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Doha, Qatar
Architect/interior designer
at Blueprint

Blueprint has an opportunity for an architect/interior designer to join its studio in Doha, Qatar.

Job description

Blueprint is looking for a creative, talented architect/interior designer to design beautiful, functional spaces for commercial clients. The ideal candidate for our interior designer position is a team player that is effective at collaborating with colleagues and partners but is also self-motivated and able to complete work to deadlines with minimal supervision. A visual portfolio of past projects is a definite plus for the interior designer candidate.

The goal is to design practical spaces but yet visually pleasing.

Responsibilities:

  • develop initial ideas and acquire key information about potential projects, discuss requirements in detail with clients and set project schedules
  • understand clients’ needs and the needs of the people using the space to develop design concepts and establish final briefs
  • consider materials and costs according to set budgets and negotiate project fees
  • conduct feasibility studies for projects
  • research and gather information and photographs relating to the project
  • produce mood boards to present to clients
  • source products, e.g. fittings, furniture, lighting, finishes, decoration and dressing, and provide samples for clients
  • prepare detailed working drawings, designs, plans, models and schemes, often using computer-aided design – CAD software
  • survey buildings
  • work in a team with other designers
  • supervise work at the design stage and on-site
  • establish costs and work schedules to determine the best use of space, and with manufacturers and contractors
  • identify new business and sell services to potential clients
  • keep up to date with new developments in the design industry

Requirements and qualifications

  • required bachelors/master degree in interiors and architecture
  • minimum three years of experience in interior designing preferably with retail interiors/fit-out industry
  • preferred candidates with extensive knowledge in commercial design and have proven experience in retail/F&B projects
  • a high level of technical knowledge, including CAD and model-making skills
  • good drawing skills, including perspective drawing and spatial awareness
  • creativity and imagination and artistic flair
  • strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to write briefs, promote and explain ideas, and build relationships with clients
  • an awareness of building and safety regulations
  • knowledge of the wider construction and design industries
  • project management skills, including the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • attention to detail
  • organisational and creative problem-solving skills
  • good negotiating and management skills
  • the ability to work in a team with other professionals
  • a flexible attitude
  • business, finance and marketing skills

Personal skills:

  • creativity, imagination and artistic flair
  • good communication and listening skills
  • good colour sense and an eye for detail
  • aptitude for illustration and technical drawing
  • demonstrate flexibility in their approach to tasks
  • excellent problem-solving skills

Candidates must have leadership skills and take ownership of their work

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