We Are Hiring! - Centered by Design

We Are Hiring! – Centered by Design

This is an exciting role for a leader in the interior design industry to join an A-List Chicago design firm that curates timeless, bespoke interiors with a team culture that values collaboration and the client experience. We are seeking a well-trained design professional with leadership experience, who has worked in the high-end residential sector for more than +3 years consistently. Please see the role below and submit a resume and portfolio to [email protected], we’d also love to see a link to a Pinterest board you’ve curated in your own aesthetic, with thought on how the imagery relates to the work we do and style we present at CBD. 

We are offering candidates:

  • Fun, collaborative team environment 
  • Beautiful centrally located office with a full design library
  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance contribution
  • Benefits, bonuses
  • Small team where each position has a big impact 

This position will make a great impact on the firm and involve a close collaboration with Principal in these key areas:

  • Project Development & Management
  • Interior Design Team Leadership
  • Company Project Schedule Planning & Management 
  • Team Training and Development
  • Business Development & Growth 
  • Creative Direction for the Brand

Lead or Senior Designer, responsibilities to include:

Lead Design

  • Lead Designer on all assigned projects
  • Create furniture layouts with Architectural Drafter’s Assistance
  • Collaborate with Claire on all interior design and interior architecture for projects
  • Run client meetings/ Support Claire at client meetings
  • Oversee all of Junior Designer & Architectural Drafter’s Work
  • Oversee the management of the design library and vendor meetings
  • Manage client Pinterest boards with Assistant’s support
  • Manage client Drive folders with Assistant’s & Project Manager’s support
  • Review & send client proposals with Project Manager’s support
  • Support Junior Designer with developing designs on assigned projects
  • Bring fresh ideas and creative problem solving to our projects
  • Manage design cohesiveness and alignment with the firm’s aesthetic and goals

Business Management

  • Managing client load and project timelines; creating estimates and projections throughout the year
  • Tracking monthly progress and billing status per project
  • Create a weekly project schedule and distribute tasks among team members (want each team member to start sharing their needs/ priorities for the following week- training on project management)
  • Create internal & external project scopes, with Project Manager’s assistance
  • Support Project Manager in communication with vendor, trades and contractors
  • Oversee Proposals , Invoicing, POs, FFE Schedules created by Design Assistant and Project Manager
  • Oversee Receiver communications and order tracking- weekly expediting meeting with Office Manager
  • Weekly business development meeting with Claire: review progress, potential clients and biz dev strategies

Creative Direction

  • Assist Claire in overall vision and aesthetic growth for the company
  • Travel with Claire as needed for sourcing and inspiration 

Mentorship / Other Responsibilities

  • Mentor Junior Designer in their role
  • Pitch in with office cleanliness / errands


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