A small, full-service, high-end interior design firm based in Los Angeles is seeking a Senior Designer/Project Manager to oversee multiple projects from start to finish through all phases of the design process.
Our current projects include Spanish estates in Montecito and Malibu, a post-modern masterpiece in Beverly Hills, a new retail concept in Culver City and many more. We pride ourselves on offering our premier clientele a unique approach to the design process, treating each home as an extension of its occupant and never creating the same interior twice. As such, creative dexterity, a love of eclecticism and an appreciation of many architectural styles and eras are paramount to succeeding in this position. No less important is the ability to be sensitive to clients’ needs, lifestyles, timelines, budgets and desire to have homes that are as liveable as they are beautiful.
The right candidate should have 3-5 years of industry experience (both in decoration and construction) in a similar role, knowledge of international and local design resources, strong work ethic, ability to think creatively and multitask effectively between projects and clients in a fast and fun environment.
Key responsibilities would include:
-Collaborate with Principal on schematic design and design development
-Collaborate with Principal on the design of custom furniture and architectural elements
-Create design presentations and prepare materials and mood boards for client meetings
– Sourcing furniture, fixtures, finishes and fabrics through local and online resources
-Drafting plans and elevations in AutoCAD
-Creation and work of 3D models
– Generation of proposals and purchase orders in Ivy
-Monitoring the progress of personalized commissions
-Developing and updating furnishing and construction schedules
-Develop and maintain project budgets and specifications
– Relationship with clients, consultants and suppliers
– Assist the director with installations, styling and photo shoots
You would be a good candidate if:
-You have 3-5 years of experience as a designer or project manager in a boutique business and can easily transition into leading multiple projects at various stages of completion without a large learning curve
-You know the world of high-end furniture galleries, designers, business resources and antique dealers in Los Angeles and abroad
-You have experience in renovation and construction, understand the process and can read and give back plans
-You are proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Ivy, Adobe and Google Suites
-You enjoy working in a small team where you have a close relationship with the lead designer and your colleagues and can step in to help others when needed
– You have strong communication skills, both in person and via email, an excellent personal style and are confident in leading client and vendor meetings and liaising with your team
-You are highly organized, pay close attention to detail and don’t let anything slip through the cracks
-You have strong time management skills, can work independently without the need for direction, and multi-task effectively
-You are enthusiastic, motivated and always think one step ahead when tackling a problem
-You want a flexible schedule, the ability to sometimes work from home and manage a sometimes unpredictable workload
-You have a passion and familiarity with the history of decorative arts, design and architecture
-You are good at mixing design styles and time periods when researching and designing spaces
-You have impeccable taste and a positive attitude!
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