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Senior Interior Designer (Client Advert) - Nottingham - negotiable (V03699)

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a flourishing Nottingham based company specialising in the design, manufacture and retail of furniture, lighting and interior accessories.

The company is offering a new interior design service throughout the UK - working directly with developers and builders to create show homes and furnish investment / rental units and are seeking a Senior Interior Designer to join the team and be responsible for this service.

This role requires an experienced, confident professional to design and dress interiors, manage clients and projects and seek new business opportunities. Additional duties may include the design and upkeep of the showroom(s) and planning, managing and styling photoshoots.

The ideal candidate will be university qualified with an art or design related degree. Professional Interior design experience is essential, preferably from a show home background. Excellent organisation, written and spoken English, numeracy, computer and customer facing skills are also required. Freelance / Part Time or Permanent work, depending on the applicant, can be offered.

Computer skills must include competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. CAD and 3D modelling skills are desirable but not essential.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

If this sounds like you then please submit a CV by email to James Pilling at james.pilling@my-furniture.co.uk  (quoting reference V03699). To find out more about My Furniture please visit our website www.my-furniture.co.uk.

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Location:
Nottingham
Design Field:
Furniture and Lighting Retail
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.

Exhibition Organiser - Essex - up to £30,000 (V03698)

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This company is one of the UK's premier designers and producers of contemporary domestic and hotel lighting. With a reputation for innovative designs, high quality manufacture and reliable performance, they have invested heavily in recent years and are based in Essex, near the Hertfordshire borders.

They are currently seeking an individual for a 12 month maternity cover contract to organise their exhibitions, on average about 20-25 per year (varying in size). They have a Junior Exhibition Designer who is responsible for designing the exhibitions, so they are looking for someone to cover the organisational element although if this person has good design and CAD experience then these skills can be utilised within the role.

The role will be varied and can include other aspects dependent on your strengths but will include coordinating the physical exhibition stand, liaising with their factories in China, liaising with marketing team to ensure all documentation is completed and organising graphics and vinyls required.

Person sought:

  • Experience in exhibition design or similar
  • Strong organisational skills
  • CAD skills, knowledge of SolidWorks would be great (you would then also be able to help design retail showroom boards)
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (workload dependent, you may be required to support the graphics team with artwork, data sheets etc.)

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

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Exhibition Design
Job Type:
Contract
Salary:
£30,000 - £30,000 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.

Project Manager - London - up to £43,000 (V03697)

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An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join a unique, design led luxury interiors brand. The Company has its roots in designing and curating collections of furniture and accessories that showcase the finest in British design and craftsmanship.

This role requires the person to manage multiple projects from the pricing stage through to completion, ensuring that profitability and program is maintained and that the product fits the brief. It involves a high level of organizational skills, liaising with the workshop, sourcing of external suppliers and a good eye for detail whilst demonstrating a strong level of commercial awareness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and understanding technical construction drawings and product specifications
  • Attending internal, supplier and client meetings
  • The breakdown of projects into components, producing costing / budgets and formulating project timelines
  • Producing / coordinating tender packages for pricing
  • Reviewing quotes from multiple suppliers and comparing costs
  • Reviewing and signing off supplier / manufacturer drawings and specifications
  • Visiting workshops and clients properties to manage and review construction

Person / Experience Required:

  • AutoCAD (2D) and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel
  • Strong organisational skills and experience of handling suppliers
  • Experience working with workshops and the construction of furniture, in particular fitted
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of financials
  • Self-starting and proactive

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£37,000 - £43,000 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.

Interior Architect - London - negotiable (V03696)

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This Architectural and Interior Design Company has a strong reputation within the residential and property development marketplace for both private clients and for developers and also run their own separate interiors showroom. Two new opportunities have now arisen at their design studio for a Senior Interior Architect and for an Interior Architectural Design Manager.

The Senior Interior Architect will be working on all projects from concept stage, through the detailed design stage to completion. It is a design role with the focus on key internal design areas such as spatial layouts, furniture plans, lighting and electrical plans, reflective ceiling plans, kitchens, bathrooms, tiling design and selection and specification of architectural interior items such as stairs, joinery and ironmongery.

The Interior Architectural Design Manager will be managing all interior architectural projects with the design focus on key internal design areas and the management focus on: interfacing with colleagues and organising workflow and budgets; liaising with external design teams and contractors; risk assessment / management; design reviews and progress meetings.

Experience Sought:

Senior Interior Architect:

  • AutoCAD fluency (Revit an advantage) and at least 3 years' experience on residential design
  • Ability to work using your own initiative and juggle changing workloads and deadlines
  • Well-organised with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Well-presented and personable, with excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Own car essential and clean driving licence


Interior Architectural Design Manager:

  • AutoCAD and Revit experience and versed in industry best practices
  • At least 6 years' residential design experience
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Ability to work using your own initiative and juggle ever-changing workloads and deadlines
  • Well-organised with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Well-presented and personable, with excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Own car essential and clean driving licence

Competitive salaries are on offer dependant on experience - with end of year performance related bonus, staff discount scheme and company pension.

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:
£negotiable plus 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.

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.

Kitchen Sales Designer - London - up to £35,000 (V03694)

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced sales designer to join a fresh, exciting and ambitious kitchen business in Central London. The company prides itself in providing best in class training, which they regard as a prerequisite to building a successful role with them, as well as a highly attractive commission structure and of course the opportunity to thrive as part of a new and exciting venture.

