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Mid-Weight / Junior Graphic Designer (Client Advert) - London - negotiable (V03723)

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SMC Design are looking for talented Graphic Designers, at both mid-weight and junior levels, to join their multi-disciplinary design office near London Bridge.

Ideally they would be looking for someone who has experience in environmental branding design and creating signage manufacturing drawings.

The following would be a bonus:

  • Understanding of architects' drawings, elevations, scales and plans
  • Branding
  • Concept & Design Development

Job Description:

The candidate will be required to deliver innovative and intuitive graphic solutions to work on prestigious leisure projects. Projects include logo design, signage & wayfinding design, brand development, and in-house marketing collateral.

As a member of the Graphics team your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Making recommendations for concept, design and art direction for a variety of two and three-dimensional graphics and signage
  • Preparing photo visualizations and mock-ups of proposed signage for placement, content and/or usage
  • Leading, coordinating and carrying out extensive signage and graphic packages to a print/production-ready standard
  • Assisting clients with translating their expressed needs and ideas into concepts, and developing into effective design
  • Liaising with internal and external resources and being capable of researching and sourcing information quickly and effectively
  • Preparing detailed drawings of signage designs
  • Participating in project team meetings internally and externally and being comfortable presenting ideas and designs
  • Maintaining accurate files and records
  • Managing personal work flow and schedule
  • Assisting in the preparation of bids and marketing materials

Basic Experience:

  • 3+ years' studio and client facing experience in a Graphic Design position
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Cinema 4D, 3D Max (a bonus)
  • An excellent, diverse portfolio of work
  • Strong Branding design
  • A broad variety of client / project experience
  • Ability to work on ones own and as part of a team
  • Strong written and spoken English skills
  • An element of project management may be required so experience would be beneficial to the candidate
  • Any digital design experience would be beneficial

Please send CVs (quoting ref V03723) and Portfolios in a pdf format to careers@smc-design.com.  Any URLs of website links should be in the portfolio as a hyperlink.

To find out more about SMC Design please visit our website www.smc-design.com.
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Hospitality & Leisure Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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Senior Furniture Designer - Lancashire - up to £35,000 (V03736)

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This company specialise in creating beautiful bespoke furniture, designing and producing high-end, innovative furniture from fitted studies and libraries, through to freestanding pieces and Superyacht furniture.

Currently seeking a Senior Designer, the remit will be to manage the workshops and design projects and liaise with both clients and suppliers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Taking and working on design briefs
  • Sample preparation, tracking and production
  • Liaising with Workshops to correct problems or discuss design ideas / issues
  • Sourcing and costing of materials for live projects or for quotations
  • Delivering accurate drawings to meet the production schedule and exceed the expectations of clients
  • Mentoring junior designers

Skills and experience sought:

  • Bespoke furniture making experience and able to convert design concepts into technical furniture drawings for manufacture
  • Experience of using AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Degree (or similar) in Furniture Design or a similar aspect of Design
  • Confidence and good communication skills when speaking with Workshops, Suppliers and Customers
  • Flexible working occasionally to accommodate deadlines and production timelines

Hours are Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm

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

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Location:
Lancashire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Senior Designer / Design Team Leader - Berkshire - up to £50,000 (V03734)

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This company is a leading manufacturer of high quality bespoke joinery offering total project management from initial site survey through to installation and have a high level of repeat clients and new customers joining their portfolio continuously.

A new opening has just arisen for a Team Leader although they might consider a midweight/senior designer looking to progress. The overall responsibility will be for the design department including the following points:

  • Fostering teamwork and collaboration within the design department through involvement of all team members in running the department
  • Improving design detailing by improving the speed through the department and the quality of detailing for the manufacturing team to work to
  • Maintaining work schedules for the team and advising adjacent teams of progress as requested
  • Providing both formal and informal feedback to team members
  • Collaborating with project managers, operations management and technical designers to prioritise workload on a weekly basis

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience working with Solid Edge 3D design software (or similar such as SolidWorks)
  • Good communication and organisational skills will be needed and previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Accuracy in design detailing is vital
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing and assembling joinery
  • Experience from the commercial interiors sector
  • A good sense of humour is always needed

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

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

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

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This lively, fast-paced agency is packed full of creative and inspirational individuals and the company is very people orientated offering flexible working arrangements, Christmas and summer parties and ad-hoc fun days. They are based in Hertfordshire with close train links 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.

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.

Product Designer / Furniture Designer - Buckinghamshire - up to £28,000 (V03714)

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This company produces beautiful commercial furniture for the workplace and with a busy design and engineering team they are now seeking an additional designer.

