Intermediate Interior Designer

Studio DB Architecture Studio DB Architecture Diversity Badge Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Oct 1 '21Posted on:

Position title: Intermediate Interior Designer

Position purpose:  The Designer works closely in collaboration with the Senior Designer & Principal to translate their aesthetic vision into client presentations and embody the culture of the studio. 



  • Research and develop furniture plans, custom furnishing designs and material schemes that match the client's aesthetic, functional goals and budget.

  • Assist Senior Designers on the design and development of all projects; create drawings, boards, fabric schemes and any relevant items for client presentations

  • Research and source furniture, lighting, fabrics, wallpapers and interior finishes within project budget and aesthetic

  • Manage item specifications and Construction Schedules with accurate product information for all furniture, plumbing, appliances, lighting and finishes

  • Coordinate vendor and installer site visits, workroom visits, and in-person meeting to ensure successful project deliverables. 

  • Ensure the project file is updated with all item tear sheets, customization notes, specifications and drawings

  • Interface with Project Manager to manage item expediting process (vendor to warehouse), adhere to project deadlines 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Oversees multiple deadlines, project scopes and aesthetics simultaneously. 

  • Manage accurate and timely Client Order and Purchase Order pricing data.

  • Oversee accurate project action item lists in studio project management system.

Personnel/Human Resources responsibilities: 

  • Efficiently work with Junior Designers and Interns on multiple projects; demonstrate strong communications skills

  • Participate in the training and development and review of Junior Designers and Interns

  • Participates in all studio culture building initiatives

Business Development: 

  • Assist with photoshoot coordination, sourcing, styling and onsite facilitation as delegated by Principal Designer

  • Maintain existing, and grow new, vendor contacts and relationships.  

  • Attend industry events, trade shows and openings

Client Management: 

  • Attend client meetings

  • Responsible for approval of Client Order and vendor Purchase Order paperwork prior to client and vendor submission. 

  • Manage Client Order design and pricing package submission

  • Oversee project installation scheduling and coordination

  • Oversee accurate and within-budget design time hours for self

  • Maintain and grow professional relationships with clients and vendors

  • Create solutions and communicate with clients and colleagues in a timely manner and in the appropriate tone of the studio culture. 


  • Degree in Interior Design 

  • Minimum of 3 years interior design experience

  • Provide top-level innovative design concepts

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including space planning, hand and digital drafting

  • Extensive experience selecting and specifying lighting, furnishings, hardware, floor/window coverings, materials, and finishes.

  • Experience with managing purchasing and budgets

  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

  • Work under pressure, produce deliverables and meet deadlines

  • Experience managing design staff on project teams 

Pay rate:  Salaried, with benefits beginning after 1 month.  Annual salary commensurate with experience to be determined.

Benefits: 10 days of Paid Time Off annually plus the office is closed between Christmas and New Year’s; access, with contributions, to company Health Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401k with employer match, Commuter Benefits, and Summer Fridays.

Covid work protocol:  As of October 2021, each member of the office is working in the office Mondays - Thursdays and remotely on Fridays.  The office is following social distancing guidelines, monitoring of health conditions, and wearing of PPE.  



Please submit cover letter and resume to

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: 

  • What sources do you use most frequently use as inspiration for your own work?

  • Why is working at Studio DB of interest to you?

  • What is your salary request?

  • Please provide 2-3 professional references.  

Only applications that follow all of these guidelines will be considered.

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