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Creative Designer - Somerset - negotiable (V03927)

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This company has an unrivalled reputation and knowledge of interior architecture for historical and period properties. They work with a variety of beautiful buildings spanning Country and London Town Houses across the UK and abroad. Everything they design is completely bespoke and their 12,000sq.ft. modern workshop houses a dedicated team of cabinet-makers and finishers.
 
They currently have an opening for a Junior Creative Designer who has great digital skills and can create imagery for client presentations from CAD drawings and also assist the conceptual design team.
 
The ideal candidate will have illustrative, graphics and modelmaking talent and be passionate about interior design with a taste for period buildings and furniture. The role would primarily involve assistance with design presentations to clients, compiling technical drawings, product specifications and reference imagery into digital documents and producing striking three-dimensional visualisations through digital art software.
 
It is essential that presentation documents are highly professional and suitably attractive. They will also need to be pulled together to tight deadlines. Therefore, innate organisational ability and visual perfectionism are necessary. 
 
They also have an opening for a more experienced candidate with great concept design and drawing skills.
 
For both roles they are looking for knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, Procreate and/or Sketchbook. This would ideally suit a candidate who has studied Interior Design or Interior Architecture.
If either levels are of interest then please contact us by sending in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Somerset
Design Field:
Furniture and Joinery
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
competitive 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.

Furniture Designer - Devon - up to £33,000 (V03921)

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This company create custom-made furniture for high-end residential projects in the UK and abroad. Past projects include the fit-out of residences in Eaton Square and Pembridge Crescent in London.

They are currently seeking a Furniture Designer to join the team working from brief through to installation.

Objectives and requirements for the Furniture Designer:

  • To liaise with clients throughout the project, so good communication skills will be needed
  • AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks literate
  • Able to carry out site surveys
  • Researching new materials, methods and fittings to use in your designs
  • Briefing makers and regular visits to the workshop to ensure the work is being made as intended
  • 2 to 5 years' experience of producing detailed drawings of bespoke furniture for manufacture

To find out more and to apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Devon
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £33,000 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.

Furniture Designer - London - up to £45,000 (V03920)

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Featured regularly in influential interior magazines and top 100 lists, this 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 using the finest materials from around the World.

Rapidly growing with an extensive waiting list of clients this vibrant studio are currently seeking a creative Furniture Designer to join their team. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced designer to demonstrate their knowledge and passion for design, their innovative thinking, ready to take their career to the next level.

Furniture Designer position overview:

  • Design alteration and rendering of the designs for bespoke projects and general one-off pieces
  • To take responsibility for manufacturing procedures and specifications
  • Problem solving to prevent issues arising with manufacturing procedures and specifications
  • Producing technical drawings for all hand drawn sketches
  • Understanding of and the ability to read space plans, floor finish plans, ceiling plans, elevations and details
  • Researching specific materials and finishes appropriate to the design / schemes, usage and budget
  • To assist the ordering and maintenance of accessory / furniture stock lists throughout the business

Skills and Experience Required for the Furniture Designer:

  • Degree or equivalent in Furniture Design
  • 4+ years' of experience working as a furniture designer to include luxury residential
  • Experience working on all stages of a project from conception to completion
  • Strong conceptual and hand-drawing skills
  • Experienced in Rhino, Keyshot, Photoshop and InDesign
  • MS Office proficient (word, excel and outlook)
  • Administration and time management skills
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written

To find out more and apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@creersindesign.com

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£38,000 - £45,000 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.

Project Joinery Designer - Somerset - negotiable (V03916)

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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.

As a Project Joinery Designer, you will be producing the detailed design drawings for client presentations and detailed drawings for sub-contract quotations and manufacturing for bespoke components (in metal, stone and other associated external materials and processes). Developing the creative team’s commissioned design concepts, you will be responsible for the full project specification. You will also provide design project management and be responsible for all technical external communications and management on the project at design phase and often beyond. This includes service M&E drawings, building setting out drawings, underfloor heating drawings and lighting drawings as required.

You could be working on anything from panelling, architraves and flooring to libraries, boot rooms, sculleries, laundries and kitchens.


