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Sprout is an award-winning, Boston-based concept to launch design studio deeply rooted in today’s pop culture and technology. Our multidisciplinary team fuses innovation, creativity, and instinct to design authentic lifestyle-driven products, brands, and experiences that grow your business.

STUDIO

By infusing our historic 1870s office building with modern style, we designed a studio that inspires creative collaborations, incubates innovative solutions, rapidly prototypes concepts, and gives us a place to relax after a hard day’s work. It features an open floor plan, 16 foot lofted ceilings, a 3D printer, and a refrigerator filled with frothy beverages. Our space has previously been home to many other successful companies, while the building houses a slew of other creative, tech, and entrepreneurial businesses, fostering a rich environment for inspiration.

TEAM

Sprout employs a loyal, tight knit crew that truly loves design. Each member brings his or her unique talents and skills to the studio, creating a team that challenges and compliments one another. It’s a “work hard/play hard/have a great time doing it” environment. We pride ourselves on being design doers – the kind that like to roll up their sleeves and make shit happen. There’s no ego here, but there is a little bit of attitude; the type of attitude that disrupts markets and creates unlimited opportunities for our clients’ products and brands.

Sprout is strategically built to be creatively and tactically maneuverable. We stack our lineup with talent and not numbers, as we believe client success is about quality, not quantity. With our potent track record, we’re strong enough to command any room, yet humble enough take the back seat if needed.

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BIO - JORDAN NOLLMAN

Jordan Nollman is a Boston-born, award-winning designer who is inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of design. In his current capacity, Jordan is CEO/Principal of Sprout Studios, Chief Creative Officer at Pawscout, and Entrepreneurs Longevity Club, as well as Founder of the newSprout Foundation – a non-profit that creates mobile apps for charity.

Jordan has designed products and experiences for many of the world’s top brands and design consultancies, including Alienware, Altec Lansing, Altitude, Astro Studios, Burton Snowboards, Coors Light, CVS, Disney, Dell, Dwell Studio, Eleven, Fisher Price, Herman Miller, HP, Honda, IDEO, Jarden Consumer Products, Microsoft, Manta PD, New Balance, Nike, Pogoplug, Puma, P&G, Razorfish, Rebecca Minkoff, Samsung, Staples, Target, and Ziba Design.

 

Throughout his career, Jordan has been an active member in both the Boston and San Francisco design communities. He has served as Chair of IDSA Boston and lectured on the power of design at numerous universities, conferences, and corporations. He has also been a Juror for the prestigious IDEA Business Week Design Awards. Recently, Jordan accepted a seat on the Board of Trustees of Design Museum Boston.

 

Jordan holds a BFA in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and his work can be found in numerous publications, ranging from Wall Street Journal to Popular Science.

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CAREERS
GRAPHIC DESIGNER (PRINT & DIGITAL)

 

Sprout is looking for a rock star Print and Digital Designer to join our multi-disciplinary team.  You’ll work hand-in-hand with Industrial Designers, UX/UI Designers, Project Managers, and Copywriters to creative brand driven products that live at the convergence of hardware and software.You will have experience with developing beautiful and impactful designs for a variety of industries ranging from tech to retail. You must understand how to work within style guidelines and know how to evolve a brand’s story from concept to completion. It’s critical that you understand visual strategy and framework and have experience in developing concepts across print  and digital mediums.

 

Your days will be split between creating beautifully responsive websites, print ready packaging dielines, instantly recognizable logos, and emotionally engaging brands.  Being a Print and Digital Designer at Sprout demands great execution, bold innovation, pixel perfect quality and the ability to creatively solve visual problems.  

  • A design-related Bachelor’s degree (this is preferable, but we recognize great talent doesn’t always originate at school)
  • 1-3 years of experience as a graphic designer either in-house or agency level
  • Beautiful portfolio that shows relevant experience across physical and digital platforms that encompasses web design, branding, packaging and app design [both iOS and Android]
  • Great eye for layout, typography, iconography and color theory
  • You’ll work with the Creative Director to create on-brand materials across various mediums [print, packaging, product, brand and web]
  • Ability to work within a client style guide as well as create fresh and unique creative graphic assets
  • Exposure to and an understanding of digital and interactive design
  • A strong understanding of information design and content architecture
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to set priorities and manage time
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate ideas – you’ll be collaborating with others both at Sprout as well as directly with Clients
  • A true passion for design and a consistent interest in breaking from preconceived notions of what design can be
  • A desire to proactively seek constructive feedback
  • A willingness and enthusiasm toward expanding knowledge about technology/media, production processes, design applications and working methods
  • The ability to adapt and be flexible
  • Initiative to broaden and increase skill sets to accommodate various needs of the studio
  • Expert level user with Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience with Sketch or InVision [or similar] is a huge plus

