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Creative Director - Interiors

Brand Bureau Brand Bureau Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 18 '18Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Brand Bureau is seeking an Creative Director with experience in brand-focused interior design, roll- out, retail and prototype development to join our team. The Creative Director is the creative lead who can wield hospitality design strategy while exhibiting the ability to translate design ideas into creative business-building solutions for our clients.

The Creative Director shall have the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop immersive and scalable environments for a diverse range of emerging and existing brands from Fast Casual environments to retail prototypes. This seasoned leader will merge strategy, interior design, furniture and lighting design, architecture and graphic design to develop world-class environments while challenging, mentoring and inspiring a diverse team of designers.

The Director shall demonstrate abilities in persuasive presentation skills, experience design strategy, conceptual ideation, prototype and roll-out design strategy, and presentation skills, technical proficiency.

THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Continue to strengthen the breadth, creativity and work of the interiors practice, supporting interior design leads through the provision of sound creative oversight at both the project and studio wide levels.
  • Develop strong business relationships with clients and outside partners.
  • Provide design direction, and work with the principals to create designs that meet Brand Bureau standards.
  • Act as a mentor of the interiors department, offering leadership, clear guidance and feedback on a regular basis to ensure high design quality.
  • Work directly with marketing and management to develop major business initiatives.
  • Write proposals and create fee estimates
  • Arrange mentorship and training.
  • Determine standards for project design methodology.
  • Maintain involvement and ensure quality control in all phases of interior architectural projects and their design. Evaluate the progress on projects and vet project design goals.
  • Quality control of designs and presentations prepared by staff.
  • May serve as a primary contact with clients, consultants and public agencies.
  • Make important decisions regarding project design based on interior design knowledge and requirements.
  • Participate in the review of submissions and recommend changes before completion.
  • Actively participate in budgeting and scheduling design tasks.

LEADERSHIP QUALITIES

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to convey design ideas to client and vendors. 
  • Supportive team leadership and engendering a positive, enthusiastic and constructive process.
  • Able to bring out the best in the design team, and allow them to design towards clear goals.
  • Train staff in presentation techniques and detail studies including 3D sketch and modeling techniques.
  • Have an advanced understanding and knowledge of design and construction techniques as it relates to interior design for roll-out, prototype development, retail and branded environments.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Over 14 years of interior design experience with significant experience in branded spaces, retail, roll- out and prototype development.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in a senior management with an emphasis in a design leadership role.
  • Demonstrated strategic approach to design.
  • Strong portfolio in branded environments, retail or hospitality design.
  • Dazzling presentation skills.
  • Passionate about hospitality design and able to be the design inspiration for multiple highly-creative multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with common industry software applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience building, nurturing and fostering client relationships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with design directors and creative managing directors across the firm.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. Master’s degree a plus.

NEXT STEPS

If you feel you meet these requirements and Brand Bureau is right for you, please reach out with work samples and CV to hello@bb-nyc.com, subject line: CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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