A remarkable chance awaits you to become part of a rapidly expanding design start-up, offering exceptional prospects for personal and professional development.
Our client seeks a skilled Senior Interior Designer to join their F&B /Hospitality team based in London. We are looking for an Interior Designer who will possess exceptional design abilities and contribute to captivating bar, restaurant, and leisure projects both in the UK and internationally. The team specialises in delivering upscale, distinctive interior fit-out projects for F&B and hospitality, engaging in all stages from feasibility assessment and concept development to project implementation across a range of sizes and budgets.
If you are a creative and passionate Senior Interior Designer, with a positive can-do attitude, this role is a great match for you!
With expertise in Hospitality, Residential, and F&B design, our client possesses a deep passion for crafting exceptional, tailor-made spaces that precisely meet their client’s requirements. Their primary emphasis lies in the initial design phases, encompassing concept development, brand integration, and creative vision, which enable them to deliver meticulously detailed and one-of-a-kind environments.
- Take charge as the lead designer, overseeing and managing extensive hospitality and leisure projects from the initial concept phase to final completion both in the UK and internationally.
- Develop and present comprehensive design proposals for project pitches.
- Produce exceptional mood boards and 2D /3D design presentations, ensuring that the design aligns with the client's requirements and adheres to the project budget.
- Lead site meetings and internal meetings, engaging with clients, suppliers, and contractors.
- Prepare detailed working drawings and technical packs, including AutoCAD plans, elevations, and joinery details, as well as specifications for finishes and furniture, with assistance from the project team.
- Provide direction and make edits to the CAD and 3D sketch models created by the team.
- Manage the ordering and organization of samples for projects, while also creating distinct finish boards.
- Supervise and mentor Junior and Mid-weight Designers within the team.
- Contribute to the growth and advancement of the hospitality interiors team within the organisation.
- Collaborate closely with the project team and report directly to the Creative Director.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
- Degree qualified Interior Design or Interior Architecture with a minimum of 6 years of experience in leading and managing high-end F&B/Hospitality projects in the UK.
- Extensive portfolio displaying highly creative and technically proficient hospitality designs.
- Strong knowledge and experience in construction, fabrication, and on-site execution, particularly within the F&B sector.
- Strong AutoCAD skills and excellent proficiency in software tools such as Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, and SketchUp.
- A deep understanding of FF&E sourcing and negotiation, ensuring the best possible price, terms, and value for clients.
- In-depth comprehension of project timelines and maintaining up-to-date information for all parties involved.
- Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
- Exceptional conceptual abilities and proficiency in freehand drawing.
- A record of developing distinctive concepts for bars, restaurants, and leisure establishments.
- Highly organised and focused, capable of effectively managing both their own workload and the workload of the design team.
- Comprehensive understanding of project processes, ranging from concept development to on-site implementation.
- Familiarity with conducting ongoing research on furniture, products, finishes, and materials.
- Working knowledge of Building Regulations, British Standards, and other relevant legislation.
The role will be based at our client’s studio in London, with opportunities to work from home one day per week (usually on Fridays). The applicant must have the legal right to work in the UK.