IA Residential Senior 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 Senior Designer to assist our residential design team. 

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in high-end residential interior design and excellent presentation and drafting skills.  The Designer will work under the Principal and Director and oversee all aspects of the design process – from schematic design to construction documentation and construction management.  The Designer will be expected to recommend a visual presentation of the concept and communicate the Principal Designer’s objectives orally and visually and will manage a team of 3+ designers and all project related tasks, client meetings and contractor coordination.


  • Research and analysis of the client's goals and requirements, and 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, 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
  • 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 while in progress and upon completion, as a representative of and on behalf of the client; and punch list items
  • Prepare project cost, fee analysis and proposals, and oversee and review project billings with consideration of roles, responsibilities and add service requests as outlines in project contract
  • Efficiently manage project designers, design assistants, and interns on project team; demonstrate strong managerial and communication skills
  • Interface with Principal and Design Directors on project design development


  • Degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design
  • Minimum of 7 years interior design experience
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Interior Architecture scopes
  • Excellent presentation skills, including space planning and drawing.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT
  • Ability to create a set of design development drawings, construction drawings, specifications, details, and schedules
  • Ability to create and manage Excel spreadsheets.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn timekeeping and billing software
  • Knowledge of Spexx preferred
  • Working experience with Sketchup and/or 3DSMax preferred
  • Experience selecting and specifying cabinetry, stone scopes, appliances, plumbing fixtures, door and cabinetry hardware, materials, and interior finishes.
  • Ability to manage and interact effectively with the design team on multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of trade resources, fabricators, and vendors
  • Ability to give design direction to Junior staff


  • 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: Proactive attitude; 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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