Rock Family of Companies Senior Interior Designer in Detroit, Michigan
The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.
Bachelor’s degree in interior design or interior architecture from an accredited college or university, CIDA accredited program preferred
10 years of professional experience in interior design
6 years of experience in commercial interiors
NCIDQ Certification, LEED Accreditation a plus
Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit
Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
3D computer rendering skills (SketchUp, 3Ds Max and/or other modeling software)
Experience in specifying furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E)
Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections and specifications
Advanced graphic and verbal presentation skills, including hand sketching, required
Effective listening and coaching skills
Ability to develop a strong sense of team camaraderie
Knowledge of drawing design techniques, tools and principles
Knowledge of construction methodology, materials and manufacturers
Knowledge of industry trends and best practices and the ability to share with the team
Proficient task management and project management skills
Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively guide the work of project teams
Ability to consistently meet deadlines, delegate and develop next steps within project teams
Involvement in industry organizations
Advanced written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Ability to drive an innovation mindset and demonstrate thought-leadership within the team
Ability to travel periodically
Pophouse is seeking a Senior Interior Designer with creative and technical experience to join our team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience leading large-scale projects for a variety of commercial clients. With a passion for thoughtful design and a dedication to client satisfaction, this person will be instrumental in combining creativity and technical knowledge to provide design excellence for our clients. Innovative ideas, advanced communication skills and a positive attitude are required to build and foster relationships with our team and clients.
Lead the design of large and small scale projects, including pre-design, programming client needs, schematic design, design development and construction administration efforts
Direct and provide mentorship and coaching within project teams to support the growth and development of design team members
Develop expertise based on varying scales of work, scope of projects and phases of design
Create and develop overall design narratives and innovative design solutions and drive to execution throughout entire project life cycle
Manage to Pophouse design process and lead design critiques and charrettes with design team and senior leadership
Formulate design presentation strategies and lead client presentations
Participate in the selection and presentation of furniture, fabrics, equipment, material palettes and lighting
Manage client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination to ensure all client goals and objectives are met
Maintain strong client communication throughout entire design and construction process
Manage client interaction and decision-making related to design intent
Establish and maintain ongoing relationships built on trust with external consultants, vendors, fabricators and architects
Create and communicate clear and attainable project goals, objectives and requirements throughout entire project duration
Be accountable for quality and technical standards within the work according to Pophouse standards
Who We Are
Pophouse, formerly dPOP, is a design studio located in Detroit, Michigan. Started in 2013, Pophouse is a team of interior, industrial and environmental graphic designers and strategists focused on positively impacting people through design. We know that purposeful design has the ability to change the way people work, live and interact with each other. Leveraging industry research and business intelligence, we create a meaningful strategy that informs our approach to design. Our team translates this design narrative throughout every aspect of our projects, including finishes, space plans, custom furniture, branding, wayfinding, signage and artwork to transform spaces into ones that highlight culture, increase productivity and optimize business outcomes.
This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.
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