Mental Canvas, Inc. is a computer graphics technology startup. Our mission is to enhance visual communication by computers by fundamentally elevating the way people draw. We’re building a team that thinks creatively and embraces innovation.

Mental Canvas is a transformative software platform that combines the ease and fluidity of conventional 2D sketching with expansive capabilities. For visual thinkers who sketch to explore new ideas, communicate new concepts, create new knowledge, or design new products, the Mental Canvas authoring system picks up where pencil and paper leave off. The content, or spatial drawings™ created using Mental Canvas represents a new interactive media type for use in journalism, books, movies, games and more. Similar to what the word processor has done for text, or Photoshop has done for photography, Mental Canvas reimagines the sketch, imbuing it with entirely new capabilities, bringing it fully into the computer age.


Develop and lead content projects featuring Mental Canvas’ software products across a range of applications, including movie production, advertising, architectural design and visual journalism. Develop representative demonstrations for a range of creative applications, serve as product evangelist at conferences and other public events, help develop and shape future products.


  • Ability to sketch rapidly and organically for concept development and storytelling
  • Excellent drawing, sketching, and design skills
  • Ability to ideate spatially and to dream up concepts on the fly
  • Extensive experience with digital drawing-and-paint systems
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills
  • Demonstrate product in a variety of application settings -- from architecture to advertising to entertainment to concept development to industrial design to education
  • Identify and prioritize new features in current and upcoming products, prototype use cases based on customer interest

Basic Qualifications:

  • BArch, MArch, BFA, MFA or equivalent
  • 5+ years professional experience in relevant design/creative field
  • Portfolio showing highly creative work with an emphasis on drawing and sketching for visual communication/concept development.
  • Hands-on design/development experience including storytelling of complex ideas, innovative visuals both static and animated.

Opportunity to play a key role in shaping and further developing the Mental Canvas platform alongside leading graphics researchers and practitioners.

Compensation package includes base salary, full benefits package, and stock options.

Submit link to online portfolio and resume to jobs@mentalcanvas.com with “Principal Designer and Concept Artist” in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

New York, NY