Design Manager

Regan Baker Design Regan Baker Design Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Thu, May 5 '22Posted on:

Design Manager

Regan Baker Design is an interior design firm committed to inspiring joy and connections through the art of engagement and design.  Based in San Francisco with projects in the Bay Area and beyond, RBD believes in the synthesis of personalized beauty and style, warmth, and function to shape space and elevate everyday life.  We are a female-led, mid-sized, design studio with a strong passion for creative collaboration, intentional and personalized interiors, and fun, nice people.

 RBD is seeking a Design Manager to work within our project design teams, directly supporting a Senior Designer.  The ideal candidate is a well-rounded, highly organized self-starter, who thrives in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment.  Key attributes include: Strong attention to detail, propensity for strategic planning & problem solving, ability to lead communication and coordination across a full project team, ownership of revenue management and reporting internally and externally, and a strong understanding and love for interior design and the design process.


Project Management & Admin: 

  • Establish & build trusted client relationships

  • Ownership & delegation of project task management and schedule planning across multiple active projects in partnership with Senior Designer

  • Manage agenda for weekly design team meeting in collaboration with Senior Designer

  • Attend weekly project strategy meetings with Principal, Studio Director & Sr. Design Manager

  • Guide articulate, organized and transparent communication over the lifespan of the project

  • Oversee project quality control and enforce RBD standards  

  • Contribute to development of training materials and RBD standards

Revenue & Budget Management: 

  • Oversee project budget management & tracking

  • Review financial aspects of active projects for internal and external reporting

  • Manage purchasing budget estimates, analyses and retainer requests

  • Review project timesheets and prepare monthly service invoices

  • Lead client communication around budget planning, expectations and regular reporting

Design & Execution: 

  • Ensure team efficiently stays on task, schedule and budget

  • Mentor & support design team on construction documents, construction administration, specifications, purchasing, tracking, and installation preparation as needed

  • Participate in on-site meetings with owner, consultants and contractors including installation as needed  


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in Interior Design, Architecture or related field

  • 5+ years of project management, client services, and/or construction administration experience

  • Collaborative attitude, analytical mindset, organized, articulate communication and strong attention to detail 

  • Quick learner with the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Proficiency in Google Suite

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup or similar design software

  • Familiarity with Asana, Studio Designer and Quickbooks a plus

  • Minimum of 3 days in San Francisco office per week

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination

  • A love for interior design, the design process, & client services

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