Creative Design Director

Creative Design Director

Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants Pte Ltd
10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced expert to lead the creative process and inspire our interior design team in Mainland China.
A creative thinker with a robust portfolio, the Interior Design Director will be capable of leading design with their own hand, as well as bringing strong experience directing and guiding design teams to develop outstanding project solutions.
This position is a client-facing role and candidates are expected to have a well-rounded network and a strong track record of supporting the business development process for standalone projects as well as representing the multiple functions for integrated project work in the APAC region.
The design director is also acting as a critical POC representing China, in terms of regional initiative follow-up, design operations discussion, new design tool implementation, etc.
Roles and responsibilities:

  • Meet with clients to analyze their goals, needs, and resources and develop strategies for creative design solutions.

  • Take the design lead on multiple projects and lead design teams focusing on client needs and successful design strategies.

  • Leading the creative efforts of multiple interior design teams on projects from the initial marketing stages through construction and installation, in a timely, accurate, and fiscally responsible manner.

  • Initiate creative design concept, direct, delegate, and assign tasks appropriately throughout the design process and ensure the approved design concept is executed from concept design, and schematic design to design development and until project completion.

  • Ensure continued focus on delivering design excellence in all project work.

  • Assertive design thought leader in Corporate Workplace, Financial Services, Professional Services, and Technology interior design trends.

  • An advocate for sustainable design. Improve overall mindset of sustainability-in-design review that aligned with JLL's ESG target.

Business Development

  • Proactively build and maintain external networks of clients and colleagues.

  • Developing and owning overall design concepts and design presentation strategies.

  • Proactively participating in business development, marketing, and thought leadership efforts

Customer Service

  • Work to a project fee and client budget.

  • Foster and cultivate good client relationships and be an advocate for JLL essence.

  • Building and sustaining client relationships, acting as the prime design interface with clients, team members, and a wide range of consultants and collaborators, both internal and external.

People Management

  • Train, mentor, and encourage staff in their growth and development in interior design and champion initiatives and design drivers.

  • Use your unique design perspective to lead design teams, develop next-generation talent, and bring new approaches to the design process.

  • Mentoring and developing designers, providing creative direction to design teams.


  • Degree in Interior Design Above / professional registration.

  • 10+ years of work experience as a creative interior designer with a focus on Interior Design for Corporate workplaces, Financial Services, Professional Services, and Technology sectors.

  • Well-developed understanding of the design process and client needs and goals.

  • An inspirational portfolio of current and relevant award-winning work.

  • Experienced in client presentations and new business proposals.

  • Experience managing client expectations.

  • Excellent leadership skills to train and supervise intermediate and junior designers.

  • Well-developed time management and project management skills required to undertake multiple projects.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Mandarin is preferred but not mandatory.

  • Software/Technology: AutoCAD, 3D Software knowledge preferred (Sketchup, Rhino, Revit (essential)), Microsoft Office, Presentation Software (Image Ready, PowerPoint, Indesign, or Photoshop).

  • An international work experience/background is preferred.

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