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Senior Interior Designer and Project Manager (Client Advert) - London - negotiable (V03750)

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SMC are looking for a Senior Interior Designer and Project Manager to expand their current creative team as client work load increases.

As a Senior Interior Designer / Project Manager you would have successfully lead a team from inception to completion for a period of 10 years, demonstrating your proven skills at delivering exceptional design, with experience of working on site. Educated to degree or diploma level, applicable knowledge of project management methodologies would be advantageous.

Skills:

  • Ability to create and develop conceptual designs including the skill of using colour and texture
  • Advanced skills in VectorWorks, Photoshop, SketchUp and MS Office
  • Knowledge of FF&E selection (materials, finishes, detailing and scheduling)
  • Experience in using CAD software fluently
  • Some knowledge of Studio software would be advantageous
  • Self-confident and receptive to constructive feedback
  • Ability to manage time, generate/manage schedules and work flow of projects efficiently
  • Quality experience dealing with contractors and sub-teams on site including Architects and Engineers
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and visual
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and generate plans creatively
  • Familiar with project reporting and documentation requirements
  • Good communication skills and ability to present at a high level

Responsibilities:

  • Managing a project efficiently, to program and budget
  • Managing and briefing design team on live projects, including control and sign-off of their project time logs and attendance
  • Mentoring and assisting junior and middleweight designers
  • Managing the procurement of FF&E products
  • Building and growing existing client relationships
  • Visualisation and explanation of concepts to others
  • Developing detailed designs and choosing materials
  • Working closely with the director and associates, you are expected to use your initiative on following up on new business opportunities and attend networking events within the industry
  • Going to site and working closely with sub-contractors and clients
  • Accountable for project deliverables and the approval of project output

Please send CV (quoting reference V03750) and a full portfolio to careers@smc-design.com.  

To find out more about SMC Design please visit www.smc-design.com.  

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Hospitality & Leisure Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£ negotiable
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Interior CAD Technician (Client Advert) - London - negotiable (V03746)

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SMC Design are looking for strong Interior CAD Technicians to join its team in London.

As a result of our continued growth and an ever-expanding client base, we are looking to recruit talented technical designers with experience in hospitality, retail and F&B interior design.

Job overview:
We deliver award winning designs for clients around the world across all disciplines of hospitality, retail and F&B interior design. We are looking for experienced technical designers, to work on freelance or permanent contracts. SMC Design are based in Bermondsey, a vibrant area of London close to London Bridge - full of boutique coffee shops, artisan bakeries and independent restaurants.

Essential criteria for the role:

  • Ability to take on full detailed drawing packages
  • Experience working on all stages of a project delivery
  • Experience as a CAD Technician in an Interior Design environment
  • Strong design and technical ability
  • Experience in using VectorWorks
  • Strong communication skills
  • MS Office

Salary and benefits are competitive and based on candidate experience.

Are you looking for a new challenge, or the opportunity to join exciting international projects?

Submit your CV, portfolio with good examples of detailed drawings and packages (quoting reference V03746) to careers@smc-design.com. We are sorry but applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

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:
£ negotiable
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Graphic Designer / Creative Artworker (Client Advert) - London - negotiable (V03745)

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

Ideally we 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 one's 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 your CV and Portfolio in a pdf format to careers@smc-design.com (quoting reference V03745). Any URLs of website links should be in the portfolio as a hyperlink.

Please do not send portfolios with large amounts of editorial work as this is not the skill set we are looking for. We are looking for candidates with excellent Illustrator and InDesign skills.

Suitable candidates will need to be able to start by latest end of August 2019.

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:
£ negotiable
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FF&E Interior Designer (Client Advert) - London - up to £33,000 (V03744)

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SMC Design are now recruiting for a Midweight FF&E Interior Designer with 2-3 years' FF&E experience to join our team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative FF&E Designer to work on high-end marine interior design projects, liaising with suppliers and working to a client's needs and aspirations. Project involvement is from conception through to completion, and the candidate will join projects at a variety of stages along the way to form this dynamic and fast-paced role.

Experience in delivering FF&E packages for large-scale commercial projects (eg hotels/cruise ships) is essential, as well as impeccable organisational, research and communication skills.

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Excel, and confidence in using an Apple Mac computer. Familiarity with navigating VectorWorks is a bonus but not essential.
  • An extensive understanding of finishes, furniture and lighting, with a fantastic eye for the finer details.
  • Experience completing specifications to a high standard of clarity.
  • An ability to interpret a brief and design schemes for a wide variety of clients tastes, brand identities or requirements.
  • An ability to research for and create strong mood boards.
  • An ability to create sample boards for client presentations.
  • An ability to work as part of a larger team, but also independently on projects where required.
  • An ability to hit the ground running and be self motivated, supported by their previous experience taking ownership of the FF&E on projects.
  • Excellent written, visual and verbal communication skills, for succinctly communicating concepts and information to a variety of people involved in the project: in house, external 3D visual artists, clients and contractors. Strong English is essential.