 

How To Apply

Please limit submissions to 5mb. Please don’t send a resume without samples. PDF, PPT, Word Docs and JPGs are preferred. Please make sure to include “Print and Digital Designer” in the subject line and send to your work to colin@sprout.cc.  No calls please.

NOTE: Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US.

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

Sprout is looking for product designers to collaborate with our dynamic design team in our Boston office. Designers will contribute creatively to multiple programs at times while working with other designers and outside collaborators. All designers must be able to present unique points of view and killer visual & verbal skills to Sprout teams and clients alike. In addition to collaborating on design, designers must have the ability to hit schedule & budget goals and support other design teams as needed.

Specific Skills

  • 0-4+ years of experience and a degree in Design
  • A fresh, original portfolio of diverse creative work
  • A self-managing, motivated and entrepreneurial nature
  • Ability to work collaboratively with development teams
  • Ability to take creative direction
  • Ability to support design teams & process at all levels
  • Understanding of global trends, technology and fashion 
strong, unique, communication and visualization skills
  • Strong story telling skills and techniques
  • Inspiring 2D skills via sketching, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • 3D Visualization skills via Solidworks(preferred), Alias and/or, Rhino
  • Ability to deliver design data to engineering, manufacturing, etc.
  • 
Knowledge of prototyping and manufacturing processes

How To Apply

Please limit submissions to 5mb. Please don’t send a resume without samples. PDF, PPT, Word Docs and JPGs are preferred. Please make sure to include “INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER” in the subject line and send to your work to jordan@sprout.cc.  No calls please.

NOTE: Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US.

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTERN [Summer 2017]

Sprout is always looking for the next rock-star design intern to join our team.  Our interns aren’t the go-get-coffee and sit quietly in the corner type.  We want outgoing and active team members to help us create the next must have product.  Your day to day responsibilities will range from sketching, rendering, 3d modeling, presentation building, graphic design, 3D printing and meeting with clients.  You’ll be expected to work well in the Adobe suite, SolidWorks, and Keyshot, not to mention being able to communicate clearly through both verbal and visual means.

Specific Skills

  • Some previous design experience (previous internships are helpful)
  • Finishing a degree in Product Design (we prefer more senior students that have well developed skills)
  • A fresh, original portfolio of diverse creative work
  • A self-managing, motivated and entrepreneurial nature
  • Hardworking, team player who is easy to get along
  • Ability to take creative direction
  • Ability to support design teams & process at all levels
  • Understanding of global trends, technology, lifestyle, and fashion
  • Strong, unique, communication and visualization skills
  • Strong story telling skills and techniques
  • Inspiring 2D skills via sketching, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • 3D Visualization skills via SolidWorks(preferred), Alias and/or, Rhino

How To Apply

Please limit submissions to 5mb. Please don’t send a resume without samples. PDF, PPT, Word Docs and JPGs are preferred. Please make sure to include “SPROUT INTERNSHIP” in the subject line and send to your work to ben@sprout.cc.  No calls please.

NOTE: Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US.

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BOSTON STRONG

Aside from Boston’s rich revolutionary history and (ahem) dozens of sports championships, it also plays a huge part in shaping the future. The city’s innovative spirit is vibrant among the cutting-edge design, robust research, and booming startup communities… not to mention at the 60+ universities. It’s a cauldron of talent, new thinking, and opportunity, all operating at the crucial intersection of design, technology, and entrepreneurship. We’re wicked proud to call Boston our home.

LOCATION

Location is everything! Sprout is strategically located in the heart of downtown Boston, an area that has undergone rapid revitalization and injected a new breed of businesses, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs into this historic and once-again thriving neighborhood. Our 19th century building is just steps from all five of Boston’s subway lines and one block from the vibrant Boston Commons.