Senior Designer
— New York

About the role

Retail Store Design and Visual Merchandising

Sheridan&Co are looking for a Senior Retail Designer to join our New York office. Experience must include designing standalone stores, fixtures, display units and everything in between.

Or perhaps better put, we are a global retail design agency in the heart of one of the most colorful and incredible cities in the world are we’re looking for a superstar. We want someone who inspires us and blows our clients minds. Fresh thinking, big thinking, detailed thinking – we want it all.

What is the future of retail? How do we tell a brands story in a way that matters today? How do you stop someone in their tracks? Why do we do what we do? For us, all of those questions are part of the same narrative, and one answers the other. Do you feel the same way?

To get an idea of what we do, imagine being part of a process that looks like this.

Storytelling. We start with the story. We learn everything we can about a brand and then we craft the most perfect and inspiring story that we can. A story that brings the brand to life.  We believe in connecting people with brands that make their worlds a better place. We design spaces and experiences that amplify their stories.  We are their megaphones.

Inspiration. Every great project has a moment (or a few) of inspiration. The big idea behind the beautiful space. One of the most important and exciting parts of our journey is this moment – discovering the idea that will make our concept a remarkable one.

Design. Where the pen meets paper. We are collaborative and start with broad thinking. We pull ideas from everywhere we can, we share them, we debate them. And then we return to our desks to conjure something amazing. Every client presents a chance to create something completely new, something never imagined before.

Details. Head in the clouds and feet on the ground we like to say. As much as we love to dream about what could be, we also love to dream about what will be. We work closely with our development team (the ones that really know how to build stuff) as we bring our concepts to fruition. We’re there throughout the entire process partnering with the development team, from picking materials out of our library to making sure they’ve been installed correctly in the final piece.

If this sounds at all interesting to you, let’s talk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead design projects for various clients and project types (display to stand-alone store)
  • Liaise with clients and present work
  • Manage junior designers and freelancers
  • Work with direction but in an independent manner
  • Create new product concepts through brainstorming, sketching, rendering and mock-ups
  • Strong storytelling and consumer-centered design approach
  • Able to understand and express brand identity and value
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with materials and finishes suitable for retail and interior design
  • Understanding of furniture manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work under tight timelines and deal with unforeseen situations

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial design, architecture, interior design or related field
  • Five years experience working in retail or environmental design
  • 2D hand-sketching skills
  • Fluent in adobe creative suite
  • Strong 3DS max modeling and vray rendering skills
  • Possess design industry awareness and a genuine interest in trends, arts and culture