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Middleweight Interior Designer

  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 25 days ago

Mid-Weight or Senior Interior Designer positions available to join award-winning interior design and architectural studio with offices in London and Dubai

Location: Dubai, UAE / London (SW)

Job Title: Mid-Weight or Senior Interior Designer (depending on experience)


Requirements:

Must have a valid working visa
Have a full, clean driving licence for site visits – this is a must
Must be able to work in the Design Studio full time
Fluent in English (spoken and written)
A recognised Interior Design/ Interior Architecture qualification
Multiple years’ working experience in an Interior Design or architectural practice, preferable on medium to large sized projects in the Luxury Residential market, ideally in an FF&E background
Strong understanding of the full design process
Self-motivated with the initiative to work both independently and as part of a team – can hit the ground running and able to work efficiently in an organised manner
Self-confident and receptive to constructive feedback
Ability to manage time and work flow of multiple projects efficiently
Experience and confidence in running and delivering projects from initial design concept, tender process, through to construction, installation and completion of the project and handover.
On-site and project management experience including full delivery of projects from concept through to completion
Possess a proactive approach to leading design work within the studio and communication with clients and contractors in a highly professional manner throughout the design processes
Experience with client-facing including leading design presentations, meetings and correspondence throughout the design processes.
Inspire creativity in the design studio including developing relationships with new suppliers and creative materials and finishes
Sourcing and procurement of FF&E
The following skills are required:

Skills
Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD and Sketch Up
Computer literate: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with a strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign and Photoshop
Excellent time management skills – personal and team members
Experience of running large-scale projects in the high end residential sector
Ability to work in a high pressured environment and meet tight deadlines
Excellent communication skills, both written, verbal and visual.

The job will involve dealing with clients or suppliers, either on a personal basis or over the telephone. The ability to visualise concepts and communicate them to others is also important.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team, on multiple projects
Ability to instruct and mentor others within the design studio
Meticulous attention to detail
A great eye for design and colour, with good 3D and spatial awareness
Ability to create and develop conceptual designs that would seamlessly integrate with our portfolio including the skill of using colour and texture with great attention to detail
Excellent design and space planning skills
Exceptional conceptual and presentation skills
Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas through the use of handsketching
Strong knowledge of FF&E suppliers (e.g. furniture, fabric and wallpapers, lighting, flooring, bathroom sanitaryware and suppliers etc)
The main duties will include:

To work as part of a team on international projects from concept through to completion
Producing accurate schedules, for curtain and furniture manufacturers for example
Sourcing and specifying products and materials whilst being mindful of a set budget
Producing comprehensive and professional looking mood boards for presentations to clients
Responsibility for multiple projects from concept development through to installation and styling
Preparation of detailed and accurate drawings, designs, plans and schemes
Working in a team with other designers
Keeping up to date with new developments and design trends in the design industry
Sourcing, scheduling, and specifying furniture, fittings & materials of the highest quality
Managing projects independently
Liaise with clients and manage on site installation