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Careers

David Collins Studio is a place where talented individuals can express their creativity within a stimulating and inspirational environment within a professional framework.

If you are interested in joining David Collins Studio, please send us your CV and portfolio (PDF format), together with a covering letter explaining why you want to work at David Collins Studio.

Contact us at designcareers@davidcollins.com and admincareers@davidcollins.com as appropriate, quoting the title of the position you are applying for.

Please scroll across to view current vacancies.

David Collins Studio do not acknowledge or reply to unsuccessful applications.

David Collins Studio run a three month internship programme. Candidates should have a degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Product Design or related subject, an interest in design, the work of our Studio, along with an abundance of energy.

Candidates with a keen interest in photography are also invited to submit applications to assist with photographing our Studio processes and completed projects.

Excellent communication skills – written and verbal are essential.

Successful applicants will be paid £100 per week to cover living expenses.

Contact us at designcareers@davidcollins.com and admincareers@davidcollins.com as appropriate, quoting the title of the position you are applying for.

Relevant Sectors: Residential

Responsible to:
Creative Director or Lead Interior Designer

Overview

Responsible for a project team (typically consisting of other designers, FF&E and furniture designer)
Lead and develop projects and to inspire project teams to ensure that an initial concept is developed, detailed and successfully delivered through to the final stages on time and on budget
Generate and contribute to new business
Involvement in every stage of a project and be the main point of for the client
Manage and mentor specific team members. Support the Creative Director/Lead Interior Designer in team management generally

Role and Responsibilities
New Business
Recognise and develop new business opportunities with new or existing clients
Inspire and engage internal teams and clients
Orchestrate pitches and proposals through effective leadership Act as an ambassador for the company ‘brand’; continually striving to raise the company profile within the industry

Creative Thinking
Generate and develop concepts that provide an original, appropriate and effective solution to the creative brief
Win the confidence of the client and internal team by creating a clearly defined direction to pursue

Creative Conceptualisation
Articulate an idea to both an internal and external audience
Present and sell concepts and design solutions to client

Detail Design or Planning & Scoping
Develop and prepare scheme designs
Communicate effectively with key team members and client on a regular basis
Detail, design, prepare and present all furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E) requirements
Schedule and communicate all costs and specifications internally and externally
Co-ordinate workload, ensuring that all stages of the project are delivered with clarity on time and on budget

Implementation
Co-ordinate and liaise with contractors, sub-contractors, local authorities and all other relevant personnel
Attend and chair client meetings, provide minutes/contact report to all attendees
Ensure quality control through regular site visits and record progress

Handover
Ensure that final project delivery runs smoothly and that all FF&E and styling requirements are delivered on brief
Ensure client relationship is maintained and developed

Creative Recognition
Strive to produce work of a consistently high standard that is recognised both internally and externally

Attributes
Calm under pressure
Ability to direct and inspire others
Confident and approachable
Good understanding of target markets
Organised and efficient
Pragmatic and flexible

Knowledge
Technical understanding of architectural design
Design trends within the industry
Product design
Knowledge of materials

Skills
Presentation
Communication
Time management
People management
Visualisation of other people’s ideas
Sketching

Experience & Qualifications
6 – 10 Years
Proven experience and natural creative ability
Six to ten years of working in interior design, preferably on bespoke projects
A good understanding of current trends and experience of working in residential or hotel interior sectors.
Degree or equivalent in interior design or architecture

Essential Software
AutoCAD
Word
Excel

Desirable Software
PowerPoint
PhotoShop
Illustrator

Candidates must have excellent communication skills – written and verbal are essential.

To apply for this role please respond to this advertisement by sending your CV, covering letter and any examples of your work to designcareers@davidcollins.com

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and all applicants will need to be eligible to work in the UK.
Please mention that you saw this position on Linkedin.

No agencies please

www.davidcollins.com

David Collins Studio, luxury interior design, is looking to recruit a Senior Artworker with 7+ years experience to join their team.

The successful candidate will assist in the visualisation of all creative concepts, creating presentations, promotional and branding material.

High proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is essential, a degree level or equivalent in Graphic Design, or a relevant design discipline.

Experience and skills in web design as well as magazine experience is a bonus but not essential.

We are looking for someone with a strong eye for detail, an effective communicator, good at multi-tasking and the ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure.

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio to designcareers@davidcollins.com

Responsible to: Project Designer & Senior Designer

The role is to support project teams during sketch design and detail design stages across a range of luxury retail projects.

Detail Design/Planning and Scoping
Assist project teams in the development and preparation of scheme designs
Demonstrate an ability to communicate with key team members at each stage of the project. Practical development of all design elements.
Production of detail design packages including architectural, interior and furniture.

