Senior Designer – Toronto

Must have the ability to work in Canada.

DesignAgency is seeking experienced candidates for an immediate opening for the position of Senior Interior Designer. DesignAgency relies on the Senior Designer to carry out projects and elements of projects; generally under the supervision of Partners. On occasion, Senior Designers may also lead projects. They will be responsible for designing,  directing, and coordinating hospitality, commercial / retail, multi-unit residential and residential projects with minimal direction and oversight, as well as mentoring and directing staff, and effectively managing client requests and relationships. A knowledge and interest in all aspects and categories of interior design is required, as well as a desire for professional growth and development. Must have the ability to work in Canada.

Senior Designers report to Partners or others as assigned.

 Role and Responsibilities

Design

  • Conceive, design and execute projects of moderate-high complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout.
  • Strive for design impact through innovative, thoughtful, and functional design.
  • Strive for efficiency and to reduce errors, and omissions.
  • Generate concept, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding & tender phases, programs, and working budgets.
  • Work with teams to develop interior materials & finish specifications.
  • Coordinate all FF&E and interior architectural plans and finishes and products with the client and project consultants as necessary.

Leadership

  • You have the ability to translate the Partners design vision across and down through the projects you are working on
  • Contribute to the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality, and client service.
  • Create sound relationships with colleagues, clients, contractors, and suppliers, to promote repeat business.
  • Can work independently as well as take direction from Partners and Team Leads
  • Promote knowledge sharing throughout the studio including conducting seminars and presentation to share best practices.
  • Assist in the development of project goals, targets and schedules.
  • Direct and review design development, construction documents and shop drawings for content, accuracy, and overall design integrity.

Management

  • Use Ajera to accurately track time and activity on each project.
  • Demonstrate excellent personal time management.
  • Focus on service delivery while monitoring the status of assigned project tasks against the project schedule and participate in quality reviews of projects.
  • Mentor project designers, intermediate designers, and interns in design practice, office standards, and policies.

Qualifications

  • College-level degree (interior design or related field)
  • Experience with a wide selection of advanced and various sized interior design and/or architectural projects
  • Knowledge of design resources and evidence of creative sourcing and creative problem solving
  • Ability to supervise and direct project teams with minimal oversight
  • Ability to mentor and direct staff
  • High level of CAD proficiency
  • Skilled in In Design, Sketch Up, Illustrator, Photoshop, and hand sketching
  • Strong client management skills and experience
  • Must be positive, team-oriented, flexible, and productive.
  • Knowledge of Ajera is beneficial
  • Hospitality design experience preferred
  • Minimum 10-15 years of industry experience is preferred

Achievement of professional credentials  will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions, and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer a competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please click here to apply.

All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

 

Senior Interior Designer – Los Angeles

DesignAgency is seeking experienced candidates for an immediate opening for the position of Senior Interior Designer. DesignAgency relies on the Senior Designer to carry out projects and elements of projects. They will be responsible for designing, directing, and coordinating hospitality, commercial / retail, multi unit residential and residential projects with minimal direction and oversight, as well as mentoring and directing staff, and effectively managing client requests and relationships. A knowledge and interest in all aspects and categories of interior design is required, as well as a desire for professional growth and development.

Senior Designers report to the Partners or others as assigned.

Roles and Responsibilities

Design

  • Conceive, design and execute projects of moderate-high complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout
  • Strive for design impact through innovative, thoughtful, and functional design.
  • Strive for efficiency and to reduce errors, and omissions.
  • Generate concept, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding & tender phases, programs, and working budgets.
  • Work with teams to develop interior materials & finish specifications
  • Coordinate all FF&E and interior architectural plans and finishes and products with the client and project consultants as necessary

Leadership

  • Contribute to the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality, or client service.
  • Create sound relationships with colleagues, clients, contractors, and suppliers, to promote repeat business.
  • Assist in the development of project goals, targets and schedules
  • Direct and review design development and construction documents and shop drawings for content, accuracy, and overall design integrity
  • Serve as principal contact for all sub consultants, supporting the project designer and principles

Management

  • Use Ajera to deliver assignments on-time and -budget.
  • Demonstrate excellent personal time management.
  • Focus on service delivery while monitoring the status of assigned project tasks against the project schedule and participate on quality reviews of projects
  • Mentor project designers and intermediate designers and interns in design practice, office standards and policies

Qualifications

  • College-level degree (interior design or related field)
  • Experience with a wide selection of advanced and various sized interior design and/or architectural projects
  • Knowledge of design resources and evidence of creative sourcing and creative problem solving
  • Ability to supervise and direct project teams with minimal oversight
  • Ability to mentor and direct staff
  • High level of CAD proficiency
  • Skilled in In Design, Sketch Up, Illustrator, Photoshop, and hand sketching
  • Strong client management skills and experience
  • Must be positive, team-oriented, flexible, and productive. Knowledge of Ajera is beneficial
  • Hospitality design experience preferred
  • The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Achievement of professional credentials such as MAATO, ARIDO, BCIN and LEED will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions, and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer an extremely competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please send your resume immediately, or if you know the perfect person for this position then feel free to forward this correspondence. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

*Must have the ability to work in the United States*

To apply, please click here. 

