Primary Function: The Designer develops space plans and designs for commercial building interiors based on client needs. Creates functional and aesthetic designs that help boost productivity, increase sales, attract customers, or enhance a workspace.
Plans the use and layout of client workspaces.
Researches appropriate product lines to use.
Develops 2D and/or 3D drawings and renderings.
Develops specifications, cost estimates and procures installation quotes.
Selects finishes and assists in preparing presentations as needed.
Double checks all projects for accuracy.
Prepares installation documents.
Completes punch list if necessary.
Accurately records all billable and non-billable time.
Frequent direct client contact; daily interaction with sales team.
Also works with operations, project coordinators and installers.
Support the sales team by utilizing these tools: DDMS, Lynx, Project Spec, Solutions Central, TriMega Purchasing Association, My Resource Library (MRL), vendor sites
Works as part of a team of designers, providing assistance and backup as needed.
Assists with maintenance of electronic vendor resources, the design library and resource room.
Continuous learning to stay abreast of current trends and products.
Bachelors degree in design and with 2-5 years of experience, preferably in commercial furniture industry.
Knowledge of commonly used design concepts, practices, procedures and codes within the commercial design field.
Knowledge of AutoCAD, 3D rendering software (SketchUp a plus), specification software and Office Suite.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong customer focus.
Multitasking, organizational and collaboration skills.