Design Director – London – £neg
As a Design Director you will be responsible for leading the design effort within the office and for ensuring consistency with firm-wide design standards. Specific responsibilities will include:
- Oversees design presentations.
- Introduces design concepts to current and prospective clients.
- Monitors project design development.
- Provides design direction and support.
- Attracts, manages and develops staff.
- Manages projects within established design budgets.
- Enhances public awareness of the companies design capabilities and accomplishments through interaction with PR consultants and design/business trade publications.
- Contributes to local and firm-wide business development goals.
- Provides design review of marketing materials, brochures, mailings and other visual materials with graphic design content.
- Maintains awareness of industry trends (such as related-technology and green design), educates staff and modifies practices.
- Participates in community design events and competitions.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Comprehensive knowledge of the commercial interior architecture and/or design industry.
- Expert interior architectural detailing skills.
- Comprehensive knowledge of working drawing techniques and procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements.
- Extensive knowledge of contract administration.
- Sound knowledge of design principles, practices and aesthetics including furnishings and equipment.
- Expert sketching and rendering skills.
- Intermediate MS Office application skills.
- Strong Revit skills.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
- Highly developed presentation and graphic communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate a design concept to designers, technical staff and clients.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through a combination of direct authority and subject-matter expertise.
- Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.
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