Design Environments – Chicago, IL or Bloomingdale, IL

Join Our Team as a Senior Project Designer!

About Us:

At Design Environments, we have a higher goal than simply delivering a beautiful space. We are focused on creating memorable and experiential interior environments for every project while improving the world we live in. We are a team of diverse experts with more than 40 years of experience in a variety of design, sourcing, and installation markets. In addition to our deep knowledge of design projects, we understand listening leads to innovation. We bring a fresh perspective to our projects and follow our curiosity to solve problems while always maintaining design quality and having some fun while we do it. From the initial concept to the final installation, we are there. We empower and trust our team members to create environments that meet the needs of our clients and the end users. We exist at the intersection of design, sourcing, and installation that impacts the lives of people. We Design for Life.

About the Role:

As a Senior Project Designer, will be an integral part of the collaborative design process across all project phases, contributing your expertise and guidance while ensuring attention to detail and effective communication with clients and internal stakeholders. Join us in delivering innovative design solutions that exceed expectations and shape unforgettable spaces.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently, ensuring efficient execution and timely completion.
  • Cultivate and nurture client relationships, serving as a trusted advisor and representative of our firm.
  • Collaborate with the Director to establish project deliverables and schedules, ensuring alignment with client expectations.
  • Review and approve digital color boards for presentations, ensuring adherence to design intent and brand standards.
  • Develop design narratives based on thorough research and analysis, guiding the team to create unique solutions tailored to each market segment.
  • Provide direction and feedback on furniture and finishes selections, maintaining a keen eye for quality and aesthetics.
  • Create digital design presentations for client and brand review, showcasing innovative concepts and solutions.
  • Write and quality control FF+E specifications, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Work on ID drawing sets with the team, delegating tasks as needed to meet project deadlines.
  • Manage project and construction timelines, proactively addressing any schedule changes or challenges.
  • Coordinate construction documentation sets to accurately reflect design intent and material specifications.
  • Operate AutoCAD system proficiently, ensuring accurate drafting and documentation.
  • Direct installers confidently and competently, overseeing project installation as required.
  • Review and approve all millwork shop drawings, FF+E shop drawings, and finish samples, maintaining quality assurance.
  • Conduct architectural plan critiques and review construction documents as needed, ensuring alignment with project objectives.
  • Prepare design presentations, attend on-site project meetings, and participate in project installations as required.
  • Demonstrate professional maturity and leadership, positively promoting the firm in external marketing opportunities.
  • Provide management support to design staff, offering feedback and review of performance.
  • Coordinate design solutions with vendors and project consultants, ensuring seamless integration.
  • Ensure compliance with local building codes and ADA guidelines throughout the design process.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit for precise drafting and modeling.
  • Experience with SketchUp, including the Enscape plug-in, for immersive 3D visualization.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop for creating captivating design presentations.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word and Excel, for document creation and organization.
  • Ability to write detailed FF+E specifications with accuracy and clarity.
  • NCIDQ certification is a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed to support project requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts: Interior Design or related field.
  • Associate Degree in Interior Design considered based on professional experience.
  • 8+ years of professional experience, with hospitality experience preferred but not required.

Key Attributes:

  • Strong leadership skills, inspiring and guiding the team to success.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities, finding innovative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, ensuring efficient project execution.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, fostering collaboration and clarity.
  • Collaborative mindset, working seamlessly as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing project requirements and priorities.
  • Accountability for project outcomes and team performance.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
  • Ability to adapt to new systems, software, and technology.
  • Detail-oriented approach, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in all tasks.

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience and skills.
  • Annual bonus opportunity based on individual and company performance.
  • Personal time off for work-life balance and rejuvenation.
  • 10 paid holidays to celebrate and recharge.
  • Comprehensive health care benefits to support your well-being.

Join Us in Shaping Unforgettable Spaces. If you’re a seasoned professional with a passion for design and leadership, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our team and be part of creating extraordinary environments that leave a lasting impression.

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Interested candidates, please reply to: [email protected]

Company Name: Design Environments
Contact Email: [email protected]
City: Chicago or Bloomingdale
State: IL
Country: USA
Job Title: Senior Project Designer
Job Type: Full-Time
Must Manage Others: No
Date Published: May 20, 2024