CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for an Interior Designer based in our Chicago office. We’re looking for creative, curious, empathetic people to join our Living-Centered Design movement. The successful candidate will be part of a fully integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers and specialists working on a wide range of design projects.
What You Will Do
- Under the guidance of a Senior Interior Designer, lead the development of the project’s goals through the all-project phases (Programming Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration).
- Supervise, monitor, train and direct work of interns and less experienced team members.
- Evaluate client needs; analyze and effectively document design objectives and spatial requirements.
- Research, evaluate and coordinate furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE) throughout all phases of interior design work.
- Coordinate design work, standards, and code compliance within the team under limited direction from Senior Interior Designer. Coordinate with other disciplines, including architecture, engineering, and consultants.
- Responsible for development of the design of interior space to include floor plans, pattern designs, elevations, details, room finishes etc.
- Independently evaluate and select materials; consult with vendors.
- Produce drawings in conformance with project time, budget and quality constraints.
- Assist in project planning and follow through of work plans/budgeting.
- Be familiar with building and life safety codes and their correct application.
- Assist in and lead client meetings, as requested.
- Mentor and supervise junior interior design staff.
- Assist and/or lead “lessons learned” sessions.
- Follow and maintain CannonDesign drawing standards.
- Actively participate in and promote design leadership within the practice.
- Perform field site inspections. Field site visits frequently require a physical walk-through of site.
- Assist in marketing campaigns as requested.
- May perform other duties as required.
- Be available to travel for projects up to 50% of the work week if required.
- Bachelor of Interior Design from CIDA-accredited institution or Bachelors of Architecture from an accredited program.
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience required. Previous healthcare experience preferred.
- Proficiency in Revit, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino (or comparable program), and/or V-Ray.
- NCIDQ Certification strongly preferred.
- Ability to handle multiple projects, strong organizational and research skills.
- Good marketing, communications, teamwork, and relationship-building skills.
- Strong technical knowledge of construction documents, building materials, and all phases of design tools.
- Strong knowledge of building and life safety codes as related to interiors.