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Senior Interior Designer

Chicago, IL

Posted: 06/15/24 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Senior Interior Designer Job Number: 13492

Job Description

Senior Interior DesignerHigh-End Residential | Chicago, IL
This is an exciting opportunity to flex your creative arm with a luxury residential interior design firm in Chicago. Our client is a small, yet mighty office, seeking another designer to join their growing team. Work directly with the Principal & Designers and play a key role in all aspects of their projects from inception to completion. 
We seek for our client a motivated Senior Interior Designer to join a fun, friendly team who work together closely. The ideal candidate will blend into the company culture which values integrity, excellence, transparency, inspiration, and forward-thinking. The Senior Interior Designer is extremely organized, and detail-oriented, and should have great multi-tasking and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate is articulate in both verbal and written communication and possesses style and professionalism in keeping with that of the firm. If you are a self-starter who enjoys working both remotely and in a face-paced office, this could be the role for you. 
Key Responsibilities 
  • Place, process, and manage all vendor orders through to completion
  • Maintain project binders for all items ordered for each project assigned
  • Prepare floor, space, and furniture plans and elevations in AutoCAD, and produce hand drawings or computer renderings that communicate design intent 
  • Research, source, and price furniture, lighting + antiques that are cohesive to the design aesthetic of the project independently as well as in collaboration with Principal 
  • Partner with team to create and organize client presentations 
  • Prepare for and attend client meetings, including design meetings and project site visits 
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation including master schedules and supplemental backup schedules and specifications 
  • Partner with team to organize and oversee installations
  • Represent firm at meetings with architects, contractors, and vendors 
  • Oversee/manage issues with contractors, vendors, and clients. 
  • Identify and document problems/conflicts and determine solutions 
  • Provide weekly status reports and be prepared to discuss the status of all orders on all projects at weekly staff meetings 
  • 5-10 years of experience in high-end residential design 
  • 4-year degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture preferred
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Google Applications 
  • Extensive knowledge of fabric, furniture, lighting vendors, etc. 
  • Experience designing, drawing, and producing custom furniture, millwork, and lighting a plus 
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and be involved in several projects at once 
  • High level of detail, organization, professionalism, and follow through
  • Knowledge of Chicago design resources - furniture, fabrics, wallcoverings, vendors, and artisans is a plus 
  • Ability to work both in the Chicago office and remotely independently
  • Willingness to travel as needed for projects 
Compensation and Benefits
  • Annual Salary + Bonus Structure + Full Benefits Package
  • Benefits Package - wellness stipend, PTO (vacation, sick, personal, holidays including paid office closure week between Christmas and New Year), mileage expense reimbursement, and more
For immediate review and consideration, contact: Lynde Gillis – 
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Why work with Interior Talent?
  • OUR CLIENTS hire us to FIND YOU
  • Exclusively focused on the Architecture and Design industries
  • We work with the DECISION MAKERS – Owners, Principals, Directors, and HR
  • CONFIDENTIALITY & PROFESSIONALISM: We assist with the entire process so that looking into a new opportunity is DISCRETE and CONFIDENTIAL – we highly value your current position and will never do anything that would bring your future into jeopardy
  • EXPERTISE: In the industry since 2003
  • We are your advocate and WE GET IT – we know making a career decision is difficult and we’re here for you throughout the whole process

Job Requirements

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Meet Your Recruiter

Lynde Gillis
Senior Recruiter

Lynde has been building lasting relationships with our clients and candidates since 2005. She is based in Chicago but also spends part of the year between New York and Miami. With her extensive experience in this sector, she brings a personal connection and depth of understanding to each search. Prior to Interior Talent, she was a marketing consultant serving both small private businesses and fortune 500 firms. Plus, if you ever need a restaurant recommendation she’s your girl; having spent time as the Assistant Publisher at Dining Out Magazine. She earned a BA from Columbia College in Business Management and Marketing. 

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