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Mid-Weight / Junior Graphic Designer (Client Advert) - London - negotiable (V03723)

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SMC Design are looking for talented Graphic Designers, at both mid-weight and junior levels, to join their multi-disciplinary design office near London Bridge.

Ideally they would be looking for someone who has experience in environmental branding design and creating signage manufacturing drawings.

The following would be a bonus:

  • Understanding of architects' drawings, elevations, scales and plans
  • Branding
  • Concept & Design Development

Job Description:

The candidate will be required to deliver innovative and intuitive graphic solutions to work on prestigious leisure projects. Projects include logo design, signage & wayfinding design, brand development, and in-house marketing collateral.

As a member of the Graphics team your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Making recommendations for concept, design and art direction for a variety of two and three-dimensional graphics and signage
  • Preparing photo visualizations and mock-ups of proposed signage for placement, content and/or usage
  • Leading, coordinating and carrying out extensive signage and graphic packages to a print/production-ready standard
  • Assisting clients with translating their expressed needs and ideas into concepts, and developing into effective design
  • Liaising with internal and external resources and being capable of researching and sourcing information quickly and effectively
  • Preparing detailed drawings of signage designs
  • Participating in project team meetings internally and externally and being comfortable presenting ideas and designs
  • Maintaining accurate files and records
  • Managing personal work flow and schedule
  • Assisting in the preparation of bids and marketing materials

Basic Experience:

  • 3+ years' studio and client facing experience in a Graphic Design position
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Cinema 4D, 3D Max (a bonus)
  • An excellent, diverse portfolio of work
  • Strong Branding design
  • A broad variety of client / project experience
  • Ability to work on ones own and as part of a team
  • Strong written and spoken English skills
  • An element of project management may be required so experience would be beneficial to the candidate
  • Any digital design experience would be beneficial

Please send CVs (quoting ref V03723) and Portfolios in a pdf format to careers@smc-design.com.  Any URLs of website links should be in the portfolio as a hyperlink.

To find out more about SMC Design please visit our website www.smc-design.com.
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Hospitality & Leisure Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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Senior Furniture Designer - Lancashire - up to £35,000 (V03736)

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This company specialise in creating beautiful bespoke furniture, designing and producing high-end, innovative furniture from fitted studies and libraries, through to freestanding pieces and Superyacht furniture.

Currently seeking a Senior Designer, the remit will be to manage the workshops and design projects and liaise with both clients and suppliers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Taking and working on design briefs
  • Sample preparation, tracking and production
  • Liaising with Workshops to correct problems or discuss design ideas / issues
  • Sourcing and costing of materials for live projects or for quotations
  • Delivering accurate drawings to meet the production schedule and exceed the expectations of clients
  • Mentoring junior designers

Skills and experience sought:

  • Bespoke furniture making experience and able to convert design concepts into technical furniture drawings for manufacture
  • Experience of using AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Degree (or similar) in Furniture Design or a similar aspect of Design
  • Confidence and good communication skills when speaking with Workshops, Suppliers and Customers
  • Flexible working occasionally to accommodate deadlines and production timelines

Hours are Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Lancashire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Senior Designer / Design Team Leader - Berkshire - up to £50,000 (V03734)

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This company is a leading manufacturer of high quality bespoke joinery offering total project management from initial site survey through to installation and have a high level of repeat clients and new customers joining their portfolio continuously.

A new opening has just arisen for a Team Leader although they might consider a midweight/senior designer looking to progress. The overall responsibility will be for the design department including the following points:

  • Fostering teamwork and collaboration within the design department through involvement of all team members in running the department
  • Improving design detailing by improving the speed through the department and the quality of detailing for the manufacturing team to work to
  • Maintaining work schedules for the team and advising adjacent teams of progress as requested
  • Providing both formal and informal feedback to team members
  • Collaborating with project managers, operations management and technical designers to prioritise workload on a weekly basis

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience working with Solid Edge 3D design software (or similar such as SolidWorks)
  • Good communication and organisational skills will be needed and previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Accuracy in design detailing is vital
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing and assembling joinery
  • Experience from the commercial interiors sector
  • A good sense of humour is always needed

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Senior Interior Designer - Bedfordshire - up to £40,000 (V03732)

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This company design, supply and install inspiring, engaging interiors for private schools. They are passionate about what they create which includes furniture, storage systems and fit-outs for both educational and commercial clients. Their own brand is recognised as one of the leading educational storage systems in the UK and the company has ambitious plans for further development.

This position is an exciting opportunity to become a key part of a close-knit team with the following responsibilities:

  • Leading the design and presentation part of the sales team, reporting to the Sales Manager
  • Taking design briefs, visiting clients, space planning, compiling mood and finishes boards and planning the project in 3D
  • Checking the quality of the designs are Functional (do they work?), Visually appealing (WOW factor) and Incorporate the latest innovations
  • Mentoring and managing a junior designer
  • Infusing the team with the creativity and passion that wins projects


Person / Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years' workplace design experience
  • Experience in using SketchUp 3D
  • Pitching and presenting projects
  • Proactive, organised and hard working as well as being happy to work in a small business environment
  • Own car for the sole purpose of travelling to the office

They even provide a PC, phone + lunch so if this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Bedfordshire
Design Field:
Design and Creative
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
PC, phone + lunch provided
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer / Project Manager - Shropshire - negotiable (V03717)

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This company has been producing bespoke furniture and specialist finishes for many years for the high-end London and international markets working for leading interior designers, architects and private clients.

