by Chi Nguyen
Strategie en Business Development

14 december 2023

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This position is now closed. Vacancy: Junior Landscape / Urban Designer Vietnam

Who Are We?

Except Integrated Sustainability is at the forefront of creating resilient, sustainable, and vibrant futures through innovative sustainability strategy, urban and landscape design. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants, engineers, designers, and strategists works globally to deliver projects that redefine sustainable development, since 1999. We have been present in Vietnam since 2020. Learn more about our impact and methodology at

The Role

We're expanding our team in Vietnam with a Junior Landscape / Urban Designer who possesses exceptional graphic design skills. This role is an opportunity to contribute to sustainable urban transformations and landscape projects that embody our holistic approach to sustainability. You'll collaborate closely with our team to develop graphics and designs that are not only innovative but also deeply integrated with our sustainability ethos.

You will work under the management of Chi Nguyen, regional director of Except in Asia, and are directed by the head of the Urban team, Eranda Janku, and the head of the design team, Emma Westerduin.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce high quality graphic design, diagrams, urban design drawings and landscape design drawings, as well as collages, document layouts, and visualisations.
  • Coordinate design work on a daily basis with the team via Miro and Slack.
  • Engage in research and analysis to support sustainable design solutions.
  • Participate in workshops and client meetings, contributing creative ideas and designs.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical and design documents.
  • Bring a proactive, detail-oriented approach to every task, big or small.

We seek a proactive individual who:

  • Is passionate about sustainability and systemic change.
  • Holds a degree in landscape architecture, urban design, or a related field.
  • Has strong graphic design skills, proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (illustrator and Indesign specifically), and a 3D package of choice.
  • Is based in HCMC and fluent in Vietnamese and English, written and verbal.
  • Has responsibility and self-management skills: Working from home and on-the-go is the norm with us, we do not have a fixed office in Vietnam.

Why Join Except?

  • Be part of a globally impactful organization.
  • Embrace opportunities for professional growth and learning.
  • Join a team where sustainability is not just a goal, but a way of life.
  • Flexibility, personal support, and room to grow.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.
  • Proficiency in graphic design software (Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUp).
  • A convincing portfolio with work that has been 100% produced by you.

What We Offer

  • A full-time, 4 days per week, position, located in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • A compensation range of $700-$900 per month, depending on your experience.
  • A flexible, dynamic working environment, with independence, responsibility, and a caring team.

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right fit for this role, please send your application to us at, including a CV, max 1 A4 motivation letter in English, and your portfolio.

On this page you can find some more details on what it means to work with Except. We look forward to hearing from you.

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by Chi Nguyen
Strategie en Business Development

14 december 2023