Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Working with the Design Principal and design team, the Design Assistant acts as administrative and design support on all phases of high-end, residential interior design projects.  This is an exempt position requiring some knowledge of interior design and a strong ability to organize information, manage time and documentation, and follow through on assignments under deadline pressure. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Principal, Senior Designer, and design team with various design and administrative tasks related to all phases of high-end, residential interior design from initial planning through project completion
  • Research and supply pricing information to Project Manager and Senior Designers for furnishings budgets
  • Gather detailed information, finish samples and quotes for preparation of accurate design proposals
  • Upload information, confirm design detail information with design team
  • Develop proposals in Studio Designer
  • Support the design team in the preparation of floor, space, and furniture plans and elevations in AutoCAD, and the production of hand drawings or computer renderings that communicate design intent
  • Support the design team in the preparation and maintenance of interior design plan documents such as finish schedules, specifications, and schedules
  • Assist the design team with product sourcing and researching products, finishes/materials, fabrics, furniture, etc.
  • Assist with preparing client presentations and image sheets
  • Assists with punch-lists for assigned projects
  • Assist with preparation for furnishings installations
  • Develops knowledge of upholstery, drapery and furniture fabrication
  • Project errands such as picking up and returning samples, as needed
  • Develop long-term relationships with design showrooms and vendors
  • Maintain all project-related information in paper filing systems (project binders), electronic folders, and Studio Designer
  • Assist in the weekly maintenance of the office
  • Oversee intern to maintain design library
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Record daily time billing in Studio Designer

 

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of two – four years of experience in the interior design/architecture field
  • Bachelor's Degree (or working on a degree) in Interior Design or Interior Architecture, or equivalent
  • Proficiency with software & technical skills:  Auto CAD, Gmail, Google Calendar, Mac applications, Office Suite, Other software a plus: Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), SketchUp, other 3-D rendering program. Hand Rendering skills also a plus
  • Knowledge of - or ability to quickly learn – Studio Designer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, accurate and consistent in all paperwork and data management
  • Creative problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to interact with peers, management, and other staff in a professional manner
  • Ability to work within a team and proactively create harmonious and professional relationships
  • Willingness to observe company policies, procedures, and the instructions of the Principal and management
  • Interest in furniture and product design
  • Demonstrate the ability to take direction
  • Must be organized, efficient and enjoy working with a team as well as work independently
  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness & dependability 
  • Confidence and assertiveness 

 

Location: East Bay (near Bay Bridge)

Hours: Full-time M-F 9am-5pm, onsite

Benefits: Full health benefits, matching 401k, 15 days PTO, holiday time off package

FLSA Determination: Non-Exempt

Reporting Relationship: This position functions under the direct supervision of the Senior Designer and Project Manager

 

More Details
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: EMERYVILLE , CA , United States
Experience Required: Associate
Date Published: 28 May 2021
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