• Design Consultant - Interior Design

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Clara
    Job ID
    2018-1524
    Category
    Sales
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Design Consultant - Interior Design

    Santa Clara, Ca

     

    Overview/Position Summary

    Works both independently and collaboratively with internal and external partners to develop creative interior space solutions to meet customer needs.  Engages with customers at a high level to gather programmatic information, develop business relationships, and solve complex problems. Involved in design projects and related tasks from inception to final installation.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Engage with customer to gather project information (surveys, interviews, data collection, observations) and to uncover customer challenges.
    • Partner with Sales on engagements with customers/A&D
    • Assist with customer engagements and workshops
    • Attend industry events
    • Perform field measurements and inventory product.
    • Conduct product research and contact vendors for pricing and information
    • Specify furniture required per final furniture layouts and select furniture finishes.
    • Produce and present design concepts to customers.
    • Generate, organize and maintain CAD/CET files
    • Produce furniture block plans, space plans, finish palettes, furniture specification, and installation drawings. Draw, revise and plot design drawings.
    • Develop validation packages and spreadsheets
    • Assist with design proposals.
    • Estimate budgetary hours and manage and monitor project hours.
    • May perform peer audits for other designers.
    • Serve as mentor to other designers as determined by level of experience.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Education/Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior or Architectural Design, Associate Art’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college will be considered
    • 3+year related design experience
    • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) or National Architecture Board (NAB) accreditation preferred.
    • Prior experience with system furniture products a plus.

     

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Requires the ability to be optimistic, independent, and forward thinking.
    • Must be a creative problem solver with an ability to navigate ambiguous situations.
    • Must believe in the ability of physical space to have a positive impact on the lives of others and possess an appreciation for Design Principles and Design Thinking Methodology.
    • Proficiency in a variety of software: AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office. CET Designer, 20/20 CAP, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign desired.
    • Ability to apply commercial furniture products and systems furnishings
    • Appreciation for Interior Design principles, to include: texture, color, form, function, materiality balance, rhythm, repetition, proximity, symmetry, biophilia, cognition and perception
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
    • Must be cooperative and accommodating, with the ability to work with and learn from others
    • Understanding of ancillary furnishing and décor, as well as design thinking methodology
    • Ability to apply design practices as well as knowledge of building codes, regulations, ADA
    • Ability to provide friendly, professional service to internal staff and clients
    • Strong time management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects, while taking ownership for project deliverables
    • Exceptional customer service skills with ability to provide solutions to client needs
    • Ability to draw/sketch by hand
    • Complex reading and writing skills

     

    Physical Requirements

    • Seeing, color perception, hearing/listening, clear speech, hand and finger dexterity, and ability to move distances within and between warehouses/offices, ability to get to project sites.
    • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
    • Judgement/decision making, analysis/comprehension

    Working Environment

    • Regularly works with others face to face, over the phone and through email.
    • Generally, works in an office environment with moderate noise.
    • Nature of work may require time spent out of the office; reliable transportation required.
    • Periodically works outside and may work around moving objects, dust and dirt.

     

    Job Status

    • Exempt

     

     

     

     

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