Middleweight Designer - Hospitality

Posted
2 July 2021

Location - East London
Salary - £30,000 - £40,000
Flexible working with intention of 4 days in office moving forward
Job reference - ID6732

We are working with a small creative design team who have seen workload rapidly increase over the past year or so.
They work on a range of high level projects across restaurants, bars, private members clubs and hotels in the UK and overseas.
Our client is currently looking to bring in a Senior Designer to the team with proven experience of running and delivering projects.

Overview
The Designer’s primary responsibility is to assist with the day to day running of projects.
Work closely with the relevant Senior Designer and Directors regarding the management of all stages of the design process.
An ability to work independently as well as collaboratively is essential.
The Designer will be experienced with all aspects of design and design project management.
An interest in and understanding of interior architecture and design, furniture and product design is a must.
Further, a good understanding of construction technology is required as well as knowledge of current building regulations.
A high level of verbal and written communication skills are a must as well as a high-level of proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign) and Microsoft Office.

Responsibilities
Develop the creative vision for projects alongside Senior Designer and Directors.
Co-ordinate with the relevant Senior Designer and Design Director on a daily basis.
Contribute to design research for projects in general and concept development in particular. The task includes activities ranging from finding mood images for a particular design direction to establishing information about a specific site. Contribute to the establishment of the materiality of a project as well as developing details of the design through material research and ensure samples are available for review and approval.
Understand the Studio’s stylistic requirements to ensure that they are adhered to during the design concept, design development and construction.
Researching and engaging with new suppliers and manufacturers, keeping the team updated with any new materials, lighting, ironmongery and sanitaryware products.
Assist with developing projects from concept through to completion.
Acting as a point of contact for Junior Designers assigned to the relevant project, overseeing their workload and mentoring where appropriate.
Ensure the Studio’s standards are applied to all aspects of a project.
Participate in wrap-up meetings post project and ensure that all relevant issues are communicated effectively.
Have an understanding of the contractual obligations between the designer, contractor and client.
Have an understanding of overall project costs.
Assist with the production of relevant documentation for all stages of a project while ensuring a high level of accuracy is applied in the production of information.
Assist with ensuring the Studio standards are executed within all design documentation – presentations, sketches, drawings and schedules.
Assist with ensuring CAD standards and other design documentation is maintained at a high standard.
Ensure correct filing procedures are administered on projects.
Take responsibility for ensuring the Studio materials library is kept tidy and up to date.


Knowledge, skills and ability
Good knowledge of UK building regulations. Knowledge of European and US regulations would be an advantage but is not essential.
Good understanding of construction technology.
A good knowledge of joinery, furniture and construction detailing is essential.
Awareness of current style trends as well as the wider restaurant industry.
3D spatial awareness skills.
Good knowledge of the Studio’s design processes and standards.
A high level of AutoCAD is a must.
Proficient in SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign) and Microsoft Office.
Strong freehand sketching abilities.
Good eye for colour and materials.
Good organisational skills.
Work well under pressure and to deadlines.
Work well individually as well as a team.
Pragmatic with good problem solving skills
Good initiative as well as an ability to follow instructions.

Please get in touch with julian.robinson@sketchrecruitment.com

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