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Producer / Junior Project Manager - set design and events - Essex - up to £25,000 (V03773)

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This small family run company specialise in Experiential Design, Production and Installation and are proud to count large brands and leading marketing agencies amongst their clients. They provide a range of services from exhibition stands, product launches and bespoke sampling stands to PR stunts, sampling bins and giant props and are theatrical in their approach. They even have a room / crèche dedicated to the staff's dogs so they can bring them to work!

Based at their offices close to the borders of Essex and Hertfordshire, the Project Manager will be working as part of small Project Management team and the position would suit a candidate who wants to contribute to a growing enterprise and be part of a fun, family-led, often fast-paced production company. You will gain fast, hands-on experience quickly moving to handling smaller and then larger projects working directly with new and existing clients.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Background from a theatre based course ideally
  • Experience in Project / Production Management, Stage Management, Event Management and/or Technical Theatre
  • Project Management skills including working with a production workshop
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Able to manage and realise projects from costings for budgets through to installation
  • Must be able to effectively liaise with and manage clients and their expectations
  • Ability to maintain a high level of quality control along with a cost effective, best practice and ecological approach

If this sounds like fun and right up your street then please send us your CV in application to recruit@careersindesign.com.

event-design-jobs

Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Events and Exhibitions
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£23,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Product Designer - Berkshire - up to £22,000 (V03771)

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As one of the UK's leading providers of outdoor play equipment, this company also design commercial outdoor furniture, shade & shelter products and play accessories.

They are currently seeking a designer to design products and outdoor schemes for pubs, restaurants, leisure, hotel and hospitality chains, along with some smaller independent, up-and-coming and iconic establishments. You will be working from conception, through development, to manufacture and installation.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Preparing proposals and presentations
  • Supporting the sales and marketing departments with accurate advice and assistance
  • Creating clear part, assembly and installation drawings, layouts and instructions
  • Identifying, innovating and developing new products to enhance and complement the existing range
  • Researching new materials and finishes

No two days are the same and the right candidate will appreciate the variety of the work and challenges within the role and relish answering problems with creative solutions.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Great attitude, drive and passion for design
  • Excellent verbal and visual communication with colleagues and clients
  • 3D visualisation and modelling software skills (Autodesk 3DS Max and Inventor, or similar)
  • 2D layout software skills (AutoCAD, or similar)
  • Graphic design software skills (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Educated in product design or a related discipline to degree level, or equivalent by experience
  • Practical ability with wood working tools and machinery for prototyping would be an advantage

If this vacancy is of interest please send in your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Playground Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £22,000 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.

Design Team Leader - Furniture & Joinery - Berkshire - negotiable (V03770)

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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 who is also a hands-on designer to take overall responsibility 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

The right person will:

  • Be an experienced leader, naturally fostering teamwork
  • Experience in technical joinery design in 3D using Solid Edge or a similar package
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, prioritising tasks and managing time to meet deadlines
  • Be organised, detailed, enthusiastic and focused
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a love for solving technical problems  
  • Ability to think of the big picture, coupled with an unquenchable desire for improvement

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

furniture-design-jobs-cnc-cutting

Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
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.

Furniture Designer - London - up to £40,000 (V03767)

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Featured regularly in the press, this design studio counts many serious art collectors as their clients and their experience covers both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials. 

They currently have a vacancy available for a Furniture Designer to take responsibility for both the design and manufacturing procedures of projects, researching materials and finishes, attending client meetings and following up and working with the studio team. 

Person / Experience Required:

  • At least 3 year's experience with bespoke furniture
  • Able to read layout drawings, floor finish plans, ceiling plans and elevations
  • Fluency in Rhino (or similar), InDesign, SketchUp and Excel
  • Good hand-sketching skills
  • Understanding of upholstery would be beneficial
  • Technical minded with knowledge of design and manufacturing processes

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

furniture-designer-jobs

Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £40,000 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.

