Interior Designer II

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Diversity Badge Employer:
Portland, OR, USLocation:
Fri, Jul 15 '22Posted on:

O U R   O F F IC E

Our office culture is open, creative, and collaborative.  We prioritize producing beautiful, thoughtful design work, and the happiness and work/life balance of our staff in equal measures. JHID is located in a beautiful 1860’s building in downtown Portland, Oregon and have just expanded to open an office in Paris.  We currently have projects in New York, Colorado, New Hampshire, Arizona, Los Angeles, Oakland, Maui, Seattle, and throughout Oregon. Maintaining diversity in project type and location is an important value for our firm, as we feel that the more our designers are learning, the better our work is.

D E S I G N E R   II

The primary role of a Designer II is to develop management skills and proficiency while still supporting senior designers on various projects. This is a robust role requiring a variety of responsibilities and tasks. Designer II’s remain in a supportive role on some projects while also managing one or two projects with senior staff oversight. The goal is to understand the complexities of a project and learn how to think about all components - plan and be proactive - while also continuing to hone professional and design competency. Additionally, Designer II’s will start to manage supporting staff, learning how to delegate to, train and provide constructive feedback.

Job functions include: 

  • Collaborate with upper-level designers to support projects in all phases.

  • Collaborate with and delegate to junior design staff specific to each project.

  • Project management with oversite. Serving as the main point of contact for clients, external project partners, and internal team.

  • Lead design process with oversite, collaborating with Jessica and team. See concepts through to completion in all design phases. 

  • Identify and respond to client and external project partner needs.

  • Refine proficiency and precision in detailing and specification process. 

  • Develop awareness of scope, budgets, and project timelines.

  • Create and manage drawing sets with oversight, working documents, and presentation materials.

  • Execute JHID’s standards in all deliverables and way of working.

  • Communicate effectively and efficiently to clients and external project partners about design and the JHID process.

  • Receive and provide constructive feedback as part of project teams.

  • Contribute to the overall culture and success of JHID.

Desired skills & experience:

  • 3+ years working in interior design role and a degree in interior design/architecture.

  • Ability to form trusting relationships with clients, teammates, and external partners.

  • Desire to work in a team atmosphere, support your peers and contribute to the culture, standards, and processes that make JHID successful.

  • A flexible, positive attitude, and the ability to process change calmly and effectively.

  • A talent for prioritizing, juggling multiple projects, and delegating when necessary.

  • Refined visual presentation skills as well as excellent written and verbal communications.

  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite, Vectorworks or AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, SketchUp. Strong free-hand and computer skills.  JHID uses a MAC platform.

  • Project experience that includes the submission of drawing sets, including but not limited to specifications, technical production, and basic code knowledge.

  • Construction administration experience and/or project management experience a plus.

  • Skilled in visual research, material sourcing and specification, custom furniture design and furniture sourcing.

  • Design aesthetically compatible with JHID.

This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week with occasional overtime required to meet project deadlines.  Preference will be given to designers local to or willing to move to Portland, a possible remote employee may be considered.


  • A competitive salary ranging from $34 – 42 per hour commensurate with experience

  • Vacation package, paid holidays, and personal time

  • Platinum level health insurance coverage at no cost to employees

  • 401k retirement plan (after one year of employment) 

T O   A P P L Y :

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