Freelance/Contract Retail Designer

Job type:Contract
Town/City:SW London
Industry:Interior Design
Job ref:651701
Post Date:16. 01. 2024

About the Role

Freelancer Retail Designer
SW London

We're collaborating with an award-winning luxury interior designer in London.

Currently, we're on the lookout for a talented and passionate designer to join the interior design studio for an exciting retail project with a prestigious luxury brand. This role involves working closely with a team of designers to conceptualise, develop, and execute the design for a flagship store, with potential involvement in a global re-design roll-out. The ideal candidate should possess exceptional technical skills, a strong aesthetic sense, and proficiency in architectural and fixtures drawing packages. Experience in planning retail developments, coupled with some exposure to the Food & Beverage sector, would be ideal. Previous involvement in classical architectural and design projects would be an advantageous addition.


  • Anticipated that you would have a minimum of 5 years of experience in architectural interior design
  • Extensive experience in high-end retail design development
  • Experience in Food & Beverage
  • Experience or interest in classical architecture
  • Have coordination package drawing experience
  • Able to demonstrate strong technical skills through a selection of drawing packages
  • Proficient in CAD drawings – preferably Auto-CAD or able to pick up Auto-cad easily
  • Proficient in 3D modelling with SketchUp
  • Proficient in Photoshop
  • Strong design sensibility and a good sense of composition
  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Right to work in the UK

 The ideal candidate should:

  • Demonstrate an academic background in Architecture or Interior Design
  • Bring extensive retail knowledge to the table
  • Be organised, detail-oriented and proactive
  • Have strong communication and design presentation skills
  • Have knowledge of products and materials
  • Work effectively by meeting tight deadlines
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Have either worked in an architectural firm on retail interior projects or worked in an interior design studio that has a focus on architectural projects
  • Able to join the team in March and eager to get to work quickly


  • Develop initial concept design through reference images, sketches and 3D modelling
  • Develop display fixtures in keeping with concept design
  • Assist with 3D modelling of the space when needed
  • Support detailed tender drawing package and schedules
  • Source/research materials & finishes , coordinate with suppliers when needed
  • Attend client meetings, as required
  • Liaise with all contractors and attend site meetings, as required
  • Support the Senior Designers in the delivery of the design project including creating interior architectural drawing packages and 3D modelling of the retail space.
  • Develop Design schemes in keeping with the Design style of the business
  • Undertake administration on a project as necessary, including preparation of mood boards, procurement of samples and supplier quotations, keeping the Design reference library up to date as necessary.
  • Draft project schedules for presentation to the senior designers and finalise schedules for presentation to Clients.
  • Liaise with all contractors and attend site meetings, as required.
  • Develop or maintain good knowledge and practical application of all creative software used in the Studio.

For more information, please reach out to Julian Robinson at or

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