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Residential Interior Architecture Design Assistant

Residential Interior Architecture Design Assistant
  • Salary: US $55000-65000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Sector: Interiors
  • Job Ref: 46817

About this role


This is the perfect opportunity to elevate your career and portfolio!

Join a top design firm in San Francisco as a Design Assistant. The position of Design Assistant contributes to the success of this studio by assisting in general office and design duties, drafting, sourcing, coordinating, filing library and images. The primary role of Design Assistant is to assist the designers during the design process by gathering required design materials for projects including:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fabric samples, lead time, pricing
  • Furniture options, lead time, pricing
  • Paint and finish options, preliminary color schemes
  • Sketches for custom furniture, pillows, accessories
  • Compose mood boards, gather relevant images 
  • Draft elevations, floor plans and render presentation drawings

Organize and maintain design library:

  • Set up meetings with vendors and present new materials to project team
  • Research building materials, furnishings and finishes
  • Maintain the fabric library, return samples to design center
  • Collect relevant images from magazines and books
  • Research new products and materials

Prepare for client meetings and other responsibilities as needed:

  • Gather and pack necessary materials and organize the meeting agenda
  • Write and revise specifications for furnishings
  • Create budgets, schedules and specifications
  • Type meeting notes, create project binders

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree in Interior Design 
  • Minimum of 2 years interior design experience
  • Excellent presentation skills, including space planning and drawing
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT 
  • Ability to create a set of construction drawings, specifications and schedule
  • Ability to create and manage Excel spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn time-keeping and billing software
  • Experience selecting and specifying lighting, furnishings, hardware, floor/window coverings, materials, and finishes.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the design team on multiple projects
  • Experience with purchasing and budgets 
  • Knowledge of trade resources and vendors

Expectations:

  • Task Focus: Delivers legendary service to clients and vendors that meets and exceeds expectations
  • Ethics & Integrity: Adheres to studio values, beliefs, and principles of innovation and excellence in design
  • Composure: Remains calm, maintains perspective, and responds in a professional manner when faced with tough situations
  • Personal Learning: Takes personal responsibility for the continuous learning of new knowledge, skills, and experiences
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Able to successfully function during times of uncertainty and changing priorities
  • Decision-Making: Makes keen, timely decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Builds effective relationships with all people--up, down and sideways, inside and outside of the studio
  • Results Oriented: Gets results and achieves goals
Talk to Kala about this position

Bio: Kala joined Bespoke Los Angeles in 2017 having previously worked as an interior architect for HKS in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Kala’s corporate savvy transitioned into independent and contract design work with top architects and designers in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. In the interim, she directed the design development and branding for a start-up restaurant in Los Angeles and led collaborations with notable developers in the city. Through it all, Kala has built a vast network and genuine relationships within the industry; her resourcefulness and ability to listen, relate and connect helps her recruit the best talent in California.

+1 (213) 436 0909
kala.w@bespokecareers.com

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