3D Visualiser - North East England - up to £20,000 (V03766)

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Our client is all about making life at home more stylish, simple and comfortable through products that make a real difference - fireplaces, fires, stoves and bathroom and bedroom furniture. The company is recognised across the industry as the UK's leading independent manufacturer; they respond to changing tastes and are continually creating innovative designs, made possible by consistent investment in the latest technology and in improving the skills of their people.

Due to increased business they are now looking to expand their CGI department and seek a 3D Visualiser with an interest in interior and furniture design to join their in-house visualisation studio which has earned a strong reputation for high quality images within the sector.

Working closely with the Marketing and Design departments, you will create photo real visualisations using 3DS Max and V-Ray that showcase their products in their very best light. You will have a passion for furniture and a natural eye for spotting interior trends that may be transferred to your visualisations.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Good understanding and working knowledge of 3D software: 3D Studio Max, V-Ray and Photoshop
  • Video editing knowledge would be advantageous as would a keen interest in Photography
  • Experience of using SolidWorks would be useful
  • Possess creative flair
  • Proactive and an excellent team player
  • Enthusiastic and meticulous about your work

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

3d-visualiser-jobs

Location:
North East England
Design Field:
Interior Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £20,000 per annum
Benefits:
BUPA, 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 Technician - Hertfordshire - up to £25,000 (V03763)

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This company specialise in producing high-end bespoke furniture and joinery from concept through to design, manufacture and installation, covering a wide variety of projects both domestic and commercial as well as one-off commissions.

With a busy workload they are looking for a technically minded designer who can produce detailed working drawings based upon the concepts of architects and interior designers. In essence to make their clients' ideas a reality.

You will also be:

  • Issuing clear and concise technical drawings for their in-house manufacturing team.
  • Liaising with Project Managers and other members of the team to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Producing schedules and cutting lists.

Person / Experience Required:

  • A sound knowledge of the furniture and joinery manufacturing industry and post studies experience
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • The ability to extract components from AutoCAD drawings for CNC machining would be a distinct advantage
  • You should have a keen eye for detail, be self-motivated and have good written and verbal communication skills

If this sounds of interest please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, free parking
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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 Designer - Nottinghamshire - up to £45,000 (V03761)

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This established brand is currently looking for a talented Product / Industrial Designer to make an impact on functional NPD products such as storage, garden and pet and to come on-board as Maternity Cover for a minimum of a year. The role could either be based in their design studio in Nottinghamshire or London.

You will be responsible for the delivery of commercial product ranges that are derived from customer needs. The candidate must be able to deliver both innovative and functional products, utilising their extensive knowledge of manufacturing to ensure product concepts can be realised and brought to market in a timely and cost effective manner. There will be travel expected throughout the UK and abroad, with trips to the Far East for on occasion

Person / Experience Required:

  • Industrial or Product Design Degree plus 5 years' experience with a product brand or in the retail industry
  • Ability to research and translate trends information effectively
  • Excellent design skills demonstrating an innovative approach to problem solving
  • Able to create sketches and renderings to work through ideation phase and concepts that can be communicated to others
  • Proficient at using design industry software, SolidWorks, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Able to create samples to help demonstrate the concept, using 3D printing or making Marquettes
  • Able to reverse engineer to assist with the understanding of how products are manufactured or perform
  • Must have detailed understanding of the substrates you are designing for the manufacturing capabilities and in particular mass-producing plastics

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

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Location:
Nottinghamshire
Design Field:
Retail Products
Job Type:
Contract
Salary:
£45,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
Healthcare, pension, discounts
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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 Decorative Designer - Nottinghamshire - up to £45,000 (V03760)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 3D Decorative Designer to join this well-established brand that keeps a close eye on seasonal trends and are excited about the new products and designs that are planned across a variety of categories. 

The successful applicant will be innovative and able to think 3 Dimensionally with a focus for driving the design and development of new Home & Garden decorative products. You will be responsible for understanding and developing range content that creates a unique own brand range for the customer of volume driving differentiated product. There will be some travel expected throughout the UK, Europe and the Far East visiting suppliers and exhibitions.

The role is maternity cover for 1 year and can be based either at the Head Office in Nottinghamshire or in their new London Office.

