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Middleweight Interior Designer

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

Posted 22 days ago

  • Sector: Architecture, Building Services, Residential
  • Contact: Jonathan Janes
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 020 3154 8340
  • Expiry Date: 29 February 2024
  • Job Ref: 406000JJS

Middleweight Interior Designer - Bespoke Residential Interiors - London

Our Client are looking for somebody with a true passion and a great eye for interior design and architecture to join their small friendly design team, somebody who can take responsibility, working independently or as part of a team a highly organised individual with impeccable attention to detail a confident and dynamic person who can present and clearly articulate design schemes to clients as well as liaising with contractors, the wider design team and fabricators/suppliers

The ideal candidate must have:

a degree or equivalent in interior design/interior architecture
at least five years post-graduate experience with a minimum of three years in the luxury residential sector
full proficiency using AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Suite
a strong background in interior design/architecture with a high standard of technical ability and broad knowledge of materiality
a passion for FF&E with vast knowledge of suppliers, product and specialist finishes
experience working on all aspects of projects, through all stages of work, from concept to completion
experience in procurement and managing project timelines is essential
financial understanding of project costs and budget awareness
impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written you must be fluent in spoken and written English

Role specifics:

demonstrate a flair for creative concept generation and an exceptional eye for scale, balance and colour
demonstrate an ability to push the wider design team, inspire new ideas, bring original concepts to the studio
develop and maintain an excellent working knowledge of suppliers, recent design trends and materials including fabric ranges, furniture, lighting ranges etc across leading suppliers demonstrating a passion and knowledge of art, antiques, furniture, lighting and textiles you should actively seek out new suppliers and form new trade relationships with potential suppliers
prepare eye catching digital and physical mood boards for the developed design that incorporate targeted inspiration imagery, room visuals and all relevant finishing materials, furnishing options, specifications and samples
display excellent presenting skills when it comes to leading client meetings and explaining the specification/materiality
demonstrate impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
strong ability to produce detailed and accurate drawing packages, plans, sections, elevations and details including joinery packages for manufacturers and contractors mindful of manufacturing costs, appropriate materials and hardware selections
undertaking space planning and preparation of layout drawings in order to select appropriate furniture and materials
produce detailed materials lists to accurately record supplier information, quantities required, lead times, etc
demonstrate a financial understanding of project costs and budget awareness with an ability to value engineer schemes accordingly in line with the available client budget
effectively manage and communicate any changes to the client budget
produce detailed FF&E schedules to include fabric, lighting, ironmongery, decoration, accessories and artwork schedules
produce detailed kitchen and joinery plans you should display a detailed working knowledge of necessary clearances, internal and general layout to ensure that the kitchen is not only well designed but is also practical for everyday life
produce detailed bathroom plans/elevations in addition to the design, you should demonstrate excellent working knowledge of appropriate materials to use from a practical perspective
attend site visits meeting with clients, wider design team, suppliers and contractors
manage the project timeline and ensure information and materials are supplied to the main contractor in a timely manner to facilitate the smooth running of the project(s)
demonstrate an ability to work across several projects simultaneously whilst managing your workload and meeting deadlines
Key information:

Benefits and fun bits
annual leave: 33 days a year, including bank holidays
hours of work: 9 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with one working from home day per week