• Design Consultant

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

    Design Consultant 

    Santa Clara, Ca

     

    Overview/Position Summary

    Provides high-level and high-touch solutions for clients often requiring creative problem solving, design thinking, and a deep understanding of the clients’ organization, mission, or business. Engages clients in forward thinking discussions and activities as they work to create inspiring interior spaces.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Meet with customers to gather project information (surveys, interviews, data collection, observations)
    • Develop ancillary product and application solutions
    • Specify, budget, price, and quote ancillary products and applications
    • Perform field verification, product inventory and product research
    • Produce and present design concepts to internal and external clients
    • Produce furniture block plans, space plans, finish palettes, furniture specifications, installation drawings, interior conceptual drawings and interior design specifications
    • Curate a library of ancillary and decorative items to support Workplace Studio Design and corporate divisions
    • Build strong relationships with key clients and partners and participate in customer engagement activities
    • Participate in workshops and presentations
    • May provide full service interior design solutions ranging from furniture selection and space planning to interior soft architectural design, environmental graphic design, and or strategic planning
    • May perform project audits for other design consultants
    • Serve as mentor to other design interns, junior designers, designers, and design consultants as determined by level of experience

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Education/Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, a Master’s Degree (MFA, MBA or equivalent) is preferred
    •  4+ years’ design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accreditation preferred, certifications for NCIDQ, CID, LEED, WELL AP, EDAC, or similar are highly desirable
    • Knowledge of Steelcase products a plus

     

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Advanced proficiency in a variety of software: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, Premier)
    • Knowledge of corporate workplace strategies and Human Centered design, with an interest in influencing corporate work environments that impact daily lives through engaging and fulfilling workspaces
    • Ability to facilitate collaborations with internal and external leaders
    • Must be committed to understanding the need for and producing accurate work in an expedient manner
    • Must be self-motivated and extremely organized, with good time management skills and the ability to work independently to deliver on deadline
    • High degree of empathy and the ability understand issues from the perspective of others.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and comfortable presenting to or leading large groups of people
    • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to provide friendly, professional service to One Workplace staff and clients
    • Graphic design ability is highly desirable
    • High attention to detail and a keen eye for interior design, fabrics, space planning and graphics
    • Ability travel to client sites around the Bay Area

     

    Physical Requirements

    • Seeing, color perception, hearing/listening, clear speech, hand and finger dexterity
    • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
    • Complex reading and writing skills, basic math skills, 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

     

    Job Status 

    • Exempt

     

     

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