Careers at Taylor Howes

Over the past 28 years, Taylor Howes Designs has built a reputation as a leader in the interior design field. We pride ourselves on our ability to create cutting edge interiors, in a team environment that is friendly and approachable.

We are currently in search for experienced and dynamic Senior Designer, Mid-Weight Technical Designer and Intern to join our London office.

Senior Designer

Role & Responsibilities

  • Design and develop elements on large scale projects under the guidance of a Director
  • Act as Project Leader on a portfolio of smaller scale projects, fully develop design, manage team and see through to fruition
  • Check that thorough administrative records are being maintained
  • Produce project programmes, monitor financials, timesheets and resources
  • Check schedules and design intent package to ensure brief is being met
  • Design and cost up FF&E projects in line with brief
  • File weekly project reports on status of projects
  • Review and check FF&E design, furniture plans and pricing on major projects ready for sign off
  • Develop project knowledge and technical skills
  • Identify successful details and lessons from projects for TH DNA
  • Develop project knowledge, attend trade fairs and attend supplier meetings

 

Knowledge / Skills

  • Relevant Interior Design Qualification
  • 5-6 years’ professional design experience
  • Proven track record of designing and managing large scale projects at the high end of the market with very limited direction
  • Ability to interface with clients interpreting and delivering their requirements
  • Experience of training and coaching Junior Designers
  • Proficient in managing and tracking projects to create a smooth flow of work within the practice
  • Knowledge of high-end residential FF&E Procurement processes
  • Knowledge of technical design
  • Experience in AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

 

Qualities

  • Excellent attitude – an appreciate of the Company’s ethos and ways of working
  • Confident in acting as Project Leader on small scale projects
  • Can operate with little direction & support
  • Ability to provide guidance on projects and act as a Line Manager (where appropriate)
  • Approachable and professional manner with clients and suppliers and ability to build and maintain relationships

 

Mid-Weight Technical Designer

Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop and draw up architectural space and floor plans on a portfolio of projects and develop drawing packages as required
  • Draw up standard details as directed
  • Space plan and draw up smaller scale projects with minimal supervision
  • Provide sound administrative support on project
  • Assist with schedules and control packs and check through schedules to ensure that they are correct
  • Assist with designing furniture and drawing up as briefed
  • Develop the skills to space plan elements of larger projects and draw up furniture layouts as directed
  • Assist design team on site when site surveys are required

 

Knowledge / Skills

  • Relevant Interior Design / Interior Architecture Qualification
  • 2-3 years’ professional design experience
  • A track record of designing and completing a portfolio of projects at a high level
  • Ability to deal with clients – interpreting their requirements and translating these into the technical aspects of schemes
  • Knowledge of current building regulations, technical/structural build details and confident in architectural detailing
  • Ability to provide detailed design intent drawings providing practical knowledge of how to execute excellent design and spatial planning skills with meticulous attention to detal
  • Site experience would be a bonus
  • An eye for detail and a meticulous and dedicated approach to checking for errors
  • A proven skills base in 2D and 3D computer-based drawing skills such as AutoCAD, Vectorworks or SketchUp
  • Proficient on Macs and in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office

 

Qualities

  • A hard working, conscientious and highly organised approach with an eye for detail
  • A common sense approach so as to be able to use one’s initiative to find creative solutions to problems
  • A strong team player with highly developed interpersonal skills who will thrive in a fast-moving business environment
  • A flexible and good-humoured approach whilst keeping calm under pressure
  • A capacity for developing new ideas (under guidance and direction if required)
  • An appreciation for the Company’s ethos and ways of working

 

Interior Design Intern

We are currently in search of a bright, dynamic and innovative intern to join our London office. You will be fully integrated into the design team to gain invaluable experience. You must have, or be working towards, a BA Interior Design, a BA Interior Architecture or Higher Education Diploma Interior Design.

 

Role & Responsibilities

  • Pro-actively provide design support and sound administrative assistance to the design team across projects as required
  • Work to agreed timescales
  • Obtain pricing and details on products as directed and order samples
  • Assist in the preparation of drawings, presentations and material specifications
  • Work closely with the Librarian to ensure the smooth running of the Library
  • Reception cover – includes covering the receptionist/answering the phones when they are onl unch/holiday and/or sick leave
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

 

Knowledge / Skills

  • Relevant Interior Design Qualification
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic skills base in computer-based drawing skills – AutoCAD, SketchUp
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

 

Qualities

  • A hard working, conscientious and highly organised approach with an eye for detail
  • An enthusiastic and positive approach with a high degree of motivation
  • A strong team player and ability to interact with the design team and interface with suppliers
  • An enthusiasm for continual learning and a drive to progress and learn
  • An appreciation for the Company’s ethos and ways of working

 

To apply please submit a covering letter with your CV and a link to your portfolio. Applications will not be accepted without submitting a portfolio.