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Furniture Designer - Northamptonshire - up to £24,000 (V03753)

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This contract furniture manufacturer works closely with the leisure sector offering both their stylish range of furniture and bespoke items to meet clients' specific needs. Operating out of two factories to support their in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, they have a deep knowledge of sourcing in the wider European furniture market.

To help develop their business further they are seeking a Furniture Designer to work alongside their Senior Designer. Your remit initially will be to assist on technical aspects using Autodesk Inventor, producing drawings for manufacturing and client approval. There will be the opportunity for the right candidate to develop, meeting clients and ultimately to handle projects independently.


Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor (or similar)
  • Minimum 1-2 years' experience within a design role
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good phone manner as you will be talking to suppliers
  • Experience in designing wood/timber products
  • Understanding of metals, plastics and fabrics and their inclusion in furniture

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

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Location:
Northamptonshire
Design Field:
Design and Creative
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £24,000 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.

Furniture Designer - Cornwall - up to £28,000 (V03752)

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This luxury kitchen and furniture company is committed to offering their clients a comprehensive bespoke concept-to-completion service. They are a family-run business going through a period of development so it is an exciting time to join the company.

They are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Designer with plenty of energy and ideas who can bring their own contemporary flair to the designs. Working alongside the Senior Designer, the role will involve liaising with clients and skilled craftsman to coordinate the full design, manufacture and installation of projects. The ideal candidate will be someone with a strong desire to succeed, who is looking to grow and develop within the company and who is able to adapt to the requirements of the role whilst ensuring that all designs are completed to a first-class standard.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience in generating detailed and accurate presentation and production drawings
  • CAD literate and experienced with Adobe packages
  • A strong understanding of furniture production methods and materials
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Willingness to learn and research a vast range of appliances and products to compliment designs
  • A degree in Furniture Design / Architecture or similar is advantageous, but not essential
  • As the role will involve travel, a driving licence and access to transport is preferred

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

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Location:
Cornwall
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £28,000 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.

Technical Joinery Designer - Berkshire - negotiable (V03751)

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This manufacturer creates joinery pieces for some of the finest and advanced commercial interiors being designed in the UK today. Operating nationwide from their factory and offices just outside London, they offer total management of joinery packages, from initial site survey through to installation.

They are currently seeking an experienced Technical Designer to work with their progressive team of designers and makers.

Objectives / Requirements:

  • Creating concept designs, rendering in KeyShot and turning them into ready-to-manufacture technical drawings for the in-house joinery workshop
  • Producing complete and checked technical drawings using Solid Edge 3D design software (Fluency in SolidWorks will be considered)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy in take offs for CNC milling and other outsourced material production will also be required directly from the CAD drawings
  • Connecting with joiners to discuss and get feedback on the practicality of joinery items designed, so hands-on experience from the joinery sector is needed and hands-on knowledge of manufacturing and assembling would be desirable
  • A genuine interest in the marketplace and a willingness to take part in interdepartmental discussions

Competitive remuneration and paid over-time. 22 days holiday 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
Design Field:
Bespoke Joinery
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
salary + paid o/t, lunch provided, pension, 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.

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

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

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

Purpose of the Position:

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

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

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

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

Person / Experience Required:

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

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £32,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

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.

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.

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.

Junior Furniture Designer - Lancashire - up to £25,000 (V03721)

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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 Junior Designer, the remit will be to initially assist the Project Manager with the day-to-day running of the business, managing workshops and projects and liaising with both clients and suppliers. There will also be time set aside for the Junior Designer to work on renders and drawings which will be based on live projects they are currently working on or quoting for.

The Junior Designer will work alongside, report to, and be mentored by the Senior Designer.

Responsibilities include to assist in:

  • 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.
  • Producing and developing their own design ideas, which if selected will be sent out as a monthly mail shot to all clients.

Skills and experience sought:

  • Bespoke furniture making knowledge and able to convert design concepts into technical furniture drawings for manufacture.
  • Experience of using AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks
  • University 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.

Working 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:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer / Project Manager - Shropshire - negotiable (V03717)

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This company has been producing bespoke furniture and specialist finishes for many years for the high-end London and international markets working for leading interior designers, architects and private clients.

With a steady growth in business they are on the lookout for good people and would be particularly interested in seeing both Furniture Designers and Project Managers.

Skills Sought:

  • Knowledge / experience of VectorWorks
  • Experience with furniture manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Site installation experience is desirable as well as practical cabinet-making or bench skills
  • Good hand-sketching ability would also be desirable for the design role
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work with multiple projects
  • Strong analytical, budget awareness and problem solving skills

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

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Location:
Shropshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
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.

Furniture Design Technician - Hampshire - up to £24,000 (V03715)

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This independent design studio creates beautiful bespoke cabinetry for Kitchens, Utilities, Boot Rooms and Bedrooms which are the epitome of custom-made design.

With an ever-increasing workload, they are currently looking for a Technical Designer who is also happy to be client and contractor facing. The position will involve preparing technical and design drawings, carrying out site surveys and visiting sites at various stages of completion. You will also be working out of their showroom so there will be an element of sales involvement when speaking with clients. It is not however an actual sales role.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Fluent in the use of CAD systems
  • Knowledge of cabinetry and furniture, ideally at least one year on bespoke projects
  • Some travel will be expected so a driving licence and own transport is essential
  • Good communication skills and an approachable manner
  • Past customer service experience would be a bonus

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

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Location:
Hampshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £24,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus 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.
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As the UK’s foremost recruitment agency for the design sector, Careers in Design has details of vacancies for first-rate furniture design jobs across the country and overseas.

To successfully apply for a position as a furniture designer, you will be expected to demonstrate your creative skills, your technical ability, and your commercial awareness of this sector.

Most furniture designer posts require you to produce designs and manufacturing drawings for either fitted furniture and joinery or freestanding pieces of furniture.  It will be expected that you can work to a brief, whilst retaining your own creative mark. You should be able to sketch out ideas for initial brainstorming sessions, as well as produce more technical design work, often utilising CAD software.

While some firms will be looking for designs that have broad appeal for a mass market, others will be creating more bespoke or limited edition pieces to be produced in small batches. Whichever end of the scale your position falls, you must show that you understand the commercial aspects of your market.

Some positions require only your design skills, where others might involve your skills as a craftsperson, producing the items, as well as designing them.

You may be working solo, or you may be part of a team, either of other furniture designers, or designers in other disciplines such as interiors, kitchens or architecture. In these positions, you are expected to show flexibility and teamwork, as your design must become part of a cohesive range.

Register with Careers in Design today for a totally different approach to job searching. We will go through your CV by hand, helping to accentuate your strengths to give you the best chance of success. We will then scour our extensive list of furniture design job vacancies to find those most likely to suit you.

Our wide range of clients include retailers, consultancies, and manufacturers – large and small – all on the lookout for top furniture designers, like you. Use the menu filters at the top of this screen find your ideal furniture design job today.

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