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Urban Art Projects [UAP]

Large Agency | Shanghai

Senior Associate – Art and Design

Location: Shanghai
Posted: 3 months ago
Views: 206

UAP is looking for a talented and passionate Senior Associate to join our growing team.  This position is available for a highly experienced and motivated team leader with an art/design, fine arts, industrial design, landscape architecture, architecture or other related creative background. 

Our vision is to be creatively influential & collaborate with the world’s foremost creative thinkers

We embrace uncommon creativity, extend creative practice & enrich the public realm

We seek conversations, share knowledge, engage globally & facilitate change

We encourage strategic thinking and innovation


Job Description

The position of Senior Associate is primarily a leadership role within the Art & Design team. You will be a vital component in UAP’s ability to successfully deliver creative visions and practical outcomes for a wide range of projects.  The successful applicant will be comfortable managing projects individually as well as within a team whilst cultivating a strong internal creative culture. Applicants are passionate active members within the creative industry at large and have a strong desire to work collaboratively with & for, a variety of professionals including but not limited to Artists, designers, external curators and various built environment practitioners.

Your skills and experience will play a significant role in supporting our Business Development team at key client meetings where your ability to think fast, creatively and at times visually will assist in securing projects throughout multiple stages. You will possess the ability to manage quality across all facets of the process, from concept generation to fabrication with strong attention to detail. A thorough understanding of multiple materials and fabrication methods is required.

You will possess excellent communication skills, an ability to manage and provide direction to the team on multiple projects at any given time, strongly developed problem solving skills and the ability to remain focused under pressure.



  • The applicant should have 10 years minimum experience in the fields of either architecture or design or other related creative field. We are searching for a candidate who is looking to make a long term commitment (minimum 3-5 years )
  • Must have a minimum 10+ years sound work experience in an international art/design studio environment
  • Highly proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop or 3D Max, CAD skills in additional/similar software suites are advantageous.
  • High level communication skills in both Chinese and English is a requirement
  • Strong understanding of the creative, construction or manufacturing industries
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Willingness to lead and work as part of a highly motivated team through collaboration and communication
  • Excellent time management skills to meet deadlines and stay focused under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise and adapt to changing situations
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret a brief and creatively direct the design team to achieve a successful outcome
  • Experience in managing project budget and good commercial understanding
  • Please submit a portfolio and CV in English for consideration.
  • Salary negotiable based on experience.