Senior Interior Designer

Reporting to the Creative Collective for design direction, the Senior Interior Designer works closely with the Team Principal taking a senior role/lead on the projects’ creative 2D & 3D design, CAD including 3D visuals, liaising with other departments on multiple projects within team.  Responsible for the visualisation of the design vision and realising the design detail of the project. You will manage both internal and external resources to ensure that every project is completed to the highest standards of yacht design with originality and innovation in order to establish RWD as industry leaders. Every project must be a successful collaboration with both the client and shipyard.

  • Work with the Creative Lead, Team Principal and Project manager to ensure a full understanding of the design brief and design direction
  • Develop design concept
  • Take responsibility for project coordination, manage others and direct work/ideas including junior designers, FF&E, Graphics department and external visualisers
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and Team Principal to ensure work is produced in a timely manner to ensure project schedules are met and ensure all stakeholders are kept up to date of progress, especially the Creative Lead and Team Principal
  • To represent RWD at project meetings, including overseas visits, and hold client meeting with or without a Director present
  • To communicate and translate the interior or exterior living spaces design information to the Client, Shipyard and suppliers
  • To have excellent communication skills and to eloquently convey ideas with sketches and drawings etc
  • To have a broad range of design skills from initial concepts to fine detail
  • To have an expansive knowledge of materials and finishes
  • To stay aware of current competition and abreast of industry trends and developments
  • Assist with layout of General Arrangement Plans
  • Produce sketches and 2D views to illustrate designs
  • Supply and organise information for visualisations
  • Provide design drawings in AutoCAD suitable for shipyard or sub-contract manufacturer to understand and work from, and to instruct others in producing interior cabin drawings in CAD
  • Assist with joinery styling and design
  • Select and produce hardware specification lists and finish schedules
  • Liaise with Decoration & Supply to give design direction and ensure integrity of design throughout design process
  • Brief Graphics department
  • Assist and participate in Performance review process

  • An ability to manage people
  • Exceptional client relationship skills with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to think on your feet, making project decisions that ensure client expectations are met, whilst also knowing at what point to escalate to the Creative Lead, Project Director/MD for support
  • Strong presentational skills and ability to communicate and translate design to the client and Shipyard.
  • Exceptional, creative, passionate, innovative designer
  • Ability to focus on individual detail whilst maintaining a good overall view
  • Strong IT skills: Indesign, Photoshop, AutoCAD, MS Office
  • Hand sketching
  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ensuring all projects run to budgeted time
  • Achievement of personal goals agreed in performance review

If we sound like the company for you, please email your CV with a covering letter and portfolio to

Original British Yacht Design

The Old Electric Light Station Beaulieu
Brockenhurst Hampshire so42 7yf England

+44 (0) 1590 611 300