Lead Interior Designer


Over the past 28 years, our client has built a reputation as an industry leader in the interior design field. They pride themselves on the ability to create cutting edge interiors, in a team environment, that is friendly and approachable.
The company is a high-end interior design studio working at the very top of the international market, the London Studio is a creative, open-plan environment with a team of 30 people. A positive attitude, ability to work within a team and under own initiative is essential to fit with the company culture.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Design and develop elements on large scale projects under the guidance of a Director
  • Act as Project Leader on a large range project, provide creative direction, fully develop design and manage team through to fruition
  • Oversee Project Leaders running a portfolio of smaller projects
  • Take full responsibility for producing project programme, monitoring financials, timesheets and resources
  • Check schedules and design intent package including joinery drawings to ensure brief is being met
  • Design and cost up FF&E projects in line with brief
  • Review and check FF&E design, furniture plans and pricing on major projects ready for sign off
  • Support design team using extensive design experience to inspire, problem solve and help team meet their targets
  • Develop technical skills and provide tutorials to team
  • Identify successful details and lessons from projects for TH DNA
  • Develop project knowledge, attend trade fairs and attend supplier meetings, prepare presentations to the team
  • Work with Directors to develop the style of new business pitches
  • Contribute to improving company processes and systems



Knowledge / Skills

  • Relevant Interior Design Qualification
  • A proven track record of designing and managing large scale projects at the high end of the market with very limited direction
  • Ability to interface with client interpreting and delivering their requirements
  • Experience of training and coaching juniors and bringing out the best in people
  • Proficient in managing and tracking projects to create a smooth flow of work within the practice
  • A good knowledge of FF&E suppliers
  • Knowledge of technical design
  • Recent experience of managing a team of designers running small scale projects
  • Able to present design ideas in a clear and confident manner to a variety of audiences
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • An experienced skills base in computer-based drawing skills
  • 2D computer drawings tools, such as AutoCAD
  • 3D drawing aids such as SketchUp
  • Proficient on Macs and in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite



Qualities

  • Excellent attitude - an appreciation of the Company's ethos and ways of working
  • Commercial awareness of the market
  • Hard working, conscientious and highly organised approach with an eye for detail
  • Drive and enthusiasm to inspire and motivate the team
  • Approachable and professional manner with clients and suppliers and ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to encourage a calm, positive environment with a flexible approach
  • Common sense approach to be able to use one's initiative to find creative solutions to problems
  • Passion, drive and flair for design and a capacity for innovation and forward thinking to deliver exceptional results



To apply please submit a covering letter with your CV and a link to your portfolio. Applications will not be accepted without submitting a portfolio.