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Junior Interior Designer - West Sussex - negotiable (V03661)

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This vibrant design and build company create and fit out bespoke high impact office interiors and seek a creative Interior Designer to join their successful design team based at their Head Office in West Sussex but there will be occasional travel to the London office.

The candidate needs to have a strong work ethic, as well as being able to work closely with the rest of the team. They need to be organised and capable of working on several different projects at a time showing their flexibility within their role. The role will include but not be limited to: space planning using AutoCAD, concept generating including mood boards sketches and visuals, site surveying, general project admin.

Person / Experience Required:

  • At least one year of interior design industry experience, either carried out as a placement or a post graduate position within the commercial sector
  • AutoCAD literacy is essential and experience of the Adobe Creative Suite a distinct advantage
  • Good hand drawing and sketching skills are needed
  • SketchUp and 3D visualisation skills will be beneficial

This is a permanent role within an excellent studio environment with an immediate start!

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

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Location:
West Sussex
Design Field:
Workplace Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
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.

Interior Designer - London - negotiable (V03659)

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This RIBA award winning business specialises in the design and supply of well-designed accessible environments meeting the needs of disabled people without compromising on building design. Their clients include high-end hotel chains, retirement and care developers, private hospitals and home owners and they promote design innovation, product choice, improved functionality and greater satisfaction for clients.

Contract clients over the past 12 months have included National Trust, Bespoke Hotels, Jumeirah and London Edwardian Hotels and they are now seeking a Designer to work as part of the design team providing creative and technical designs for clients working across both residential and contract projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation of hand sketches, 2D drawings and 3D visuals for client proposals
  • Producing accurate elevation drawings
  • Visiting clients on site to create measured surveys
  • Working closely with key suppliers, sourcing new materials and inspiration from the wider industry
  • Concept creation, design development and client-facing presentations
  • Producing specifications and schedules for design projects

Person / Experience Required:

  • Architecture or Design related degree
  • 1-2 years of design-based work experience
  • Good CAD software skills 2D + 3D, ideally in VectorWorks (training can be provided), Photoshop and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent presentation skills and confident to present design work to clients
  • A creative flair and ability to create engaging hand sketches demonstrating concepts
  • Demonstrable knowledge of materials and basic construction techniques
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate with suppliers
  • A full, clean UK driving licence

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£neg, 25 days hols plus BHs + 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.

Library Designer - Birmingham - negotiable (V03658)

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This specialist supplier to schools, academies, nurseries and libraries in the UK create inspiring spaces for readers which is fundamental to developing the reading habit.

Although they are primarily seeking a Library Designer, there is also a business development requirement so you should have good commercial awareness and the vision to anticipate and satisfy customer needs. You will work with prospective customers across the UK, to design exciting and innovative classroom and libraries reading areas from the conceptual design phase, using the products featured in their range, through to producing the finished drawings using CAD software.

In addition, you will be integral to the introduction and design of new products to enhance the range, and to designing bespoke focal pieces for large scale installations.

The role is considered to be a key one and the post holder will establish trust, confidence and rapport with customers in order to fully meet their requirements within agreed timescales and budgets.

Person / Experience Required:

  • A formal relevant design qualification
  • A minimum of two years' experience of furniture / interior design.
  • To be a confident and commercially astute designer
  • To be competent with SketchUp, InDesign, Excel and Word
  • Have excellent creative and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to engage and communicate with customers professionally at all levels
  • A high degree of self-motivation

This is a full-time role, hours are 37.5 per week, Mon - Fri around a core time of 9am - 4pm. Travel is an essential part of this role so a full, clean driving licence is required. A company pool car is provided for customer visits.

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

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Location:
Birmingham
Design Field:
Library Design
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.

Junior Product Developer - Surrey - up to £26,000 (V03657)

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This privately owned English company, has a brand name synonymous with luxury lighting and furniture products and supply to the most prestigious hotel, yacht and residential projects around the world.

