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Residential Design Assistant

High-End Residential FF&E Design Assistant
  • Salary: US $55000-75000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Sector: Interiors
  • Job Ref: 50915

About this role


Join one of LA's award winning designers of fine homes. As a Design Assistant you'll help with the design process from design and construction to tile and stone to fabric and furnishings. The primary role of the Design Assistant is to assist the designers by gathering required design materials for projects, organize and maintain design library, prepare for client meetings and other responsibilities as needed.

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
  • 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
  • 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 Experience:

  • 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:

  • Focused in tasks; Delivers legendary service to clients and vendors that meets and exceeds expectations
  • Values ethics & integrity; Adheres to firm culture, values, beliefs, and principles of innovation and excellence in design
  • Keeps composure; Remains calm, maintains perspective, and responds in a professional manner when faced with tough situations
  • Values learning; Takes personal responsibility for the continuous learning of new knowledge, skills, and experiences
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: Able to successfully function during times of uncertainty and changing priorities
  • Be a decision-maker; Makes keen, timely decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment. 
  • Savvy and Interpersonal; Builds effective relationships with all people–up, down and sideways, inside and outside of studio
  • Results Oriented; Gets results and achieves goals

 

Talk to Keisha about this position

Bio: With a background in restaurant and hospitality design, Keisha has been immersed in the architecture industry for over 15 years. Her design experience ranges from small boutique firms to corporate classics like Interior Architects. She later transferred her penchant for materials and networking to sales, becoming a rep for Stone Source and Kohler. After a fulfilling career in Washington, DC, she moved to Los Angeles in search of the sun and a new challenge. Keisha is now responsible for interior design roles in San Francisco.

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