A positive attitude towards mucking in will be expected, as the FF&E team all help out with keeping the library and layout area tidy and functioning! It is also essential that the candidate is able to travel (often at short notice) to locations within the UK and abroad.

Please send cover letter, CV & portfolio for review (quoting reference V03744) to careers@smc-design.com.

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:
£29,000 - £33,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Exhibition & Display Designer - Norfolk - up to £28,000 (V03749)

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In the fast-moving world of creative communications this company have a global reach, delivering spectacular live events, interactive exhibitions, employee engagement gatherings, creative brand identities and bespoke technical solutions.

The role of Exhibition & Display Designer is a demanding and exciting role with frequent challenges creating exciting cutting edge designs.

Main Duties include:

  • Creating detailed floor plans and technical drawings using VectorWorks
  • Producing rendered set visuals/sketches and fly-throughs where appropriate to market their cutting-edge designs
  • Being an expert in your field by volunteering innovative creative input and bespoke design ideas
  • Gathering information using available resources in order to cost out a reasonable estimated quotes
  • Contributing proactively through on-going communication, meetings etc. with all appropriate departments
  • Taking responsibility for being at the forefront of the design profession by keeping abreast of new developments in design and technology
  • Being a proactive team member engaging professionally with internal staff whilst also acting as an ambassador for the company externally

Person / Experience Required:

  • VectorWorks or equivalent, Adobe CS and a rendering package
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good problem solving skills
  • 3+ years' experience in a similar role including some exhibition experience
  • A multi-tasker who has the ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • A high degree of creativity with spatial awareness
  • A desire to be innovative with a positive and flexible approach to work, able to react to change quickly
  • A self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
  • Driving Licence

On top of a basic salary they offer a laptop, discretionary bonus, pension, medical & dental insurance plus some great employee wellbeing initiatives.

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

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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Design and Creative
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £28,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, pension, health insurance
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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 Interior Designer (Client Advert) - West Midlands - up to £25,000 (V03748)

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Claude Hooper Interiors were established in 1972 and design showhomes, marketing suites and retirement developments working for national builders across the UK property industry.

We are a family run business employing over 40 people including over 20 designers and stylists.

We are currently looking for a graduate who is passionate about working in interior design, has good spatial awareness and is confident with the use of colour. You will need a strong attention to detail and to be highly organised.

The successful candidate will be a team orientated individual with an outgoing, engaging personality and excellent interpersonal skills. They will thrive in a busy design studio working under pressure, multi tasking and working to deadlines.

In return the successful candidate will gain 'hands on ' design experience very quickly in our friendly, welcoming and talented design team.

  • Based in Redditch, but you will be required to visit sites nationally
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 2.30pm (30mins lunch) but additional hours as required
  • Minimum 2:1 in an Interior Design / Fashion / Textiles based university degree, GCSE Maths and English minimum grade C
  • IT skills: Competent in InDesign and literate with Word and Excel
  • Driving Licence will be required


The starting salary on offer will be: £20,000 (Graduate) - £25,000 (Junior Designer with 1-3 years' experience)

Please send in CV's, any supporting portfolios and covering letter (quoting ref: V03748) to karen.hooper@claudehooper.co.uk . Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and a practical assessment in the design studio.

For further information on our company please visit our website www.claudehooper.co.uk

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Interior Designer - Hereford & Worcester - up to £40,000 (V03747)

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This well-established company has an excellent reputation as a creator of inspirational showhomes, marketing suites and retirement developments working for some of the biggest names in the UK property industry. They are a creative business, passionate about crafting emotionally engaging and visually entertaining experiences through well-thought-out designs and in-depth consultations.

They can boast a high level of repeat business and recommendations and are currently seeking a Senior Interior Designer to help lead and organise the design team. This role will also have the additional temporary responsibilities of office management to include scheduling of work, design allocation to the designers and liaising with the account managers. These additional duties are due to Maternity leave cover. It is envisaged that the split will be 80% design and 20% admin during this period.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Design qualified with 6+ years' experience 
  • Experience should include residential / showhome projects
  • Understanding of fabrics, colour and styling
  • Spatial awareness
  • IT literate, fluent in Photoshop and InDesign
  • Portfolio showing creative design flair
  • Driving Licence

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

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Location:
Hereford & Worcester
Design Field:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
discretionary bonus, pension + healthcare
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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.

CAD Technician - London - up to £25,000 (V03743)

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Often featured in the design press, this company designs and makes exceptionally well-made furniture, upholstery, lighting, fabrics and wallpapers and every design is made in Britain in small workshops that excel in traditional crafts.

