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We're always on the lookout for brilliant people to join our team and grow with us. If you see yourself as part of the team get in touch!

How to apply

If you'd like to apply for any of the jobs please follow the specific details for each position. If we don't have a job title for your "special skills" but you feel you could be key addition to the Quinine team email us your CV and a short bio to apply@quininedesign.com.

Permanent Positions
Senior Retail Designer

We are looking for an outstanding senior retail designer to join our team. The role is ideally suited to either an ambitious mid-weight designer looking to take their next leap or a recently established senior designer looking to take on a fresh challenge and continue their growth within a new team.

The successful candidate will be a strong and creative design thinker who can conceptualize and craft appropriate design solutions in response to client challenges. You will be equally comfortable getting your hands dirty in the design delivery stages of the project.

The Role

As the main point of contact with the client you will be a clear and compelling communicator with an ability to understand the clients situation and needs.

Sharing a leading role in projects you will have the ability to handle multiple tasks at once and be comfortable managing meetings and calls with suppliers and clients. You will be comfortable in all three of Quinine’s key disciplines, Research, Strategy and Design with a particular strength in Design. You must have experience in all design phases from concept through to delivery.

You will be able to work at a variety of scales, just as comfortable working on a store-wide aesthetic as you are detailing a store fixture. You will excel in design exploration, problem solving and idea creation. You will be comfortable working through design challenges independently and be confident in presenting back solutions that are thoughtful, robust and considered, to project teams.

A natural collaborator, alongside developing your own point of view, you will embrace other team members opinions (from creative director to junior designer), always striving for the best solution to a problem.

You will be used to creating inspiring concept documents and building up accurate, error free, detailed design drawings. You will be expected to manage and organise all project files and assets.

Skills and Experience

• 5+ years retail design experience in a design agency or in-house design department

• Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills

• Fluent in Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite and good working knowledge of Microsoft packages

• Experience in Cinema 4D would be advantageous

Personal Attributes

• Be a positive and inspiring team player

• Able to work successfully as part of a team player

• Motivated and reliable

• Able to build great relationships at all levels across the studio both internal and external

• Outstanding work ethic

• Ability to manage own time and be results driven

• Be a problem solver with a can-do attitude

• Willing to get stuck in with whatever is required

To Apply

Send your CV and work examples with a cover letter outlining why you would like to apply to work with the team at Quinine and your salary expectations to apply@quininedesign.com with ‘Senior Retail Designer’ in the subject line.

Please send your CV, work examples and cover letter as PDF attachments.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and abilities. This is a permanent position and open to anyone based in the UK who is able to be in London 2x days per week. There may be times when the candidate will be required to travel abroad.

All candidates must legally be eligible for work in the UK

Super Star Designers

We are now expanding and looking for several bright, enthusiastic junior retail designers to join our team and grow with us.

You should be qualified in product or interior design and with experience working on retail projects. Your portfolio of work should show a high level of creativity, the ability to communicate design ideas clearly, and a sound knowledge of manufacturing methods, materials and technical detailing. You will also need good communication skills and be able to liaise with fellow team members, clients and contractors. And you must be adaptable in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines and varying inhouse needs.

Send CVs and a short summary of what you can bring to Quinine to Ian Johnston, Director

Freelance Positions

The Role

Our ideal candidate is a capable CAD technician with a can-do attitude, meticulous, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. You will be responsible for creating, updating and maintaining store layouts in a large roll-out program whilst working to tight deadlines.

At Quinine we follow a flexible working mindset which means this role will include both working remotely and from our studio in Queens Park, London. Our working hours are from 9am - 6pm.

This position is an excellent opportunity to establish a long-term freelance working relationship, this will include short term contracts ranging from 3 – 8 weeks, as well as periodic days throughout the year.

The successful candidate must be:

• Highly proficient in Vectorworks

• Demonstrable experience in delivering space planning retail projects – minimum 8 years

• Able to detail, create, update and maintain store plans within tight deadlines

• Knowledgeable of international retail construction

• Pro-active and organised with excellent attention to detail

• Self-motivated with great communications skills

How to Apply

Please email your CV, portfolio and a brief summary of why you’d be a good fit at Quinine, along with your salary expectations to apply@quininedesign.com.

Due to the number of applications, we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

You must be legally eligible to work in the UK.