Design & Estimating Manager
May 2013 - Present (8 years 5 months)
Working alongside architects, contractors and company directors to translate the clients desires into reality. Whether that be healthcare care, education or workplace environments. Daily responsibilities of design, sales and quoting, also meeting with clients to discuss design ideas, improvements and solutions. Also liaising with suppliers to order materials and arrange installations, which has given me a grounded understanding and knowledge of manufacturing, materials, surfaces, fixings, construction methods and lead times. With a focus on creating visuals for clients. Regularly attending site design and prestart meetings. As well as completing site surveys.
Jan 2017 - Nov 2019 (2 years 10 months)
Collaborating with company director to design and develop workagile furniture range to the latest workplace trends and styles. Completing all visuals and models for client (BIM, DWG and sketchup models) and all marketing literature product imagery. Liaise closely with Architects, designers, dealers and clients giving product presentations and demos. Professionally communicate with clients throughout the process including quoting to sales through to delivery and site surveys. Organise and staff trade shows such as Clerkenwell design week, 100% design. Mange the showrooms day to day needs such as diary’s, delivery’s and installations, cleaners and utilities organization.
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Oct 2010 - Nov 2011 (1 year 1 month)
During my time at Willis and Gambier i worked as a designer in a small team of 4 were clear communication was vital. The tasks I undertook were initial research into future trend analysis, this was in form of blogging and attending exhibition were reports would be documented. Through the use of research and briefs given by directors ranges would be worked on individually for further assessment by directors and 3rd party buyers. Previous ranges technical drawings would also be edited to meet the needs of bespoke/commercial consumers.