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Product Designer / Technical Designer - Berkshire - up to £25,000 (V03682)
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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 are a fast growing company with a high level of repeat clients and new customers joining their portfolio continuously.

They are currently seeking a Technical Designer still at the early stages of their career to grow and develop within their team. You will be working with the technical design team taking concept designs and turning them into ready-to-manufacture technical drawings for the in-house joinery workshop. It involves working with a comprehensive range of materials and designs for high-end companies throughout the capital.

Objectives and requirements:

  • Producing complete and checked technical drawings using Solid Edge 3D design software
  • Manufacturing and pre-installation construction takes place in-house, so good communication is required between sales, project management, the design team, production and the joiners, to resolve any potential design and material issues
  • Take offs for CNC milling and other outsourced material production will also be required directly from the CAD drawings, so accuracy is vital
  • Liaising with joiners so at least some experience with manufacturing and furniture / joinery is needed
  • Participating in company and departmental discussions about improvements and innovation so a genuine interest in the marketplace and a keenness to take part would be expected

Competitive remuneration and 22 days' holiday minimum (increasing by 1 day every 2 years to a maximum of 25 days). Lunch is provided by the company and there is parking space on the premises.

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

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Location:
Berkshire
Sector:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
lunch provided, 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 Design Manager - Lancashire - up to £50,000 (V03681)
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This manufacturer of heaters, stoves and range cookers has always lead with technical innovation, building products that last and with a strong backbone built on traditional values.

All manufacturing takes place at the Company's premises and with ambitious plans for the next generation of new products they need an enthusiastic and organised Product Designer to manage product development.

This exciting role will cover the whole development process from formulating plans through to delivering to deadline all new products and the re-development of current products. The role also includes market research, creating concepts, prototyping and testing all through to manufacture. The remit will also cover the briefing and liaising with any outside design agencies that might be used.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To lead the team and oversee product design, formalising the design function and processes so you will need to show man management skills and a practical and organised thought process
  • Experience from a product specific role within a manufacturing environment
  • You will be working with sales and marketing to understand changes in the market, their competitors and to schedule new product launches or updates so excellent communication and analysing skills are needed
  • As this is a hands-on role you will need good technical design abilities and to be CAD literate, they use SolidWorks

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

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Location:
Lancashire
Sector:
Designer Stoves
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£35,000 - £50,000 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 Designer (Showhomes) - Hereford & Worcester - up to £30,000 (V03679)
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This interior design, showhome and flooring business have an experienced team of creative design professionals dedicated to creating impactful designs.

They have invested in a first class fabric library and utilising the latest design software they are always looking to innovate. They also have their own soft furnishing production facility where they can design and print bespoke wallpaper and produce high quality custom wall art.

With an ever increasing workload they are currently looking to recruit an experienced designer, ideally with a fairly contemporary style.

Objective and experience required:

  • You will be working on your own projects from brief through to presentation and installation so will need to be organised with good project management skills
  • Previous experience from within the showhome / residential design industry, ideally at least 4 years is sought
  • Designs will be created both as hand drawn sketches and using Photoshop and InDesign
  • Good communication skills are required in order to liaise with clients and suppliers
  • You will be working both as part of a team and as an individual

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

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Location:
Hereford & Worcester
Sector:
Showhomes
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 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.
Senior Interior Designer - West Sussex - up to £55,000 (V03673)
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This vibrant design and build company create and fit out bespoke high impact office interiors and seek a creative Senior Interior Designer to join their successful design team.

With offices based in West Sussex and London this position although predominantly to work out of their Southern Office, will need to have easy travel to London and sometimes work out of the London office. It is likely to be a 50/50 split with travel expenses covered to London.

The role will have a wide variety of responsibilities as you will be taking projects from initially enquiry and concept pitch through to realisation of the design and drawing packages and on to installation and completion.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To produce, present and win client pitches in a competitive environment so you will therefore need strong pitching experience
  • Develop and manage production of designs and specification criteria requiring good technical knowledge and skills
  • To carry out site surveys and use AutoCAD and the Creative Suite for design and presentation work
  • You will be managing a small team of project designers so past supervisory experience will be preferred
  • Due to the responsibilities of the role you should have a commercial Design and Build background with workplace analysis experience a bonus
  • They seek an ability to bring innovative ideas to the table, challenge the brief and push the boundaries
  • Strong communication skills are needed including fluent written and spoken English

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

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Location:
West Sussex
Sector:
Workplace Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£45,000 - £55,000 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.
Junior CAD Designer (Client Advert) - Essex - up to £22,000 (V03669)
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Bathroom Studio Design was established specifically to rewrite the delivery of luxury bathroom and wet-room solutions, operating the highest quality Design Centre and incorporating the latest technology to the mid-higher demographic consumer market. We provide an exclusive range of leading edge products from specialist manufacturers in Europe, including Villeroy & Boch, of whom we are premier distributors.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our friendly Bathroom Studio Design team.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of the leading edge business within the industry, rewriting excellence of design, delivery and service in high end luxury solutions. It is an opportunity for someone who wants a long-term future career and a chance to develop within our business group.

