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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