff of MIG, you will also be a member of a twenty person local team with expertise in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, graphic design, and visualizations. Our multi-disciplinary approach to projects results in implementable plans and designs that advance equity, resiliency, and other aspects of great communities.

Project Types: Typical projects you’ll work on include public realm design of parks, plazas, and streetscapes; site and campus master plans; station area master plans and transit-oriented development; downtown and neighborhood plans; and comprehensive plans– all integrating community engagement and public participation, including the use of online tools.

Project Work: You will help produce site plans, 3D models and renderings, planning documents, and presentations for our current projects. You will also support a team of planners, designers, and other project managers in various aspects of project design and implementation, including concept development, design synthesis, and project documentation.

This is a full-time, hourly position. MIG works on projects nationwide; some travel, evening, and weekend work may be required for community engagement, site evaluations, or to meet deadlines. MIG encourages a work-life balance and these hours can be offset during the week when possible.



To accomplish the responsibilities, solid and focused experience in a professional office is a must, with demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team in an open environment, and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. In addition, you have the following qualifications if you are an entry-level candidate:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a design-related discipline, architecture, landscape architecture or a related field. (A Master’s degree in these or a complementary field is a plus.)
  • Software proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in GIS, Revit, Rhino, 3DSMax, Lumion and/or AutoCAD are desirable.
  • Ability to produce high-quality graphic products, including but not limited to 3D visualizations, illustrative plans, photo simulations, maps, infographics, etc. (Additional experience in VR/AR, or with hand sketching is a plus.)
  • Ability to participate collaboratively in small and large group discussions.
  • Excellent written skills and verbal communication. 
  • Ability to adapt as a teammate, pitch in, and help others. 

In addition to the above, mid-level candidates should also have the following qualifications:

  • Relevant consulting experience in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or a closely related field. 
  • Ability to produce well-written and organized meeting and research summaries; documents; and reports is a plus.
  • Experience speaking in front of and leading small and large groups.