Experienced Interior Designer

SmartDesign NYC SmartDesign NYC Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 22 '18Posted on:

Design Build firm is looking for an energetic, fun, and creative Lead Interior Designer for our NYC office.

The Lead Interior Designer will assist our Design Director in managing our projects, in a fast-paced and hectic environment. They will be in charge of client interaction, scheduling meetings, design presentations, material selection, coordinating and performing site visits.

The Lead Interior Designer will also direct and supervise the work of junior level staff in preparation of drawings, presentations, FFE, specifications, models and other project tasks.

Interior Designer Responsibilities and Duties

  • Thorough understanding of all project phases of work including programming, space planning, color and material selections, FF&E selections, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction contract administration.
  • Extensive hands-on experience and understanding of the design and construction of interior architecture spaces.
  • A background and knowledge of luxury Hospitality project, residential renovation, and commercial renovation experience
  • An enthusiastic willingness to mentor junior level design staff in a constructive and thoughtful manner.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Sketchup drafting and graphic software programs, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft
  • Excellent design skills and possesses attention to detail and appreciation for creative and thoughtful design.
  • Strong programming and conceptualization skills.

Interior Designer Qualifications and Skills

  • Professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related field.
  • NCIDQ Certificate Holder is a plus.
  • LEED AP is a plus.


Positive, Can-do Attitude (Problem Solver)
Must be a Team Player.
Possess a strong knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, and specifications
Understands and respects budgets, schedules, fees for a project, and most importantly deadlines.Has the proven ability to self-manage under pressure while overseeing and mentoring junior designers in a fast-paced environment.
Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter, resume or CV, and Portfolio of work

Job Type: Full-time

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