We are seeking qualified candidates for an immediate opening with our firm for the role of Intermediate Designer. DesignAgency depends on Intermediate Designers to carry out projects, and groups of projects under the supervision of Team Leaders. From time to time, Intermediate Designers may also lead project teams. The company relies on Intermediate Designers to collaborate with their colleagues to design, execute and deliver great projects and develop excellent client relationships. They are expected to consult with Team Leaders and Principals on any design, technical, production, scope or client issues of which they become aware. Intermediate Designers are required to manage their project time, and meet the firm’s targets for time expenditure and billing for themselves and their project teams.

Role and responsibilities

Design

  • Strive for design impact, innovation and function
  • Participate in the development of approaches, concepts and designs that exceed client expectations
  • Produce or direct the creation of renderings and presentations that attract and inspire clients and team members
  • Conceive, design and execute projects of moderate complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout
  • Work to master the development, continuity and detailing of design concepts
  • Develop a strong mastery of appropriate construction techniques
  • Develop high-quality drawing and documentation sets that are clear, comprehensive and consistent
  • Strive to reduce rework, errors and omissions

Leadership

  • Contribute to the design dialogue in the firm
  • Lead, motivate and develop design teams that consistently deliver great design, technical quality and client service
  • Contribute the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality or client service
  • Create sound relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers to promote repeat business

Management

  • Demonstrate excellent personal time management

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be in possession of an Interior Design Diploma or equivalent, with at least three years of working experience, and will need to have an understanding of the local building codes for Ontario. The Intermediate Designer will need to have working experience with AutoCAD (Revit is beneficial). These are the minimal requirements for this position, with all other experience being advantages for the successful candidate.

Achievement of professional credentials such as MAATO, ARIDO, BCIN and LEED will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions, and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer a competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please send your resume to careers@thedesignagency.ca, or if you know the perfect person for this position then feel free to forward this correspondence. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.