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Interior Design Team

Level 3 Designer / Senior Designer

Overall Position Description:
A Senior Designer works independently on projects of any complexity. He/she can provide guidance, mentor Level 1 and 2 Designers, and train other designers. A senior designer has extensive knowledge of systems furniture, preferably Herman Miller and Knoll, as well as other manufacturing lines. A senior designer also has proficiency with ancillary lines, is comfortable meeting independently with clients, and is seen as a trusted advisor.

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∙Works with the Dealer Sales team to establish a client's design requirements and sets milestones for the design portion of the project
∙Develops furniture block plans, space plans, finish palettes, furniture specifications, renderings, and installation drawings
∙Performs field measures, product inventory, and on-site assessments to ensure project accuracy
∙Ensures furniture space planning is code compliant
∙Attends client meetings with or without sales to obtain planning information and to help cultivate relationships
∙Manages changes and revisions as required
∙Ensures quality and consistency for design projects by following CWC standards and formatting
Helps to train new hire designers and manage design software technology

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∙Navigates client interaction with ease, clearly articulates the plan to meet client needs, explains the rationale for decisions and outcomes
∙Works independently, displays a high-performance work ethic, is interested in self-improvement, mentors designers from Levels 1 and 2
∙Presents ideas effectively, is confident in communicating design ideas and information, and is seen by the client and peers as a consultant
∙Proactively identifies problems, offers creative solutions and alternatives, works independently to execute next steps, evaluates results
∙Demonstrates excellent time management skills, flexibility, and ability to accommodate schedule changes and last-minute requests
∙Effectively and confidently handles competing priorities and urgent situations, able to make sound decisions in short timeframes and take appropriate action

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∙Works independently with clients/ A&D to translate needs into a floor plan, proficient in using planning guides, initiates creative ideas for alternate solutions, able to assist in drawing reviews for other designers
∙Applies drawing and documentation standards to more complex projects, applies electronic file naming conventions, updates project records
∙Creates specifications for clients using AutoCAD, CAP, and CET Designer; proficient in gathering information from vendors, proficiency in price books, and creating blended product solutions; able to specify COM, able to assist in specification review for other designers
∙Expert in the system and seating vocabulary, familiar with ancillary lines and fabric vendors, able to push the boundaries of standard product application
∙Proficient in the design process and acts as a resource to other designers
∙Participates in all dealer training programs
∙Active participation in the Living Office Discovery process, applying Living Office learning and principles to projects

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Education / Experience / Skill Requirements:

∙Bachelor's degree from an accredited (4) year university, architectural, or interior design school
∙5+ years of industry experience required
∙Working towards/ passed NCIDQ encouraged (but not required)
∙Participation in professional organizations is encouraged (but not required)
∙Proficient in AUTOCAD and preferably also in CET, CAP, Project Spec
∙Proficient at multi-tasking and having an organized manner, including having prompt response time to internal and external clients

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