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Senior Designer


Atlanta, GA, USA

Full time

Office Furniture Dealer - IT / CAD Support

Jan 31

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Overall Position Description:

 A Senior Designer works independently on projects of any complexity. He/ she can provide guidance and mentor Level 1 and 2 Designers, as well as train other designers. A senior designer has extensive knowledge of systems furniture, preferably Herman Miller and Knoll, as well as other manufacture lines. A senior designer also has a proficient level with ancillary lines and is comfortable meeting independently with clients and is seen as a trusted advisor.


·        Works with Dealer Sales team to establish a client's design requirements and sets milestones for the design portion of the project

·         Develops furniture block plans, space plans, finish palettes, furniture specifications, renderings, and installation drawings

·          Performs field measures, product inventory, and on-site assessments to ensure project accuracy 

·        Ensures furniture space planning is code compliant

·        Attends client meetings with or without sales to obtain planning information and to help cultivate relationships

·        Manages changes and revisions as required

·        Ensures quality and consistency for design projects by following CWC standards and formatting

·        Helps to train new hire designers, and manage design software technology


·        Navigates client interaction with ease, clearly articulates the plan to meet client needs, explains rationale for decisions and outcomes

·        Works independently, displays high performance work ethic, interested in self-improvement, mentors designers from Levels 1 and 2

·        Presents ideas effectively, confident in communicating design ideas and information, seen by the client and peers as a consultant

·        Proactively identifies problems, offers creative solutions and alternatives, works independently to execute next steps, evaluates results

·        Demonstrates excellent time management skills, flexible, ability to accommodate schedule changes and last-minute requests

·        Effectively and confidently handles competing priorities and urgent situations, able to make sound decisions in short timeframes and take appropriate action

·        Works independently with clients/ A&D to translate needs into a floor plan, proficient using planning guides, initiates creative ideas for alternate solutions, able to assist in drawing review for other designers

·        Applies drawing and documentation standards to more complex projects, applies electronic file naming conventions, updates project records

·        Creates specifications for clients using AutoCAD, CAP, CET Designer, proficient in gathering information from vendors, proficiency of price books and creating blended product solutions, able to specify COM, able to assist in specification review for other designers

·        Expert in system and seating vocabulary, familiar with ancillary lines and fabric vendors, able to push the boundaries of standard product application

·        Proficient in the design process, acts as a resource to other designers

·        Participates in all dealer training programs

·        Active participation in the Living Office Discovery process, applies Living Office learning and principles to projects

Education/ Experience/Skill Requirements: 

·        Bachelor's degree from accredited (4) year university, architectural, or interior design school

·        5+ years industry experience required

·        Working towards/ passed NCIDQ encouraged (but not required)

·        Participation in professional organization encouraged (but not required)

·        Proficient in AUTOCAD and preferably also in CET, CAP, Project Spec

·        Proficient at multi-tasking and having an organized manner, including having prompt response time to internal, external clients

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