 

Intermediate Designer – Toronto

*Must have ability to work in Canada*

General Responsibilities for Intermediate Designer

DesignAgency is seeking qualified candidates for an immediate opening with our firm for the role of Intermediate Designer. DesignAgency depends on Intermediate Designers to carry out projects under the supervision of Senior Designers. The company relies on Intermediate Designers to collaborate with their colleagues to design, execute and deliver great projects and develop excellent client relationships. They are expected to consult with Senior Designers and Principals on any design, technical, production, scope or client issues of which they become aware. Intermediate Designers are required to manage their project time, and meet the firm’s targets for time expenditure and billing for themselves and their project teams.

Role and responsibilities

Design

  • Strive for design impact through innovative, thoughtful and functional design.
  • Participate in the development of approaches, concepts and designs that exceed client expectations
  • Produce or direct the creation of renderings and presentations that attract and inspire clients and team members
  • Conceive and design elements of moderate complexity, or smaller projects, from design development to closeout.
  • Conceive, design and execute projects of moderate complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout
  • Work to master the development, continuity and detailing of design concepts
  • Develop a strong mastery of appropriate construction techniques
  • Develop high-quality drawing and documentation sets that are clear, comprehensive and consistent
  • Strive to reduce rework, errors and omissions

Leadership

  • Contribute to the design dialogue in the firm
  • Lead, motivate and develop design teams that consistently deliver great design, technical quality and client service
  • Contribute the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality or client service
  • Create sound relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers to promote repeat business

Management

  • Demonstrate excellent personal time management
  • Use Ajera software to manage personal time logs

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be in possession of an Interior Design Diploma or equivalent with at least three years of working experience and should have an understanding of the local building codes for Ontario. The Intermediate Designer will need to have working experience with AutoCAD (Sketch-Up, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are beneficial). Hospitality design experience preferred. These are the minimal requirements for this position, with all other experience being advantages for the successful candidate.

Achievement of professional credentials such as NCIDQ, ARIDO, BCIN and LEED will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer an extremely competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please send your resume immediately, or if you know the perfect person for this position then feel free to forward this correspondence. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

To apply, please click here.

*Must have ability to work in Canada*

Intermediate Designer – Los Angeles

*Must have ability to work in the United States*

General Responsibilities for Intermediate Designer

DesignAgency is seeking qualified candidates for an immediate opening with our firm for the role of Intermediate Designer. DesignAgency depends on Intermediate Designers to carry out projects under the supervision of Senior Designers. The company relies on Intermediate Designers to collaborate with their colleagues to design, execute and deliver great projects and develop excellent client relationships. They are expected to consult with Senior Designers and Principals on any design, technical, production, scope or client issues of which they become aware. Intermediate Designers are required to manage their project time, and meet the firm’s targets for time expenditure and billing for themselves and their project teams.

Role and responsibilities

Design

  • Strive for design impact through innovative, thoughtful and functional design.
  • Participate in the development of approaches, concepts and designs that exceed client expectations
  • Produce or direct the creation of renderings and presentations that attract and inspire clients and team members
  • Conceive and design elements of moderate complexity, or smaller projects, from design development to closeout.
  • Conceive, design and execute projects of moderate complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout
  • Work to master the development, continuity and detailing of design concepts
  • Develop a strong mastery of appropriate construction techniques
  • Develop high-quality drawing and documentation sets that are clear, comprehensive and consistent
  • Strive to reduce rework, errors and omissions

Leadership

  • Contribute to the design dialogue in the firm
  • Lead, motivate and develop design teams that consistently deliver great design, technical quality and client service
  • Contribute the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality or client service
  • Create sound relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers to promote repeat business

Management

  • Demonstrate excellent personal time management
  • Use Ajera software to manage personal time logs

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be in possession of an Interior Design Diploma or equivalent with at least three years of working experience and should have an understanding of the local building codes for Ontario. The Intermediate Designer will need to have working experience with AutoCAD (Sketch-Up, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are beneficial). Hospitality design experience preferred. These are the minimal requirements for this position, with all other experience being advantages for the successful candidate.

Achievement of professional credentials such as NCIDQ, ARIDO, BCIN and LEED will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer an extremely competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please send your resume immediately, or if you know the perfect person for this position then feel free to forward this correspondence. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

To apply, please click here.

*Must have ability to work in the United States*