As part of small team you will help to expand their creative resources with your excellent hand drawing skills, taking concepts or existing designs, developing and detailing to create exceptional lighting and furniture pieces. Liaising with both creative and technical you'll support the launch of their new collections from many angles including, technical and installation instructions, customisation of product designs and developing Display or Exhibition concept designs.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Relevant degree in product design or equivalent
  • Artistic flair with good sketching skills
  • At least 6 months' relevant experience in industry
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks is needed with AutoCAD an advantage
  • Genuine interest and passion for art, design and interior design
  • Commercial understanding of taking a product to market

They are based in a beautiful rural location surrounded by greenery and wildlife, therefore it is essential that you are able to drive and have access to a vehicle.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Surrey
Design Field:
Luxury Lighting
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£23,000 - £26,000 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.

Product Development Manager - Kent - up to £35,000 (V03656)

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This company is a specialist creator and provider of contract furniture into spaces with demanding needs. Their furniture is designed to enhance challenging environments, from high-traffic footfall areas such as receptions and waiting rooms to high security buildings such as psychiatric units or prisons.

They are current recruiting for a Product Development Manager that can project manage the delivery of new products to enhance the Company's product range.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Managing the design and development process and effectively running many different projects simultaneously
  • Keeping projects on track and on schedule and using initiative to overcome any set-backs or delays
  • Maintaining relations with suppliers and prototype providers, modifying or adjusting prototypes as needed
  • Liaising with Quality Control to ensure that the products developed conform to the required quality standards
  • Regular contact with customers to retain an in depth knowledge of needs and desires
  • Achieving efficient working and meeting agreed launch deadlines for new products
  • Managing overheads to keep costs within any specified budgets
  • Balancing cost control with quality maintenance to ensure problem-free products

Person / Experience Required:

  • Design degree or equivalent
  • Project management experience with excellent organisational and sourcing skills
  • Experience with manufacturing / engineering drawings and AutoCAD
  • Previous experience working with plastics techniques such as rotational moulding and injection moulding is an advantage but not a necessity
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Self-driven and confident personality, with an assertive management style
  • Proven supplier management skills, with willingness to travel abroad when required

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

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Location:
Kent
Design Field:
Commercial Office Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £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.

Technical Designer - London - up to £22,000 (V03655)

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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 Technical Designers in both their London and Wiltshire showrooms. 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 the customers' expectations.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Strong CAD 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 - £22,000 per annum
Benefits:
company bonus OTE £32k
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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.

Space Planner / Team Leader - Northamptonshire - up to £24,000 (V03654)

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This company has created a range of commercial furniture solutions and products that are infinitely adaptable and flexible, highly curated to suit a variety of needs, spaces, and environments. They cater for every place from a single office to a global HQ, from universities to conference halls, from canteens to libraries.

Their in-house space planning team works as a resource for the whole organisation comprised of an International group of companies. They are looking for someone to add their creative skills and provide space planning and technical product support. As space planning team leader you will work with the internal and external sales team to provide them with the following support:

  • The production of creative and inspiring 3D interior design proposals using Pcon Planner
  • Up-to-date industry colour and product trends to ensure the space planning team are creating interesting and relevant content for clients
  • 2D layout drawings using AutoCAD
  • Specifying and quoting special products from the Company's Collections
  • Liaising with clients on projects from idea generation through to transaction

Person / Experience Required:

  • Strong creative skills
  • Experience in using AutoCAD is needed and Pcon Planner would be beneficial but not necessary
  • Good numerical, organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent telephone manner and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and the ability to quickly understand and use proprietary IT systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to operate at all levels
  • A positive and progressive attitude

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

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Location:
Northamptonshire
Design Field:
Commercial Office Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£23,000 - £24,000 per annum
Benefits:
22 days hols plus bonus OTE c£28k
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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.

