We are Hiring!

We are Hiring!

Are you a Senior Designer ready to take the next step in your career or a Creative Director looking for the next challenge… well look no further, we’re hiring! We are looking for a talented Creative Director to join our award-winning team – could you fit the bill?

We’re looking for someone that has a minimum of 10 years post-qualification experience working in the commercial design industry, specifically high-end hospitality/office/commercial interior projects.

You’ll be a key member of the management team, a self-starter with a strong work ethic and bundles of ambition. Someone that’s keen to learn and progress. Super organised and confident in communication with clients and prospects. You’ll be able to work on your own initiative, able to deliver to tight deadlines and focused on every detail.

You’ll be passionate, committed and driven to grow your skills while supporting the growth of our company. We want you to grow with us!

Here’s some stuff you’ll do:

Work on a variety of projects across the UK (primarily Northwest region) including office, bar, restaurant, hotel and airport lounge schemes with numerous national brands and independent clients
Display an exceptional level of creativity in generating concepts and design schemes for all assigned projects
Produce detailed drawing packs, mood boards and 2D/3D floor plans
Onsite surveying
Oversee projects from concept to delivery with onsite visits
Manage and develop client relationships through day-to-day design administration and communication
Support the Company’s business development efforts
Keep ahead of relevant pipeline projects in target regions, and be responsible for lead-generation & all follow-up
Manage relations between contractors, suppliers, and clients
Keeping up to date with industry news and the changing marketplace
Act as a mentor to other staff and to the Company’s creative team as a whole.
Handle multiple tasks and deliver work to deadlines
Able to generate new business in target markets
Build a highly talented creative team to support you in the delivery of the projects
Ensure the profitability of your projects through timely delivery.
Contribute to enhancing the Company’s reputation for the highest quality of creativity and service

Here’s some stuff you’ll need:

A degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architectural Technologist
10 years or more of post-grad experience in the office or hospitality design arena
An understanding of Planning and Building Regulations
Strong technical ability – producing detailed technical drawings using AutoCAD
Ability to work autonomously, as well as part of a team, across multiple projects and to mentor and guide junior designers along the way.
Experience of project management specifically working within project budgets, timescales
Strong presentation skills and ability to back your own ideas
Well-skilled in Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop and expertise in all major business software applications (Microsoft Office etc.)
Strong and enthusiastic team player that works well under pressure
Full UK driving licence would be desirable
Eligibility to work within the UK (and a willingness to travel to site UK wide)

What you’ll get from us (benefits!)

28 days holidays (including bank holidays)
Christmas office closure
Team socials year-round
Open plan office
On-site gym
On-site restaurants
Free parking
Free tea and coffee
Great company culture
Casual dress code
Hybrid/flexible working
Team charity events
Ongoing training & development
Well-being and happiness surveys

We will invest and believe in you. We will support you in your role and help grow your skills and experience. We have big ambitions, and we want you to be a part of our long-term future.

We hire great people from a variety of backgrounds regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age. If you share our values and work ethic, you’ll fit in.

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio (including any work/results you’d like to shout about) and any background info that tells us about you to admin@dv8-designs.co.uk.

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