CAREERS

INTERIOR DESIGNER 

CHICAGO OFFICE

The Interior Designer supports the Principals in the creation of a project's comprehensive interiors scheme, involving the coordination of interior architecture, programming, space planning, FF&E and color/materials. The Designer contributes to the creative, technical, budgetary, operational, and design coordination accountability for all facets of the interior FF&E package.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Involvement in all phases of the design process including programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents and knowledge of construction administration.

  • Responsible for all working drawings, including hand and computer generated plans, cabinetry and millwork details, lighting and electrical plans.

  • Develop furniture plans and provide fully illustrative and correctly scaled drawings on architectural backgrounds to Project Architects for incorporation into design document set. Label all fixture and furniture plans on drawings for Project Architect with FF&E specification numbers and furniture schedules.

  • Conduct product research and determine project design options, including collecting furniture literature, finishes and materials samples.

  • Direct outside consultants, vendors, product reps and fabricators, as required, to develop and implement design projects.

  • Manage furniture installations and small interior refurbishment projects.

  • Oversee scheduling and ordering, installation and maintenance of projects.

  • Prepare and manage all aspects of FF&E Purchasing, including requests for Vendor Quotes and development of Client Proposals.

  • Development of FF&E selections, including specifications of products and materials.

  • Coordination with other team members for presentation to clients and space planning concepts.

  • Close collaboration with design team, clients, consultants, contractors and vendors, in order to assist with project management and overall design of the project.

  • Review pricing, materials and customization for projects and provides design support for completion/execution of design concepts.

  • Research creative resources, ideas, historical precedent, materials, furnishings, fixtures, and finishes, to ensure that the best possible creative solutions and innovations are continually researched, reviewed, and incorporated.

  • Provide all finish call-outs and specification information to Project Architect in the form of fully coordinated designations on all architectural backgrounds and material schedules, including finishes, hardware, fixtures, accessories and artwork.

  • Assist Principals with the preparation of internal design, documentation schedules and deliverable guidelines to ensure that all contractual objectives are fulfilled on time and on budget.

  • Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4+ years of experience as an interior designer, with a focus on residential interiors.

  • Strong knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, architectural materials and resources.

  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills.

  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

  • Knowledge of Studio Designer preferred, but not required.

  • Flexibility to focus on a single client with a variety of project types or multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment and initiative to be a proactive self-starter.

  • Attention to detail and ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly.

  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills.

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, or higher, in Interior Design, Architecture or related field from an accredited school.

To apply for the Interior Designer position, please submit a resume and portfolio to work@studiogild.com.

 

Please note: This position is for our Chicago office. If you are currently located outside the Chicagoland area, but are willing to relocate for this position, please clearly state so in your application email.

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER 

CHICAGO OFFICE

The Senior Interior Designer is responsible for collaborating with the Principals in the creation of a project's comprehensive interiors scheme, involving the coordination of interior architecture, programming, space planning, and material selections. The Senior Interior Designer is the team lead for the design, selection and specification of all FF&E [furnishings, finishes and accessories] and is responsible for the design and technical coordination for all facets of the interior design package.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the Principals in the initial conceptual development of a project’s theme, character, design vocabulary, character and mood.

  • Research creative resources, ideas, historical precedent, materials, furnishings, and finishes, to ensure that the most innovative solutions are continually implemented.

  • Prepare design presentations for both internal and external review.

  • Assist Principals with development of project budgets, project schedules and weekly status reports to ensure deliverable guidelines are fulfilled on time and on budget.

  • Responsible for all working drawings, including hand and computer-generated plans, interior elevations, custom furniture, millwork details and electrical plans.

  • Provide all finish call-outs and specification information to project team in the form of fully coordinated designations on all architectural backgrounds and material schedules, including finishes, hardware, fixtures and equipment.

  • Provide direction to outside consultants [vendors, reps and fabricators] to develop and implement design intent.

  • Proactively plan all FF&E deliverables, throughout the design and coordination process, and keep Principals updated through ongoing weekly status reports.

  • Manage design team to conduct all aspects of FF&E purchasing, including vendor quotes, client proposals, purchase orders and expediting.

  • Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination.

  • Manage internship program, including interview process and day-to-day coordination of intern workload and responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 7+ years of experience as an interior designer and/or senior interior designer, with a focus on residential interiors. Knowledge of commercial interior design process is a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of the comprehensive design process [Schematic Design, Design Development, FF&E, Construction Documents, Construction Administration and Onsite Installation].

  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills with strong knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

  • Outstanding technical skills with strong knowledge of AutoCAD and Studio Designer.

  • Ability to focus on multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly.

  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills.

  • Associates degree, or higher, in Interior Design, Architecture or related field from an accredited school.

To apply for the Senior Interior Designer position, please submit a resume and portfolio to work@studiogild.com.

 

Please note: This position is for our Chicago office. If you are currently located outside the Chicagoland area, but are willing to relocate for this position, please clearly state so in your application email.