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Senior Interior Designer

Forward Space LLC Oak Brook, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Position: Senior Interior Designer

Reports To: Director of Design

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Interior Designer manages multiple projects in a self-directed manner in all aspects of the design process including but not limited to design development, specification, presentations, renderings and site visits. The Senior Designer will be a considered a product expert for Forward Space.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Will present and lead in client tours and design interactions
  • Meet with company sales representative and clients to gather project requirements, establish project timeline, and develop project budget
  • Reviews RFP and Bid specifications
  • Develop creative design concepts and space plans that fulfill client requirements and conform to applicable building codes and ADA requirements
  • Gather field dimensions of project area and prepares accurate base drawings as needed
  • Generate furniture plans with intelligent graphics on AutoCAD and/or Configura including 3D’s and elevations as required
  • Generate accurate furniture specifications using Configura programs
  • Develop color schemes with material and finish selections within schedule and budget requirements
  • Prepare installation plans as requested
  • Lead mentoring and coaching of junior and interior designers
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously, each with differing scope and products
  • Participate as an organization leader related to projects, Steelcase and industry professional groups
  • Hosts design charrettes
  • Will lead showroom tours
  • Participate in and prepare furniture inventories as needed

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design
  • Certification by NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) or actively working toward certification
  • Registered with or ability to become a registered interior designer with the State of Illinois
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the contract furniture industry

Forward Space LLC

Why Work Here?

Great Benefits, Work-Life Balance, Engaging and Friendly Atmosphere, Room for Growth!

Our History Founded in 2014, Forward Space was formed though the merger of Chicagoland’s two leading Steelcase dealerships—Office Concepts and OEC Business Interiors. Both of our former companies shared rich histories in the marketplace dating back more than 50 years. Over that time, we have built a strong foundation with three full service facilities serving the needs of companies in the Chicagoland area, as well as a network of Steelcase dealers to meet the nationwide requirements of our customers. Our Expertise We not only focus on the physical workspace, we explore how it relates to employee productivity, creativity and collaboration. Through the integration of architecture, office furniture and technology solutions, we create environments that are tailored to the way you do business. We understand the kind of furniture you will need to integrate with the technology appliances of today, and how those needs may change in the future. Forward Space provides scalable solutions that will help you adapt to the ever-evolving technology landscape, as well as changes in business processes and the workforce. Our Team At Forward Space we understand the complex and demanding requirements of developing a highly functional, and flexible, work environment. We have spent the last 75 years perfecting our ability to adapt and grow with an organization and its varying physical space needs. Our associates are experts in the industry, bringing insights and experience to every project. When you choose to work with Forward Space, you are choosing a partner who will work with you to transform the stress of moving or growing your organization into an exciting collaborative process. We have mastered the art of change ourselves by evolving with our clients as we add new services and expertise to meet their needs.


Oak Brook, IL
Oak Brook, IL


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