IA 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 IA Project Designer to assist our Residential Design Team. 

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of experience in the architecture and design industry, 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
  • Prepare specifications and schedules with accurate product information for all millwork, casework, appliances, plumbing, hardware and bath accessories
  • Prepare construction documents, consisting of plans, elevations, details and specifications, to illustrate non-structural and/or non-seismic partition layouts; power and communications locations; reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs; materials and finishes; and furniture layouts. Ability to field measure and document building condition
  • Preparation of construction documents to adhere to regional building and fire codes, municipal codes, and any other jurisdictional statutes, regulations and guidelines applicable to the interior space. 
  • 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 Architecture or Interior Design
  • Minimum of 4 years interior architecture 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 schedules
  • Ability to create and manage Excel spreadsheets
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Spexx preferred
  • Working experience with Sketchup and/or 3DSMax preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn timekeeping 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
  • Knowledge of trade resources, fabricators, and vendors


  • Task Focus: Delivers legendary service to clients and vendors that meets and exceeds expectations
  • Ethics & Integrity: Adheres to Nicole Hollis, 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 Nicole Hollis, Inc.
  • 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, portfolio, and additional documentation including CAD details, drawings, schedules, and presentations along with salary requirements to

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

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