Project Support
Maintain project files ensuring all correspondence is actioned appropriately and filed correctly.
Document control and management according to DCS standards.
To have overview of all project correspondence and information including drawings and specification.

Implementation
Attend internal review meetings and assist with any issues as they arise
Contribute to the successful implementation of a project

Attributes
Eye for design, Willingness to learn, An understanding of target markets
Organised and efficient, Team Player

Knowledge
Technical understanding of aspects of architectural design, interior and furniture design
Understanding of luxury detail and retailing

Skills
Listening, Interpersonal, Able to manage relationships
Realisation and development of other people’s ideas
Sketching, Technical drawing, Design lead problem solving

Experience and Qualifications
3-5 years including at least 2 years of high end retail design.
A good understanding of current trends in interior design
Degree or equivalent in Interior Design, Furniture Design or Architecture

Software
AutoCAD – Essential, Outlook – Essential, Sketch Up – Desirable
Photoshop – Desirable, Illustrator – Desirable

To apply for this role please respond to this advertisement by sending your CV, covering letter and any examples of your work to designcareers@davidcollins.com

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and all applicants will need to be eligible to work in the UK.
Please mention that you saw this position on Linkedin.

No agencies please

www.davidcollins.com

Responsible to Managing Director, Creative Director and Design Director
Overview
David Collins Studio is a well known interior architectural design practice and our profile has risen steadily in recent years by our association with well known and successful projects with leading international clients.

High level support and to lead on client facing issues that affect the smooth running and deliverables to all studio clients. Our portfolio ranges from high end residential, retail, commercial residential and commercial projects with a varied mix of external project teams, which may include Architects, Quantity Surveyors etc.

Role and Responsibilities
Project and Design Team Management:
•Managing and scheduling a team of 35 to 40 designers, including managers, to ensure the timelines are adhered to, the quality of work is high and the team are clear on their objectives.
•Ensure project deadlines and budgets are achievable and achieved
•Chairing weekly seniors meetings
•Internal & client action and follow up and tracking
•Project filing
•Cost approvals, stage Approvals
•Issuing monthly project reports to clients
•Ensure project deliverables are quantified and discussed with client ahead of invoicing.

Experience
•The ideal candidate should have experience working closely with designers and preferably have a background in Architecture or Interior Design
•10 years+ experience
•Experience in high end projects, project focused
•Extremely well organised, able to multi-task
•Able to change priority on a daily basis

Attributes
•Able to motivate, lead, engage with and inspire
•Project Management, empathetic,
•Strong leader with personnel-management experience.
•Strong analytical skills, with experience of time management in a creative environment are essential.
•Gravitas.

Resource Management:
•Project resourcing, resource allocation
•Confident with challenging the resourcing decisions of others to ensure best results
•Annual leave management and sign off

Essential Software: Word, Excel, MS Project, Powerpoint
Knowledge
Technical understanding of aspects of architectural design, interior and furniture design
Design trends in the industry

Skills and Qualifications:
Listening and interpreting instructions correctly
Able to manage relationships
Degree (ideally in a design discipline)

To apply for this role please respond to this advertisement by sending your CV and covering letter to designcareers@davidcollins.com.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and all applicants will need to be eligible to work in the UK.

No agencies please. www.davidcollins.com
Application deadline: 28th February 2014

Responsible to: Creative Director and Design Team

Overview

Hand Visualiser experienced in both innovative hospitality and residential projects/design concepts. A visualiser with a strong knowledge of current trends within the visualisation and graphics industry, to work across the following areas:

Production of high quality images for use in client presentations
Visualisation – Photoshop Rendering
Branding and Marketing

Role and Responsibilities

Presentations to Clients
Working closely with the Design Team and FF&E team to prepare and produce interior design client concept presentation documents that include plans, elevations, sketches, photography, visuals, etc.
Create and oversee production of bespoke new client presentations, including format, printing and binding

Day to Day Support to the team
Producing visuals for luxury commercial and residential clients
Working with the FF&E and design teams at early project stages to develop concepts
Liaising with the Design Team to collate and prepare working documents eg visual spread sheets using In Design
Liaising with materials’ suppliers
Scanning, collating, filing documents – hard copy and electronic

David Collins Studio Marketing and Profile
Development of visuals for planning/marketing/client approval
Working with the communications team to assist with branding
Ensure that all DCS marketing collateral reflects the brand guidelines

Staff
Overseeing and managing freelance staff and or interns, briefing and monitoring work produced
Attributes
Organised and efficient
Dependable and Proactive
Attention to detail; Patient
Hands on approach
Able to work on own, with others and manage others
Assertive
Friendly

Knowledge
Detailed knowledge of design trends, artwork, typography, a keen interest in the visualisation industry.

