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Design Assistant (Residential Interior Design)

NICOLEHOLLIS NICOLEHOLLIS Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Apr 10 '18Posted on:

The position of Design Assistant contributes to the success of NICOLEHOLLIS, Inc. by assisting in general office and design duties, drafting, sourcing, coordinating, filing library and images.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The primary role of Design Assistant is to assist the designers during the design process by gathering required design materials for projects including:
  • 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:
  • 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

CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Task Focus: Delivers legendary service to clients and vendors that meets and exceeds expectations.
  • Ethics & Integrity: Adheres to NICOLEHOLLIS, Inc. 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 NICOLEHOLLIS, Inc.
  • Results Oriented: Gets results and achieves goals.

To apply for this position, reply back with your resume, portfolio, and professional references. Phone calls or walk-in applications will not be accepted. View your Application History

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