This individual will work closely with the sales and design team to assist with turning enquiries into concept drawings and designs that can be costed before gaining the clients approval.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To detail standard, tailored and bespoke furniture products
  • Using good communication skills to liaise with customers, sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure all design solutions are in order
  • To generate SolidWorks models, 2D space plans using AutoCAD and concept imagery in response to your customer's specific requirements
  • At least 2 years relevant experience is sought for this role
  • Using a high level of initiative and organisational ability to manage your responsibilities on each project

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

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Location:
Buckinghamshire
Design Field:
Workplace Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £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.

Junior Design Engineer - Lancashire - negotiable (V03701)

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This long established 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 are interested in applications from enthusiastic and talented Junior Design Engineers.

This role will involve assisting in the development process for both new products and current products. The role also includes market research, creating concepts, prototyping and testing all through to manufacture.

You will be degree qualified and have gained work experience from a product specific role within a manufacturing environment. A practical individual you should be logical with an organised way of working. They use SolidWorks for manufacturing drawings and renders so ideally you will be familiar with this package.

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

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Location:
Lancashire
Design Field:
Stoves & Range Cookers
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.

Product Designer for Gifting Products - London - negotiable (V03692)

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This premiums agency designs giftware, promotional products and packaging for some of the world’s leading luxury brands and are currently looking for a designer for their giftware and hard goods section.

They are currently looking for someone who is a quick and innovative individual, with a degree in Product/Design/Fashion and excellent visualization and Illustrator skills, as well as experience of Microsoft Office. The ability to use a digital SLR camera and knowledge about studio lighting would be a bonus.

The Role:

  • Interpreting briefs and developing concepts to meet commercial needs
  • Production of high quality visuals using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Creation of technical drawings/tech packs for manufacturing
  • Trend researching and compilation of reports
  • Presenting finalised concepts to clients and or internal sales teams
  • Creation of print ready artwork files, adhering to client/brand guidelines


Other attributes sought:

  • 3+ years In-house experience or within a studio environment
  • Experience in creating trend setting gifts, accessories, homeware and stationery
  • Communicative, cheerful and open-minded
  • Strong typographic eye and the awareness of the importance in adhering to a client’s brand equity
  • Good overall organization skills
  • Team-player, enthusiastic and supportive of other team members

You will need to have a car as their offices are not within easy access to stations, if this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Giftware Products
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£neg + bonus, healthcare
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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 / Production Manager - London - negotiable (V03674)

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Our client produces original and unique furniture and products and are also renowned for the sculptural work they create.

A new exciting role has now been created to work with the directors and production team as well as internationally renowned artists. They are looking for an experienced individual with an exceptional eye and attention to detail, who has strong project management skills and is a team player.

They work with clients who demand the utmost quality and specification so the successful candidate will have gained experience working at the highest level of furniture design. They should understand the level of detail and accuracy involved and will be responsible for projects throughout Europe.

They are looking for candidates who have the following skills:

  • The use of CAD to communicate design intent, both technical production drawings and client friendly visuals
  • Proficient in Rhino, KeyShot, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong project management and administration skills and experience with a CRM database
  • Meticulous attention to detail, dimensions and finishes
  • Understanding of a range of manufacturing processes such as fabrication, engineering processes, metal casting, traditional woodworking techniques and upholstery
  • Great personality with excellent communication skills (using specialist and non-specialist language)
  • Languages (preferred but not essential): French, Italian

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:
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 Design Technician - Norfolk - up to £35,000 (V03639)

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This leading British manufacturer of beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work with prominent private, professional and commercial clients worldwide. 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.

Experienced in all aspects of joinery manufacture and installation, they work on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms. They currently have an opening for a Furniture Technician to join their design and technical team.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Skilled in 3D CAD, ideally SolidWorks
  • At least 3 years' experience in a wood based environment - joinery, shopfitting or cabinet making
  • CNC and / or hands-on cabinet making experience would be beneficial
  • Good interpersonal skills to create effective working relationships

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

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

Furniture Prototyper / Furniture Maker - Kent - up to £25,000 (V03613)

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This company provides contract furniture into spaces with demanding needs. Their furniture is designed to enhance challenging environments, from high-traffic footfall areas such as receptions and waiting rooms to high security buildings such prisons.

To help with their growth and react to their increasingly busy workload they have created a new key position of Prototyper. The main remit is to build and amend prototypes for new products being developed. This includes building prototypes from new as well as amending existing items.

Duties include constructing new Prototypes from sketches or manufacturing drawings, amending existing prototypes received from suppliers, advising on foams / webbing / construction of frame, advising on improvements with regard to design and upholstery at concept stage and providing input for value engineering.

They ideally want someone that likes a challenge and has lots of initiative as well as upholstery skills. There will be other projects apart from upholstery so they need you to be flexible also

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience in upholstery
  • Good carpentry skills and experience in timber carcass building
  • Good numeracy and accuracy
  • A knowledge of fabrics, foam and furniture materials
  • Able to use initiative to solve problems
  • Knowledge/experience with customer and manufacturing drawings

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

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Location:
Kent
Design Field:
Contract Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + free lunches
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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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