Junior Interior Designer FF&E – New York Office

Fogarty Finger Fogarty Finger Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, May 19 '22Posted on:

Fogarty Finger is an award-winning, interdisciplinary design studio dedicated to place-making within the urban built environment. The firm is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Atlanta and Boston. The firm’s team of over 100 architects and designers delivers complete architecture and interior design packages for residential and commercial projects of every type and size.

Our New York office is seeking a Junior Interior Designer with significant design skills to support the hospitality + corporate office interiors team with a focus on FF&E. We are looking for a detail-oriented, entrepreneurial-spirited, and well-rounded designer. The position entails working in all project phases from concept through installation, including vendor communication and procurement.

Working with the project team, the right candidate should possess good spatial sense, an eye for detail and a strong ability to communicate graphically. Knowledge of the interior design FF&E selection and specification process as well as the more technical side of design (construction documents, details, plans, elevations, etc.) is required. Candidate must possess a strong ability to switch gears between scales and phases of projects with enthusiasm and work on multiple projects at once. Interest and experience in hospitality and corporate interiors including public amenity spaces is preferred.

Responsibilities will include: 


  • Working with 3D models in Sketch-up + rendering via Adobe Photoshop
  • Collaborate and work well with others in a “studio” environment; sharing ideas + creating a strategy to communicate a successful story
  • Sourcing furniture, fabric, art and interior finishes
  • Help with designing custom furniture for specific projects 
  • Preparing client presentations using Adobe InDesign
  • Generate furniture plans and elevations in AutoCAD and render in Photoshop
  • Research and maintain relationships with furniture, fabric and vendor/craftsperson sources


  • Request price quotes
  • Create detailed RFP Documents (Microsoft Excel) for bidding out to furniture dealers
  • Request samples and CFAs
  • Confirm with vendors order is correct and expected delivery date  
  • Compile specification books for purchasing agents
  • Participate in onsite installation
  • Continued communication with furniture dealer + manufacturers to ensure 100% project completion and client satisfaction

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience in the U.S. (Examples of such should be apparent in portfolio submission)
  • Professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture, BArch and above
  • Strong conceptual and spatial design ability
  • Strong communication, organizational and collaborative skills
  • Practical knowledge of construction
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling (SketchUp), and AutoCAD as a minimum; Revit a plus
  • Talented in preparation of presentation material
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced and rigorous environment
  • Excellent problem solver with good listening skills and strong follow through
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written

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Submission Requirements:

  • 1 PDF w/ cover letter, resume (with references), and samples of work (both academic and professional). The file must be saved as: “yourname_ffa_junior_interior_ffe”.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Submit application to with the subject heading "Junior Interior Designer FF&E”.
  • File size must not exceed 5MB.
  • Please no phone calls or walk-ins.

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