SENIOR DESIGNER

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Posted
24 Aug 2022
Closes
24 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

ANOTHER A STORY

THE STORY

BELGIAN EVENT DESIGNER ALINE VANDECASTEELE FOUNDED ANOTHER A STORY IN 2015. SPECIALISING IN INTERIOR DESIGN AND PRODUCTIONFOR EVENTS, THE AGENCY HAS BUILT A REPUTATION FOR ORGANISING EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES FOR LEADING LUXURY BRANDS INCLUDING RUINART, DIOR AND LAURA MERCIER. 

ITS YOUNG TEAM OF EXPERTS STYLES AN ARRAY OF DIFFERENT SIZED EVENTS, FROM INTIMATE BRAND BREAKFASTS TO GLOBAL BRAND LAUNCHES, POP UP STORES AND HIGH-END PRESS TRIPS AND APPLIES THE SAME ATTENTION-TO-DETAIL TO EVERY PROJECT. IN ORDER TO TRANSFORM A SPACE, THE TEAM WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE CLIENT TO FULLY IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE BRAND’S IDENTITY AND ADAPTS THE STYLE AND CREATIVE TO DELIVER A TRULY BESPOKE EXPERIENCE EVERY TIME. THIS INVOLVES CURATING FURNITURE AND DECORATION, DESIGNING UNIQUE PIECES AND CAREFULLY SOURCING ORIGINAL ITEMS THAT HELP ELEVATE THE STORY AND ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH. 

WORKING ALL OVER THE WORLD, WITH OFFICES IN LONDON, NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES, THE AGENCY IS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED AND BOASTS A STRONG NETWORK OF INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS. ITS GROWING PORTFOLIO OF TRUSTED SUPPLIERS AND BRAND PARTNERSHIPS MEANS IT IS ABLE TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES AND COME UP WITH NEW AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS, TO ALLOW BRANDS TO RAISE AWARENESS, STAND OUT AND ENGAGE. 

SOME OF THE AGENCY’S MOST NOTABLE PROJECTS TO DATE INCLUDE A BEAUTY LAUNCH FOR DIOR, AN EXCLUSIVE TRIP FOR LOUBOUTIN IN PARIS, A LUNCH FOR CHANEL, THE INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH OF CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ IN LONDON, DRUNK ELEPHANT POP-UP STORES IN SINGAPORE, AUSTRALIA, NEW YORK AND LONDON, CREATING AMAZON INFLUENCER PROGRAMS AND LEADING ALL RUINART’S WORLDWIDE EVENTS. THEY ALSO HAVE ORGANISED NUMEROUS TRIPS FOR LAURA MERCIER IN COURCHEVEL, SAINT-TROPEZ AND PARIS, AND HAVE BEEN DESIGNING FAIR STANDS FOR ART FAIR; FOR BRANDS SUCH AS MATCHES FASHION, JO MALONE AND BREGUET.

THIS POSITION WILL BE BASED FULL TIME IN OUR NOTTING HILL OFFICE

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • REPORTING INTO THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AND MANAGING JUNIOR EVENT DESIGNERS IN THE UK AND USA
  • CONCEPTUALISING FULL EVENT EXPERIENCES INCLUDING THE GUEST JOURNEY, BESPOKE MOMENTS AND SPATIAL SETS FOR STORES, DINNERS, ART LOUNGES, INFLUENCER TRIPS AND CONSUMER ACTIVATIONS. PRESENT THESE IDEAS TO THE CREATIVE DIRECOTOR AS WELL AS TO CLIENTS REGULARLY
  • BRIEFING THE 3D DESIGNERS TO FULLY VISUALISE THE DESIGN IDEAS, UPDATING AS NEEDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEAM OR CLIENT FEEDBACK RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING, AS WELL AS CHECKING ALL CREATIVE PROPOSALS AND PRESENTATIONS INCLUDING MOODBOARDS AND SOURCING SUGGESTIONS BEFORE THEY ARE SUBMITTED TO THE CLIENT
  • WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE PRODUCTION TEAM TO ENSURE MATERIAL SAMPLES AND FABRICATION DRAWINGS ARE TO AAS STANDARD AND IN LINE WITH CREATIVE PROPOSALS
  • GROW, DEVELOP AND MANAGE JUNIOR EVENT DESIGNERS TO PROGRESS IN THEIR ROLES AND CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMPANY
  • HIGH LEVEL CLIENT MANAGEMENT TO SELL IN CREATIVE CONCEPTS, DECISIONS OR PROBLEM SOLVING AROUND DESIGN ASPECTS OF THE EVENT
  • KEEP UP TO DATE WITH INDUSTRY NEWS (DESIGN, LUXURY, INTERIORS) PRESENTING NEW CONCEPTS, COMPETITOR, OR INSPIRATION TO THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR ON A REGULAR BASIS
  • MANAGING THE CREATIVE TEAM WORKFLOW, ENSURING MILESTONES AND DEADLINES ARE MET IN LINE WITH THE OVERALL PRODUCTION/PROJECT MANAGAMENT 
  • WORKING ONSITE AT GLOBAL EVENTS FOR SET UP, STYLING AND LIVE EVENT EXECUTION

PERSON

  • INTEREST AND KNOWLEDGE IN THE LUXURY AND INTERIORS SECTOR
  • PROFICIENT USE OF SKETCH UP, ABODE CREATIVE SUITE TO CREATE BASIC FLOOR PLANS, USE OF PHOTOSHOP AND ARTWORK FILES. PROFICIENT USE OF MICROSOFT POWERPOINT FOR CREATIVE PROPOSAL PRESENTATIONS
  • DEMONSTRATED MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
  • PERSONABLE AND PROFESSIONAL
  • ABILITY TO WORK ON MULTIPLE PROJECTS AT THE SAME TIME, IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT AND WITH SHORT DEADLINES
  • ENTHUSIASTIC AND POSITIVE
  • AN INDEPENDENT WORKER WHO TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR TASKS
  • MINIMUM OF 7 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN EVENT DESIGN AND EXPERIENCES

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