23 August 2023
Improving industry access with our summer placement scheme
Hayes Davidson is one of the world’s leading visualisation studios. Collaborative to our core, we partner with the most respected and visionary architects, developers, planners and agencies, to create exceptional ways to help them communicate their ideas and ambitions.
Our purpose is to help our clients visualise a better world, translating great design concepts into beautiful and compelling images, films and visual experiences that engage, inspire, and influence. We explore all the possibilities inherent in a brief, guiding a visual strategy for every stage of a project’s life.
Creative in both ideas and outputs, we are unconstrained by a house style, drawing on our experience to offer the most appropriate visual responses for an individual brief. We are passionate about democratising the built environment and are constantly developing new tools and techniques to support greater participation, inclusive decision making and informed debate.
Hayes Davidson is a pioneer in visualisation, widely acknowledged as one of the founding forces of our industry. Today, our ensemble team of creative specialists continues to embody our original values of creativity, innovation and fresh thinking established over 30 years ago by our founder and industry leader Alan Davidson.
Our experience, working with the most creative and ambitious clients on some of the world’s most ground-breaking and iconic projects, has given us an unrivalled body of knowledge on which to draw. From BIM to the Metaverse, from the Shard to the Highline, our work over the last 30 years has engaged with the big built environment issues of the day, shaping our understanding and helping define our futures.
As an employee-owned business, teamwork and collaboration are at the heart of everything we do. We actively nurture a studio culture that results in the quality, ingenuity and exceptional service that our clients value. In a supportive, ego-free environment, we are free to explore ideas and focus on the most appropriate and creative solutions for each and every project.
Our people comprise a unique collection of skills and specialisms which we curate, project-by-project, to ensure our clients have the best possible team working alongside them. With an international team and a physical presence on 3 continents, we have fully embraced the potential of remote and hybrid working to offer our clients enhanced flexibility and responsiveness.
Our strong founding values mean that we are committed to a supportive, friendly and inclusive culture, and to helping each and every member of our team reach their full individual potential. For us, a dynamic and collaborative studio is one in which everybody is encouraged to contribute and participate. We like to give something back and support a number of charitable initiatives including Article 25, Open City’s Architecture in Schools programme and HD5K, our annual run to support the work of MNDA. Many of our activities are generated and championed by our team.
As an equal opportunities employer, we are developing EDI initiatives at both studio and industry level to support professional access and training. We also run a paid summer placement programme for interns keen to get their first taste of working on live projects. We promote a good work/life balance and support flexible working.
Our continued success is driven by our passion for creative collaboration, and our desire to expand our networks to embrace new disciplines, new thinking and new approaches. If, like us, you are passionate about what you do and would like to explore the potential of working together, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact our Creative Director David Bullock.
We value the skills and commitment of our team and provide exciting opportunities for personal and professional development at all career stages. We are always on the lookout for fresh perspectives and the next generation of ideas. If you’d like to be part of that, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, as part of our commitment to EDI, Hayes Davidson operates a name-blind recruitment process.
We are looking for talented and enthusiastic freelance artists to join our Vancouver, Canada-based team. You will work remotely but must be based in North America or Canada.
If you share our passion for great architecture, art and technology please get in touch! You can find out more information and fill out the application form here.
(At least 5 years of professional experience in architectural / design visualisation required.)
Sam joined HD in 2016 as a Summer Placement student and became Art Director in 2021. She studied architecture before moving into the visualisation industry and currently heads up our illustrative offer working on competitions, design development and projects requiring an atmospheric approach. Sam is a member of the studio’s leadership team.