The role also involves:

  • Presenting trend research and market analysis to the wider teams
  • Creating original designs that can be utilised across a wide range of product categories
  • Close management of project deadlines, ensuring projects are delivered to critical path dates.
  • Managing Junior level designers
  • Fostering links with design Degree course leaders to continue the development of the graduate recruitment scheme

Person / Experience Required:

  • 5+ years' relevant experience plus a furniture, lighting, ceramics or craft degree
  • Ability to research and translate trend information effectively
  • Excellent drawing skills for illustration creation
  • Proficient at using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Ability to create detailed CAD manufacturing drawings
  • Must have detailed understanding of substrates and manufacturing capabilities
  • Proven experience in developing profitable product ranges across categories for each season
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Commercially aware with a good understanding of financials

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

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Location:
Nottinghamshire
Design Field:
Retail Products
Job Type:
Contract
Salary:
£45,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
healthcare, pension, discounts
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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.

Surface Pattern and Print Designer - Nottinghamshire - up to £45,000 (V03759)

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A vacancy has arisen for a Surface Pattern & Print Designer to join this well-established brand that keeps a close eye on seasonal trends and who will be excited about creating new designs across their home textiles category.

The successful applicant will be innovative and hard-working and happy to work collaboratively with other departments creating original surface pattern and print designs that can be utilised across a wide range of product categories. The SPP Designer will be responsible for understanding and developing range content that creates a unique own brand range for their customers and there will be travel throughout the UK and abroad including the Far East on a regular basis.

They are also considering recruiting a Junior SPP Designer who will be assisting the SPP Designer.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Surface Pattern / Print / Textiles degree and 5 + years' experience in home textiles design
  • Proven experience in the Retail Industry.
  • Excellent surface pattern and print design skills
  • Excellent drawing skills for illustration creation
  • Proficient at using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Must have detailed understanding of substrates and manufacturing
  • Proven experience in developing profitable product ranges covering multiple categories for each season
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to present product ranges and concepts to cross-functional stakeholders

If this sounds of interest then please call Pippa Baker on 01920486125 to discuss or send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

surface-pattern-designer

Location:
Nottinghamshire
Design Field:
SPP and Textile Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£45,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
PHI, pension, discounts
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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 Manager - Surface Pattern and Print - Nottinghamshire - up to £80,000 (V03758)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated talented Surface Pattern & Print Design Manager who wants to make an impact on a variety of product categories, and see their influence shape the future of a well-established brand.

This is a key strategic role, the post holder must be capable of challenging, influencing, effectively managing relationships and leading and inspiring a team.

You will be responsible for the delivery of commercial trends that bring continuity across the look and feel of categories across the store, and using those trends to design product ranges across the brand. Categories include: Home Decorations & Textiles, Wallpaper, Garden Decorations, Kitchen, Stationery, Storage, Christmas and seasonal events.

Other responsibilities include the managing of both the SPP team and the 3D decoration design team, building strong relationships with key stakeholders across retail to ensure successful delivery of ranges and assisting the Design Director with setting the strategic objectives and delivering to the BP plan, whilst managing budgets.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Relevant design degree and at least 10 years' experience working in industry
  • Proven experience developing profitable product ranges covering multiple categories and good financial understanding of the retail sector
  • Detailed understanding of the trend industry and the ability to translate information from Macro to Micro
  • Excellent design skills demonstrating a creative approach
  • Proficient at using industry design software: AVA, Adobe software.
  • Ability to present product ranges and concepts to cross-functional stakeholders
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate a team of design professionals
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Assertive and confident, a confident decision maker with good project management skills

They are based in North Nottinghamshire. International travel will be expected across the year. Supplier visits to the Far East as well as exhibitions across UK and EU.

If this sounds of interest then please call Pippa Baker on 01920486125 to discuss or send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

surface-pattern-design-jobs

Location:
Nottinghamshire
Design Field:
SPP and Textile Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£70,000 - £80,000 per annum
Benefits:
car allowance, healthcare, 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.
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