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Specialists in the Recruitment of Interior,
Product and Furniture Designers

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Through our experienced and dedicated team of consultants, researchers and administrators, we pride ourselves in having a personal approach to the recruitment process. Our design industry knowledge and an up-to-date database coupled with comprehensive social networking, job board advertising and a rigorous website promotion programme results in our ability to carry out a thorough search for candidates on behalf of our clients.

We would love to hear from any companies from our niche sectors whether you have a current vacancy or are just at the early stages of your recruitment campaign. For any enquiries please call one of our consultants on 01920 486125 or send an email to recruit@careersindesign.com. Alternatively please use the tab below detailing the design job or role that you are looking to fill.

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Interior Design Recruitment

We work with consultancies, manufacturers and retailers and cover the whole of the interior design industry, both nationwide and overseas.

Within the commercial interiors sector (hotels, spas, restaurants, clubs, offices, retail, healthcare and education to name a few) clients require candidates with all-round skills, both technical and creative including surveying and feasibility studies, plans, elevations and technical drawing packages, space planning, visuals and presentation materials, co-coordinating of sub-contactors, as well as specifying and procurement of all FF&E, client liaison and site supervision.

A knowledge of a variety of CAD packages is also essential such as AutoCAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp, 3D Studio, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Showhome and residential design also requires all-round skills such as many listed above but the emphasis is particularly placed on fabrics and furnishings, styling and interior decorating (FF&E).

You can link to our dedicated interior design jobs web site www.interiordesignjobs.co.uk which carries all our interior design vacancies and some general information about the interior design industry.

Kitchen Design Recruitment

The kitchen design, supply and manufacturing industry has grown considerably with a large selection for companies to choose from.  There are the smaller independent studios catering for the higher end of the market, kitchen cabinetmakers producing bespoke one-off items and the national retailers offering a variety of ranges to suit all budgets.  All of these will employ kitchen designers who are either in a client facing, sales and design role or who support the sales team carrying out CAD technical drawings, layouts and 3D visuals.

Over the years we have helped our clients to find kitchen designers for council / social housing projects, new housing developments and showhomes and for private clients with £100k+ budgets.  At this higher end of the market they offer a more bespoke service and will require designers with particularly strong design flair and hand drawing skills and excellent presentation and communication skills. 

Please take a look at our short video which is based around the recruitment work we've done with one particular client over the years and the Furniture Designers, Project Managers and CAD Technicians that we've placed with them.

Candidates who we have found suitable positions for with our clients, tend to have design qualifications from diplomas through to degree level within an interior, furniture or product design discipline.  Some companies however are more interested in a designer’s CAD or sales skills than specific qualifications. The common packages used are Planit/20:20 Fusion, Compusoft Winner and ArtiCAD.

Furniture Design Recruitment

We provide recruitment services for the placement of furniture designers, CAD technicians and cabinet makers working in both the residential / domestic and commercial arenas.

Our candidates have found jobs with furniture designers, joinery and shopfitting companies and cabinetmakers supplying bespoke furniture directly to private clients, the high street retail marketplace and in the form of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom furniture. We also work closely within the contract and office marketplace with candidates experienced in seating, office furniture, desking and furniture for hotels, hospitality and retail projects.

If you would like to know more about Careers In Design and what we do, please take a look at our short video. It is based around the recruitment work we've done with one particular client over the years and the Furniture Designers, Project Managers and CAD Technicians that we've placed with them.

Product Design Recruitment

Our clients include product design consultancies, manufacturers and multi disciplinary practices encompassing commercial and industrial product design, interior, exhibition and furniture design and craft based disciplines like ceramics, glass and jewellery design.

They in turn provide their clients with a wide variety of services including research and development, market analysis, concept design, prototyping and testing, 3D modeling, packaging and branding, ergonomics and styling, manufacturing, production management and installation / maintenance services.

They design and produce a myriad of products from point of sale and retail displays, rooflights, sliding doors, staircases, lighting, seating, fireplaces, playground equipment, bars, mobile food kiosks and catering equipment to office equipment, toys, prams, luxury branded goods, promotional materials, gym and sports equipment, travel accessories and even hot tubs!

Our candidates are qualified from HND to degree level in product design, furniture design, product engineering, industrial design, computer aided design, mechanical engineering and production engineering. They possess skills in CAD, with CNC and 3D and are conversant with CAD design packages such as SolidWorks, Rhino, ProEngineer, Inventor, AutoCAD and Adobe CS3 plus animation and other graphics and rendering packages.

We've placed freshly graduated junior product designers through to highly experienced design managers and senior management with these companies.

If you would like to know more about Careers In Design and what we do, please take a look at our short video. It is based around the recruitment work we've done with one particular client over the years and the Furniture Designers, Project Managers and CAD Technicians that we've placed with them.

Space Planner / Planning Recruitment

As the job title implies, the main part of any space planner’s role will be to take the brief and work out floor and furniture layouts, plans, elevations and then often produce 3D perspectives. Nearly every type of project whether large or small will require some element of space planning to be carried out. On larger scale projects, such as office and retail sites, dedicated space planners will normally be used. For smaller projects the space planning is often included within the interior designer’s remit. Our clients, specialist workspace, office fit-out and facility management consultancies employ space planners to ensure the space works well in terms of traffic flow, building regulations, fire safety, disability access, IT and telecoms cabling, power supplies, heating, ventilation and lighting schemes.

Candidates that we have placed in space planning jobs have displayed various skills including; the ability to talk through a brief with the client, producing floor plans, 3D visuals and 3D animated walk-throughs, specifying FF&E from initial concept through to installation. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential as they have to liaise with appropriate external authorities and work alongside in-house (or contacted) surveyors and designers to coordinate the overall project. Our candidates are normally conversant with a variety of software, in particular AutoCAD and 3D Studio and have usually completed a 2 year diploma, HND or a degree in a design discipline.

As well as traditional space planning vacancies we can also handle micro space planning roles where the emphasis is on merchandising, product layout and the optimization of space usage for various products in a retail environment.

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