Experiential Designer

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    Westwood, Massachusetts

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    $45 - $51.50 hourly

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Onward Search is hiring a Senior Signage & Interior Designer - Enterprise Marketing on an 8-month contract to perm opportunity for a national financial client

The Senior Signage & Interior Designer will be part of a creative and innovative team within the Enterprise Marketing organization on the Brand team. The candidate is responsible for the development and implementation of interior design, exterior signage design, and environmental branding of our retail and office spaces and ATM network. The Designer will drive the vision for our brand design efforts by creating attractive, branded environments that support the desired customer experience for different locations, including advisory branches, wealth centers, and other new formats.

The candidate will collaborate with a broad team of internal partners throughout the pre-design, test fit, design development, construction, and post-construction phases, working closely with stakeholders, architects, and suppliers to create design schemes that bring our brand to life in our physical network. This artful combination of décor finishes, and branding will support spaces that are highly flexible, functional, warm, and welcoming for prospects and customers, and lay the foundation for memorable and valuable experiences that are delivered by our colleagues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, evolve, document, and maintain design standards for interior construction, architectural/interior finishes, lighting, environmental graphics, materials, and furniture to carry out our design intent. Review construction drawings, specifications, and technical details to ensure that elements are coordinated within design documents, to meet interior approved décor package standards.
  • Design and execute exterior signage and trade dress concepts to support the transformation of our retail branch and ATM network. Review engineer drawings, control drawings and prototypes and manage vendors to execute successfully in terms of quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Develop décor, signage and environmental playbooks / architectural guidelines based on a variety of tiered budgetary alternatives and branch format types. Review design budgets, materials, and value engineering to ensure standards coincide with branch format business case.
  • Responsible for tracking and managing multiple projects daily and communicating effectively with project team and supplier, including production schedules, scopes of work, contracts, invoicing, renderings, prototypes, and samples.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with suppliers, internal and external partners to assist with approving design documents, floor plans / brand books while also resolving project design, budget issues.
  • Partner with internal Facilities team to ensure standardization across all retail sites, through renovations and ongoing maintenance requests.
  • Evaluate finished projects and prototype designs to understand key learnings, recommend strategy, and design development adjustments and apply value engineering to gain cost saving efficiencies. Leverage stakeholder and customer feedback to assess project effectiveness.
  • Ensure all design concepts and completed projects amplify our brand and are consistent with our brand design standards, Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, compliance requirements, zoning, landlord, and municipality requirements.
  • Possess a true passion for interior design and environmental branding, continuously examining and building a working knowledge of trends, new materials, and design executions. Test and learn through innovative new design approaches.


  • Bachelors degree in Architecture or Interior Design.
  • 3+ years in architecture, interior design, or retail industry with a focus on design.
  • Portfolio of interior architecture or interior design accomplishments.
  • Strong influencing, negotiating, and presentation skills.
  • Possess thought leadership ability and a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with peers, internal partners, suppliers, and leaders, collaborating to drive business objectives, strategy, and financial performance.
  • Lead and manage multiple complex and overlapping design projects with tight timelines in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in interpreting construction documents (e.g., architectural, structural, finish plans, lighting) with a critical eye toward architectural design challenges and opportunities.
  • Experience with developing strong design presentations, successfully selling in concepts, and influencing at all levels of the organization in support of design strategy and objectives.
  • Proven experience using AutoCad, Microsoft, and Photoshop to develop and present design concepts and bring vision and ideas to life through drawings, elevations, and renderings.
  • Travel as required (approximately 15% - 20%) to perform site visits and inspections of completed work and facilitate the resolution of punch list items.

Perks & Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k Program
  • Commuter Benefit
  • eLearning
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • *To qualify for our benefits package, you must work over 30 hours per week and the length of assignment must be a minimum of 10 weeks.

To learn more about this Environment Designer opportunity, apply now. Our recruitment team will be in touch, guide you through the interview process, and advocate on your behalf.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
  • Onward Search is a nationwide staffing agency and talent solutions provider specializing in creative, marketing and technology. Our clients are continuously turning to us to fill their open positions. Therefore, there is no application deadline for this position, as we are seeking candidates for this type of role across all our clients on an ongoing basis.

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