FF&E Residential Project Designer

San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 10 '21Posted on:


NICOLEHOLLIS, an award-winning, large size Interior Design firm seeks a talented and motivated FF&E Project Designer to assist our Residential Design Team. 

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of experience in residential interior design, focusing on high-end residential design.



  • Research and analysis of the client's goals and requirements; development of documents, drawings and diagrams that outline those needs. Ability to interact effectively with the design team on multiple projects
  • Formulate preliminary space plans and two- and three-dimensional design concept studies and sketches that integrate the client's needs and are based on knowledge of the principles of interior design and theories of human behavior
  • Oversee the implementation of interior design solutions for each project from concept stage through installation
  • Confirm that preliminary space plans and design concepts are safe, functional, aesthetically appropriate, and meet all public health, safety and welfare requirements
  • Select colors, materials and finishes to appropriately convey the design concept, functional, life-cycle performance, environmental, and safety requirement
  • Manage the interior design resource library and maintain vendor contacts for interior furnishings, fixtures and finishes
  • Select and specify furniture, fixtures, equipment including layout drawings and detailed product description; and provision of contract documentation to facilitate pricing, procurement and installation of furniture
  • Prepare specifications and schedules with accurate product information for all furniture, lighting and finishes
  • Coordination and collaboration with other design professionals who may be retained to provide consulting services, including but not limited to architects; structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, and various specialty consultants
  • Observation and reporting on the implementation of projects and punch list items while in progress and upon completion, as a representative of and on behalf of the client
  • Prepare presentation decks including mood imagery and 2D and 3D renderings


  • Degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum of 4 years interior design experience
  • Excellent presentation skills, including space planning and drawing
  • 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, SF Design Center a plus
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT
  • Ability to read a set of construction documents and section details
  • Ability to create and manage Excel spreadsheets
  • Proficiency in of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn timekeeping and billing software
  • Experience with Studio Designer Preferred


  • Task Focus: Delivers legendary service to clients and vendors that meets and exceeds expectations
  • Ethics & Integrity: Adheres to NHID 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 NHID
  • Results Oriented: Gets results and achieves goals


This position is full time, permanent, and with full Healthcare Coverage, 401(k) Safe Harbor Matching, Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Benefits, 529 College Pre-Tax Plan, and PTO. 


Please send resume, work samples, and salary requirements to

Phone calls or walk-in applications will not be accepted.

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