Interior Architecture/Design Assistant

Summer Thornton Design, Inc Summer Thornton Design, Inc Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Wed, Sep 4 '19Posted on:

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Principal & Designers in overseeing design projects from concept through installation for high-end residential & boutique hospitality projects
  • Assist in the drawing & development of comprehensive design plans & construction drawing sets including floorplans, elevations, RCPs, FF&E specs, etc
  • Collaborate with outside consultants and project partners including Architects, General Contractors, Craftsmen, & more
  • Maintain strong relationships and communication with clients and vendors
  • Prepare proposals for product & labor
  • Prepare presentation materials for client meetings
  • Interpret and help bring-to-life the design vision for clients
  • Design custom furniture, cabinetry, textiles and more to achieve the design vision
  • Create finish schedules and coordinate construction with architects/builders
  • Contact vendors for pricing & samples
  • Assist in accessorizing & styling rooms for photo shoots
  • Office tidying & organization as well as resource library maintenance/organization
  • Pick-up and return unused product & samples as required
  • May require up to 10% travel out-of-state
  • Seamlessly transition orders and contractor-management to Project Management group at firm

Key Qualifications & Skills:

  • 1-5 years professional experience in related field (interior design, architecture, product/furniture design, textile design, hospitality design, etc)
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Interior Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Textile Design, or related field
  • Impeccable design taste and alignment with Principal’s design style and philosophies
  • Strong 2D AUTOCAD & Photoshop experience mandatory. Rendering, hand-sketching, and 3D skills a plus but not required
  • Ability to problem-solve, try new things, and seek solutions with limited supervisor direction
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to manage multiple projects with varying timelines and deliverables at once
  • Teamwork & collaboration-minded
  • Proactive self-starter – shows both initiative and detailed follow-through/completion
  • Valid driver’s license & transportation (& must be comfortable driving in Chicago)
  • Strong attention to detail & strong organizational skills
  • Studio Webware experience a plus
  • Positive and fun, team player, utmost integrity, honesty, & no-drama/ego attitude a necessity




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