Immediate start - Senior Designer - Retail - £NEG

18 Sep 2013
16 Oct 2013
Job Type

Senior Designer – Retail – Freelance - £NEG

Responsible for interior design team

Lead and develop projects and to inspire project teams to ensure that an initial concept is developed, detailed and successfully delivered through to the final stages on time and on budget.

Generate and contribute to new business.

Involvement in every stage of a project and be the main point of contact for the client.

Manage and mentor specific team members.  Support the Creative Director/Lead Interior Designer in team management generally

Role and Responsibilities

Creative Thinking

Generate and develop concepts that provide an original, appropriate and effective solution to the creative brief.

Develop own thinking through liaison with Creative Director.

Win the confidence of the client and internal team by creating a clearly defined direction to pursue.

Creative Conceptualisation

Articulate an idea to both an internal and external audience.

Present and sell concepts and design solutions to client.

Detail Design or Planning & Scoping

Develop and prepare scheme designs.

Communicate effectively with key team members and client on a regular basis.

Detail, design, prepare and present all furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E) requirements.

Understanding and knowledge of appropriate materials for retail environments

Schedule and communicate all costs and specifications internally and externally.

Co-ordinate workload, ensuring that all stages of the project are delivered with clarity on time and on budget.


Co-ordinate and liaise with contractors, sub-contractors, local authorities and all other relevant personnel.

Ensure quality control through regular site visits and record progress.


Ensure that final project delivery runs smoothly and that all FF&E and styling requirements are delivered on brief.

Ensure client relationship is maintained and developed.

Creative Recognition

Strive to produce work of a consistently high standard that is recognised both internally and externally.


Calm under pressure

Ability to direct and inspire others

Confident and approachable

Organised and efficient

Pragmatic and flexible


6 – 10 Years

Proven experience and natural creative ability

Six to ten years of working in interior design, preferably on bespoke projects

A good understanding of current trends and experience of working in at least three key interior markets/sectors (residential, retail, restaurant or hotel).

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