Based at their extensive, inspirational design studio and interactive showroom you will be responsible for the end to end customer experience from initial design concepts, through to completion of sale, for both retail / consumer and commercial / contract clients. Opportunities will be provided via a well-developed and proven data base of quality leads, underpinned by significant and on-going investment in marketing activity.

As a Sales Designer you will be creative with an aptitude for room design, reinforced by enthusiasm, flair and a commitment to customer service. Most important is the ability to identify and interpret clients' needs and deliver true kitchen solutions.

Summary of Person / Experience Required:

  • Highly personable and a great communicator
  • Experience in coordinating the customer journey from conception to sale
  • A strong sales background in kitchens, or similar within the interior design / KBB industry
  • Strong design ability and design software aptitude
  • Self-motivated and a team player

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:
£32,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus uncapped commission
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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.

Kitchen Designer (Client Advert) - Surrey - up to £28,000 (V03693)

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We are a leading German Kitchen Supplier to both the London and Surrey areas and are looking for an enthusiastic designer to join the team at our Flagship Surbiton Branch. The candidate must live within a 10 mile radius of the showroom with a full driving licence as site visits are an integral part of our work. Use of their own vehicle however, although preferred, is not essential.

The candidate should have experience in designing kitchens using a CAD software package and ideally will have worked with a German kitchen manufacturer either currently or previously. You will be knowledgeable about a variety of worksurfaces, appliances and splashbacks and possess some interior design skills and flair as we are increasingly getting orders for living rooms, bedrooms and offices also.

If this sounds like you then please submit a CV by email to Owais Ali at owais.ali@acquakitchens.co.uk (quoting reference V03693). Please also visit www.acquakitchens.co.uk for more information on our company. 

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Location:
Surrey
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £28,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, OTE £40k+
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Designer for Gifting Products - London - negotiable (V03692)

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This premiums agency designs giftware, promotional products and packaging for some of the world’s leading luxury brands and are currently looking for a designer for their giftware and hard goods section.

They are currently looking for someone who is a quick and innovative individual, with a degree in Product/Design/Fashion and excellent visualization and Illustrator skills, as well as experience of Microsoft Office. The ability to use a digital SLR camera and knowledge about studio lighting would be a bonus.

The Role:

  • Interpreting briefs and developing concepts to meet commercial needs
  • Production of high quality visuals using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Creation of technical drawings/tech packs for manufacturing
  • Trend researching and compilation of reports
  • Presenting finalised concepts to clients and or internal sales teams
  • Creation of print ready artwork files, adhering to client/brand guidelines


Other attributes sought:

  • 3+ years In-house experience or within a studio environment
  • Experience in creating trend setting gifts, accessories, homeware and stationery
  • Communicative, cheerful and open-minded
  • Strong typographic eye and the awareness of the importance in adhering to a client’s brand equity
  • Good overall organization skills
  • Team-player, enthusiastic and supportive of other team members

You will need to have a car as their offices are not within easy access to stations, if this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Giftware Products
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£neg + bonus, 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.

Furniture Designer / Production Engineer - Bristol - up to £35,000 (V03691)

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This company is a specialist in the interior architecture of historical and period properties and work directly with their clients who come to them for their expertise and beautiful pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship.

They are currently seeking an experienced and professional Production Engineer to be responsible for taking 2D design drawings and preparing manufacturing and purchasing drawings for the workshop, subcontract makers and fitters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with clients and design/production team regarding design issues
  • Production of cutting lists for the purchase of sheet material
  • Production of accurate shopping lists for the purchase of appliances
  • Production of site installation drawings detailing precise position of furniture within site boundaries
  • Provision of technical assistance to fitting teams during both assembly and installation
  • Contributing to the regular design team meetings, including participation and suggestions as to team improvement
  • Discussions with suppliers of timber and hardware to ensure that the correct materials are used to both fit the design brief and the cost bill

Person / Experience Required:

  • AutoCAD and Microsoft Office is needed, Woodwork for Inventor experience desirable
  • Cabinetmaking background and/or a good understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, materials selection and presentation
  • Able to work from drawings and specification sheets and able to interpret technical requirements and design briefs
  • Experience of site surveying
  • Knowledge of period architectural styles, building techniques and mouldings would be an advantage
  • An understanding of mechanical and electrical services required to be connected to fitted furniture, kitchens, and bathrooms

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

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Location:
Bristol
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and life assurance
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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.

Designer / Space Planner - Wiltshire - up to £25,000 (V03524)

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This company has an in-depth knowledge of the modern workplace and office furniture, delivering some highly complex projects requiring multiple phases of installation and their track record of project delivery is exceptional.

They currently seek an additional designer to produce space plans and layouts, the detailing up of furniture and specifying furniture and accessories. If you are able to produce 3D visuals for presentation purposes then that would be very beneficial.

Objective and requirements:

  • To use AutoCAD for layouts and ideally 3D Studio or SketchUp for visuals
  • Good numeracy and an analytical ability is needed to provide solutions to clients
  • At least some experience of commercial interiors and office furniture to pick the role and job up quickly
  • A practical and technical head to put together presentation documents and plans
  • To use your good communication skills to liaise with other departments and clients

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

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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Workplace Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £25,000 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.
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