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Studio manager and design assistant

Bethan Laura Wood is looking for a studio manager and design assistant in London.

Location: east London

The studio

Bethan Laura Wood studio is a London-based multidisciplinary practice characterised by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a passion for colour and detail. We design, produce and install bespoke furniture, products, exhibition installation and set.

The position

We are looking for a confident designer who is experienced in running numerous technically demanding projects across a number of sectors. We additionally require from the candidate to be an independent and structured studio manager confident at supporting administrative duties.

Initially, the position will be offered on a fixed term basis, which will subsequently be reviewed after an agreed period.

The opportunity

As a young and energetic practice the position represents an opportunity to play a key role in tasks involved with diverse functions of the studio. Bethan, as a progressive designer who is always looking ahead, is searching for the right person who wants to join her studio and evolve through this journey.


You will be required to work closely with Bethan in developing design concepts and be responsible for delivering the studio’s outputs to the highest possible standard. As part of which you will be the client’s, suppliers’, fabricators’ and various partner’s point of contact and you will be required to communicate effectively with them to keep projects running smoothly from conception through to completion. You will be additionally responsible for organising and maintaining administrative systems and processes to a high standard.

Required skills

  • an education in the creative field
  • expert knowledge of MS suite
  • expert knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • expert knowledge of Rhinoceros
  • experience using 3D Rendering Software is beneficial
  • model making skills
  • making skills incl. metal, wood, plastic
  • solid experience in understanding of processes and materials
  • basic knowledge of electrics
  • ability to carry out tasks independently and efficiently
  • logical thinking and problem-solving nature
  • impeccable attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • excellent organizational skills and  ability to work to schedule
  • ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels both internally and externally
  • ability to prioritise while working on a number of projects
  • financial understanding and budget control
  • strong written and verbal English
  • ability to communicate with a wide range of people
  • be keen to manage junior members of the studio
  • one-two years experience in a related role
  • a hunger to constantly improve the studio’s output

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter to: [email protected] explaining why you are interested in the position. Please include a C.V. and portfolio. We evaluate applications and conduct interviews on an on-going basis. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

Start date: As soon as possible

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