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Project interior designer
at Adeko & Co.

Adeko & Co. is hiring a project interior designer to join its team in London.

About Adẹ̀kọ́ & Co

Adẹ̀kọ́ & Co is an independent, multi-disciplinary design studio, founded and led by Tolù Adẹ̀kọ́, creative director, that specialises in storytelling, often through space and materiality.

Stories are powerful, and strong brands are built around them. We make every brand experience unique and successful by telling its own memorable story by exploring palettes of materials, colours, and moods. Everything, from form to finish, is chosen for a reason and it all comes back to the story.

Project interior designer

As we grow our team, we are seeking an experienced project designer, a dynamic and dedicated individual with a wealth of experience, capable of efficiently managing and contributing to multiple projects concurrently. With a focus on luxury hospitality design, including F&B, we are looking forward to the opportunity to welcome a new member to our friendly, creative, collaborative and innovative team.

Responsibilities include

Technical software:

  • demonstrate proficient use of AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat & Zoho Projects
  • exhibit a flexible approach to learning new software

Concept and design development:

  • assist in the development of concepts that provide an original, appropriate and effective solution to the creative brief
  • assist with drawing production ensuring that the highest standard drawings are produced by the team and studio requirements are followed
  • provide superior project administration: filing, sourcing suppliers, managing incoming and outgoing drawings, presentation boards etc.
  • proactively participate in internal team meetings and creative reviews
  • assist in researching, selecting and collating appropriate and fit-for-purpose finishes, sanitaryware and hardware
  • assist in the development and preparation of scheme designs

Production detail and schematic design:

  • negotiate, coordinate and liaise with suppliers ensuring that all specifications and deliveries are met on time and within budget and to the best possible quality
  • schedule and communicate all costs and specifications internally and externally
  • oversee purchase orders, specification sheets and control books for all requirements
  • generate alternative solutions when problems arise and seek approval
  • communicate effectively with key team members and clients

Design management and project coordination:

  • support the director/senior designer/project designer with concept development
  • ensure the operational functionality of designs produced by the team
  • strive to produce work of a consistently high standard that is recognised both internally and externally
  • communicate complex ideas and layered designs with clarity and logic
  • implementation and project coordination
  • co-ordinate and liaise with contractors, sub-contractors, local authorities and all other relevant personnel
  • prepare and submit planning applications, tender documentation and licensing drawings
  • ensure quality control through regular site visits and record progress

Deliverables and reporting:

  • advise management on deliverables and check the quality of the work produced by the team
  • prepare stage approval documents and generate drafts for creative director to review
  • ensure timesheets are completed accurately each week
  • manage own workload and the workload of the team, ensuring deadlines are met
  • communicate effectively and in good time to the senior designer/associate designer if deadlines are at risk
  • monitor cost issues as they arise and propose alternative solutions
  • push and develop the design brief to deliver outstanding design and client value
  • review shop drawings and sign off draft 1
  • mentor other members of the studio in design tools, software and filing

Benefits include:

  • defined contribution pension scheme
  • a growing studio
  • the potential for hybrid working arrangements
  • a generous 24 days annual leave allowance, plus your birthday off
  • summer office hours during July and August
  • several onsite communities to get involved in

Reports to: senior designer/director
Managing: hospitality and residential projects from concept to completion
Location: hybrid
Workplace: 3.2, Building A4, 10 Monro Way, Design District, London, SE10 0EJ
Hours: 9:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday
Contract type: fixed-term/permanent
Experience: six-plus years design/project management/supervisory role

Adẹ̀kọ́ & Co is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply via the apply for job button below.

Salary: £34,000 - £38,000

This position is only available to applicants based in the United Kingdom