Interior Designer (4+ years)

CannonDesign CannonDesign Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Wed, Nov 13 '19Posted on:

CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Interior Designer based in our Chicago office. If your skills and experience are a match for the position described below, we’d love to hear from you.

We are an integrated global design firm that unites a diverse team of architects, engineers, constructors, builders, strategists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal – to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.
The successful candidate will be advance the development of Interior Design solutions as part of a collaborative team working on award-winning projects. 

  • Evaluate client needs, analyze and effectively document design objectives and spatial requirements including programming, space planning and facilities planning.
  • Conceptual development of interior spaces addressing planning, three dimensional conceptual development, interior elevations, details, ceilings/lighting and finishes.
  • Develop all aspects of furniture packages and specifications.
  • Evaluate and select materials, develop finish palettes, consult with vendors, and inform project specifications.
  • Produce high quality drawings in conformance with project time, budget and quality parameters.
  • Collaborate with the Practice Leader and our Project Managers throughout pursuits and project effort, and demonstrate cooperative and supportive engagement within the design studio.
  • Generate and support a positive team environment through participation, empowerment, and accomplishment.


  • Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor of Interior Design, Architecture or Interior Architecture.
  • Minimum of 4 years of interior design experience with commercial interiors project experience required. Experience with hospitality projects and NCIDQ certification or licensed architect candidates preferred.
  • Strong technical skills, knowledge of building and life safety codes is required.
  • Exceptional communication skills and interest to build and maintain client relationships are essential.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Revit, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) required. Capabilities of modeling/rendering (3D Vis, Vray, etc.) are encouraged.


  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about
  • We know you have a life outside of the office. That’s why we offer the convenience of flexible scheduling, including the ability to work remotely on occasion
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design We advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our Diversity + Inclusion Council, Women’s Forum, and other community advocacy initiatives
  • We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you.
  • The NEXT Council is a group of dynamic, multi-faceted employees that collaborates closely with firm leadership. Together, council members act as a catalyst for our practice’s evolution – a think tank for innovation, improvement and growth.

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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.
CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.

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