Retail Store Designer

Randstad

Randstad is looking for a project designer to join our client’s Store Design team. Our client is a leading luxury jewelry brand headquartered in New York.
This position reports to the Project Architects who oversee the design of all the company’s retail stores globally. This position is based in the NYC Office.

The team’s focus is on the development of inspirational store designs to meet aggressive project schedules and budgets. As such, the position requires exceptional design skills combined with experience managing projects and coordinating with multiple partners and consultants. Strong experience in architecture (especially retail architecture) is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:
A minimum of 5+ years of relevant working experience (preferably in an architectural office).
A full understanding of the architectural design process from Schematic Design through Construction Administration.
Experience working as part of a creative team in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
Strong experience in luxury retail design.
Ability to independently create clear and coherent floor plans (retail layouts) within a diverse range of spaces.
Strong presentation skills to clearly communicate the pros/cons of design options clearly and succinctly.

Working hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Skills:
Capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong hand sketching skills to quickly explore plan options, perspectives, and details.
Ability to create clear redline markups of construction sets.
Ability to create clear design sketches to answer RFI’s from Architects and GCs.
Fluency in AutoCAD to quickly produce plan options, design elevations, and schematic details.
Fluency in a 3D program (Sketchup, Rhino, of 3d studio) to study and quickly resolve design details as well as clearly presenting designs.
Full knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign) for design studies and presentation layouts.
Knowledge of applicable accessibility and code requirements for proper coordination with architects.
Experience working with multiple consultants (MEP, Lighting) to achieve quality designs that meet technical requirements.

Education:
Bachelors

Experience:
Experienced

Qualifications:
Preferable have experience in millwork/furniture design.
Ability to construct quick study models in paper and foam core.