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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lead designer

FutureBrand UXUS is seeking a lead designer to join its team in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Job summary

Your role is to envision future thinking for hospitality experiences, shaping and translating them into physical environments. Our lead designer will be responsible for leading the creative team on one of our largest F&B accounts.

The fullest understanding of retail and hospitality design is essential as is the ability to work closely with other departments to produce experiences and execute projects of all sizes and complete them with autonomy, direction, resourcefulness and dedication.

Ultimately, you will promote our brand through delivering high-quality pieces on tight deadlines.


  • conceptualise and create original, innovative hospitality concepts and experiences within the guidelines of the client brief, ensuring completeness and suitability of work (working with client situation)
  • forge, execute and portray ownable exciting concepts and ideas selling them into clients and other members of the team
  • design comprehensive, ownable, customer journeys, encompassing all touchpoints, and branded experiences
  • be aware of the service ritual process and work with experience designers, where needed to deliver an original brand experience
  • produce all relevant materials for client presentations, such as mood boards, sketches and visualisations of the entire hospitality concept
  • work in collaboration with the UXUS team to drive graphics, rendering and presentation narratives
  • oversee and review technical drawings to ensure a high quality of work is executed
  • review junior designers’ work where needed to ensure high-quality output
  • stay up to date with industry trends
  • encourage others to share and explore their ideas
  • delegate tasks and provide support for less senior members of the team
  • maintain high standards and ensure only the best work is released to the client
  • collaborate across the agency to drive up standards of creativity

Required skills:

  • high-level design and conceptual skills
  • four-seven years of design experience in the retail or hospitality sector
  • advanced knowledge of retail or hospitality best practices
  • experience in designing floor plans, custom furniture, specifying FF&E, materials and colours
  • experience in back of house design
  • fluent in 3D modelling skills, 3ds Max and/or Rhino
  • experience leading more junior designers
  • experience of working on international projects
  • experience using both metric and imperial (US/UK) measurements
  • fluent in English
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • in-depth digital design capabilities
  • confidence to delegate tasks
  • significant industry experience
  • the ability to keep a cool head and meet deadlines
  • problem-solving skills
  • the ability to think creatively and deliver clever concepts
  • the foresight to put themselves in the shoes of the user
  • meticulous attention to detail

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