The Design Director will be responsible for communicating strategic goals into actionable design solutions, establishing the conceptual and stylistic direction for design team and overseeing their work. Areas of work include: design strategy, furniture conceptualization, and client presentations. Ensures proper team resources are in place to maintain MASHstudios standards of creative excellence and timeliness.
8+ years experience working in Industrial Design, Furniture Design or related field.
Knowledgeable in furniture construction.
Willing to learn new details and processes.
Must be able to think about design details down to the nuts and bolts.
3D studio max experience preferred but not necessary.
Strong group project management and presentation skills.
Minimum of 4 years directly supervising a design team.
Sketching and rapid presentation abilities.
Excels while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to identify, incorporate, and compliment a brand’s ethos into creative proposals.
Ability to help identify and train new talent.
Experience generating estimates for small and large scale projects.
Must have strong interpersonal skills (verbal, written, etc.)
Professional attitude and demeanor.
Ability to travel as needed.
ERP system knowledge a plus.
Inspire and push the concept design team to produce their best work.
Lead the concept design team; develop training process and track for effectiveness and areas for improvement.
Efficiently manage creative project workflow from inception through completion
Provides leadership and motivation to staff.
Collaborate with cross departmental Directors on process, design intent, resourcing, and strategic planning.
Plan, develop, and defend creative recommendations, goals, and timelines
Work closely with Designers and Project Managers to maintain communication and client satisfaction.
Work with Business Development team to understand client requests, and translate them to assigned designer (understand how to take general information from customer, and break it down to material specifics for quoting/rendering).
Oversee execution of all creative efforts to ensure they are on strategy, on budget, and on schedule
Maintain accurate and current knowledge of new design techniques, trends and applicable software
Nurturing relationships with outside designers, furniture dealers, architects, and direct end users, to provide great customer service
Occasional quoting, modeling, and rendering of projects.
Maintains external professional relationships to ensure ongoing availability of specialized expertise, gifted freelancers, and reputable vendors when their service is required.
Participates in new business efforts as directed
What We Offer
Competitive compensation plan
Innovative, high growth and collaborative culture. We believe in culture.
Fun, flexible and casual work environment with amazing people
Great snacks and regularly hosted bbq!
Generous Paid Time Off Policy
Great Benefits including: Medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, 401K with and Life and Disability coverage
And of course awesome team events and discounted prices on our LAX series!
MASHstudios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MASHstudios encourages women and minorities to apply and does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.