Interior Designer – residential

 • The ideal candidate would have experience in running small to medium scale projects from inception through to completion. 

• Organized and enthusiastic the interior designer would work in a small team in the residential interior design department 

• They would be expected to develop conceptual side of the design with an extensive source of inspirational ideas and images to enhance the proposed scheme and finalized proposals. 

• The interior designer would also be responsible for putting together presentations, compiling finishes schedules, fixtures and fittings schedules and presenting to clients with a lead designer. 

• Responsibilities will include liaising directly with suppliers, contractors and consultants to deliver a fully detailed completed project. 

• Expectations will include the smooth running of projects providing timely and efficient support to the lead and Senior designers. There should be a high proficiency in producing hand sketches; refined use of Word/Excel based administration and a broad understanding and skills base in a CAD based software package. 

1.2 Principle Accountabilities 
Creative Skills 

• To have a strong creative vision and the ability to communicate this to the management and team members. 

• The ability to deliver well considered luxurious and practical schemes. 

• Understanding the use of space, light and texture to convey an interpretation of the client’s brief. 

• Interacting with other design teams for cross-pollination of ideas. 

• To communicate where possible in the clearest manner your design ideas through sketching, CAD, Photoshop and InDesign. 

• A good understanding of typical detailing for fit out elements. 

Administration & Communication 

• Good verbal / written communication skills. 

• Ability to understand fit out materials pricing and ensure relevant project data are up to date. 

• Some understanding of FF&E specification and relevant documentation. 

• The role will involve large amounts of administration but is varied and will involve monitoring production schedules, liaising with suppliers, working within cost plans and programmes. 

• Ensuring a clear, concise and accurate Documentation/Audit trail. 

• To be aware of hours spent for specific tasks and the project to ensure efficient time management. 

Project Management Skills 

• Must have the ability to take responsibility for and competently run small to medium sized interior design projects. 

• Ensure that relevant documentation is written and issued in a timely manner to prevent any programme delays to the project. 

• Attend all client and site meetings, taking minutes from these meetings and ensuring the minutes are issued and approved. 

• To attend and take minutes to relevant contractor and consultant meetings – i.e. builders, joiners, lighting designers, AV companies, suppliers and furniture makers. From time to time to confidently attend these meetings in your lead designer’s absence. 

• Assisting in maintaining a tidy and presentable work environment and keeping internal resource libraries (i.e. samples, brochures, completed project portfolios, etc) up-to-date, complete and well organized. 

• Must have a problem solving attitude and be solution driven – 1 problem = 3 solutions to give to your lead designer. 

Attributes 

• Eye for Design 

• Willingness to learn 

• Ability to listen and interpret instructions correctly 

• Organised and efficient 

• Pragmatic and flexible 

• Calm under pressure 

• Team Player 

Knowledge 

• Design trends in the industry 

• Knowledge of materials, their appropriate uses and available finishes. 

• An understanding of building processes and RIBA design stages. 

• An understanding of relevant Building Regulations. 

Sotware – Essential to a High Level 

• InDesign 

• Photoshop 

• Word 

• Excel 

Sotware – Desirable to a Good Level 

• Illustrator 

• AutoCAD, Revit or ArchiCAD 

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