Interior Design Creative Director ∞ (Maplewood, MN)

Maplewood, MN, USA
Jan 14, 2019
Feb 13, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:


3M is driving creativity and design as a competitive platform for innovation and brand globally to enhance design-driven solutions for people and the world. We are looking for an Interior Design Creative Director for our 3M Corporate and Brand Design team to lead the charge for the design function at the 3M Design Center, located in Maplewood, MN.

The person hired as the Interior Design Creative Director will be a talented and experienced interior designer, creative problem solver. This candidate should have a proven track record of delivering high quality and on-time design solutions in both commercial, business or hospitality spaces. This person will lead the interior design solutions for the 3M Customer Innovation Centers and other office buildings across 3M globally. This senior level designer must be knowledgeable and an advocate for sustainability and well-designed strategies while capable of implementation and project management.

Does your curiosity inspire you to imagine tomorrow's solutions to today's problems? Do you ever wonder how collaborative creativity can enrich innovation and make progress possible? Or wonder if design can drive competitive advantage for business, while also having positive impact on the world? These are just a few of the questions we ask at 3M Design every day. Our diverse, global team not only includes design talent from multiple creative disciplines, but also achievement-oriented professionals who keep the engine going for strong operations to ensure our design organization is world class. We're looking for creative explorers who are excited to be part of the very inspiring journey of design at an innovation company like 3M driven by curiosity.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government, or military environments to a 3M career.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Interior Design Creative Director primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to

+ Represent 3M Design and foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

+ Work with external architectural and design agencies to interpret, guide and direct interior design programs.

+ Develop design themes and mood boards and oversee the selection of finishes and materials, including; fabrics, trims, furniture, lighting, fixtures, tile, etc.

+ Identify trends and prepare training when appropriate to other design teams within 3M Design.

+ Apply design talent to problem solving and interior design challenges while achieving cost and time parameters.

+ Communicate and coordinate with internal stakeholders to ensure the integration of relevant input and support for projects.

+ Excellent written and verbal skills; masterful and influential communicator and leader.

+ Track and maintain project data and milestones.

+ Manage the project briefing and scoping process including timelines, project budgets and design intent.

+ Knowledgeable about innovation and trends both inside and outside of industry.

+ Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate.

+ Ability to work well in a high volume, fast-paced environment as a member of a collaborative cross-functional team.

+ Ability to work independently.

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university in design, interior design, environmental design, or architecture

+ Minimum of ten (10) years of interior design experience in a public, private, government, or military environment

+ Minimum of five (5) years of interior design experience within a corporate environment

Preferred Qualifications:

+ MFA or M.S. in design, design management, interior design or architecture or in a related field or equivalent practical experience.

+ Minimal 12-15 years of experience with a focus on corporate or institutional design.

+ Thought-leader in the interior design community or related creative field.

+ Proven track record.

+ Inspirational communicator.

Please attach a file or include a link to a non-confidential portfolio of design work along with your application.

Location: Maplewood, MN

Travel: Up to 10%

Relocation: Is authorized

About 3M Design

3M Design is the creative engine driving design for innovation at 3M. As a global team of diverse talent that creates meaningful and consistent brand experiences, we stimulate collaborative creativity to translate insights and technologies into solutions that inspire and positively impact our customers, our employees, and our world. 3M is a global innovation company with $30 billion in sales, employing 87,000 people worldwide with operations in more than 70 countries. For more information about 3M Design, visit or follow @3MDesign on Twitter.

Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at or on Twitter @3M.

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