Senior Designer

Workstead Workstead Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Mar 2 '21Posted on:

Working under the direction of the Studio’s Creative Director, the Senior designer plays a key role in providing the highest quality of design & service to our clients. They are responsible for generating design concepts and leading Designers & Jr designers through the creative phases of projects. In collaboration with a project manager, the Senior Designer is responsible for delegating & overseeing the work of Designers and Jr Designers, providing direction & feedback for the development and execution of accurate, developed drawings, renderings, and images for presentation, coordination, and construction, and working to ensure projects are on schedule, on budget, and reflect all client & project objectives.



  1. Project Onboarding & Kick Off

  • Assist in establishing the project schedule.

  • Lead pre-project site visit

  • Prepare for & lead design charrettes

  1. Project Design

  • Generate & communicate design concepts

  • Lead design teams through the design process, providing feedback & direction

  1. Project Production

  • Develop & oversee detail-level production schedules from Concept through Design Development. 

  • Oversee, & when necessary assist in, the production of presentations, design documents, and material, finish, and furniture sourcing.

  1. Project Meetings
  • Deliver client presentations

  • Schedule, prepare for, and run project charrettes and design review meetings

  1. Project Administration
  • Nurture and maintain relationships with clients while advocating for our designs. 

  • Collaborate with project consultants, product representatives, fabricators to meet project objectives. 

  • Assist in answering and/or reviewing RFI’s, submittals, and shop drawings

  • Participate in the on-site review of construction progress


  1. Team Management

  • Assign & delegate tasks, keeping designers accountable for assigned tasks.

  • Encourage the growth and development of your design team

  1. Project Management

  • Keep up to date on the status of projects, providing feedback to Project Managers

  • Ensure work required for deliverables is understood and appropriately assigned

  1. Hiring & Onboarding

  • Participate in the screening & interviewing of candidates 

  • Onboard and serve as manager for designers & jr designers 

  1. Studio Design

  • Keep abreast of the latest developments and trends in the design community

  1. Studio Culture

  • Contribute to office culture, initiatives, and mentorship of jr staff.

  • Contribute to the continued development of our design processes and services 


  • Bachelor’s degree  in architecture or interior design. Advanced degree is a plus. 

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in an architectural or interior design firm

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the design process, furniture specifications, and products and materials.

  • Knowledge of commercial and/or residential project constructability, project costs, and code requirements. 

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop & Indesign, and SketchUp.

  • Location in New York City, and ability to travel outside of the New York area on a regular basis



Please submit your resume, portfolio / work samples, & cover letter to

  • Please title your email (your name) | Senior Designer | Application

  • Please include your cover letter in the body of your email

  • Please include your resume & portfolio as an attached PDF

    • Links to dropbox / google drive are acceptable, but please keep file sizes to a minimum to accommodate easy sharing

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