Established in 1994, Mi2 is an architectural and interior design firm based in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia-Johor. With extensive experience and the pursuit of design excellences, Mi2 provides an integrated and sustainable approach from conceptualisation to completion, guided...

Established in 1994, Mi2 is an architectural and interior design firm based in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia-Johor. With extensive experience and the pursuit of design excellences, Mi2 provides an integrated and sustainable approach from conceptualisation to completion, guided by the belief that the surrounding environment directly influences the quality of our existences.

Having completed a wide range of out-standing projects, Mi2 specialises in sustainable design for retail and office spaces, successfully cooperating with global-key clients and delivering some of the first LEED GOLD certificated projects awarded in China and all-over Asia. Mi2 achieved ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations.

Combining the highest quality of materials and excellent craftsmanship, realising solutions for interior and architectural designs, Mi2 complements strategies with the latest technological advances and avant-garde products. "No details are too small": Mi2 concentrates on providing high quality projects, having developed an extensive portfolio for over twenty years. Project's locations, contexts and cultural backgrounds are deeply embedded in Mi2 inclusive design philosophy.

Mi2 combines a "hands on approach" and the experience of its partners in addition to the 150+ staff from over ten nationalities, working in synergy and supported by a variety of in-house disciplines and professionals, including architects, designers, managers, engineers and material specialists, dealing with every aspect of the design phases.

Design Director

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 8 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
China
Employment type Full Time
Industry Design
Job function Design > Interior Design
Published On 23/08/2019

The Design Director will provide interior advice on all planning, design and construction of projects. He/She will keep abreast of technological and project related trends and development. He/She will ensure Company Design Standards are carried out in all projects at all times as well as develop creative programs and concepts to meet business objectives and company brand strategies.

Work Location: Beijing HQ, China

Key responsibilities

Brand management

  • Generate conceptual design solutions and manage the entire design process from conceptualization to project completion
  • Drive designs which are innovative and meet all Company Standard Design
  • Deep market knowledge in selection of furniture systems / specifications, carpets, lighting and other relevant areas
  • Update and amend approved changes to Company Design Standards on a regular basis
  • Run initiatives at to improve both process and design on a global scale

Resource Management

  • Co-ordinate and facilitate communication between relevant parties involved in the interior design process
  • Oversee, monitor the established design schedule and progress of work of colleagues across all offices
  • Supervise the development of 3D rendering and construction drawings to be submitted to clients
  • Monitor and assess the performance of designers across all offices

Mentorship

  • Act as a mentor to regional team members (provide guidance, feedback, and help determining paths of growth for individuals)
  • Be responsible for the continuous optimization of individual team members, as well as the regional design team in its entirety

Innovation & Collaboration

  • Support technical improvements both in the design as well as the process we use to document our design, by working alongside Technical & Design teams
  • Be a key member in the definition of Mi2 future design direction by working collaboratively across all teams
  • Champion innovative thinking and push technology to improve our product and processes, always
  • Keep abreast of development in the fit out industry (office & retail, medical) and other relevant industries and apply new ideas and concept accordingly
  • Build up and maintain a reference library on designs, new products, technical specifications, materials, etc.

Documentation & Follow Up

  • Review and comment on drawings and tender documents and liaise with relevant departments to address delays and challenges
  • Ensure all design related matters are executed on time, progress and comments for rectifications and improvements are documented
  • Conduct budget review, material research, tender evaluation and interviews
  • Conduct site visits to ensure that approved designs, standards and quality are met and any deviations are documented
  • Provide solutions for rectification and improvement program

Representation

  • Represent company in relevant meetings; tender, follow up, weekly or ad-hoc presentations
  • Attend trade shows and other key exhibitions when needed
  • Travel across the region is required

Requirements:

  1. Generating conceptual design solutions, awareness and response to time planning for projects manage and follow up the whole process of projects from concept stage to completion.
  2. Responsible for the conceptual design development and to supervise the project of 3D rendering and construction drawing design.
  3. Deep market knowledge in selection of furniture systems / specifications, carpets, lighting and related industry treatments.
  4. Degree or diploma in design related discipline,8+ years working experience.
  5. Knowledge of the design process and studio systems.
  6. Strong design concepts, good understanding, excellent communication and people skills, can work under pressure.
  7. Good command of AutoCAD, Sketch up, Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint software etc.

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