Skills
Hand sketching – Essential
Typography
Artwork production
Large format layouts
Brochure design
Colour reproduction
PC/windows based platform
Digital and social media
Web

Experience and Qualification
Proven design and artwork portfolio and relevant computer experience with minimum 3 – 5 years experience in a design office
Degree level or equivalent in graphic design/artwork

Software
Adobe Photoshop (advanced)
Adobe Illustrator (advanced)
In Design (advanced)
Adobe Acrobat
Microsoft Office
Sketch up
3D Studio Max

To apply for this role please respond to this advertisement by sending your CV and covering letter to designcareers@davidcollins.com.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and all applicants will need to be eligible to work in the UK.

No agencies please. www.davidcollins.com

Graphic Designer / Artworker

Responsible to: Creative Director and Design Team

Overview

Graphic designer and artworker experienced in digital media and with a knowledge of current trends within interiors, graphics and branding, to work across the following areas:

Production of client presentations
Visualisation – Photoshop Rendering
Branding and Marketing
Day to day graphic support

Role and Responsibilities

Presentations to Clients
Working closely with the Design Team to prepare and produce interior design presentation documents to include plans, elevations, sketches, photography, visuals, etc.
Create and oversee production of bespoke new client presentations, including format, printing and binding

Day to Day Graphic Support
Liaising with the Design Team to collate and prepare working documents eg visual spread sheets using In Design
Photo shopping photography
Liaising with materials’ suppliers
Scanning, collating, filing documents – hard copy and electronic

David Collins Studio Marketing and Profile
Being the DCS brand guardian and ensuring that all DCS marketing collateral reflects the brand guidelines
Lead the company’s activity across all digital platforms to include Facebook, twitter, etc., in terms of strategic input and delivery
Take a strategic lead in the look and message of the DCS website, working with DCS’ specialist external web design consultant. Update the website on an on-going basis to ensure it is fresh and reflective of DCS work/new projects/awards
Writing photography briefs for all new project photography
Producing the DCS newsletter working with and developing the existing template

Client Based Branding
Working on the branding for client architectural projects including: – logo generation – collateral (eg menus, posters, company stationery, etc.), – signage (internal and external) – graphic treatments to windows and internal areas
-production of graphics’ guidelines

Staff
Overseeing and managing freelance staff and or interns, briefing and monitoring work produced

Attributes
Organised and efficient
Dependable
Proactive
Attention to detail
Patient
Hands on approach
Able to work on own, with others and manage others
Assertive
Friendly

Knowledge
Detailed knowledge of design, artwork, typography, print production

Skills
Typography
Artwork production
Large format layouts
Brochure design
Colour reproduction
PC/windows based platform
Digital and social media
Web

Experience & Qualifications
Proven design and artwork portfolio and relevant computer experience with minimum 3 – 5 years experience in a design office
Degree level or equivalent in graphic design/artwork

Software
Adobe Photoshop (advanced)
Adobe Illustrator (advanced)
In Design (advanced)
Adobe Acrobat
Microsoft Office
Sketch up or other 3D modelling software

To apply for this role please respond to this advertisement by sending your CV and covering letter to designcareers@davidcollins.com.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and all applicants will need to be eligible to work in the UK.

No agencies please. www.davidcollins.com

Relevant Sectors: Residential

Responsible to:
Senior Designer, Associate or Director

Overview

To support and assist project teams across the organisation by contributing and participating at all stages of a project from concept creation through to completion.
Designers should display a willingness to learn new techniques and develop existing skills at all times.
Role and Responsibilities

Demonstrate an ability to think creatively through active participation in internal team meetings and brainstorms
Comfortable to explore and discuss creative concepts, making suggestions at appropriate stages in the project
Managing incoming and outgoing drawings by printing, collating and filing them immediately according to the established filing system – computer and paper.
Using AutoCAD when required to assist with drawing production
Assist senior designers in the development and preparation of scheme designs
Demonstrate an ability to communicate with key team members at each stage of the project
Detail specific project requirements e.g. furniture sketching, electrical drawings, models etc.
Attend internal review meetings and assist with any issues as they arise
Contribute to the successful implementation of a project
Attend final site visits with senior designer(s) and assist with any FF&E or styling requirements

Attributes

Eye for design
Willingness to learn
Enthusiasm
An understanding of target markets
Organised and efficient
Team Player

Knowledge

Technical understanding of aspects of architectural design, interior and furniture design
Design trends in the industry
Product Design
Materials

To apply for this role please respond to this advertisement by sending your CV and covering letter to designcareers@davidcollins.com.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and all applicants will need to be eligible to work in the UK.

No agencies please. www.davidcollins.com

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