Skills and Experience needed for the Project Joinery Designer:

  • AutoCAD experience and ideally 3D using Inventor or SolidWorks
  • Preferably a cabinet making or joiners background with a good understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, materials selection and presentation
  • At least 4 years' experience already gained in industry as a furniture designer on fitted furniture and/or architectural joinery
  • Able to work from sketches and specification sheets and able to interpret technical requirements and design briefs
  • Experience of interior measured surveying is desirable
  • Knowledge of quality kitchen appliances and sanitary ware would be helpful

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Somerset
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
pension, 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.

Furniture Designer - Shropshire - up to £35,000 (V03915)

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Our client has been designing and making bespoke furniture, antiqued mirror and specialist finishes for more than twenty years for the high-end London and international markets. They work for leading interior designers, architects and private clients all over the world.

They currently have an opening for a Furniture Designer with excellent technical knowledge of furniture construction to join their design team.

They are seeking an individual who is a strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude. Knowledge and experience of VectorWorks is preferable but they will consider other similar CAD programmes. They are open to the level of experience and salary will therefore vary accordingly.

Main duties for the Furniture Designer include:

  • Supervising the design team to produce working drawings
  • Production of accurate working drawings
  • Production of design concept drawings to be used in the sales process
  • Managing and co-ordinating makers and subcontractors
  • Occasional working on-site, site surveying, fitting and construction

Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer role:

  • Strong knowledge of both furniture manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Site installation experience is desirable, as well as practical cabinet-making or bench skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience within furniture or woodwork manufacturing
  • Good hand-sketching ability would be helpful
  • Strong analytically regarding budget awareness
  • Good problem-solving skills

In return you will be working with a very friendly bunch of people who love creating beautiful projects for their clients so if this is still of interest please email us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Shropshire
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Project Manager - Norfolk / Remote - negotiable (V03906)

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This leading British manufacturer of bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery works closely with prominent private, professional and commercial clients worldwide. Experienced in all aspects of joinery manufacture and installation, they work closely with main contractors, designers and architects on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms.

Ever busy, they are currently seeking a Project Manager to manage and maintain programmes to meet both Company and Client objectives. As well as running these projects and being responsible for their team's performance and output the Project Managers also assist in the bidding / winning process in order to maximise the commercial advantage. They might consider someone working remotely for 2 or 3 days a week but you would need to be living in the South East of England.

Person, experience and skills required for the Project Manager role:

  • Project Management experience from within cabinet making / furniture / joinery / interior design industry
  • The ability to manage and lead internal members of a project team
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of financials around projects
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of AutoCAD to read and amend drawings for manufacture
  • An understanding of basic revenue models and P/L forecasts
  • Experience of making efficient use of resources and controlling costs

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Location:
Norfolk / Remote
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension, long service additional holiday
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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.

General Manager - London - up to £50,000 (V03903)

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Our client designs and makes bespoke kitchens and every single piece of cabinetry is built to last - they are strong believers in sustainability and want their kitchens to be their clients' ‘forever’ kitchens.

Due to the growth of business and looking ahead, they have created a new role which is a Senior Management position and the linchpin between all parts of the business.

Day-to-day responsibilities for the General Manager / Operations Manager will be:

  • Leads and Opportunities - Management and allocation of leads and opportunities and the sales pipeline in general
  • Project Management - Managing client projects from sale through to final project completion. Making sure the projects are delivered smoothly and to the client’s satisfaction
  • Inventory and Stock Management - Ordering of materials and appliances as well as supplier management
  • Quoting and invoicing (not bookkeeping)
  • Client liaison - Pre and post-sales client communication
  • Business process adherence and improvement - As the company grows, the business processes will need to be scaled accordingly
  • Marketing - Marketing strategy and implementation a bonus

Person and Experience needed for the General Manager / Operation Manager role:

  • People management experience
  • Driven with high standards for quality and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service ethos and manner and ability to handle high-end clients with high expectations
  • Positive attitude, calm demeanour and not easily flustered
  • Previous experience managing business processes and teams in order to deliver a product or service to customers
  • Experience of the KBB, furniture and/or joinery market a bonus

To find out more and apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as promptly as we can. 

