Lead Interior Designer

Drake/Anderson Drake/Anderson Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 18 '18Posted on:

The Lead Interior Designer will run client projects from start to finish, directly manage a team of 1-3 associate designers and interns, and be responsible for ensuring all projects are meeting appropriate standards and timelines. This position will report directly to the Principals and is a full-time role.

The ideal candidate is able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment while keeping within design direction. They should be able to work independently as well as in the capacity of a team leader with proven leadership skills. We seek candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit, who are looking to grow within their role and contribute to the overall growth of our team of 19.


Education and Work Experience:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture or interior design  Min. 7-8 years high end residential experience  Additional hospitality experience preferred

Job responsibilities:

Reports directly to Principals  Coordinates with Architecture team as required  Communicates regularly on status of multiple projects  Develops and Manages FF&E budget for each project  Clearly articulates specifying language in client proposals and purchase orders  Manages time efficiently and juggles project deadlines effectively  Fosters studio collaboration and a good working environment  Mentors associate designers and interns  Understands project sequencing with ability to prioritize issues  Executes design drawings [CAD] for custom furnishings and reviews subsequent shop drawings  Displays refined design aesthetic and has an attention to detail  Builds and maintains good client and vendor relationships


Industry:  Knowledge of NYC interior design community  Superior knowledge of high end residential Vendors/Resources  Technical:  Knowledge of design process and deliverables required at each phase  Communicate graphic information clearly, economically and effectively  Has experience developing furnishing and product lines.


Knowledge of architectural and interior design aesthetics  Knowledge of high end finishes and materials  Knowledge of fixtures, furnishings and equipment  Ability to communicate thru freehand sketch/mechanical perspective

Computer:  MS office  Studio Designer  Fluency in AutoCAD  Adobe Software Suite

Communication:  Advanced verbal and written skills  Must be personable: easily interfaces with clients, consultants, team members, and contractors  Advanced graphic presentation skill set

Managerial:  Supervision of staff thru direct authority and display of expertise  Prepare and manage budgets  Proven client relationships


Drake/Anderson, led by award-winning designers Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, creates sophisticated interiors that are luxurious, refined and always have a touch of the unexpected. Dynamic eclecticism is the hallmark of the New York-based firm, whose work forges a perfect balance between timelessness and today. At the heart of every project is the belief that the best décor expresses personality and place. The resulting environments are inviting, delightful, and above all resolutely livable.

Drake and Anderson bring their respective takes on glamour, curation, and elegance to bear in a range of luxurious residential and commercial projects. Drake is widely regarded as one of the first designers to popularize Modernism in interior design, beginning in the 1980s. He is known for his fearless approach to color as well as his fashion-conscious sensibility. Anderson is lauded for his layered approach to interiors and the confidence with which he juxtaposes a variety of historic periods from the design continuum.

Drake and Anderson have completed elegant, polished interiors in many of Manhattan’s “it” buildings—including One57, the Baccarat Residences, and Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard—as well as in sprawling Hamptons estates, luxurious Malibu beach houses, stately London and Paris townhouses, and lush retreats from Bermuda to the Middle East and around the world.

Individually and as a team, Drake and Anderson have achieved the highest awards and accolades in the industry, including the prestigious 2018 Elle Decor A-List, the 2018 Architectural Digest AD100 list, Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame, House Beautiful’s Master Class and Next Wave, and many more


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