P/T Showroom Coordinator - London - up to £9 (V03653)

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This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, engaging and presentable individual to join a fresh, exciting and ambitious new kitchen showroom in Central London.

With a fresh approach to sales and design, which is led not only by inspiring customers through their breadth of product, design ability and creativity, but importantly by the customer experience, they make full use of their inspirational design studio and interactive showroom.

You will have a passion for interior design and excited about providing customer satisfaction at all times. You will be the first point of contact for customers and therefore must be confident in approaching people in a measured, appropriate manner. You will be eager to introduce them to the kitchen displays and guide them to finding their perfect kitchen using your product knowledge and excellent communication skills. Your positive impression will lead to the customer then meeting the Kitchen Designers to complete the purchase.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Design qualifications
  • Exceptional customer service experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Well presented
  • Knowledgeable about standard PC use (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

In return they will offer you:

  • Monthly salary based on a 25 hour week
  • Holiday allowance
  • Full, ongoing training provided, including regular visits to or from suppliers to ensure you have all the knowledge you need in order to succeed
  • Great career development opportunities and progression

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Part Time
Salary:
£9 - £9 per hour
Benefits:
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Product Design Manager - Wiltshire - up to £42,000 (V03652)

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This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role for an in-house design team in a growing, ambitious business. You will lead a multidisciplinary design team, providing support to the product design and 3D visualisation teams.

The role will be challenging, varied and exciting, and suited to someone with a creative yet analytical mind that is comfortable managing products through the full product lifecycle, from concept, through manufacturing to product launch. It is a role where rolling your sleeves up and making things happen is key, and where a strong commercial mindset is extremely important.

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Researching current design trends, client preference and undertaking competitor analysis
  • Responsible, in conjunction with the senior management team, for the implementation of new product development and launch
  • Undertaking commercial reviews of new product lines
  • Instigating and undertaking research into materials and processes in order to enhance the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of products
  • Leading, line managing and motivating the Product Design and Artwork teams
  • Providing internal training and inductions for new starters, as well as regular product training for the sales team to ensure excellent portfolio knowledge
  • Ensuring all products are compliant with the relevant test standards
  • Leading supplier negotiations on prices and purchasing terms

Person / Experience Required:

  • Degree qualified in Industrial Design / Product Design and a track record in technical product design
  • Fully creative and confident in project managing all that is encompassed in the product design process
  • Experience within the play sector would be an advantage but not necessity
  • APMP or Prince 2 Training would also be preferred but not a necessity
  • The ability to manage the delivery of a number of complex projects simultaneously, thriving under pressure
  • Commercially aware with a with strong presentation and communication skills
  • An excellent knowledge of materials and industrial manufacturing processes
  • Excellent data handling and analysis skills
  • A full, clean driving licence and the willingness to travel if required
  • SolidEdge or SolidWorks and ideally 3D Studio Max
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3 or later (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat)

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

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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Playground Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £42,000 per annum
Benefits:
25 days hols plus BHs + 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 Designer - Devon - up to £32,000 (V03651)

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This well-established company of furniture designers and makers is based in East Devon and manufacture custom-made furniture for high-end residential projects in the UK and abroad. Past projects include the fit-out of residences in Eaton Square and Pembridge Crescent in London.

An exciting opportunity has come up for a Furniture Designer to join the existing team and provide support to the project managers and workshop. Main areas of responsibility would include:

  • Client liaison
  • Design development
  • Site surveys
  • Researching and integrating fittings
  • The production of presentation and working drawings to the highest standards
  • Briefing makers and regular visits to the workshop to ensure the work is being made as intended

Person / Experience Required:

  • Between 2 to 5 years' experience of producing detailed drawings of bespoke furniture for manufacture
  • Fluent in AutoCAD or SolidWorks
  • A good understanding of furniture production methods and materials
  • Experience of making furniture would be advantageous

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

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Location:
Devon
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £32,000 per annum
Benefits:
workplace pension scheme, paid overtime
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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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