This is an exciting opportunity to join a flourishing Nottingham based company specialising in the design, manufacture and retail of furniture, lighting and interior accessories. Freelance, part-time or full-time employment is available depending on the situation and availability of the individual. You must have extensive knowledge of cabinet furniture and/or upholstery design (including an understanding of frame construction and foam specifications).
The ideal candidate will be degree qualified with substantial experience of designing and developing furniture for an established furniture retailer. A sound knowledge of the history of design and a keen eye for emerging trends is central to this role, as is having a broad awareness of the international Interior Product marketplace.
The role will include: Research and concept development; Design visualisation and presentation; Technical drawing and product development; Liaising with factories to develop designs into prototypes; Approving samples prior to final production.
You’ll be a creative designer with a strong work ethic, someone who is open minded with good organisational and problem solving skills. In a fast-paced environment, the ability to deliver appropriate, original designs within tight deadlines is essential. You’ll have a positive hands-on approach with the ability to work independently or as part of a team, together with very good Adobe CS and MS Office skills. You’ll be able to create technical drawings and product visualisations so a good working knowledge of SketchUp, Fusion 360, Solid Works, AutoCAD (or similar CAD packages) will be required. Experience of lighting design and good hand-drawing skills would be beneficial but are not essential.
Occasional overseas travel will be expected. Salary is negotiable D.O.E. If this sounds like you then please submit a CV by email to James Pilling at firstname.lastname@example.org (quoting ref: V03865). To find out more about My Furniture please visit www.my-furniture.com.