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Founded in April 2010, District Eight is a furniture design firm that creates quality work, inspired by the industrial age. Informed by our location in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; much of our work... Detail

Employment Information
  • Work location

    Ho Chi Minh

  • Job level

    Team Leader / Supervisor

  • Industry

    Architect, Interior / Exterior, Arts / Creative Design

  • Degree


  • Job type


  • Age

    25 - 40

  • Salary

  • Deadline to apply


  • Allowance

    - Phone allowance: monthly covered by company - Lunch: provided at company canteen - Wedding gift, birthday gift, mid-autumn gift, lunar –new year’s gift

Lead Designer (Job code: 07062019)

Job Description

District Eight is looking for a talented and ambitious professional to lead our young team of multi-disciplinary designers. Our core field is furniture and interior design but work also includes visual design, commercial interiors, architecture, exhibitions, lighting and sculpture.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to establish an architectural and project department of District Eight that will focus on self-propelled projects in Vietnam that encompass hotel and residential design as well as the interior fittings, furnishings and lighting. The role will include leading the design team from conception through to delivery and execution.

Excellent time management and project organization, as well as technical design skills are vital.

District Eight is a design led, manufacturing firm with manufacturing units for wood joinery, metalwork, casting and upholstery.

This is a full-time position located at our studio in Ho Chi Minh City. Minimum 2 year commitment required.

Role responsibilities and requirements:

- Work closely with and reporting directly to the directors

- Develop projects from brief to completion

- Develop and maintain the design team budget

- Work with a multi-disciplinary design team to deliver new product, architecture and interior design projects

- Meeting with design team to discuss the objectives and requirements of each project

- Contribute creatively on all design projects

- Ability to respond to brief and meet objectives and tight deadlines of the project

- Host client meetings

Job Requirement

Skills and experience required: 

-        Desire to work in a challenging foreign work environment with cultural differences.

-        At least 3 years professional experience; experience in all phases of project work including preparation of conceptual, schematic, design and construction documents.

-        Experience and interest in both architecture and furniture design.

-        Ability to lead, conceptualize, and instruct the delivery with junior designers and senior technical designer.

-        Highly creative

-        Create hand drawn sketches

-        Generate 2D CAD drawings and 3D models using solid-works, Rhino or similar

-        Generate visual presentations and renders.

-        Graphic design and art working for proposals and look books

-        Creation of mood boards and prepare design/construction documents

-        Interest in new materials, manufacturing and construction techniques

-        Enthusiasm for contemporary art, architecture, and knowledge of trends in food, travel and lifestyle.

-        Reliability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

-        Ability to build good relationships.

-        Attention to detail, high quality standards and pride in work

-        Effective communication skills with fluent spoken and written English

More Information

  • Probationary period: 02 months
  • Experience: 3 - 10 Years
  • Benefit: - Yearly 13th Salary
    - Daily game activities
    - Annual health care
    - Annual Year End Party
    - Career development chance
    - Friendly, dynamic and creative working environment

Lead Designer

District Eight Design

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