Position: Senior Interior Designer

Reports To: Director of Design


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Designer manages multiple projects in a self-directed manner in all aspects of the design process including but not limited to design development, specification, presentations, renderings and site visits. The Senior Designer will be a considered a product expert for Forward Space.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will present and lead in client tours and design interactions
  • Meet with company sales representative and clients to gather project requirements, establish project time line, and develop project budget
  • Reviews RFP and Bid specifications
  • Develop creative design concepts and space plans that fulfill client requirements and conform to applicable building codes and ADA requirements
  • Gather field dimensions of project area and prepares accurate base drawings as needed
  • Generate furniture plans with intelligent graphics on AutoCAD and/or Configura including 3D’s and elevations as required
  • Generate accurate furniture specifications using Configura programs
  • Develop color schemes with material and finish selections within schedule and budget requirements
  • Prepare installation plans as requested

* Lead mentoring and coaching of junior and interior designers

* Handle multiple projects simultaneously, each with differing scope and products

* Participate as an organization leader related to projects, Steelcase and industry professional groups

* Hosts design charrettes

* Will lead showroom tours

* Participate in and prepare furniture inventories as needed

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.
  • Certification by NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) or actively working toward certification
  • Registered with or ability to become a registered interior designer with the State of Illinois
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the contract furniture industry

Interested applicant should contact Michael Rodgers   mrodgers@forwardspace.com or 630.589.5603