Description/Typical Responsibilities:

This role requires you to deliver both CAD design and varied creative marketing, including overseeing websites and social media and general administrative support. You will be front-of-house, dealing with clients and suppliers on a regular basis and taking customer enquiries, therefore excellent communication skills and an outgoing bubbly personality are essential.

Skills Required:

  • Good knowledge and experience of Photoshop or similar
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Virtual Worlds 3D interior design software
  • Experience (medium to expert) of all Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent administrative skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Well spoken, smart and professional appearance
  • Good all-rounder, hands-on person
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Minimum of five GSCEs (A to C grades including Maths and English) plus the ability to demonstrate excellent English and Maths skills
  • CAD degree or HND/HNC would be advantageous
  • No experience necessary if an ex-graduate
  • High-end retail experience a bonus

Please email your applications to joanne@bathroomstudio.co.uk (quoting reference V03669). For more information on us please visit our website at www.bathroomstudio.co.uk.

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Location:
Essex
Sector:
Luxury Bathroom Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£18,000 - £22,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Project Manager - Bespoke Furniture - London - negotiable (V03668)
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Often featured in art and interior design magazines, this highly prestigious design studio count many serious art collectors as their clients. Their experience covers both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials.

With a production and technical design studio on site, they are seeking a Project Manager to oversee the design and production process including suppliers, costs and logistics. This is a new role and they are looking for a candidate who will make it their own.

This forward-thinking person will need to understand what is required to work at the top end of the luxury sector and be able to spot any potential problems or delays before they occur. They work with clients who demand the highest quality and specification and their closely knit team are all experts in each of their various fields and passionate about their work.

You will be managing projects throughout the business, from order to installation, making sure all milestones are met and finances adhered to.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Project management experience at the luxury end of the furniture / interiors marketplace
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Strong communication skills and ability to liaise with all departments
  • Able to work with a high level of craftsmanship
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of project financials
  • Management of suppliers to ensure all projects are delivered on time, within scope and to required budgets
  • IT literate and familiar with driving a spreadsheet
  • Ability to read CAD drawings would be an advantage

A competitive negotiable salary is on offer for the right candidate.

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

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Location:
London
Sector:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Filled
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 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
Sector:
Workplace Design
Job Type:
Filled
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.
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
Sector:
Commercial Office Furniture
Job Type:
Filled
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.
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
Sector:
Playground Design
Job Type:
Filled
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.
Senior Interior Designer (Client Advert) - Buckinghamshire - negotiable (V03648)
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James & Wallis Limited are looking for an experienced Senior Interior Designer to join its busy showroom in Beaconsfield.

The successful candidate will have experience in efficiently and successfully working from inception to completion for a minimum of 5 years to include high-end private residential projects.

As an Interior Designer, you will be responsible for carrying out property surveys, specifying appropriate furnishings, sourcing furniture, fabrics and accessories within the given lead time and budget. You will be confident in presenting your design schemes with clients in a variety of formats to illustrate your proposals to them. Clients will be mainly from the Home Counties and London.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Attending site and client meetings
  • Measuring and estimating for curtains, blinds, poles and tracks
  • Creation of schemes, sourcing fabrics / furniture/ lighting etc., producing presentation boards, liaising with suppliers and the client
  • Producing schedules and scope of works
  • Producing project quotes for the client
  • Placing and confirming orders with suppliers
  • Project management, including liaising with architects, contractor's trades and the client

Skills sought:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of FF&E selection (materials, finishes, detailing and scheduling) and procurement
  • Able to produce mood boards
  • Excellent measuring skills and technical knowledge
  • Proven experience in dealing with suppliers and contractors
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and visual and must be numerate
  • Self-motivated and good team player, able to work quickly and efficiently in an organised manner to meet deadlines
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Experience with VectorWorks and ACE would be an advantage as would good freehand skills


Hours will be 39.5 (including alternate Saturdays) and salary is negotiable for the right person and dependant on experience.

To apply, please send your CV outlining your salary expectations (quoting vacancy reference V03648) to zoe@jamesandwallis.co.uk with relevant examples of work that demonstrate your design skills, also stating why you believe you are suitable for the position. For further information on us please visit www.jamesandwallis.co.uk

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Location:
Buckinghamshire
Sector:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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