Senior Interior Designer

This client is a luxury architectural interior design studio that thoughtfully designs the world’s finest homes. Working across an exclusive portfolio of international turnkey projects, our multi-disciplinary team has a world-class reputation for both bespoke private commissions and super-prime development projects. Our exceptional architectural, creative and development credentials together with the highest levels of personal service, enable us to act as trusted advisors to discerning private families, developers and commercial clients. This, underpinned by our values of Thoughtful Luxury, is reflected in our long-standing esteemed client relationships.

Our Client is looking for an ambitious and talented Senior Interior Designer with 8+ years of experience working in luxury residential interior design. This role sits with the Interior Design team. Primarily working in super-prime residential projects, you will be working across all periods and styles of design, therefore strong design knowledge and experience will be key as will experience in project delivery.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Working to a brief, design and develop elements of projects from concept right through to completion

  • Preparation of concepts, mood boards, preliminary and final designs, and development of details, furniture, fixtures and lighting layouts

  • Attend client meetings in a confident, passionate and professional manner

  • Mentoring and directing junior and middle-weight designers

  • Attend regular site and supplier meetings and growing and nurturing relationships

  • Sourcing, specification and procurement

  • Preparation of drawings, presentations and material specifications

  • Work to tight deadlines both individually and as part of a larger team

  • Technical construction drawings

  • Conducting snagging list

  • Good budget control and time management

Technical skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required

  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop)

  • Experience in AutoCAD and Esti-PC

  • SketchUp is useful but not essential

  • Free-hand sketching abilities also preferred but not essential

Key Skills

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills to liaise with contractors, architects, suppliers and clients

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Enthusiastic and positive approach

  • Excellent visual eye and highly detail-orientated

  • Ability to work autonomously but also as part of a team

  • Hands-on and can hit the ground running

  • Practical knowledge and experience with furniture, fixtures and equipment

  • Excellent numeracy skills

  • A willingness to work outside of contracted hours when required

Qualifications & Experience

  • To have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Interior Design, Fine Arts or Interior Architecture

  • At least 6 years’ experience of working in multiple, fast-paced, high-end residential and/or hospitality projects

  • Strong FF&E knowledge, including specifications and schedules

  • Previous client-facing experience