We Are Hiring!

January 25, 2022

This is an exciting role for a leader in the interior design industry to join an A-List Chicago design firm that curates timeless, bespoke interiors with a team culture that values collaboration and the client experience. We are seeking a well-trained design professional with leadership experience, who has worked in the high-end residential sector for more than +3 years consistently. Please see the role below and submit a resume and portfolio to info@centeredbydesign.com, we’d also love to see a link to a Pinterest board you’ve curated in your own aesthetic, with thought on how the imagery relates to the work we do and style we present at CBD. 

We are offering candidates:

  • Fun, collaborative team environment 
  • Beautiful centrally located office with a full design library
  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance contribution
  • Benefits, bonuses
  • Small team where each position has a big impact 

This position will make a great impact on the firm and involve a close collaboration with Principal in these key areas:

  • Project Development & Management
  • Interior Design Team Leadership
  • Company Project Schedule Planning & Management 
  • Team Training and Development
  • Business Development & Growth 
  • Creative Direction for the Brand

Lead or Senior Designer, responsibilities to include:

Lead Design

  • Lead Designer on all assigned projects
  • Create furniture layouts with Architectural Drafter’s Assistance
  • Collaborate with Claire on all interior design and interior architecture for projects
  • Run client meetings/ Support Claire at client meetings
  • Oversee all of Junior Designer & Architectural Drafter’s Work
  • Oversee the management of the design library and vendor meetings
  • Manage client Pinterest boards with Assistant’s support
  • Manage client Drive folders with Assistant’s & Project Manager’s support
  • Review & send client proposals with Project Manager’s support
  • Support Junior Designer with developing designs on assigned projects
  • Bring fresh ideas and creative problem solving to our projects
  • Manage design cohesiveness and alignment with the firm’s aesthetic and goals

Business Management

  • Managing client load and project timelines; creating estimates and projections throughout the year
  • Tracking monthly progress and billing status per project
  • Create a weekly project schedule and distribute tasks among team members (want each team member to start sharing their needs/ priorities for the following week- training on project management)
  • Create internal & external project scopes, with Project Manager’s assistance
  • Support Project Manager in communication with vendor, trades and contractors
  • Oversee Proposals , Invoicing, POs, FFE Schedules created by Design Assistant and Project Manager
  • Oversee Receiver communications and order tracking- weekly expediting meeting with Office Manager
  • Weekly business development meeting with Claire: review progress, potential clients and biz dev strategies

Creative Direction

  • Assist Claire in overall vision and aesthetic growth for the company
  • Travel with Claire as needed for sourcing and inspiration 

Mentorship / Other Responsibilities

  • Mentor Junior Designer in their role
  • Pitch in with office cleanliness / errands


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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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