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Interior Design Director

Interior Marketing Group Interior Marketing Group Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Sep 17 '20Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Interior Marketing Group is an award-winning interior design firm that is recognized throughout the county. IMG offers full-service interior design specializing high-end residential design. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Interior Design Director.

This person will be responsible for designing, directing and coordinating residential & commercial projects. This person will also be responsible for directing, leading and mentoring staff within the department.

Applicants should have extensive (7-10 years) experience in the interior architecture/design process (mostly residential) from schematic concept development through production and installation, including a minimum of (4) years of Project Management experience.

Design

  • Demonstrate an innovative and collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to planning and design
  • Understanding of the function of the designed spaces; and proficient in furniture/accessory placement
  • Expert understanding of architectural detailing, application and resources
  • Understand the architectural detailing of the space, read plans in depth and see room as a 3-dimensional space proficiently
  • Proficiency in paperwork, budget guidelines, paper processes throughout project including understanding and meeting design budget
  • Handle a job from beginning to end – schematic design, design development, ordering, installation and follow up
  • Emphasize and incorporate sustainable design principles into client solutions
  • Establish a personal image and refine client interaction skills
  • Hand drafting skills, including space planning and AutoCAD
  • Proficient design presentation skills

Sales

  • Leads the pursuit of new client relationships and projects and selling the company’s ability to produce and manage interior design projects
  •  Be able to create sale proposals, pitch and maintain/meet sales quota for the department.

Leadership

  • Become an identifiable leader, both externally and internally while focused on the interior design practice
  • Ensure that clients and team members are adequately briefed on projects throughout the planning process
  • Continue to build a substantial portfolio of award-winning projects
  • Develop overall project targets and monitoring performance to meet or exceed them
  • Working with designers to translate concepts into comprehensible, convincing terms for clients, designers and other team members
  • Professional practice – hold the highest standard of image and develop skillful client interaction
  • Lead project meetings and presentations
  • Ability to follow through, effective decision making, effective/responsible communication to foster good team interaction to motivate staff to raise quality of designs through collaboration
  • Mentors and develops interior designer's skill sets and other staff members on interior design concepts to create a learning and growing environment

Management

  • Assist in staff development and performance reviews
  • Manage and assist with overall project budgets and schedules in coordination with project manager
  • Communicate proactively with internal and external teams and clients.
  • Development of time management skills for team members

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Interior Design/Architecture
  • At least 7 years of professional experience (3-4 years in residential design)
  • At least 4 years of experience in leading or supervising interior designers
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to direct and mentor staff
  • Must be positive, team-oriented, motivating and productive
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit and Sketch-up, with an emphases on 3D presentation.
  • Has a solid understanding and application on interior design principles, practices and concepts
  • Ability to design creative and effective design solutions
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