OMFGCO is a fast-paced, constantly-evolving, multidisciplinary studio. Our Environmental Space Program seeks an Interior Design Director who is not only a veteran in designing environments but also has experience leading teams and an understanding of branding and graphic design. This person also must have the ability to establish conceptual and stylistic executions for projects in conjunction with their creative team and communicate them beautifully to the client.
Here’s the deal:
This role reports directly to the Creative Directors and works collaboratively with CDs, Art Directors, Designers, and Producers on all design and cross-media solutions.
Be a highly organized, diplomatic leader––managing all deliverables and deadlines for the team.
Bring inspiring, strategic, and innovative ideas to brands and branded environments.
Push the vision. Push others on the team to develop compelling design solutions.
Question effectiveness. Challenge the status quo. (i.e. if the chair isn’t for sale, design your own .)
Coordinate with Producers to keep your team on task and on time/budget.
See ideas all the way through the creative process, from initial concept to final sign off.
Build decks and communicate clearly and professionally with your team and your clients.
Review redlines and print-proofs. Perform production quality assurance and press-checks.
Work to improve every day, and be a pleasure to work with. Allow others to make you better. Laugh a lot, have fun and create with joy. Be a tastemaker. Show respect to yourself and to others.
Always begin with the end in mind. Over-deliver whenever possible. Make it matter.
Live up to the OMFGCO core values: Everything is an Opportunity - Stay Outside - Best Idea Wins - Water the Plants
5+ years of relevant studio experience + portfolio
Interior Design experience––especially commercial and hospitality projects
Expert level deck-building and FF&E spec-writing skills
Confident and diplomatic client communication skills
Ability to lead a team of in-house and freelance designers
Knowledge of materials, production methods, and interior and architectural standards
Fluency in 3D modeling, rendering, and schematics
Thorough understanding of Adobe CS, Sketchup, and AutoCAD
Eagle-eye precision and thorough follow-through with all design files
Knowledge and experience with Agile Methodology or SCRUM
Experience with Asana
This is a 90-day contract-to-hire position with full intent to hire.
OMFGCO is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Portland, Oregon, founded in 2009 by Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley. We believe it's easy to make things pretty, but it’s hard to make them matter. Regardless of the type of project or the style of client, the same approach and principles apply in making considered, relevant, and long-lasting brands for visionaries of all varieties. OMFGCO exists to find a better way.