Intermediate Interior Designer / Draftsperson

The Office of Charles de Lisle The Office of Charles de Lisle Employer:
Sausalito, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 6 '22Posted on:

An Intermediate Designer role at our office requires experience, knowledge and imaginative capacity in both creating and managing very specialized work. Designers facilitate any design work in the office through drafting, project management, coordination and support to senior design team. Expert drafting skills are an essential skill for this position.


  • Manage design projects, under guidance of Senior Designer or Principal.
  • Generate professional and detailed drawings, project sketches, space planning, floor plans, elevations in CAD or sketch form as necessary to facilitate concepts and design.
  • Generate detailed drawings of custom furniture, millwork and interior architecture.
  • Redline and review architects’ drawings submitted for project review
  • Site work, travel to project sites. Attend construction and client meetings off-site as necessary.
  • Project meeting coordination, meeting agenda development, communication.
  • Generate, review and distribute accurate meeting notes or documentation from project as necessary.
  • Specify and source fabrics, materials, floor coverings, wall coverings, and furniture per project requirements.
  • Coordinate subcontractors, vendors, deliveries and installations as needed - directly or with office team to complete projects on-time and efficiently.
  • Schedule installations and manage calendars and project milestones.
  • Source items, price and research condition, build tear-sheets for client presentations.
  • Generate purchase orders and proposals.
  • Generate finish, hardware, plumbing and paint schedules as necessary.
  • Request samples and materials as needed.
  • Produce presentations to illustrate design intent. Assemble presentation boards.
  • Keep current, accurate and organized project files for each project in conjunction with standard systems in our office.
  • Track time daily using timer program. 
  • Communicate with clients in a professional manner via phone, video calls, email, site and office meetings, messaging, etc.
  • Professionally represent the office publicly, at fairs, seminars or shopping for projects.
  • Be motivated, resourceful and take initiative.

Essential Skills…

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in mid level design position with a contemporary, residential design firm. Experience with commercial/hospitality design.
  • 4 year minimum design experience and proficiency with AutoCAD & Sketch-up.
  • Industry recognized education/background in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture.
  • Ability to manage projects autonomously.
  • Comprehensive and professional level of understanding with Interior Architecture and Design drawings, specifications, Architectural plans and schedules.
  • Experienced and skilled at space planning, furniture layout, elevation development, and room programming.
  • Be knowledgeable in sourcing contemporary, custom, vintage and antique furnishings both locally and internationally.
  • Experience and familiarity with custom fabrication.
  • Knowledge of architectural styles.
  • Familiarity with current, historical, and noteworthy interior design/designers.
  • Specialized understanding of the methods/process/manufacturing for: upholstery, millwork, custom furnishings, lighting fabrication, decorative finishes, drapery/soft goods, sewing, weaving and fabrics, carpet qualities and install methods, antique and vintage repair, woodworking, metal fabrication, stone, tile, paint, wallcovering, flooring, bath fittings, hardware.
  • Familiarity with the decorative arts, accessories, tableware, flatware, collecting, craft and the visual arts.
  • Proficiency Microsoft Suite & Adobe Suite
  • Proficiency with social media formats, video conferencing.
  • Proficiency in Studio Designer software or similar.
  • Valid California driver’s license, access to vehicle.
  • Accurate and precise filing skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Basic graphic design and layout capabilities.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work productively and collaboratively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to change and shifting priorities.
  • High-level of attention to detail and follow-up.
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