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Junior Designer

Wherewithal Wherewithal Diversity Badge Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Dec 10 '21Posted on:
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ABOUT WHEREWITHAL

Wherewithal is a creative studio focused on interiors, installations, and brand development.  

Our comprehensive approach honors the belief that thoughtful design can positively contribute to the way that we define ourselves as individuals and interact with the larger world around us. We work collaboratively to honor the importance of community, connections, and beauty as it relates to the human experience.  

Wherewithal is responsive to the influences of the past and how they inform our understanding of the present, while making way for the future.  When an environment is conceived with these principles in mind, we are better able to shine a light on the intangibles of what it means to be well and live well.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Junior Designer acts as a Wherewithal team member under the direction of a Designer, Senior Designer and Principal. The Junior Designer will be expected to support team members in the development of visual presentations and further the objectives of the initial design through conceptual and ultimately fully developed drawings, renderings, images and specifications.

The Junior Designer will be hired on as a contract designer on a project specific basis to assist with the design and documentation of a commercial development project through Fall of 2020. Applicant must be currently located in New York. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in Interior Design or Architecture 
2+ years of professional experience in a design or architectural studio

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and complete Concept, Schematic, Design Development & Contract level documentation including the following :
    • Highly aesthetic visual presentations & mood boards
    • 3D Modeling and hand model making
    • Rendered plans, elevations and perspectives
    • FF&E selections and specifications
    • Finish, hardware & plumbing selections and specifications
    • Developed interior design drawing & millwork packages following the firm’s standards
    • Custom furniture design and documentation
    • Finish boards and / or material boxes
    • Final Specification Binders
    • FF&E proposals 
    • FF&E procurement and proposal management
  • Maintain consistent organization of project folders and binders
  • Maintain and replenish the materials library on a regular basis
  • Develop and foster positive working relationships with vendors, suppliers and fabricators
  • Further develop and maintain AutoCAD standards and drawing templates
  • Attend site visits in order to perform measurements and review construction progress as needed 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

  • Research & communicate precedents and trends in the interior, product design and fine art fields
  • Organize & attend vendor presentations and share valuable discoveries with the team
  • Pursue individual professional development
  • Contribute to studio development goals

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & QUALITIES

  • Knowledge and experience with large scale commercial projects is beneficial
  • Proven organizational abilities and attention to detail 
  • Can be resourceful and independent in a demanding environment but also collaborative and constructive 
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
Strong proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp and/or 3DS Max, Adobe Creative Suite, G-Suite

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