With a steady growth in business they are on the lookout for good people and would be particularly interested in seeing both Furniture Designers and Project Managers.

Skills Sought:

  • Knowledge / experience of VectorWorks
  • Experience with furniture manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Site installation experience is desirable as well as practical cabinet-making or bench skills
  • Good hand-sketching ability would also be desirable for the design role
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work with multiple projects
  • Strong analytical, budget awareness and problem solving skills

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Shropshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£ negotiable
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Technician - Hampshire - up to £24,000 (V03715)

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This independent design studio creates beautiful bespoke cabinetry for Kitchens, Utilities, Boot Rooms and Bedrooms which are the epitome of custom-made design.

With an ever-increasing workload, they are currently looking for a Technical Designer who is also happy to be client and contractor facing. The position will involve preparing technical and design drawings, carrying out site surveys and visiting sites at various stages of completion. You will also be working out of their showroom so there will be an element of sales involvement when speaking with clients. It is not however an actual sales role.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Fluent in the use of CAD systems
  • Knowledge of cabinetry and furniture, ideally at least one year on bespoke projects
  • Some travel will be expected so a driving licence and own transport is essential
  • Good communication skills and an approachable manner
  • Past customer service experience would be a bonus

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hampshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £24,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus bonus
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Junior Design Engineer - Lancashire - negotiable (V03701)

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This long established manufacturer of heaters, stoves and range cookers has always lead with technical innovation, building products that last and with a strong backbone built on traditional values.

All manufacturing takes place at the Company's premises and with ambitious plans for the next generation of new products they are interested in applications from enthusiastic and talented Junior Design Engineers.

This role will involve assisting in the development process for both new products and current products. The role also includes market research, creating concepts, prototyping and testing all through to manufacture.

You will be degree qualified and have gained work experience from a product specific role within a manufacturing environment. A practical individual you should be logical with an organised way of working. They use SolidWorks for manufacturing drawings and renders so ideally you will be familiar with this package.

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Lancashire
Design Field:
Stoves & Range Cookers
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Technical Kitchen Designer - London - up to £24,000 (V03695)

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This company create everything from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary, handcrafted kitchen furniture that address all scales of rooms and developments.

The workforce is deeply experienced and dedicated to the quality and distinctive, luxurious style for which they are famous for meeting the increasingly far-reaching demands of high-net-worth private clients and real estate developers globally.

They are currently seeking a Technical Designer for their London showroom. The individual will be using their design and technical skills to work alongside the sales designers in the showroom, supporting and providing a valuable resource to aid the sale and both meet and exceed their customers' expectations.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Strong CAD (ideally AutoCAD) and technical drawing skills to work alongside the Sales Designers
  • Experience within the residential interior design sector to include fitted furniture and preferably kitchens
  • A professional and responsive personality, warm, confident and motivated
  • Diplomacy, decisiveness and hard work is rewarded in this people orientated business

Salary on offer is £22k rising to £24k after the 6 month probationary period plus a company bonus (OTE c£32k).

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £24,000 per annum
Benefits:
company bonus
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Technician - Norfolk - up to £35,000 (V03639)

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This leading British manufacturer of beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work with prominent private, professional and commercial clients worldwide. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques.

Experienced in all aspects of joinery manufacture and installation, they work on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms. They currently have an opening for a Furniture Technician to join their design and technical team.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Skilled in 3D CAD, ideally SolidWorks
  • At least 3 years' experience in a wood based environment - joinery, shopfitting or cabinet making
  • CNC and / or hands-on cabinet making experience would be beneficial
  • Good interpersonal skills to create effective working relationships

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Technicians - North West England - up to £45,000 (V03614)

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Known for creative design and pioneering craftsmanship, this company combines traditional hand skills with advanced materials and technology to create award-winning furniture for yachts and houses of ultra-high net worth individuals, throughout the world.

This ambitious company is growing to meet the worldwide demand for its luxury furniture. With state of the art in-house production facilities and a creative and technical studio they are seeking three additional Furniture Technicians.

The successful candidates will take inspiring design concepts and using CAD software turn the designs into a set of engineering drawings for in-house manufacture including CNC, laser work, hand making, leatherwork and finishing as well as outsourced parts made by external sub-contractors. You will also be preparing a bill of materials to be sourced and ordered by purchasing. In addition, the engineers will support the project manager and be able answer any technical questions in relation to the construction of manufacture of the design by manufacturing teams.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Excellent knowledge of bespoke furniture making and construction
  • At least 4 years' cabinet making experience at a luxury level
  • Fluency in 2D CAD software with Rhino an advantage for 3D
  • Ability to plan and schedule your own work to meet the team's goals
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Ability to work to budgets for completion of engineering drawings
  • Ability to travel and be competent at note taking for taking on-site measurements
  • Ability to use MS Office competently

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
North West England
Design Field:
Luxury Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
6% pension, bonus + 30 days hols
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.
         

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Aside from your career experience and technical qualifications, what else is a prospective employer likely to look for in you? There are the standard expectations of being able to work well in a team and to have good communication skills. If you’re applying for a team leader or senior CAD technician role, then presentation skills are also essential, as it’s likely that you will be delivering presentations in one form or another. You will be expected to demonstrate good numeracy skills and proficiency with computers – obviously – but you need to show that you can apply that to the real world, with a solid foundation in the properties of materials, construction methods, and manufacturing processes.

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