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
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.

Architectural Joinery Technician - Remote working - negotiable (V03897)

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This British Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques.

Projects include dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms and they are currently looking for an experienced Furniture Technician to join this team. They are based in Norfolk but depending on your level of experience they are also open to remote working with occasional visits to the office.

The main responsibilities for the Furniture Technician will include to:

  • Develop the client brief into technical and production drawings and renders
  • Ensure the product is engineered and designed for manufacture and assembly is carried out
  • Ensure drawing accuracy and presentation meets the required standard
  • Ensure drawings are published on time and drawing approvals are pursued to program
  • Survey and template site work as required and undertake pre installation checks
  • Review works in progress and prior to delivery for quality and conformance to drawings

Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Technician role:

  • Skilled in 3D CAD using SolidWorks
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a wood based environment - Joinery, shop fitting or cabinet making
  • CNC and or cabinet making experience would be beneficial
  • Good interpersonal skills to create effective working relationships
  • Precise and conscientious
  • Strong technical skills and attention to detail

If this is of interest then please send in your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Remote working
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension, long service additional holiday
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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.

Production Coordinator - Furniture & Sculptural Products - London - negotiable (V03886)

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Our client is an innovative gallery of original and unique contemporary furniture design and products, and are currently seeking a Production Coordinator with technical knowledge of furniture construction and production methods.

You will be interpreting sketches and drawings, ideally able to produce CAD drawings in Rhino, planning production schedules, monitoring the production processes and controlling the quality standards. Other duties include: preparing shipping samples; organising international and domestic transport and delivery of furniture and sculptures; managing the measurements and weights of both products and packing.

Skills and Experience needed for the Production Coordinator:

  • Ability to interpret sketches and drawings
  • Ability to multitask and project manage the production of luxury sculptural / artistic furniture and products
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Computer literate ideally with 2D and 3D CAD skills
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Knowledge of handling a variety of materials such as bronze, wood, stainless steel, resin
  • A knowledge of other languages would be desirable (French, Italian, German)

In return you will be working on unique and artistic creations for high profile and well-known clients within the Design field.

To find out more and to apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@carerrsindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back on you.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
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.

Furniture Designer - Cheshire - up to £45,000 (V03879)

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Our client is a Designer and Maker of bespoke fine furniture hand made using the finest materials. They operate a large workshop and showroom and have worked with clients from cabinet making, free standing pieces right through to large scale bespoke residential and commercial interior projects.

They currently have an opportunity for a Senior Production Technician who has extensive experience of Cabinet Vision and knows how to design units from scratch parametrically and who is confident to build up a library of designs, set up reports, bid centres and manage a junior user. They are also open to remote working.

The Senior Production Technician will be responsible for the building and monitoring of their technical library in Cabinet Vision. You will be fundamentally influential in defining efficient and technically accurate methodologies for operations.

Main Duties also include:

  • Creating and monitoring all connections and libraries within Cabinet Vision
  • Building the bid centre for accurate pricing models
  • Research and Development of furniture hardware
  • Supporting the Design and Production Technician in understanding CV and CNC machine capabilities
  • Technical resolution and problem solving for the Operations Director
  • Overseeing the technical works created in Cabinet Vision from the Production Technician
  • Capturing trial data for additional funding

Skills and experience required for the Senior Production Technician:

  • Cabinetry technical knowledge to a senior level
  • Cabinet Vision fluency with other software skills that may be used in the future
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting
  • Good mentoring ability in order to coach others in Cabinet Vision
  • Structured, methodical and process driven
  • Calm, rational and knowledgeable
  • Good communicator internally and externally

They would ideally like a local candidate, but are open to remote working as long as the Senior Production Technician is able to come into the office as required (ideally 1-2 days a week). They are a very friendly company with plenty of social events organised (when permitted) and food supplied on Fridays.

If this sounds of interest then please send in your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Cheshire
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and food on Fridays!
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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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