Their client list includes international interior designers, decorators and architects with the Companys designs found in many important private houses, chalets and yachts around the world as well as hotels, restaurants, members clubs, boardrooms and retail spaces.

Purpose of the Position:
Their unique selling point is that they have the ability to custom or bespoke products to clients' needs, because they work closely with their British workshops, using traditional skills. They would like you to build relationships with these workshops and the role will involve travel to meet and work with them. Ensuring drawings are accurate to manufacture against will be an important part of your role.

You will need to have a passion for traditional design and support the team with your technical knowledge, assisting in the production of working drawings for in-house manufacturing purposes and contributing to the development of the expanding Creative office.

The day-to-day responsibilities for this role will be to work on drawing up all their current designs onto SolidWorks which must be accurate first time and ensuring documents are maintained and kept up to date. Further duties and responsibilities include:

  • Checking approved prototypes against technical manufacturing drawings in SolidWorks of all their furniture and lighting, along with installation guides and BOMs
  • Assisting the Design Engineer and Design Manager in coordinating the full design, manufacture and installation of products
  • Working with the Design Engineer to create custom drawings from standard designs
  • Translating specifications into detailed manufacture drawings

Person / Experience Required:

  • Must have at least 1 year of professional experience working in a furniture manufacturing environment
  • An understanding of a wide variety of manufacturing methods and processes
  • Must demonstrate familiarity with the complete design process including scale, proportion, and ergonomics
  • Must be proficient in SolidWorks
  • A passion and desire for furniture design and development (rather than creative product design)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal to communicate clearly and warmly with colleagues and workshops
  • Good personal organisational skills and able to work to tight deadlines

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Design and Creative
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£23,000 - £25,000 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.

Product / Furniture Design Engineer - London - up to £32,000 (V03742)

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This company designs and makes bespoke furniture, upholstery, lighting, fabrics, wallpapers and interior necessities that add a joyful atmosphere to any interior. Their client list includes international interior designers, decorators and architects and their work can be found in many private houses, chalets and yachts around the world as well as hotels, restaurants, members clubs, boardrooms and retail spaces.

Often featured in the design press, every design is made in Britain in small workshops that excel in traditional crafts, such as iron forging, rattan weaving, chair making, precision engineering and saddlery. They also have their own range of fabrics and wallpapers.

Purpose of the Position:

Their unique selling point is that they have the ability to custom or bespoke make products to clients' needs, because they work closely with their British workshops, using traditional skills. They would like you to build relationships with these workshops and the role will involve travel to meet and work with them, ensuring drawings are accurate for manufacture.

You will need to have a passion for traditional design and support the designs with your technical knowledge, assisting in the development of new and existing designs. You will be working with the Design Manager to introduce design and production concepts working on new designs and collaborative projects generating production and technical engineering drawings using SolidWorks.

This role would really suit someone who wants to expand on their skills into furniture manufacture. Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the product development process and engineering new designs from concept through to manufacture
  • Resolving technical detail, producing working drawings and specifications for manufacture and site installation
  • Working to implement engineering solutions to technical issues for custom and bespoke projects
  • To liaise with the workshops, interior designers and architects on creating a vision
  • Designing and testing furniture prototypes identifying and selecting materials needed for production
  • Providing technical support on new lighting designs

Person / Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years of SolidWorks experience with a furniture industry background
  • Experience within a lighting manufacturing environment would be beneficial
  • An understanding of a wide variety of manufacturing methods and processes
  • Must demonstrate familiarity with the complete design process including scale, proportion and ergonomics
  • A passion and desire for furniture design and development (rather than creative product design)
  • Be comfortable presenting information and speaking to suppliers / internal customers where necessary
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal to communicate clearly and warmly with colleagues and workshops

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 Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £32,000 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.

Interior Designer and Technical Designer - Buckinghamshire - up to £30,000 (V03741)

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This design and build company specialises in office fit-outs across multiple sectors including; information technology, financial services, social housing, legal and media.

As one of the market leaders in New Ways of Working, they offer their clients new, flexible approaches to their office designs. Being in a very competitive field they make sure that they really know their market, business and most importantly, know their clients. Clients value their commitment and pragmatism.

Soon to be celebrating 10 years in business, they are looking to expand with bright new talent for their design team.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • A forward thinking, positive attitude
  • Office space planning experience within the office fit-out sector
  • Happy to work independently once given direction on a project
  • Able to collaborate with the design team and communicate with the construction team
  • Planning and building control experience
  • Knowledge of a 3D design package would be an advantage as would the Adobe Creative Cloud

Why them?

  • Fast-paced working environment - you will get to work across a whole range of exciting new projects
  • They work with a whole range of clients
  • Opportunity for career development and training
  • Collaborative style of working and social team
  • Annual performance bonus on top of a competitive salary

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

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Location:
Buckinghamshire
Design Field:
Workplace Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus + 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.
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