Senior Interior Designer


OKW Architects / CHICAGO, Illinois


OKW Architects, Inc. is an award-winning design firm located in Chicago's West Loop, serving a diverse range of clients and building types including mixed use, senior and student housing, retail, corporate and hospitality design. We cherish our role as trusted adviser to our clients and thrive upon the collaborative relationship we have with our partners. We are growing and seek qualified individuals to join our team.


Full-time creative, passionate and thoughtful Senior Interior Designer with at least 10 years of design experience. Excellent organizational skills, a self-motivated and creative problem solver who can address complex issues confidently. Responsibilities include managing the design of projects of varying sizes and levels of complexity while providing team leadership. The Senior Interior Designer participates in the design control of projects through all phases, being responsible for adhering to project budgets, achieving client's design goals, and building and maintaining strong client, contractor and vendor relationships. The Senior Interior Designer also participates in business development and marketing with new and existing clients.


Bachelors Degree in Interior Design or Architecture. Licensed Interior Designer with at least 10 years of professional experience. Work experience in workplace, hospitality, single and multi family residential, desirable, with knowledge of building codes and accessible design. Ability to guide entire design process including programming, space planning and the development of design concepts, while supervising the skill development of junior designers and interns. Proficient in REVIT, as well as excel in the use of AutoCAD, Sketch-up, and Photoshop. Experience with InDesign and 3D Studio Max is a plus. Management skills to cover supervision and mentor-ship of project interiors team and outside consultants, and collaboration with our architectural staff. Ability to guide in the preparation of construction drawings and specifications for interior construction, materials, finishes environmental graphics and specifications, bidding and review for furniture, fixtures and equipment. Support business development efforts with senior leadership and marketing staff.