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Designer & Specifications Assistant - London - negotiable (V03730)

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This highly prestigious design studio work on both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials.

Known for their sophisticated luxury chic to match their clients' lifestyles, they are currently seeking a Designer and Specifications Assistant who is still early on in their career and can work alongside the studio's Founder and assist with both UK and International projects.

This would suit a designer with a genuine interest in art history and galleries.

Position requirements:

  • A minimum of 1 year gained experience on luxury residential projects
  • Knowledge of furniture artists, galleries and art deco design
  • Fabric specification and procurement experience
  • Able to understand and read space plans, floor finish plans, ceiling plans, elevations and details from architect drawings


Position overview:

  • Assisting in fabrics selections, liaising with fabric suppliers and maintaining the fabrics library
  • Assisting with preparation and development on projects with images, material & mood boards and other documents relating to the design.
  • Assisting with accurate estimates, quotations and invoicing documents
  • Attending client meetings with the responsibility of note-taking and supporting the studio team


Desirables:

  • EstiPC experience
  • Fluent in French

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:
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.

Senior Interior Designer and Project Manager (Client Advert) - London - negotiable (V03738)

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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 your CV (quoting reference V03738) 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:
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Interior Designer - London - negotiable (V03729)

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This highly prestigious design studio work on both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials.

Known for sophisticated luxury chic to match their clients' lifestyles, they are currently seeking a Mid-Weight Interior Designer who can work alongside the other designers and assist with both UK and International projects.

Position requirements:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years' experience gained on luxury residential projects
  • Knowledge of art furniture and gallery specifications
  • Fabric specification and procurement experience
  • Rhino and KeyShot knowledge (Training will be provided)
  • Able to understand and read space plans, floor finish plans, ceiling plans, elevations and details from architect drawings

Position overview:

  • Fabrics selections and liaising with fabric suppliers
  • Preparation and development on projects with drawings, models, images, material and mood boards and other documents relating to the design
  • Assisting the Projects Manager on accurate schedules, obtaining accurate pricing from internal documents / suppliers
  • Attending client meetings with the responsibility of note-taking and supporting the studio team

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Luxury Residential Interiors
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.

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.

3D Designer / Exhibition Designer - Hertfordshire - negotiable (V03733)

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This lively, fast-paced agency is packed full of creative and inspirational individuals and the company is very people orientated offering flexible working arrangements, Christmas and summer parties and ad-hoc fun days. Their offices are based in South Hertfordshire within easy access to London.

Currently looking for a talented junior to middleweight designer to join their 3D team you will be working alongside the creative leads and senior designers so will have the opportunity to learn and grow whilst supporting on a wide variety of event and exhibition design projects as they encourage a nurturing culture. Alternatively they are open to considering more experienced candidates who were looking to work part time.

This opportunity is best suited to someone who is towards the start of their career, has a passion for design and creativity and is keen to learn on the job, drawing from the experience of experienced designers, whilst working alongside and supporting them.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Applicants will have studied 3D/spatial design, product or furniture design
  • At least 2 years' commercial experience (experiential, branded environments, retail, events or museum design)
  • CAD and visualisation software, along with the Adobe Creative Suite are essential, but full training will be given on the specific software packages they use (3DS Max and AutoCAD)
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate sound design thinking and have experience in following the creative process to transform briefs into ideas and solutions
  • Exposure to spatial, event and exhibition design would be a distinct advantage, but is not essential

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

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Events and Exhibitions
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£generous salary
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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 3D CAD (ideally SketchUp)
  • 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.

Kitchen Designer - London - up to £30,000 (V03731)

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As one of the world's leading artisans in professional home kitchens, this company takes pride in creating handcrafted pieces in their sleek industrial style, each kitchen showing off a bespoke design, sophisticated mechanisms and the experience of premium restaurant cooking.

Their London showroom is currently seeking an additional kitchen designer and they plan to open another showroom later this year. There will be excellent chances of progression as they are still growing their coverage of the UK marketplace.

This role would suit a young designer who is still early on in their career but who has already had some exposure to this marketplace. It will be a client facing role so your presence, communication and interpersonal skills will be important. Training will be provided and regular travel to clients, trade shows and to visit Head Office in Italy expected.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 2 years' relevant experience to include kitchens
  • Qualifications in interior design or similar
  • Literate with the Adobe CS
  • Professional and smart in appearance
  • Both creative and technically minded
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent spoken and written English

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:
£25,000 - £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.

Kitchen Designer - West Midlands - up to £30,000 (V03728)

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This family-run business has been working within the kitchen marketplace for many years and last year refurbished all of their three showrooms to a very high standard.

Due to natural growth and a further new showroom due to be opened in April they are seeking an additional Kitchen Designer. The role will allow flexibility with some home working and although all the leads will be provided, you must be able and be prepared to drive to visit customers' homes. The role will be based in their showroom just South of Birmingham.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Strong and proven track record within sales
  • Kitchen Design experience
  • Able to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • A natural flair for design and presentation and customer service
  • Good IT skills and CAD literate (they use Compusoft Winner and EQ)
  • Looking for a confident, enthusiastic and dynamic individual with a positive work ethic
  • Full driving licence essential

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

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus commission OTE £60k
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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.

Design Sales Consultant - London - up to £40,000 (V03722B)

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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. The success and growth of the business is expanding and they are looking to fill the following position:

Design Sales Consultant: This could be an ideal role for someone wanting to take their career to the next level and who is self-motivated and genuinely loves meeting new people. You'll be proactively contacting and visiting Architects, Interior Designers, Builders and Contractors as well as contacting existing clients to maintain and grow these relationships.

You should already have some previous experience of Interior Design and its products from a customer facing role, preferably sales and have a passion for interiors and design. This role will need you to be commercially astute and results driven, being able to achieve growth and hit sales targets. You'll be great at negotiating with a confident presentation style and excellent communication skills.

This could suit someone who lives in London and can easily commute in and around the capital, coming to the office twice a month. You will need a full UK driving licence, your own car and your own phone.

Working hours will be Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm with flexibility over evening and weekend appointments.
A competitive salary in the range of £30k to £40k is on offer + OTE bonus of up to £75k.

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:
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
OTE £75k
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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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