Senior Interior Designer


Firm’s Goals for this Level

Positions at this level include Principals, Associates, and Senior Interior Designers. Zeidler relies on individuals at this level to be and act as leaders at the firm by performing to the highest standard in terms of project and people level responsibilities. Individuals at this level will be experts at their fields and be highly proficient at managing project level work. Senior staff will lead a portfolio of projects and provide direction and technical/design oversight to team members on projects. Leaders will be successful role models, mentors and people-managers to more junior team members and maintain and manage successful client/external relationships. Leaders will help represent the firm, especially in the absence of Partners, embodying the values of the company and building its culture and reputation.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Take a strong role in the creation of designs including conception and development including preparing high quality design details and specifications
  • Supervises the preparation of preliminary plans and detailed drawings for highly complex interior projects
  • Develops design concepts and translates them into design documents during project phases
  • Develop space/furnishing plans, design details and finish selections to support conceptual design
  • Collaborates on client presentations and presents design concepts and drawings
  • Provides instruction on specific design objectives, complex features and solutions
  • Provides direction in team meetings to ensure continuity of design intent
  • Attends site meetings, performs shop drawing review and contract administrative support as required
  • Works primarily with the Interiors team and occasionally with the Architectural teams as required Team
  • Mentor and coach teams and individuals to develop their skills/ capacities and reach their potential
  • Lead by effective communication, enabling channels of communication, providing effective feedback and being approachable/ supportive
  • Support Partners in the preparation and conducting of employee performance reviews
  • Oversee project staffing and sets objectives and expectations for the team
  • Responsible for managing direct reports to ensure work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner


  • Represent the firm in the industry to advance the company’s interest and profile
  • Build the culture by role modeling the values of the organization
  • Contribute to the development of proposals and business development for the studio
  • Contribute to maintaining and improving strong policies, procedures and systems for the studio
  • Maintain strong presence in the professional association


  • Degree in Interior Design and ARIDO certification
  • 10+ years of relevant experience for a variety of projects – experience in institutional, healthcare, and commercial work
  • Knowledge of Revit and other relevant software including AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Previous experience in business development is an asset


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