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Design Director- Lead

Design Director
  • Salary: US $200,000-300,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Sector: Interiors
  • Job Ref: 48334

About this role


A critical leadership role is seeking a director to oversee and mentor project teams focused on design, development, and delivery of outstanding solutions for all phases of the projects. Business development responsibility for identifying and securing projects is a requirement. The establishment of overall design concepts and maintaining continuity of those concepts through completion is required. If you are an individual that is skilled in guiding a design team from concept through schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration, this is for you! 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Translate client and operator standards and budget into design
  • Translate concepts into schematic design criteria
  • Ensure that the schematic design is communicated properly to client, design team and production team
  • Develop with the Project Manager or Operations Director staff utilization, work plans, and scheduling
  • Confer with clients to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budgets, architectural preferences, and purpose and function
  • Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination
  • Responsible for understanding client program, budget and criteria
  • Determine level and quality of finishes
  • Review and detail shop drawing and coordinate with other professionals, such as project managers, architects, engineers-mechanical, electrical, to ensure job success
  • Consult with FF&E to ensure installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items
  • Select and/or design, furnishings, art works, and accessories
  • Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings
  • Participate in development of presentation material and helps maintain graphic quality and content. Participates in client presentations/meetings through design development, then as required throughout the design and documentation phases
  • Strong organizational, communication and relationship management skills
  • Communicate design intent to consultants and reviews work for conformance to design intent
  • Review cost estimates with project team

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BA in Interior Design or Architecture
  • 8+ years of experience in high-end hospitality interior design preferred
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Skilled in three-dimensional design techniques, including hand sketches, computer-aided drafting (CAD), Adobe Photo Shop, Revit, Microsoft Office and related software to produce construction documents
Talk to Kala about this position

Bio: Kala joined Bespoke Los Angeles in 2017 having previously worked as an interior architect for HKS in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Kala’s corporate savvy transitioned into independent and contract design work with top architects and designers in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. In the interim, she directed the design development and branding for a start-up restaurant in Los Angeles and led collaborations with notable developers in the city. Through it all, Kala has built a vast network and genuine relationships within the industry; her resourcefulness and ability to listen, relate and connect helps her recruit the best talent in California.

+1 (213) 436 0909
kala.w@bespokecareers.com

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