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Job Title: Interior Designer I
Company Name: CBRE
Location: Chicago, IL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/20/2019
Expire Date: 05/01/2019
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Construction, Mining and Trades, Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Real Estate, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Interior Designer I


CBRE Workplace is a diverse and highly collaborative team with backgrounds in real estate, architecture, design, urban planning, data science, economics, and organizational development. We are creative problem seekers and solvers passionate about making the experience of work better.


Our clients are corporations and institutions – both large and small – who are motivated to create a workplace that attracts and retains talent; improves team productivity and agility; jumpstarts collaboration and innovation; drives organizational culture; enables health and wellbeing; and increases the efficiency of their real estate investments. 


To learn more about us, please visit




This position will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of workplace design. You would be spending 70-75% on a new internal initiative and 25-30% of your time on a workplace strategy projects. The activities include but are not limited to:


Use evidence based design to create informed space plans and concepts

Perform interior design assignments that include programming, test fits, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning and construction documentation

Participate in the selection and research of furniture, furniture systems, fabrics, equipment (FF&E), color palettes, and lighting

Assist in generating finish plans, specifications, and material selections needed for construction

Provide support to standards documentation and construction documentation


Ideally you are a designer first, a strategist thinker.  You are a natural problem solver and use data and research to inform your design decisions.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Bachelor's degree in Interior Design or related field from an accredited school

2+ years of interior design experience

Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, 3D, and other modeling software programs

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and specifications

Graphics and visualization skills to effectively communicate design ideas

Contributing to recommendations and client deliverables

Traveling to client sites across the U.S. (up to 50% at peak periods)



Self-motivated and highly organized

Ability to complete tasks with accuracy and with strong attention to detail

Ability to keep up in high paced work environment

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; both verbally and in writing

Strong listening skills

Ability to present and articulate ideas and analyses

Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and comfort with ambiguity and complex challenges

Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and distributed teams

Ability to learn quickly and demonstrate willingness to take on new responsibilities

Ability to work independently upon receiving direction from others


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